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  • IrisW6 commented on coolbeansbaby68's instructable How to Build a 12x20 Cabin on a Budget10 months ago
    How to Build a 12x20 Cabin on a Budget

    I would have built the back wall shot of 9.5 inches high in height so I could have a small bed above a table and slope down the front to 8ft. I can't tell if the base is raised but in Canada one is suppose to have it on cement to keep out mice. Bush country may not be as restrictive. The poles holding up the roof also have to be cemented in.With a small cab like this it wouldn't take much to take off the snow. If it is hurricane country, one mite add copper pipes in a section. It seems that washrooms are never completely demolished due to the copper pipes. One could add a room under the floor to jump into in an emergency but it would have to be in a dry area or made with cement blocks. Thanks for sharing, iris having the back wall taller would mean, in time one could build the other...see more »I would have built the back wall shot of 9.5 inches high in height so I could have a small bed above a table and slope down the front to 8ft. I can't tell if the base is raised but in Canada one is suppose to have it on cement to keep out mice. Bush country may not be as restrictive. The poles holding up the roof also have to be cemented in.With a small cab like this it wouldn't take much to take off the snow. If it is hurricane country, one mite add copper pipes in a section. It seems that washrooms are never completely demolished due to the copper pipes. One could add a room under the floor to jump into in an emergency but it would have to be in a dry area or made with cement blocks. Thanks for sharing, iris having the back wall taller would mean, in time one could build the other way for expansion.

    I had to purchase crown property in the 1950's at a cost of $18,000 and I am First Nations aboriginal and the said crown land was on aboriginal land. I also had to pay to have it registered and paid land taxes. Putting a stick or stone on land for ownership went out in the 1700's despite news reports to the contrary. You mite get a $10,000 fine and have to tear it down. Try to get it registered and see what happens. They may direct you to real estate You may have to pay to buy it and maybe it won't be that bad. You could build out of recycled wood as long as it looks respectable and not close to neighbours or highways. You would also have to build a sewer (not hard) if you live there year round. Usually, you can pay someone to drill, they push down plumbing pipes and the pressure...see more »I had to purchase crown property in the 1950's at a cost of $18,000 and I am First Nations aboriginal and the said crown land was on aboriginal land. I also had to pay to have it registered and paid land taxes. Putting a stick or stone on land for ownership went out in the 1700's despite news reports to the contrary. You mite get a $10,000 fine and have to tear it down. Try to get it registered and see what happens. They may direct you to real estate You may have to pay to buy it and maybe it won't be that bad. You could build out of recycled wood as long as it looks respectable and not close to neighbours or highways. You would also have to build a sewer (not hard) if you live there year round. Usually, you can pay someone to drill, they push down plumbing pipes and the pressure of the water will come up if you are close to water. Otherwise, you could build low land, pipe the water from a hill, ditch or well, and gravity would bring it down but frost would be a problem. You could weave pipe behind a stovepipe and have hot water or have an inside trench to pump up to a shower. Whatever you build has to be to code and sturdy. If you get property to go the dump. Houses are being torn down all the time and the wood is good...even brick.

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