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Old 08-18-2015, 12:18 PM
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Default polebarn campsite on lot b

first time attempting to put a picture on the forum, built a crude polebarn type shelter on lot b. its intended as a woodshed for later on, but right now its the only shelter on the lot besides the outhouse.
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Old 08-18-2015, 12:52 PM
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Pics posted just fine. Looks like a nice shelter if you get caught in a thunderstorm or the like. From what you have started there you could make it into many different types of buildings.
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Old 08-18-2015, 02:34 PM
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i kept it as basic as i could, there is a little less than 2 cords of firewood (face cords) along side it, there are another 8 face cords in piles nearby. my amish neighbors are going to build a camp building close to it (traded my time, skill and materials logging for their mill in exchange for their lumber and construction skill). i only just finished getting the spot cleared this weekend, any good wood was hauled out, but i left the low value wood where it was. i got a free toolshed from another friend (frames good but it needs repairs, we put in a culvert saturday so we could use a trailer to move the shed in and put it out there), so when all is done i will have the outhouse, this shelter, a 20x20 cabin, and an 8x6 shed at no cost (money wise). figure i could put a woodstove and insulate in the 20x20. the wood left on site should be dry and last into january, been leaving the dead elm standing in the area (can cut them over winter), once things are set up i will remove the culvert and drop some trees in the trail. the road is "seasonal" so i gotta make snowshoes if i live there this winter. once the amish cabin is up i'll be splitting the wood in the area and fill the shelter with it. i can easily build more like this, 4 cedar posts i cut on site, slab from the amish mill (close to dimensional was used for roof support) and a patchwork of metal roofing scrap. i plan to build 2 or 3 more variants of this shelter on other spots.
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Old 08-25-2015, 11:30 PM
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Very nice, Dude.
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Old 08-25-2015, 11:48 PM
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That is a very nice, super deluxe pole barn. Down here they don't have sides.
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Old 08-26-2015, 12:53 PM
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a roof is going to be enough for rain, but when a 3 day snow storm dumps 2 feet of snow on everything, and the wind pushes it into 6 foot deep dunes or under roofs it will cover all the stuff in there. i had a few storms like that dump snow in my woodshed then a small thaw made it all caked ice on the wood and some lingered till spring. the sides have some gaps that help with ventilation but also block most of whatever comes with the wind.

north winters are always harsh
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