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Old 08-19-2008, 07:26 PM
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Default quick cheap cabin

I know that it's been discussed in detail before, but humor me please. Say you have $6000 to build a home (cabin, pole barn, ...), but it has to pass all of the building and zoning laws in this area, what would you do after you stopped crying from the pain (caused from pulling all your hair out) ??? ??? :-/ :-/

After we pay all the communist fees to the planning and zoning board, and do a few other essential things, that's about what we have to work with.

Any ideas ??? :-/
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Old 08-19-2008, 07:32 PM
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Sorry, I forgot to mention that I can't do much of the work myself as I had originally planned due to my illness. *I can't even stand for very long at a time right now. I'm hopeful the Doc can figure it out soon and get me well but till then?????

I'm sure my wife's hoping I kick the bucket soon so she can get her dream house. :-/
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Old 08-19-2008, 09:35 PM
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What about improvising for temporary shelter - like those pre-built sheds? Don't need a permit for those and you could get several for that money... It wouldn't be ideal but it would at least be something and when you do get the house built you would have some great work shops/chicken coops, etc.

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Old 08-19-2008, 10:08 PM
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I'd look for a used mobile home.
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Old 08-20-2008, 01:24 AM
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I would go the trailer route, either travel or mobile home used, finding the best deal I could find for the smallest anount of money and build pole type structure both sides sceened to start with metal roof covering the whole thing. Rick
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Old 08-20-2008, 09:45 AM
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Yeah, since you can't do a lot of the work, a camper or travel trailer would be your best option, plus, at least in PA, if you have an axel underneath, you don't pay taxes as a structure.

I like the idea of a prebuilt shed as well but there would be work involved like plumbing, insualtion, sheetrock.

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Old 08-20-2008, 01:32 PM
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I am not sure of the zoning in your area, but here you would atleast have to have a septic permit, even for an out house.
kent
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Old 08-20-2008, 10:13 PM
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I found this today online I heard something about people in Japan doing this.

Making houses out of shipping containers. Just scroll down you'll see the pic's and stuff. Cool Idea Ive slept and pulled guard around plenty of these things while in the U.S. Army.

You can get them for about $1500

http://firmitas.org/

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Old 08-20-2008, 10:36 PM
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that's crazy...
we had a hard time getting those for shipping constuction equipment over seas...and people just get them and live in them?? must be the dirty ones that the terrorist smuggle themselves into the country with.
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I found this today online I heard something about people in Japan doing this.

Making houses out of shipping containers. Just scroll down you'll see the pic's and stuff. Cool Idea Ive slept and pulled guard around plenty of these things while in the U.S. Army.

You can get them for about $1500

http://firmitas.org/

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Oh yeah - we have quite a few around here and have been thinking of getting one for storage - great rat and rain proof storage! THey sell them right down the road from us a ways. The price is as you say around $1500 to $2000.


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The MH would be best if you needed it furnished right away. If it had to have a perminent foundation then:

I'd have to build a "storage" building.
http://www.carterlumber.com/SubPage.aspx?id=53

Get the foundation laid and a few courses of block, then have the building put on it. *Then get myself "stored" in it. *
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I found this today online I heard something about people in Japan doing this.

Making houses out of shipping containers. Just scroll down you'll see the pic's and stuff. Cool Idea Ive slept and pulled guard around plenty of these things while in the U.S. Army.

You can get them for about $1500

http://firmitas.org/

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there are many companies like this one.
Container buildings by TwoTimesTwentyFeet for example

they even build big booths for fashion fairs with about 40 Containers, so it shouldn't be that expensive
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This is the most fab shipping container cabin I have ever seen. Great North Woods interior and all set up a great pantry for lots of food storage.

http://seacontainercabin.blogspot.com/
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This is the most fab shipping container cabin I have ever seen. Great North Woods interior and all set up a great pantry for lots of food storage.

http://seacontainercabin.blogspot.com/
Wow!, That is just awesome. So, for 3500 or so I can get a nice sized place. Hmmm, I may have to rethink my plans now.
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Wow!, That is just awesome. So, for 3500 or so I can get a nice sized place. Hmmm, I may have to rethink my plans now.
txplowgirl,

This is the most awesome container home I have ever seen. Again I love the North Woods Interior of T&G + the hunting Mounts + the country quilts. I could go on & on about his site and the work he did. But I again I have to mention the Old Stove and Pantry were will planned out for long term use and storage.

I could live in this no problem although I would of in place of the kitchen cabinets placed restaurant S/S work benches with extra shelving below.
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Our new 12x32 home will be delivered in November. It cost us just under $5,000, including delivery. I will be completing the interior, partitioning, insulating, etc. and I'll be putting in the graywater system, but the whole thing shouldn't cost more than $7,000, as a conservative estimate.
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