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Old 10-18-2009, 02:50 PM
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Default building a small Hunting cabin

Well, the wife and I have been looking into renting out our property to hunters. We live on top of a mountain and it is VERY secluded and is excellent hunting. every year someone approaches us about leasing our land to hunt either deer, turkeys or bears. We thought about renting out our travel trailer to hunters but heating it is not an option so that was out of the question.
So, I got looking into buying some type of portable cabin. Then I ran acrossed the perfect little cabin that is movable ( on skids ) I could easily build this cabin for probably half of what I can buy it assembled and delivered for.
Has anyone built anything like this ???

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Nice digs , and you should be able to build it for under a grand. Just remember that if you rent it in a package deal your pretty much are liable for what goes on there.
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You are right flatwater. We have already checked into the liability issue and anytime you accept payment for use of your property (for anything) you are liable for any accidents. Now, if you are allowing people to hunt for free, you are exempt from any liabilies. That is just the basics and I know that these is ALOT more to it than this. but that is the jist of it.

I think I can build this for less than $1,000. they are selling for a a whoppong $5,000 !!!
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Why not buy one of these,



Saw out your own lumber, and build a few cabins to sell, keeping one for yourself. In the end you will have a free cabin and sawmill. You can always sell the mill when you are done with it.

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Dm,
I have thought of that. I also want to build a barn and that joker would be VERY handy. But, Like most people, I am lacking two things to make this happen. First is I can't seem to get that darn money tree I planted to grow at all. And second, and more importantly, there just aren't enough hours in the day to do all the things that I want done or that needs done..
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I know guys that split the cost with a friend, and then work together on both projects. It may be something you can do in the future.

A Norwood Lumberlite 24 starts out at about 3K, that's not all that bad.

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DM,

That is a good price. I believe I will take a second look at one. Hopefulyl I can talk my buddy into going half on it if I decide to go that route. Thanks.
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My educated guess is that materials for that cabin will be around $3,000, unless you've been able to scrounge a lot of it.
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