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  1. #76
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    Applied yoga.
    Been doing the excavation with T, about to dig the corners. Pics forthcoming.
    Backyard getaway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by neufox47 View Post
    So you and buster are basically building old man forts to get away from girls?
    You say that like it's a bad thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riser3 View Post
    You say that like it's a bad thing.
    Life is a circle.

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    We live in a small house, so there's no guest accommodations and not much storage left. And yeah, sometimes it would be nice to retreat, but it's also just something I've wanted to do.

    I really like bad dancers design, pretty much exactly what I've been penning out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    That's the house and the channel, thanks. The one I was watching was newer, it was a visit back to the house after 3-4 years.

    edit: here's the one I was talking about
    That's a great house! I am sold on the low maintenance and adjustability of it, plus those shoulder rooms are really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neufox47 View Post
    So you and buster are basically building old man forts to get away from girls?
    https://youtu.be/U-NbpfrMAgk


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    That house is cool and I would 100% hire that contractor. I was especially sold when he talked about what he would do differently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post

    I really like bad dancers design, pretty much exactly what I've been penning out.
    Gracias !!
    What if "Alternative" energy wasn't so alternative ?

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    Off Grid Cabin Resources/Ideas/Suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    We live in a small house, so there's no guest accommodations and not much storage left. And yeah, sometimes it would be nice to retreat, but it's also just something I've wanted to do.

    I really like bad dancers design, pretty much exactly what I've been penning out.
    I just did my own external office shed. 8x12. Will have a desk, stationary bike and futton in it. 60 amp service and 5 circuits. Id definitely go bigger if I did it over. Shed was on sale and what we wanted looks wise though.

    It makes a good hide away from the house.

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    Buster have you thought about Helical Piles instead of footers? It would save you time and digging. This video is for a deck but it could just as easily be a cabin. I'm sure there's downsides but I don't know enough to know what they are. I'm sure you could rent the machine, This is just a random video, I don't know anything about this company but it shows the concept.


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    No, I didn't really consider them.

    I know a guy who used to rep for a tech like that, but his relationship with the company crashed.

    I started to dig the trenches for the footers all around until I realized they weren't really necessary and would have cost a lot in terms of concrete, paid either by $ or back. Foggy recommended the sonotube which massively reduces both the amount of digging and amount of concrete I'd need. I am currently fairly parsimoniously inclined.

    I have a bad habit of analysis paralysis, but I'll see if I can root up some cost for that tech.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    Buster have you thought about Helical Piles instead of footers? It would save you time and digging. This video is for a deck but it could just as easily be a cabin. I'm sure there's downsides but I don't know enough to know what they are. I'm sure you could rent the machine, This is just a random video, I don't know anything about this company but it shows the concept.

    Down the rabbit hole:. https://youtu.be/35d5TtYJf_g

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    Quote Originally Posted by riser3 View Post
    Down the rabbit hole:. https://youtu.be/35d5TtYJf_g
    Not enough duct tape.
    Merde De Glace On the Freak When Ski
    >>>200 cm Black Bamboo Sidewalled DPS Lotus 120 : Best Skis Ever <<<

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