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    do they come with wifi

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    Quote Originally Posted by riser3 View Post
    Not everyone is stfu &gbtw. Extreme shear is not at every site. However, yes, review it first.
    Also, need blocking for any penetrations or future attachments that may not be on a stud. All fasteners will have to go to a stud.

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    make every day count

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    Here is my shack
    600 w of solar runs my fridge, and all the lights and night music I need.
    Just finishing the outdoor kitchen this weekend.
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    What if "Alternative" energy wasn't so alternative ?

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    sweet. how big of a battery setup do you have? and how do you do with a few cloudy days in a row?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad dancer View Post
    Here is my shack
    600 w of solar runs my fridge, and all the lights and night music I need.
    Just finishing the outdoor kitchen this weekend.
    Click image for larger version. 

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    Very nice!
    make every day count

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    I recently watched (most of) a video about a house with all-exterior insulation, which left interior sheathing, studs and rafters all exposed. It had some sort of metal siding. It looked super energy efficient and quite easy to build. I didn't have time to watch the whole thing and wanted to go back and watch the rest of it but now I can't find it. Was it on here? Or does it ring any bells to anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad dancer View Post
    Here is my shack
    600 w of solar runs my fridge, and all the lights and night music I need.
    Just finishing the outdoor kitchen this weekend.
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    Sweet. Around where I would want to build that, the porcupines, raccoons, and occasional black bears would make a mess of that. No critters where you are?

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    I remember you posting that before baddancer - that's a sweet place - vancouver island iirc?



    me, I kinda want to build a japanese tea house.

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    Since my wife started working from home last year I've been thinking about building myself an office/den/getaway out in the woods somewhere. It would need to be self-sufficient, but small would be fine, 200 sq. ft. would be more than adequate, 150 would probably be fine. So what I'm saying is, thanks for the thread, and carry on.

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    Off Grid Cabin Resources/Ideas/Suggestions

    Donít underestimate the convenience of a 20 or 25ft travel trailer. Self contained with all the amenities already incorporated, mobile if you want to change the office view, and with a few considerations, can be quite comfortable even in winter. All for a lot less than building a proper cabin, if you find a decent one 2nd hand. We use ours 12mo of the year, not only for travel, but as a guest suite for visiting friends and relatives, and for my wifeís down time between 12hr shifts at the hospital.
    Now we just have to get that cabin down in Pemberton sold!

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    Travel trailer saved my bus from the junkyard..... The chassis was in good shape but all of the parts where modifications were made to make it into a motorhome were pretty much fucking shot.

    I sold it to a guy for $200 who I thought was going to cut it up for scrap. He did not cut it up for scrap. Instead, he just cut off the rotten back half of the bus and welded the fucking travel trailer on there instead. I wish I thought about that in the first place. So much easier than trying to turn a bus into a motorhome. Just put the fucking motorhome right on the goddamn bus. All the plumbing all the electricals everything was already to go so everything hooked up really fucking easy......



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    Still riding the roads, far as I know.....

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    wow. that's creative.

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    I have 2 golf cart style batteries. MPPT VictronConnect charge controller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunfree View Post
    I remember you posting that before baddancer - that's a sweet place - vancouver island iirc?



    me, I kinda want to build a japanese tea house.
    Yup
    Gulf Islands North of Powell River
    Savary Island
    Key is under the heart rock on the front deck. Any mag if welcome for a night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riser3 View Post
    Sweet. Around where I would want to build that, the porcupines, raccoons, and occasional black bears would make a mess of that. No critters where you are?
    There are no rodents on island.
    No raccoons, no rats,no bears.
    The odd deer is all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    Since my wife started working from home last year I've been thinking about building myself an office/den/getaway out in the woods somewhere. It would need to be self-sufficient, but small would be fine, 200 sq. ft. would be more than adequate, 150 would probably be fine. So what I'm saying is, thanks for the thread, and carry on.
    I'm embarking on this kind of project, but only a 10'x12' footprint, shed roof with a loft, not unlike bad dancers crib.

    I'm overdoing the foundation with 4 4' sonotubes getting dug in.
    Merde De Glace On the Freak When Ski
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    Let's hear more about it. 10x12 could work. 12x12 or 12x15 seems more like it but I'm flexible.

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    Applied yoga.
    Been doing the excavation with T, about to dig the corners. Pics forthcoming.
    Merde De Glace On the Freak When Ski
    >>>200 cm Black Bamboo Sidewalled DPS Lotus 120 : Best Skis Ever <<<

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    Initially considered a complete footer until it became clear that it's overkill for the effort involved.

    We have 4" of forest duff on top of fine sandy soil, so digging some sonotubes down 24" into the soil.

    The 1x2 stakes mark the squared corners of a 10'x12' footprint.

    Merde De Glace On the Freak When Ski
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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    I recently watched (most of) a video about a house with all-exterior insulation, which left interior sheathing, studs and rafters all exposed. It had some sort of metal siding. It looked super energy efficient and quite easy to build. I didn't have time to watch the whole thing and wanted to go back and watch the rest of it but now I can't find it. Was it on here? Or does it ring any bells to anyone?
    The build show on YouTube? Matt Risinger
    https://youtu.be/hTwq-qUnr9I

    Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk

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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by bad dancer View Post
    There are no rodents on island.
    No raccoons, no rats,no bears.
    The odd deer is all.
    Sounds like paradise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    Initially considered a complete footer until it became clear that it's overkill for the effort involved.

    We have 4" of forest duff on top of fine sandy soil, so digging some sonotubes down 24" into the soil.

    The 1x2 stakes mark the squared corners of a 10'x12' footprint.

    4" sontube will be perfect.
    You have almost the same footprint as mine.
    I think mine is 11x13
    What if "Alternative" energy wasn't so alternative ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    Since my wife started working from home last year I've been thinking about building myself an office/den/getaway out in the woods somewhere. It would need to be self-sufficient, but small would be fine, 200 sq. ft. would be more than adequate, 150 would probably be fine. So what I'm saying is, thanks for the thread, and carry on.
    So you and buster are basically building old man forts to get away from girls?

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