Inexpensive Cabin Build

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Inexpensive Cabin Build:

Inexpensive Cabin Build

Slide 2:

Clearing land for cabin.

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Leveling 2x8 floor joists .

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Joists are 16 inch on center, p ressure treated 2x8. A 2x6 running down center with additional support added later.

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3 Inch structural deck screws were used instead of nails.

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Bending fence top rail as supports for steel roof, using a 12 foot pipe bender .

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Drilled and fixed pipes using same 3 inch structural deck screws, pre drilled pipes first.

Slide 9:

OSB 23/32 sub floor. Used a jig saw to cut around pipes. Expanding foam used to fill gaps.

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Deck is 12x20 . A drip edge was added all the way around cabin on the deck. The roof panels were placed over this to avoid leaks.

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Using 1 inch self tapping metal roof screws to attach 12x2.5 roof panels .

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There was definitely a learning curve to hitting beams.

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Closing in end of cabin. Fixed 2x4 studs using 3 inch structural deck screws with 3/8 ply over top. If you look close you can see a drip edge where roof panels meet deck.

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Angled cross bracing for support

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All gaps are filled with expanding foam, then caulked with paintable silicone.

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Painted with red oil based barn paint.

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We will add two windows on either side, when we move in full time.

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First night in cabin. We will insulate with 1 inch polystyrene, then cover with 3/16 plywood.

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The cabin took two of us five days to build. It cost about $2000. We stayed in a tent on our property when building. We plan to live here full time in about two months. Cabin is completely off grid.

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