Inexpensive Cabin Build: Inexpensive Cabin Build Slide 2: Clearing land for cabin. Slide 4: Leveling 2x8 floor joists . Slide 5: Joists are 16 inch on center, p ressure treated 2x8. A 2x6 running down center with additional support added later. Slide 6: 3 Inch structural deck screws were used instead of nails. Slide 7: Bending fence top rail as supports for steel roof, using a 12 foot pipe bender . Slide 8: 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. Slide 10: 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. Slide 11: Using 1 inch self tapping metal roof screws to attach 12x2.5 roof panels . Slide 12: There was definitely a learning curve to hitting beams. Slide 14: 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. Slide 15: Angled cross bracing for support Slide 18: All gaps are filled with expanding foam, then caulked with paintable silicone. Slide 19: Painted with red oil based barn paint. Slide 21: We will add two windows on either side, when we move in full time. Slide 22: First night in cabin. We will insulate with 1 inch polystyrene, then cover with 3/16 plywood. Slide 24: 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.