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#1 grnspot110 ONLINE  

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Posted May 30, 2016 - 07:00 PM

Been rather busy lately!  With the new rotary cutter I bought last week, I needed more outside storage space, so I built a new shed over the last few days.

 

So, today was a day off, took the Gator to the farm:  Farm 2016 016.JPG

 

Did a little fishing, nothing big enough to keep, but we caught a few:  Farm 2016 017.JPG  Farm 2016 019.JPG  Hot dogs, deviled eggs, chips & hot Bush's beans for dinner, then rested a while & watched the birds.  After that, a Gator ride through the timber, then home.

 

If I ever decide to break loose & put a small cabin out there, this will be the view from the front porch:  Farm 2016 020.JPG   Farm 2016 021.JPG


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Posted May 30, 2016 - 07:04 PM

    WOW very nice place, glad you got to take a day for yourself.  I have been working 10 hour days straight thru the weekend and there is no end in sight.  

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Posted May 30, 2016 - 07:21 PM

Nice looking place. Peace full.

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Posted May 30, 2016 - 07:29 PM

I would definitely have a cabin out there. Even if it was one of those prefab outbuilding cabins. That is a nice retreat you have there
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Posted May 30, 2016 - 07:33 PM

Nice hope you do get to put a cabin there
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Posted May 30, 2016 - 07:37 PM

Nice way to spend the day.

You can build a cabin reasonably cheaply by doing a little along and planning it so you can add to it easily later. After Katrina hit New Orleans, there was a mad rush to rebuild homes quickly and inexpensively. If you google something like Katrina cabins or Katrina homes, you can find plans for small homes that are easily added on to later. Lowes had several versions. Check them out. It's good for ideas.

For me, a 12x16 shed with a porch and loft for sleeping would suffice for a few years.
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Posted May 30, 2016 - 08:42 PM

Nice day. I hope that you get to build your cabin. One thing that I believe in, is building a core that is tornado/blizzard proof. It doesn't cost much more but can make a difference. I also believe in passive solar heating. It works great for me. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted May 30, 2016 - 09:07 PM

I've been looking for shed or garage and those pr-built "Portable" buildings as they call them are pretty well made around here at least. They are on skids and they bring them out done and set on your gravel or cement pad. They have some "Cabins" listed, not real big, but you can finish it out enough to get by on week-ends would think.  Or another place up in North-east has kits they pre-cut and free delivery most places, maybe they are by you?  Jamaica CottageShop in Londonderry, VT.  Site on-line to look too.


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Posted May 31, 2016 - 06:57 AM

I've been thinking about one of the "mini barn" type buildings, something in the 12/14' x 20' size range,  Mini barn.jpg

 

They run into the $5,000 range around here, plus the inside finishing & extend the front porch for more seating area.  I would use a small wood stove for heat, plenty of firewood within a few yards!


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Posted May 31, 2016 - 09:49 AM

My BIL & his wife are doing this now. They have about two acres near a lake in central ky. All they need is a gravel drive & a level pad. I seen their pics & being a carpenter I was impressed. I think their price was around your price too. They traded a loft for a porch. I told them I would help them with the loft. I think you would be happy doing that especially at your place...looks very quiet & peaceful. Keep us posted.
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Posted May 31, 2016 - 11:05 AM

Looks like a very nice place to chill and relax.  Great way to spend a day.  Brats or Ambassador Hot dogs and a can of Bush beans is one of my favorite meals! :dancingbanana:


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Posted May 31, 2016 - 05:57 PM

Very nice "get-a-way" spot you have!


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Posted June 01, 2016 - 07:57 AM

I've been thinking about one of the "mini barn" type buildings, something in the 12/14' x 20' size range,  attachicon.gifMini barn.jpg

 

They run into the $5,000 range around here, plus the inside finishing & extend the front porch for more seating area.  I would use a small wood stove for heat, plenty of firewood within a few yards!

 

Those are super nice.  A friend of mine just put a "locally" built one on his hunting property this spring.  He wired it up, put insulation, drywall, and hardwood floor down.  It's basically a tiny house now with all the amenities of home. 


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Posted June 01, 2016 - 11:46 AM

So far, I've only looked at them on the internet & driving by the numerous dealers in the area.  For where I'd put it, I'd insulate, panel & wire it for a generator.  Water will have to be carried in (no big deal) & it's 40 yards to the outhouse (also, no big deal).  I'd just be nice to spend a night out there occasionally!

 

Plenty of wildlife to watch; deer, turkeys Fox & Gray squirrels, lots of songbirds & some waterfowl.

 

I may start bringing in clay to level up a spot this summer, we'll see.


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Posted June 01, 2016 - 04:43 PM

You wouldn't regret it i bet

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