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Old 04-20-2011, 03:52 PM
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I also like the green house... If I had bug out land I would be thinking of the cabin also..
Not sure where you live, but land is cheap around here. 40 acres for $15k or so.
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Thank you. My needs are for a single toilet with daily use. Everything else is going into a gray water system. This will be long term and there's no way for a pump truck to make it to my place. I prefer to avoid that anyway. Thus my concern.

Look forward to following your progress if you're willing to keep us posted.
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Thank you. My needs are for a single toilet with daily use. Everything else is going into a gray water system. This will be long term and there's no way for a pump truck to make it to my place. I prefer to avoid that anyway. Thus my concern.

Look forward to following your progress if you're willing to keep us posted.
I understand, and i too am out of reach. My place is 24 miles from the nearest paved road. The last 2.5 miles is pretty rough and at times, requires 4x4. There is NO way i can have mine pumped either.

Once i get out there fulltime, access to internet will be intermittent at best, but i will do what i can to stay connected.
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Looks great keeps me motivated to build mine. The terrain looks just like the high desert here in AZ next door. I am curious about the foundation, is it floating or is it anchored to pillars or supports in the ground?
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Looks great keeps me motivated to build mine. The terrain looks just like the high desert here in AZ next door. I am curious about the foundation, is it floating or is it anchored to pillars or supports in the ground?
It is anchored to the ground and sits on pressure treated 4x4 with cross bracing underneath. Each post is in cement.
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Awesome! How long have you been planning this? When do you think it will be move in ready? Will you have animals (chickens, rabbits..)? Looking forward to following your progress!
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Wow that land has some slope. So you wired for solar?
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Awesome! How long have you been planning this? When do you think it will be move in ready? Will you have animals (chickens, rabbits..)? Looking forward to following your progress!
I planned it for about 6 months. I will be moving for good in less than 1 month. There will be chickens, a dog and some cats. There are lots of wild rabbits, but not planning on raising them. There is MUCH game...elk, mule deer, whitetail deer and wild turkeys.

Thanks so much.
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Wow that land has some slope. So you wired for solar?
Yes, 1600 watts of solar and 400 watts of wind.
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Bookmarked this post,

Great job, you my dear sir are living the dream!
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you are doing what I wish I could right now. We are looking for a small piece of property (2 to 5 acres) that we could start building our own off grid cabin on, but it might take us alot longer than yours took you.

I applaud you and look forward to any updates you post.
Thank you
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:27 AM
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Here are a few more pictures...

This is the shower. It is made from OSB and covered with FRP. The shower pan cost $89 and the FRP and glue was $100. Total cost with hardware about $190.





This is our Bosch hot water on demand unit..$299



This is the 12vdc refrigerator. It draws 85 watts and 7 amps.









This is the flooring being laid. It is laminate and virtually indestructible. 25 year guarantee and cost $1 a sq. ft. My son and i did it all in 8 hours. It requires NO nailing or gluing.







This is the cook stove.













The finished ceiling.



Bathroom floor.



The bathroom utility sink. We figured this would be more practical than a regular sink. Got the whole thing faucets and all for $98 at Lowes.



This is going to be the dining table...I didn't get it finished before i had to come back to Florida for medical appts. I will finish the base and put it all together when i get back.



Here's the Berkey water purifier next to sink.



Nice big kitchen sink.

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Thank you for sharing. What a wonderful home you and your son have built. I hope that you enjoy it.
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very nice project, even better work! Respect!

You're lucky you could do this with your son! I hope you guys enjoyed the most of it!

The roof of the green house looks a bit too flat, especialy if you are going to cover it with plastic sheeting, is it not going make water pockets? (I have no experience on this...).
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Old 04-21-2011, 11:18 AM
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very nice project, even better work! Respect!

Thanks so much.

You're lucky you could do this with your son! I hope you guys enjoyed the most of it!

This was the very best thing ever for my relationship with my son. We had a blast.

The roof of the green house looks a bit too flat, especialy if you are going to cover it with plastic sheeting, is it not going make water pockets? (I have no experience on this...).

Not to worry...this is high desert..not much rain, but there is actually NO flat spots...they are all sloped.

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Old 04-21-2011, 11:21 AM
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Thank you for sharing. What a wonderful home you and your son have built. I hope that you enjoy it.
Thanks so much.
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Like the additional photos. Great cook stove. Do you have plans for a clothes washer?
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Like the additional photos. Great cook stove. Do you have plans for a clothes washer?
I have looked at a few. Undecided as yet. Still open to suggestions. It needs to be low/no power consumption and low water usage.
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nice place good on building it.
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nice place good on building it.
Thanks so much...it was my first attempt at building a complete house.
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