our retirement cabin - Survivalist Forum
Survivalist Forum

Advertise Here

Go Back   Survivalist Forum > >
Articles Classifieds Donations Gallery Groups Links Store Survival Files


Notices

Advertise Here
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Retirement Fun chibbers Jokes, Humor & Music 19 01-11-2017 03:27 AM
500 for retirement Goatblood3 Financial Forum 32 11-21-2016 07:56 AM
Anyone bought a cabin from Amish cabin company in ky? Kymudder08 Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 53 04-27-2016 10:38 AM
Wanting ideas on Survival Cabin! I have built almost the whole shell of my cabin but Prepared2Surviv Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 8 02-27-2016 05:16 PM
OMG!!! My retirement!!! BigfootDL Financial Forum 30 06-25-2012 12:51 AM
retirement zygantrum Financial Forum 31 04-06-2011 02:26 PM
43% have less than $10k for retirement FXjohn Political News and Discussion 14 03-12-2010 05:04 AM
Now they want your retirement... TackleBerry Political News and Discussion 28 11-10-2008 12:51 AM

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-12-2013, 08:01 PM
cabingal3's Avatar
cabingal3 cabingal3 is offline
Hunter
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: southern oregon
Posts: 1,133
Thanks: 1,512
Thanked 3,831 Times in 773 Posts
Default our retirement cabin



Advertise Here

here is the cabin me and the mister built by our own hands.i would haul a board...he would nail it.we would rest 20 minutes.that is how it started out.no!it started out we camped out and froze.got the land paid off and now we are building and adding on.the main cabin is the living room(one day).the new addition is the breakfast nook.we are in the process of building this right now.in two days we framed it and got the roof on and the walls up.we have a dry sink kitchen.its 200 square.feet.lol.its big enough for us.then we are building a bedroom next with a green house attached.so when we have the wood stove going in the bedroom-it heats up the green house.where we are there is only like one month at most where it does not frost.so we need a green house.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_0800.jpg
Views:	6525
Size:	83.2 KB
ID:	74263   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_0805 - Copy.jpg
Views:	6011
Size:	60.1 KB
ID:	74264   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_0822.jpg
Views:	6587
Size:	62.9 KB
ID:	74265  
Quick reply to this message
The Following 289 Users Say Thank You to cabingal3 For This Useful Post:
#1survivar, 13ella, 1stSarge, 2guns, 2low8, 357revolverfan, 3cyl, 44 Flattop, 458, 480ruger, 73scamp, Adder, ADKFreeman, aimlow, ajk1941, Alaskajohn, allye, AmericanBTGoG, annaraven, anthonyca, antikrist, apso1857, Ashcons, ATST, azb, Bad Dancer, BadgeBunny, Bama Jim, BASS, beacharg, Beaprepper2, bestfriendroo, bjoyce09, bluewolf, brewmaster1918, Brian2009, bthomasb1, buckhunter, CajunGal, campbell, captsammy, Catherine_MT, CaveIn, cavsgt, CBP, CCW, cdevier, Christopher67, chuck c, ClanDireWolf, claudester, cleatis, Cowboypapa, Creek Walker, cujet, Daisy, Daniel964, Darkleaf, daveinwi, David Bevis, David T., DeadManOnAStick, Deputy Dawg, Dinx, DirtyWaters, dm1911, dmattice, Doberguy, doczeus, DomiFan, Don H, Doog, drray777, dsk65, dude, Duggo, DUKE WAYNE, dynamike, EB.Esq, Edward4576, ellenripleyrox, elZ, endl3ss, eqgirl, eritico, erobbins1, evosteve, exetermedic101, Expat47, faif2d, Fepony, Ferris93, fishingjeff, flat possum, Floridaguy34668, fordtrucksforever, ForestBeekeeper, FreshPotatoes, Freya, frw501, gatekeeper2earth, georgeg, gl1701, goliath4407, Gotlabs, Grabes, grandma, GrandmaB, grant80, Gunner65, gwendolynvanhorne, Habaz72, HandLoad, hdb90, Herbalpagan, Herd Sniper, Hippiechick58, hooter56, hotncoaledforge, houdekk13, hrhcc, Javell, Jcbdc, JCBmom, jch546, JenFred, jenncslp, jimbowie1, jjwalters, Joboo, joes, Jstwaiting, Just Jeff, Kailani, kajunman1, kathy_in_ca, Kats, Katyusha Barrage, Kay, KeepingContinuity, kelynn15, khestee, kjohn1, Lark, Levant, LiberityLee, LindaLou, LittleMissSunshine, Lobo Wolf, logartist, LolaBeans, Lost Boy, LOW96HB, Lui, lynxx, maat, marykay, MattB4, McCloudJ, MdNiM, meadmkr, MeanBeaver, MedicineMan, mike1961, Mintex, missouri dave, MisterM, mitchellpreps, monkeystyle, Mr Seven, ms,hillbilly, Mtnman Mike, muffin_n, MyPrepperLife, Nancy29, Nefarious1, neptunetrace, NilsV, ninegill, NurseSmiley, NyteOwl, OaktreeBoy, Odieds69, Old Rusty, OldGuy66, OldRustyTruck, oohsquirrel, PalmettoTree, pasoldy, Pathfinder03, Peace-n-Quiet, pearlselby, Pepper13, Phantom2041, PoorRichard05, Post18guy, PreppinMouse, prudens-entis, PSYOP Soldier, RampantKaos, RedElk, REM, remembergoliad, RickVA, rink, RJM, roadranger, Robb, RobinSuburbia, Robot, RockDoc, Romeo Bravo, RVN11B, rzrbak, Sadie_Parker, SamboRoberts, sarco2000, ScottPreps, sedaeng, sevnodeuce, shadowrider, shakeylee, shawn, SilverSurfer, Sis, skpotamus, SnakeRanch, sniper9ez, snipermedic, snowie, sonya1, SSGNasty, steveper7, Steverino, Stoveman, strvger, Surveyor, SurvivaBlog, survive, SurviveTheDay, Susanna, swamp locos, tadbitangelny, talon115, tantor, tazman, TekGremlin, Temujin2112, TENNGRIZZ, Terrier, The Sandman, ThinkingBuddha, three_dogs, Thunder 9, thyme2bprepped, timberland, Tiny SWO, tired-medic, ToledoEngineer, Tracey, TraderBob, TriggerMonkey, Trippers, TRM, Truck Vet, TXplowgirl, Tyrone, Unique, usmc0341, utefan, vera21375, victory, Viper shtf, voyuer1, Watch Ryder, wattda, wch, webfarmer, wedweb, WGSNewnan, whitewater4x4, willie, wldwsel, Woody951, woodzman, woowoo2, yakkier, zemio, ZygonVollmar
Old 05-12-2013, 08:10 PM
RandiTS's Avatar
RandiTS RandiTS is offline
VIP Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 4,451
Thanks: 17,123
Thanked 10,305 Times in 3,374 Posts
Default

wow - what a great job ya'll have done! And am I allowed to say it looks adorable too??
__________________
Our "Lone Star Bayou"
Quick reply to this message
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to RandiTS For This Useful Post:
Old 05-12-2013, 08:13 PM
cabingal3's Avatar
cabingal3 cabingal3 is offline
Hunter
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: southern oregon
Posts: 1,133
Thanks: 1,512
Thanked 3,831 Times in 773 Posts
Default

thank u RandiTS.we are so excited every time we go out there.in less than two years we will be out there.the neighbors all invite us to potlucks and to stay in their little guest cabins when we are there but we are so on task with building and getting things ready to move out there.this last winter there was days of minus 25.i am looking forward to our new life.we have been married for 44 yrs and we want new.we are excited to build and work like horses now.it improves our stamina and health.we just keep plugging away.its so fun.
Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-12-2013, 08:39 PM
Lark's Avatar
Lark Lark is offline
Potential Roux-Ga-Roux
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Southeast
Posts: 1,423
Thanks: 3,847
Thanked 1,274 Times in 732 Posts
Default

Good on you both for going for it!!!
Quick reply to this message
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Lark For This Useful Post:
Old 05-12-2013, 08:49 PM
grant80's Avatar
grant80 grant80 is offline
Man in the desert
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Sonoran desert, Arizona
Posts: 6,446
Thanks: 48,098
Thanked 17,548 Times in 4,786 Posts
Default

Wow! Great job!
Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to grant80 For This Useful Post:
Old 05-13-2013, 03:13 AM
cabingal3's Avatar
cabingal3 cabingal3 is offline
Hunter
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: southern oregon
Posts: 1,133
Thanks: 1,512
Thanked 3,831 Times in 773 Posts
Default retirement cabin

here is the kitchen.everything is still a work in progress.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	eastercake2003.jpg
Views:	2948
Size:	44.8 KB
ID:	74277  
Quick reply to this message
Old 05-13-2013, 03:24 AM
caveman8541's Avatar
caveman8541 caveman8541 is offline
Keeping it Simple
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,074
Thanks: 579
Thanked 1,603 Times in 633 Posts
Default

Very nice. Great job.
Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to caveman8541 For This Useful Post:
Old 05-13-2013, 03:52 AM
cabingal3's Avatar
cabingal3 cabingal3 is offline
Hunter
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: southern oregon
Posts: 1,133
Thanks: 1,512
Thanked 3,831 Times in 773 Posts
Default retirement cabin

no just building as we get the money.hubby knows about building .it took us a summer to build the main part of the cabin.we almost got killed trying to figure how to get the planks up on the roof.i was handing them to him.then it got too high for me.so then we would lay a roof plank flat on the others planks already in place and use a plank each to push one in place.where theres a will-theres a way they say.
then we had the summer kitchen.i was at the time so happy for it.when winter came and i went to wash the coffee mugs out...the dishcloth froze stiff.i so wanted a kitchen.so then we built that finally.now this tiny front addition.it will give us some added space.the next thing is a new building by this cabin.it will be the bedroom..that wil free up some space to get the bed out of the main part of the cabin.here is the old summer kitchen.grateful for it at the time.now i can make coffee,lay in bed and watch it perk.now u can see we got rid of the summer kitchen that was outside the door.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_0778_zps3753165b.jpg
Views:	2736
Size:	147.8 KB
ID:	74278   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_0791_zps61d5538f.jpg
Views:	2763
Size:	200.7 KB
ID:	74279  
Quick reply to this message
Old 05-13-2013, 03:55 AM
cabingal3's Avatar
cabingal3 cabingal3 is offline
Hunter
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: southern oregon
Posts: 1,133
Thanks: 1,512
Thanked 3,831 Times in 773 Posts
Default retirement cabin

this is the cabin in winter.last winter there was some minus 25 days.we have to snowshoe in with our supplies.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_0345.jpg
Views:	1504
Size:	71.8 KB
ID:	74280  
Quick reply to this message
Old 05-13-2013, 05:50 AM
HandLoad's Avatar
HandLoad HandLoad is offline
Ephemerally here
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Great NorthBest
Posts: 6,875
Thanks: 11,348
Thanked 12,911 Times in 4,739 Posts
Default

That Last Pic shows the start of a Cold Picnic!

Great Work! Smart to make the cabin "Just Big Enough"!

Nice and Cozy!
Quick reply to this message
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to HandLoad For This Useful Post:
Old 05-13-2013, 07:13 AM
luckyfasteddie luckyfasteddie is offline
Hiker
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 717
Thanks: 519
Thanked 908 Times in 351 Posts
Default

The quality of the work says this is not your first rodeo . What are you doing for sewer and water and electric ? You are on your way to being the envy of a lot of people . How big is the property ? Keep info coming , lots for all to learn and dream about .
Quick reply to this message
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to luckyfasteddie For This Useful Post:
Old 05-13-2013, 07:45 AM
cabingal3's Avatar
cabingal3 cabingal3 is offline
Hunter
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: southern oregon
Posts: 1,133
Thanks: 1,512
Thanked 3,831 Times in 773 Posts
Default retirement cabin

hubby and i have been trying since the 70's back to the land movement to purchase properties and we always build something on whatever property we have owned.a cabin shed is what i call them.one property was so steep-we had to haul plywood up the mountain side.too fancy.home owner association rules we did not like.
then we had a place that was so cheap and so beautiful but the water table for wells was so low.our neighbors out on the land dug over 400 feet and still no water.we sold those properties.then one year we saw and ad that said 100$ down and 100$ a month.we went to see what this was about.
every lot out at our woods is one and a quarter acres.we bought one.then we paid that off and bought the one next to us.come to find out-it had a well but the water table is high anyway.u dig down 20 feet and get water.there is a lake under the ground there.its a pumice plateau.one month out of the year is a chance of no frost.
we are off the grid.we are using wood stove eventually.there is so many trees for heat.
we are going to purchase an incinerating toilet.we haul water from town cause our well needs to be worked on.it gives water.we have a generator to plug into for using the vacuum or whatever we need it for.hubby is interested in solar.i want a green house to grow foods in cause its so severe there.
we are still working out alot of kinks trying to switch over from living in the city and using power at the flick of a finger.
we may end up having a propane fridge.we have led lanterns right now and we have stick on led lights in the kitchen.we have almost three acres.we are going to plant in the meadow.the meadow has a ditch in it filled with snow melt off from the mountains.
we have an outhouse right now but we are getting an incinerating toilet.all takes time.we are constantly thinking about the place.
what we can do.what we cant.there is alot of all kinds of ways out there.u have to be sure to have a good roof on your place.alot of places get caved in cause of heavy snow load.we are going out and doing this for a healthier lifestyle even though we hurt alot.lol.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_0805 - Copy.jpg
Views:	1458
Size:	60.1 KB
ID:	74284  
Quick reply to this message
Old 05-13-2013, 07:49 AM
cabingal3's Avatar
cabingal3 cabingal3 is offline
Hunter
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: southern oregon
Posts: 1,133
Thanks: 1,512
Thanked 3,831 Times in 773 Posts
Default

our neighbors at previous lands we owned had to dig down 400 plus feet for a well and never got water.so we knew we would not be digging for one.now at this land...its a high water table.
Quick reply to this message
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to cabingal3 For This Useful Post:
Old 05-13-2013, 09:52 AM
home in oz's Avatar
home in oz home in oz is offline
Survivor
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Southeastern Kansas
Posts: 11,611
Thanks: 10,833
Thanked 9,575 Times in 7,660 Posts
Default

Consider composting wastes for fertilizing the plants you grow.
Quick reply to this message
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to home in oz For This Useful Post:
Old 05-13-2013, 10:00 AM
Kailani Kailani is offline
I love this forum
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,740
Thanks: 2,302
Thanked 3,076 Times in 1,276 Posts
Default

I love your cabin. . I saw it on a different site last year and was impressed. You two put alot of work into it. Keep up the great work. You should still keep an outdoor kitchen though. I loved the way it looked before it got closed in.
Quick reply to this message
Old 05-13-2013, 10:34 AM
luckyfasteddie luckyfasteddie is offline
Hiker
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 717
Thanks: 519
Thanked 908 Times in 351 Posts
Default

Hope you don't mind some more questions , wondering why you haven't gotten the existing well working in order to be 110% sure you have a water supply . You can improvise all the rest but not water . When you say "
retirement cabin" , do you mean a weekend retreat or a full time year round place to live ? Is there a common road that gives access to all the lots , who maintains it ? An acre and a quarter doesn't give you much privacy from the next guy . Any body else living or building on the rest of the lots - how many lots are there for sale ? Could you walk to "safety" if you needed too ? Can local EMT service get to you if needed ?
I have already built my retirement cabin on a one acre wooded lot , but it is not out in the country or on a mountain someplace . Have often thought of duplicating it in a more rural setting someplace . What seems to stop me is finding a lot that address the issues -or questions I have asked you. Not trying to be nosey or pry into your business . Would just like to know how you are dealing with the things that keep me from doing the same as you .
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Erins Camera 019.jpg
Views:	2210
Size:	102.0 KB
ID:	74285   Click image for larger version

Name:	Erins Camera 026.jpg
Views:	1869
Size:	57.3 KB
ID:	74286   Click image for larger version

Name:	196.jpg
Views:	1715
Size:	63.7 KB
ID:	74287  
Quick reply to this message
The Following 17 Users Say Thank You to luckyfasteddie For This Useful Post:
Old 05-13-2013, 11:21 AM
Punisher's Avatar
Punisher Punisher is offline
Tactical disadvantage
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: In my own world
Posts: 372
Thanks: 9
Thanked 424 Times in 195 Posts
Default

That's a nice cozy cabin. I don't know a thing about building unless you count Lego's.
Quick reply to this message
The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to Punisher For This Useful Post:
Old 05-13-2013, 11:25 AM
Trotline Trotline is offline
Fisherman
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ca
Posts: 638
Thanks: 643
Thanked 545 Times in 256 Posts
Default

I could live in that.

Very nice work, looks cozy & comfortable.
Quick reply to this message
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Trotline For This Useful Post:
Old 05-13-2013, 11:30 AM
Charles Martel's Avatar
Charles Martel Charles Martel is offline
Professional Geologist.
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Utah
Posts: 1,792
Thanks: 4,596
Thanked 4,836 Times in 1,373 Posts
Default

Well done. It's precisely due to these sorts of posts that I continue to visit survivalistboards.

Thanks!
Quick reply to this message
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Charles Martel For This Useful Post:
Old 05-13-2013, 12:28 PM
Lobo Wolf Lobo Wolf is offline
Prepared
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: SW Missouri
Posts: 396
Thanks: 804
Thanked 436 Times in 181 Posts
Default

Thanks for an excellent thread! I will be watching your progress.

Great work on the cabin! Looks great!

Lobo
Quick reply to this message
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Lobo Wolf For This Useful Post:
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
cabin in woods



Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Survivalist Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Gender
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © Kevin Felts 2006 - 2015,
Green theme by http://www.themesbydesign.net