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Bringing Water to the Cabin, Nearly There!

Bringing Water to the Cabin, Nearly There!

The water and sewer taps were put in. The trench for the water line was dug and the water line was  laid inside PVC pipe to protect it from rocks. The sewer line was put in with extra clean-outs because it is so long. We 

Landings and Steps

Landings and Steps

We plan to have a real front porch, but the project has cost more than we expected, so for now we just have the minimum steps and landings we need to get a CO. We can add a porch later. The temporary landings are so 

Water and Sewer Taps for Our Not-So-Tiny House

Water and Sewer Taps for Our Not-So-Tiny House

We have taps! We can finally move forward! We’ve been waiting for water and sewer taps. We applied when we started this whole thing. They let us pay for them on March 4. Finally, on May 1, they came out and put them in.  For 

Rustic Post and Beam Cabin Kits

Rustic Post and Beam Cabin Kits

This $120,000 Rustic Post and Beam Cabin Kit builds a 3000 garage with a 1320 square foot apartment upstairs.  Custom kits average $20 a square foot and finished Post and Beam homes start at $55 a square foot. You can also buy pressure treated or 

Nordic Garden Allotment Houses

Nordic Garden Allotment Houses

This photo showed up on Facebook of houses surrounded by oval hedges with no roads. The caption was nonsense, so I used Google Image Search to see what it really is, De Runde Haver or Oval Gardens, Nærum, Denmark. The gardens are in Nærum, Denmark, 

Red 1 Bed, 1 Bath + Laundry Park Model for $79,200

Red 1 Bed, 1 Bath + Laundry Park Model for $79,200

Someone sent me a photo of this cabin on Facebook Marketplace. It is on an Asheville Garage Sale Group, but the cabin is in Pensacola, FL. The post did not say a lot so I did some research and this is what I found. 2024 

Vent Wells and the Crawl Space Vapor Barrier

Vent Wells and the Crawl Space Vapor Barrier

We want as few steps as possible to get into the cabin from the (future) carport. But that means the ground comes up pretty close to the foundation vents. The inspector decided it is too close, so we have to add Vent Wells. We don’t 

Finishing the Modular Cabin On-site Connection

Finishing the Modular Cabin On-site Connection

The carpenter finished the area where the cabin is attached to the foundation. This is the part of the process I have had the most questions about, so I’m telling you everything I’ve seen. The cabin is attached to the foundation and has passed another 

Attaching the Modular Cabin to the Foundation

Attaching the Modular Cabin to the Foundation

After the cabin was placed by the crane, a carpenter showed up to attach the cabin to the sill plate on the block foundation. Sill Plate : How the Modular Home Attaches to the Foundation > This part of the plan shows the Typical Wall 

Crane Day! Part 1: Putting the Modular Cabin on the Foundation

Crane Day! Part 1: Putting the Modular Cabin on the Foundation

The crane was rescheduled because of weather. First thing yesterday morning the dogs lost their minds. Trucks and a crane were pulling in. We are finally going to have the cabin out of the mud and sitting on the foundation! It had been beautiful for