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Old 08-12-2015, 09:54 AM   #151
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Looks like something you see on hunting shows up in the Yukon or our west.
Simple yet accomplishes what you need. Awesome job!
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Old 08-14-2015, 11:15 PM   #152
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Looks Great!
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Old 08-14-2015, 11:28 PM   #153
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Really Awesome. Congrats.
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Old 08-30-2015, 09:22 PM   #154
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thats all you need to be comfy. warm place out of the weather.
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Old 08-31-2015, 07:47 AM   #155
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Now a cover for the deck...leave the door open while it rains


and who doesn't like to drink beer on the porch !!!
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Old 08-31-2015, 08:56 AM   #156
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and who doesn't like to drink beer on the porch !!!
that's a fact!
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Old 08-31-2015, 09:21 AM   #157
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Looks like something you see on hunting shows up in the Yukon or our west.
Simple yet accomplishes what you need. Awesome job!
Thanks! One of the best compliments I've received. I wasn't going for fancy, just utilitarian.

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that's a fact!
Pretty sure "porch" literally translates to "where one consumes beer"
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Old 08-31-2015, 09:29 AM   #158
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Thanks! One of the best compliments I've received. I wasn't going for fancy, just utilitarian.



Pretty sure "porch" literally translates to "where one consumes beer"
and plenty of it!
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Old 10-02-2015, 03:40 PM   #159
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All unpacked for the opener!



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Old 10-02-2015, 08:17 PM   #160
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This is one of the best tiny builds I have seen. I've followed it for years. Is it solar powered? Also how do you keep the bugs and wasps out?
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Old 10-02-2015, 10:37 PM   #161
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This is one of the best tiny builds I have seen. I've followed it for years. Is it solar powered? Also how do you keep the bugs and wasps out?
Thanks!

Not solar powered as we do have electric at camp (which happens to be located where the well pump is for this side of the property) I run an extension cord to the nearest outlet.

The wasps can be a problem during the summer. I usually sweep them out in August/September and they don't come back. I need to work on sealing it off better.
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Old 10-08-2015, 10:01 PM   #162
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Well done sir! Well done!
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Old 10-08-2015, 11:19 PM   #163
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Man this is just too cool. Don't know how I missed the original post last year.
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Old 10-09-2015, 08:33 AM   #164
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Well done sir! Well done!
Thanks Jeff!
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Old 10-14-2015, 01:08 PM   #165
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I want one
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Old 10-15-2015, 05:01 PM   #166
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How about some more pics, ie, night time pic with it all lit up, a pic of the view from your porch, how close you park to it pic, etc...
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Old 10-15-2015, 08:46 PM   #167
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Nice work SR.....I see your OCD planning abilities have worked out well for this project..

Looking good!
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Old 10-15-2015, 08:48 PM   #168
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How about some more pics, ie, night time pic with it all lit up, a pic of the view from your porch, how close you park to it pic, etc...


Here is how close I park to it. I will try and take some more pics next time I am out.
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Old 10-16-2015, 09:57 PM   #169
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Nice work SR.....I see your OCD planning abilities have worked out well for this project..

Looking good!
Thanks Smart. Oddly enough... there are alot of things with this project that I had to just "let it go." Not after a few choice obscenities of course
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Old 10-16-2015, 09:58 PM   #170
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Old 10-16-2015, 10:00 PM   #171
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Awesome
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Old 10-16-2015, 10:48 PM   #172
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Looks like you are set.
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Old 10-17-2015, 01:17 PM   #173
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So... the front porch is great for the first half of the day, but between about 2 and 6 pm, it gets direct sun. So today, between hunts, a back porch was added.





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Old 10-17-2015, 02:23 PM   #174
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man this thing is awesome!! well done.

once you get it sealed, would it be expensive/difficult to build a screen door? would you still need the bug netting?
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Old 10-17-2015, 02:38 PM   #175
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I have played this out in my head so many times. Thanks for putting a picture to my imagination. I play this game in my mind to see how efficient and low cost I can build hunting projects like this. So my wife will not fuss.
The truth is I find myself wanting to be a minimalist and see how little I can survive on.
I like it thanks for sharing.
Check out the "tiny house" movement. Folks who live full time in 200 sq ft. Wife and I considered it as a means to mortgage free living... but ultimately we weren't willing to compromise on enough things to make it cost effective.
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Old 10-17-2015, 04:41 PM   #176
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man this thing is awesome!! well done.

once you get it sealed, would it be expensive/difficult to build a screen door? would you still need the bug netting?
Since the main door has to swing out, I don't think a screen door is necessary. The only reason for the net is to keep the daddy long legs off of me when I sleep. After the first freeze, it is not needed.
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Old 10-18-2015, 07:39 PM   #177
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I love this little place for some reason. Great build, use of space, practical, and budget friendly. I guess those are the reasons why.
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Old 10-18-2015, 07:50 PM   #178
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Cool!

Looks like it's working for ya!
Nice Job!
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Old 10-19-2015, 08:29 AM   #179
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I love this little place for some reason. Great build, use of space, practical, and budget friendly. I guess those are the reasons why.
So the plan is to repaint again this year. Going to paint it maroon
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Old 10-20-2015, 10:44 AM   #180
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Are those concrete blocks sitting on dirt? Or do you have something firm underneath them? Like more concrete or gravel..
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Old 10-20-2015, 12:42 PM   #181
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Are those concrete blocks sitting on dirt? Or do you have something firm underneath them? Like more concrete or gravel..
Hill country limestone. With all the flooding rain we got, the cabin didn't settle any at all.

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Old 10-20-2015, 02:22 PM   #182
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looks good
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Old 10-20-2015, 03:50 PM   #183
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That thing is awesome!!!!
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Old 10-20-2015, 03:52 PM   #184
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that is freaking awesome!!!!
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Old 12-07-2015, 10:55 AM   #185
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Tested out the bunkable cots. Now I can sleep a family of 4
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Old 12-07-2015, 12:03 PM   #186
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Those are pretty cool
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Old 12-07-2015, 12:32 PM   #187
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Tested out the bunkable cots. Now I can sleep a family of 4
I call top-bunk
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Old 12-07-2015, 08:11 PM   #188
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Looking good as always!
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Old 12-08-2015, 11:46 AM   #189
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Dang man you got things happening !!!!
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Old 12-08-2015, 11:49 AM   #190
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Great little build and even better to follow as it has added / transformed.
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Old 12-31-2015, 04:36 PM   #191
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Well the 4 of us slept in the mini huntung lodge over that past couple days. Forgot to take pictures of the 2 bunked cots, but they fit great with the breazeway layout. Wife put on a fresh coat of paint that fits in better with the natural colors and I built a outdoor table to cook on with our coleman stove etc.





(The outdoor toilet is not attached... see the guys can releive themselves off the end of the deck in the middle of the night, but I went ahead and built something for the queen and princess so they didn't have to walk the longer walk across camp and into the woods where the potty is.)



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Old 12-31-2015, 08:47 PM   #192
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Nice work
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Old 12-31-2015, 09:29 PM   #193
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I'm digging it!
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Old 01-01-2016, 09:35 PM   #194
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Looks nice! Turned out great
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Old 01-01-2016, 09:44 PM   #195
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That's a great setup.
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Old 01-01-2016, 09:47 PM   #196
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Very nice
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Old 01-01-2016, 10:02 PM   #197
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Looks great. Well done.
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Old 01-01-2016, 10:02 PM   #198
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Wow. Awesome work.
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Old 01-06-2016, 03:22 PM   #199
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Getting better and better
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Old 01-21-2016, 02:08 PM   #200
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I'd suggest (if I may) you should put gutters on it and harvest your own water.

All you need is a 285 gallon tote (or smaller) and some of those white plastic gutters.

With all the rain we have had lately you'd be full. Assuming your in the hill country by me.

Then get a ecotemp L5 instant hot shower, 12v water pump, and you'll be really cooking!
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Could you do foam board on the inside? Cheap, easy, and no place for critters. Won't be as good as normal insulation but better than nothing maybe
So it is offseason and spring/summer is around the corner and I started thinking about what improvements/additions I am going to make this upcoming year. My goal for 2015 was to wire it, but that never happened. I got too hung up on how I was going to do it (conduit, boxes, etc.) Instead I built a front and back deck, built a back porch cable and put a fresh coat of paint on it (was going to be maroon, but decided to let it blend in with the environment.) Purchased bunk cots so the whole family could sleep in it.

So on the list:
1) Rain gutter/55 gal drum for near cabin water. Really, this is just for fun. I have wanted to have a rain collection system and I don't want to always have to walk across camp to wash my hands
2) Insulation. Still trying to brainstorm this. I had looked up panels, but they still seemed costly and I still don't know what I could do about the roof, unless I removed the tin, sheeted it and reattached it.
3) Wiring. I think I am just going to go simple. 1 box at the front of the deck and plastic conduit that goes under the house the full length for a box on each corner inside, on the floor and one on the outside back edge of the deck.
4) Covered porch. The problem with the design of the house is the door can't swing all the way open if I extend the roof over the front and/or back porch. So, on hot days, I can't get max air flow breezeway... but it sucks when it rains. I still could do that weird half roof thing, but still unsure.
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