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Old 01-18-2014, 06:50 PM   #51
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Looks nice and cozy.
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Old 01-18-2014, 07:54 PM   #52
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Very kool.
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Old 01-18-2014, 08:15 PM   #53
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That's all you need. Next a covered cooking/gathering area.
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Old 01-18-2014, 08:24 PM   #54
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Good deal
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Old 01-18-2014, 08:30 PM   #55
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I like it
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Old 01-18-2014, 08:32 PM   #56
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Old 01-22-2014, 11:10 AM   #57
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That's all you need. Next a covered cooking/gathering area.
we do have a gathering area, but it is not covered. Was out at a park the other day and thought about how easy it would be to build a small pavilion.
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Old 01-22-2014, 04:10 PM   #58
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Turned out real nice, great build.
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Old 01-22-2014, 07:15 PM   #59
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Love it!
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Old 01-22-2014, 07:29 PM   #60
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That is cool.
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Old 01-22-2014, 07:40 PM   #61
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Great job
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Old 06-03-2014, 09:28 AM   #62
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Dig it
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Old 06-03-2014, 09:46 AM   #63
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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.
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Old 06-03-2014, 09:51 AM   #64
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Neat
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Old 06-03-2014, 09:56 AM   #65
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Sweet...
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Old 06-03-2014, 10:03 AM   #66
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Awesome!!!! Great work!
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Old 06-03-2014, 10:21 AM   #67
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I like it!!!! Good build
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Old 06-03-2014, 10:37 AM   #68
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That's first class, very nice.

I think if I went in to planning a mini-lodge the only thing I'd do different would be to put it on skids so that it could be moved on a trailer.

Great job.
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Old 06-03-2014, 10:42 AM   #69
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Very cool.


Two gutters and a rain barrel next? Could sure be handy!
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Old 06-03-2014, 12:09 PM   #70
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That's first class, very nice.

I think if I went in to planning a mini-lodge the only thing I'd do different would be to put it on skids so that it could be moved on a trailer.

Great job.
Hmmm, I will have to keep that in the back of my mind for when the time comes to move it (or just decide to leave it...)

I used sctructural screws for all the major connections, so taking it apart into big pecies is very doable.

However, as it is, it would not be that difficult to retrofit skids.
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Old 06-03-2014, 02:44 PM   #71
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Keep adding on!
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Old 06-03-2014, 03:10 PM   #72
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Very nice! What else would you need! NOTHING!
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Old 06-03-2014, 03:10 PM   #73
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too cool
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Old 06-03-2014, 03:47 PM   #74
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Very cool.
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Old 06-05-2014, 08:14 AM   #75
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nice job, thats all you need out there!
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Old 06-05-2014, 10:08 AM   #76
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I dig it.
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Old 06-05-2014, 10:26 AM   #77
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Old 06-05-2014, 03:26 PM   #78
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This I just what I need at my lease. I'm the only one that lives more than an hour away and tent camp a lot. I like the lay out and one of the posts to add gutters for water collection. Water would make it Easter to setup a shower when it's so hot.
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Old 06-06-2014, 12:51 AM   #79
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Old 06-06-2014, 04:16 AM   #80
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Nice build!

Plans for a roof next?

A little rigid foam insulation board glued to walls with liquid nails will really help to keep a small space like that nice and toasty during those cold spells.
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Old 06-06-2014, 11:45 AM   #81
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Nice build!

Plans for a roof next?

A little rigid foam insulation board glued to walls with liquid nails will really help to keep a small space like that nice and toasty during those cold spells.
See post #8... I already put on a roof.

I go back and forth on the insulation because it can get cold out there. In all honesty, I don't like the idea because it is out in the elements where there are critters, etc. I do not want to provide a habitat for them to build a nest, etc. It would be impossible/impractical to totally seal this thing up, like you would a house.

In fact, we have a shed that holds a bunch of stuff and the critters find a place to make nests, etc. My beleif that I am holding to right now is to keep it as minimal as possible so that it will be easy for me to keep it cleaned of other uninvited guests.
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Old 06-06-2014, 08:23 PM   #82
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Nice set up!
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Old 06-22-2014, 07:56 PM   #83
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really nice...enjoy that lease!
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Old 06-22-2014, 09:22 PM   #84
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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
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Old 06-23-2014, 03:43 PM   #85
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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
It did get pretty cold in there in December when the temps dropped below freezing. At the time, the slotted floor, plus the open soffets and having only a tarped roof provided too much venting. The metal roof won't be much better, but I do plan on using those foam mats on the floor during the cooler months and making bean sacks to plug up the soffits.

During the summertime, all the ventilation is a nice to have... so I want it to be adaptable since I won't put an AC unit in there.

I might very well put some foam board in there, but I'd be worried more about the loss of heat through the roof more than around the walls.
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:01 PM   #86
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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
We used foam board insulation on our 12x32 building we built for a duck camp and it insulates it pretty dang good. On a 100 degree day the inside of the camp with a 10,000 btu window unit hovers around 74-77 and when it's cold and you run a space heater you will have to open a window it gets so warm.
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Old 09-18-2014, 09:02 AM   #87
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Nice job
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Old 09-18-2014, 09:49 AM   #88
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I like it, I just need to find a lease to build me one on.
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Old 09-18-2014, 10:15 AM   #89
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very cool! simple and gets the job done.
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Old 09-18-2014, 10:31 AM   #90
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I'll need to take some more pics during opening weekend. I didn't get a chance to stay in it during the offseason because I didn't make many trips. But have stayed in it twice for trips the get the lease set back up. The weekend it was hot, it was great having the breezeway through the cabin. I setup a fan in the doorway and just kept the air circulating through.

I put down some old foam play mat material from when my kiddos were younger (the ones with the puzzle peice ends) It really tightens up the cabin and makes it comfortable to walk around barefoot.

This past weekend was the true test for rain. It stayed nice and dry throughout the rain storms. The roof noise was not as bad as I thought it might be.

Speaking of rain, my next project will be to extend the roof out another 3 feet and build a sort of 3/4 wide porch. Enough area for me to be able to open the door and take my boots off, etc out of the rain, but not inside.
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Old 09-18-2014, 10:45 AM   #91
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Like maybe something like this....
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Old 09-18-2014, 10:49 AM   #92
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you had me at post #26!
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Old 09-18-2014, 10:57 AM   #93
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I guess if I went that far... it wouldn't be but a few more bucks to just have it decked too.
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Old 09-18-2014, 11:33 AM   #94
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Heck I'd extend it down both sides, really turn the rain back.
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Old 09-18-2014, 12:40 PM   #95
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This is awesome!
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Old 09-23-2014, 11:19 PM   #96
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great build, looking forward to further updates.
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Old 09-24-2014, 09:30 AM   #97
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Awesome work! Looks alot like a project I have been planning. What would you say total material cost was?
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Old 09-24-2014, 11:51 AM   #98
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Awesome work! Looks alot like a project I have been planning. What would you say total material cost was?
With the process I took (deck first) I have about $600 into it. If I had just done OSB for a floor and done it all in one season, then it would have cost more like $500
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Old 09-24-2014, 12:00 PM   #99
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Very nice!
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Old 09-26-2014, 02:07 AM   #100
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looks great!
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