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Need Advice: Want a simple build I can do by hand, including moving the logs. HELP PLEASE.
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Hi All!It is my dream to build a small cabin (maybe 800-1100 sq feet) using logs that I can cut down and hand carry with my wife. I saw one Mountain Men episode where Marty made a "trapper's cabin"…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by shanny Mar 15.

 

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shanny replied to Casey Jones's discussion Need Advice: Want a simple build I can do by hand, including moving the logs. HELP PLEASE.
"Start on Page 53...you might like…"
Mar 15
shanny replied to Casey Jones's discussion Need Advice: Want a simple build I can do by hand, including moving the logs. HELP PLEASE.
"Those are both nice Cabins Casey, they are both notched corners and chinked I think. You can do the Martys style with a corner post (sort of a crude peace n peace), and maybe never have a problem.  You can also do a but and pass style…"
Mar 15
Casey Jones replied to Casey Jones's discussion Need Advice: Want a simple build I can do by hand, including moving the logs. HELP PLEASE.
"Here is another video of a cabin on a rock foundation. This is what I want to do, but not let the logs cure and dry for a season. Wish I had some solid answers on it all.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUxGybZRMZw"
Mar 15
shanny replied to Casey Jones's discussion Need Advice: Want a simple build I can do by hand, including moving the logs. HELP PLEASE.
Mar 5
shanny replied to Casey Jones's discussion Need Advice: Want a simple build I can do by hand, including moving the logs. HELP PLEASE.
"We live in Maine. Trapper cabins were not made to last....they were just temporary log structures to get out of the elements.  Of course custom log builders etc. have trapper cabins that are built to last, with large overhangs off the ground,…"
Feb 26
Casey Jones replied to Casey Jones's discussion Need Advice: Want a simple build I can do by hand, including moving the logs. HELP PLEASE.
"I am very grateful for your replies! Your home looks awesome! For us, right now, I think we DO want something that looks more like Marty's cabin. It is not that Marty's cabin looks better. Yours looks much better! It's that Marty…"
Feb 26
shanny replied to Casey Jones's discussion Need Advice: Want a simple build I can do by hand, including moving the logs. HELP PLEASE.
"Slipformed stem wall on barn addition (pic 1). Using ship knee and reclaimed beam in barn addition (pic 2)."
Feb 26
shanny replied to Casey Jones's discussion Need Advice: Want a simple build I can do by hand, including moving the logs. HELP PLEASE.
"Here are some more Pics. Using "crotch posts for porch beams (pic 1). Rough sawn 6 x 8" floor joists out of pine (24' long), for the barn addition (pic 2). Slip forming the barn addition foundation walls on top of grade beam (pic 3).…"
Feb 26
shanny replied to Casey Jones's discussion Need Advice: Want a simple build I can do by hand, including moving the logs. HELP PLEASE.
"I have seen Martys cabin on the show. We did a more traditional "V" or steeple notched corner style log home (my wife hand chiseled them).  I don't like Martys corner post and spike methid of construction.  It might be ok…"
Feb 26
Casey Jones replied to Casey Jones's discussion Need Advice: Want a simple build I can do by hand, including moving the logs. HELP PLEASE.
"Did you guys let the logs cure for a year or season or did you cut them down and put them right onto the build the same day? It looks like  Marty didn't let his logs sit at all in this video. He just cuts them and uses a mill to square…"
Feb 26
shanny replied to Casey Jones's discussion Need Advice: Want a simple build I can do by hand, including moving the logs. HELP PLEASE.
"Check Noah Bradleys site out  handmadehouse.com . My wife and I built our litle single pen log home out of logs we had on pur property and also reclaimed.  We did it all ourselves by hand.  We did stick framed bump offs and also a…"
Feb 25
Casey Jones replied to Casey Jones's discussion Need Advice: Want a simple build I can do by hand, including moving the logs. HELP PLEASE.
"Thanks for the reply  Raymond! Marty looked super happy and he built it without his wife! I'm not trying to create the taj mahal here. I'm trying to create, possibly, more of a social experiment on living small and an easy build. How…"
Feb 22
Raymond Wengerd replied to Casey Jones's discussion Need Advice: Want a simple build I can do by hand, including moving the logs. HELP PLEASE.
"I see misery in your future, unless you curb that enthusiasm to maybe a strawbale house. But in either case. Lots of YouTube."
Feb 22
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Need Advice: Want a simple build I can do by hand, including moving the logs. HELP PLEASE.

Hi All!It is my dream to build a small cabin (maybe 800-1100 sq feet) using logs that I can cut down and hand carry with my wife. I saw one Mountain Men episode where Marty made a "trapper's cabin" without letting the logs sit for a year. He cut them down and threw them right on on the structure. He built the entire home, which was small, by himself in one month. He even left the bark on the one side of them that would be facing the elements. Basically, I want to do the same thing, but probably…See More
Feb 21
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Want to Build But Don't Want To Dry the Logs for a year.

Hi All!It is my dream to build a small cabin (maybe 800-1100 sq feet) using logs that I can cut down and hand carry with my wife. I saw one Mountain Men episode where Marty made a "trapper's cabin" without letting the logs sit for a year. He cut them down and threw them right on on the structure. He built the entire home, which was small, by himself in one month. He even left the bark on the one side of them that would be facing the elements. Basically, I want to do the same thing, but probably…See More
Feb 21

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Looking to live without debt and very, very, very small.
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12-24 months
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Want to Build But Don't Want To Dry the Logs for a year.

Hi All!

It is my dream to build a small cabin (maybe 800-1100 sq feet) using logs that I can cut down and hand carry with my wife. I saw one Mountain Men episode where Marty made a "trapper's cabin" without letting the logs sit for a year. He cut them down and threw them right on on the structure. He built the entire home, which was small, by himself in one month. He even left the bark on the one side of them that would be facing the elements. 

Basically, I want to do…

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