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KeithC
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# Posted: 6 May 2015 19:31 - Edited by: KeithC
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Hello Everyone!

Been planning this for years, getting rid of the camper and going to plunk this little gem down in the center of our 30 acres. No power out on the dirt road, so will try and maintain
an off grid sanctuary going forward.

Amish built log cabin and log privy going into a little
clearing in the center of our land, where we usually parked
our camper. Look forward to tapping into all the knowledge and
enthusiasm for small cabin life on this site!

Will be setting the cabin in the next few weeks, and then lots of work to do!
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bldginsp
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# Posted: 6 May 2015 19:43
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Nice looking building! How much it cost?

KeithC
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# Posted: 6 May 2015 19:52
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About $16K. Really well built, metal roof, Andersen Windows.....really rustic interior. Place to deer hunt out
of, and snowmobile to in the winter.

bldginsp
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# Posted: 6 May 2015 19:57
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What kind of foundation you going to put it on?

PatrickH
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# Posted: 6 May 2015 20:31
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How far north?We are in South Range.Looks like a great cabin for sure.

BaconCreek
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# Posted: 6 May 2015 21:49
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Nice!

SteveN
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# Posted: 7 May 2015 08:15
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Fantastic cabin!

KeithC
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# Posted: 7 May 2015 20:10 - Edited by: KeithC
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I'm going to set it on 12 concrete piers that go down below
the frost line, and then the cabin gets anchored to those piers
with metal straps. The piers, or "sauna tubes" are per state code. They are 8" in dia. and the cabin will be up off the
ground 18". As soon as the piers are poured/finished, I will put
down some landscape fabric, and cover it with river rock aggregate to keep weeds and critters from invading under the cabin. The log privy will set on a 200 gallon fiberglass holding tank. We're in Northern Chippewa County surrounded by lots of county forest and close to the Chequamegon National Forest.

KC

NMC
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# Posted: 7 May 2015 21:07
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Love it.

bldginsp
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# Posted: 7 May 2015 23:34
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"Sonotube" I believe is the brand name.

Sounds like a good plan. Very attractive building. Keep us posted.

Austin351
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# Posted: 8 May 2015 12:31
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Great lookin cabin! I'm over in Sawyer County, just east of Winter.

Dig the pier holes 3-4" deeper than you need and put some of that river rock in the bottom of the hole prior to installing the Sonotube's and concrete. This will give some additional drainage to help reduce any heaving.

TheCabinCalls
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# Posted: 8 May 2015 16:06
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KeithC - what is the size of the build and porch? Looks great!

KeithC
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# Posted: 10 May 2015 09:48
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The cabin itself is 12' x 24', and the porch is 6'6" x 24'.

Thanks for the tips. Here's a couple more pics. Will post some
more as the custom cabinets get installed and after it's set and
the little woodstove goes in.

KC
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TheCabinCalls
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# Posted: 12 May 2015 10:59
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Wow, that seems like a decent price. Did you get electric in the walls or any mechanicals included in the price?

shall
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# Posted: 12 May 2015 17:44
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what a great looking cabin.
Is there insulation in the walls between the timbers and interior siding?

KeithC
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# Posted: 15 May 2015 10:30 - Edited by: KeithC
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No electric wiring pre-installed. I plan on putting 2 receptacle boxes in at either end of the cabin in the floor, flush mounted.
and then have a wire/cord that can go to the Honda generator.

A nice kitchen counter/cabinet and wall cabinet, and several
rough hewn shelves were included in the price. Yes, there is
insulation between the walls and roof.

These cabins are hand built in a small Amish community in Barron County Wisconsin. There are always several under
construction weekly through out the summer, along with a lots of custom sheds and outhouses. Fantastic craftsmanship at very reasonable pricing. Because they have no phones or computers, It has required me to travel 30 miles each way to communicate payments, changes and logistics of getting my
permits and getting ready to move the cabin. I don't mind it one bit, wonderfully friendly people who work with you lockstep.......and we usually buy a few pies, cinnamon rolls and homemade bread before we leave!

KC

KeithC
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# Posted: 25 May 2015 21:03
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Here it is set and with the cabinets installed. Inside picture is a little blurry. Outhouse is extremely plush too!

Had great weather to get it done.......got some grass seed down, and then got rain right on time......maybe a little too wet!

KC
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Shadyacres
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# Posted: 25 May 2015 21:32
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KeithC , that is absolutely beautiful. Not a bad price either ! I had Pa Amish put my shell up. Love the wood and roof combination colors. And the outhouse definitely looks like a top of line ( brick Shi#house ).

KeithC
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# Posted: 30 May 2015 20:52
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Thanks Shadyacres!

Just need to dry things up now, been getting too much rain but the grass seed I threw down is poppin so that's a good thing.

Put the little woodstove in this week and just pluggin away with odds and ends...will show the progress with some pics in a few weeks.

KC

naturelover66
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# Posted: 30 May 2015 21:29
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Wow. Awesome cabin....congrats!!
Cabin life is the best life.
Lisa

KeithC
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# Posted: 27 Sep 2015 21:43
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Hello Everyone!

Had a really busy summer. But, here's how my cabin turned out.

Ready for hunting season now! Tried out the little woodstove this past weekend on one of our more chilly mornings, and had to seal a few leaks......but otherwise good to go.

KC
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neb
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# Posted: 27 Sep 2015 22:17
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Very nice

Sheeterdan
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# Posted: 10 Jun 2016 12:15
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Where did you say you got this cabin. I wonder do they sale kits of these

KeithC
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# Posted: 30 Jun 2016 19:59 - Edited by: KeithC
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Shrock's Hilly Acres in Chetek, Wisconsin.

Ivan Schrock is the builder. The Amish community builders there
are true craftsmen. I'm sure Ivan could provide any of his cabin styles in a kit form if needed, and the buyer arranged the means to haul/deliver the kit.

KeithC
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# Posted: 30 Jun 2016 20:11
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Lovin' the cabin. Spend every weekend there riding ATV, dirt bike and hunting when fall comes.

Just need to get a shed built now to put mower, rakes, shovels, lawn chairs and other stuff in.

Grass came in good, was able to drive back into it for most of last winter. A wonderful investment, and secluded retreat!
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bldginsp
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# Posted: 1 Jul 2016 00:04
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Very attractive. Congrats

cscmtp
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# Posted: 3 Sep 2016 09:13 - Edited by: cscmtp
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This looks amazing, could I email or talk to you about it?

KeithC
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# Posted: 27 Sep 2016 18:41
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Sure.........send me your email address and I will email you back.

KC

KeithC
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# Posted: 28 Sep 2016 19:19
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........er, post your email address and I will send you a message in return. Been away from the site for awhile, but will get flagged if you post to this thread.

KC

cscmtp
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# Posted: 8 Oct 2016 09:37
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cscmtp@hotmail.com

Thank you so much Keith!!

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