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MigraineCraftsman
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# Posted: 5 Apr 2019 21:54
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Hello all,

Let me introduce myself, I go by Migraine Craftsman and I build small homes for a living. I build small so regular people can afford housing. I just finished a 930 square foot house on youtube and now I started this 448 square foot cabin.

I do things a bit different, what I mean is I SHOW all the PRICES as I move forward in different stages of construction.

Here is a link to the video of falling trees and the price of all the labor is at the end of the video. I also attached the layout for the cabin.

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furni.png


MigraineCraftsman
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# Posted: 7 Apr 2019 20:09
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Here are some pictures from the latest video I just did.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sZyarf_Rrg

Feel free to ask any questions, as I made the channel to show you don't need to spend a fortune to build a small house.
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Princelake
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# Posted: 8 Apr 2019 06:52
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You should say where your located pricing can be a lot different in different areas.

MigraineCraftsman
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# Posted: 8 Apr 2019 07:46
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The cabin is in North Georgia. It will be a 1 bedroom 1 bath cabin with a deck out back.

I should be starting the foundation within a week or two.

Brettny
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# Posted: 10 Apr 2019 12:17
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Only having a master bath is kind of odd. I understand that its only a 1br. I m still in the planing stages of my build but i found 16ft wide to be very limited with the bedroom and bathroom on the samr end of the house. Going to a shower could help this some.

MigraineCraftsman
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# Posted: 10 Apr 2019 12:50
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Brettany, what's the size of your cabin? I'd be curious to see it.

The bathroom is going to have a walk in shower but it is a 5 footer. It will also have a seat in it.

I used this shower in another build take a look here at 10:28 video mark.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iSJ25v5Orc

Also the reason I am going 16 wide is that I can use regular dimensions lumber of the shelf no need for trusses of any kind. It is cheaper that way.

Brettny
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# Posted: 11 Apr 2019 08:56
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Im still in the planing stages and drawing a 16ft wide cabin i realized this real quick.

20ft wide you dont always need trusses. Most likely just collar ties. And you could build trusses from regular lumber if you so like. Really all depends on what snow load and other things in your area. But i can tell you that you only build it once and live in it many times a year. So a few extra bucks or more time shouldnt be the deciding factor in the layout.

MigraineCraftsman
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# Posted: 11 Apr 2019 14:39
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Brett

I toyed with the idea of 20 wide, had a nice simple 20by30 layout.

We'll see how this turns out, I'll share all the major expenses on my channel as I usually do, so maybe that can help you a bit with planning.

Brettny
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# Posted: 11 Apr 2019 15:17
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What program do you use for the interior layout? I was useing "floor plan creator" but it has limits. Cant screen shot my screen and wont allow me to save as an image or export. So basicly i cant print and can only view from the phone i created it in.

MigraineCraftsman
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# Posted: 11 Apr 2019 20:50
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Chief Architect it's 12 years old but it works and is simple that's why I still use it. (pc software)

MigraineCraftsman
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# Posted: 4 May 2019 20:12
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Just released an episode on my foundation. It is going to be a crawl space made out of block.

Here is a screenshot and a video link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeKZvI3eoYk

The concrete pour and block laying will be next week.

At 4:07 you can see the materials prices, that is what my channel is about, I show a lot of that.
Hot Blonde
Hot Blonde


MigraineCraftsman
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# Posted: 12 May 2019 18:06
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New vid is up, poured the footers. Towards the end of the video I show the prices for what was done.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=er6p61cBxUw&t=
Footers Pour
Footers Pour


MigraineCraftsman
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# Posted: 18 May 2019 21:10
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New episode, block foundation is done. I show the price towards the end of the video.
There is also a nice shot from a mountain overlooking the town and some nice water views in this episode.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsghL1LFi60&t
Block foundation
Block foundation


MigraineCraftsman
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# Posted: 26 May 2019 15:53
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Hello all and happy Memorial Day!

Just posted an episode of the first 2 days of framing the 448 square foot cabin.

Here is the Vid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fpnpj_S2DGE

Take care and have a great weekend.
First Wall Up
First Wall Up


MigraineCraftsman
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# Posted: 2 Jun 2019 20:48
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Here is the latest episode of framing the little cabin.
Some awesome view of a lake and mountain at the end of the video as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgfzyzCYv9g&t=
MC
MC


MigraineCraftsman
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# Posted: 8 Jun 2019 21:04
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New vid is up, framing the roof in this one.
Next week I'll show how much the roof was (shingles/materials and labor to install)



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqCBCWuhB9M&t=
Roof Framing
Roof Framing


Brettny
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# Posted: 9 Jun 2019 08:52
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Very nice. Your moving right along and should be done with the roof by the hottest time of year. I hate doing roofs in july/aug.

MigraineCraftsman
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# Posted: 9 Jun 2019 09:23
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Quoting: Brettny
Very nice. Your moving right along and should be done with the roof by the hottest time of year. I hate doing roofs in july/aug.


Just wait till you find out how long it took them to do the shingles.
And yes I agree roofing is no joke in the middle of the summer.

MigraineCraftsman
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# Posted: 15 Jun 2019 16:34
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Just released the price of the roof episode.

It took 2 hours and 45 minutes to install. I cover the costs when I do my whiteboard breakdown.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMMx52i7_LQ&t=
Roof Price
Roof Price


MigraineCraftsman
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# Posted: 23 Jun 2019 18:36
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In this video I talk about Triple Pane windows. I go over the price/cost of them. Bought it from Home Depot if you are curious.

Why is it so hard to find that info now a days. That was the motivation behind this video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jv07JxIm5TI
Triple Pane Windows Price
Triple Pane Windows Price


MigraineCraftsman
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# Posted: 3 Jul 2019 14:51
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Here is a nasty surprise to come to, bunch of tools missing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gR_QVT_sd4w&t

I also show the hardie board install.
Police
Police


MigraineCraftsman
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# Posted: 12 Jul 2019 20:39
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Painted the cabin for $104

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qcpt3t8ovcs
Paint 104
Paint 104


MigraineCraftsman
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# Posted: 19 Jul 2019 17:47
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Greetings all,

In this episode I talk about the price of the electrician and how much it will be for the total wiring job from start to finish.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftC6PlFATF0
Price of Electrician
Price of Electrician


MigraineCraftsman
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# Posted: 27 Jul 2019 19:18
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Got new gutters installed for under 600 bucks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mM2TddJao9A&t=

/cheers
New Gutters
New Gutters


MigraineCraftsman
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# Posted: 3 Aug 2019 19:28
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Here is a vid about PRICE of a new septic tank.
I talk about the differences in pricing with 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom units and the specs.

https://youtu.be/CAD6_tqvvtQ
Cost of Septic Tank
Cost of Septic Tank


MigraineCraftsman
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# Posted: 10 Aug 2019 18:05
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In this episode I insulate the cabin
R15 and R38 insulation
I also talk about the drywall price

https://youtu.be/x5DBuIpIZDA
Tools
Tools


MigraineCraftsman
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# Posted: 17 Aug 2019 18:09
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Take a look at the 1 by 8 tongue and groove ceiling. As always I list the price and labor at the end of the video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iizvuCTDTkI

/cheers
Ceiling
Ceiling


fitzpatt
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# Posted: 19 Aug 2019 09:00
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Great cabin! Love the walk through and format.

MigraineCraftsman
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# Posted: 19 Aug 2019 12:08
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Quoting: fitzpatt
Great cabin! Love the walk through and format.


Thx, I will be painting it next and I'll show how much that costs. That's the theme of the channel I list all the major expenses to help people plan.

MigraineCraftsman
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# Posted: 23 Aug 2019 19:45 - Edited by: MigraineCraftsman
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Painted the cabin for under $200 take a look.

https://youtu.be/9u3__7IZnFQ

/cheers
Painting
Painting


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