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1. Posted: 14 Apr 2019 10:27 - General Forum / New member introduction
    Nate R thank you. We have shared ownership of 60 acres in Shawano county. My wifes brother already built a garage kit cabin on it. I'm leaning towards the portable building for tax reasons as well as permit type reasons. Looks like it would just be classified as an outbuilding and we can continue as agricultural land.

2. Posted: 12 Apr 2019 14:33 - Properties / Wondering about Vermont
    No town zoning means you have to adhere to state zoning, at-least here in VT. Almost all town without zoning I've seen don't have a building department and can't issue permits. You have to go to state level for that. However I do agree double or triple check before shelling out money. Last I talked t...

3. Posted: 10 Apr 2019 20:57 - Cabin Construction / Minimum Depth of Rim/Header Board and Floor Joists?
    ...ear you will have a center beam as well as the two long side beams. The 8 foot spacing on the piers seems a bit wide. But that depends on variables such as ground load bearing capacity, snow load, building width, beam size, how the roof weight is supported, etc. As NorthRick said, "Need more info." Since you are using 6x6 piers a triple layer laminated beam with plywood spa...

4. Posted: 10 Apr 2019 12:13 - Properties / Wondering about Vermont
    No zoning does not mean no building inspections and no codes. Know the difference before you shell out any money. Call the local county/town building inspector and ask questions. My property has no z...

5. Posted: 7 Apr 2019 18:12 - Properties / Quebec property
    ...not year round) so has specific options not allowed for full time. Oh, and off-grid. You are really dealing with two levels of government regulations - the overall provincial rules which include the building code, waterfront regulations (which were really really tightened up a few yrs ago), and the local regulations - assuming there are any. It is really important to study the provincial...

6. Posted: 4 Apr 2019 08:09 - General Forum / 18x30 cabin kit
    ...nt to build it your self why start with a kit? I could see starting with a set of plans but there also easy to draw your self. First things first...have you talked to the local code enforcement and building inspector? You will need permits and you will want to get to know the laws before you start to build. What part of the state?

7. Posted: 29 Mar 2019 07:10 - General Forum / Why are there minimum building sizes?
    ...recreational cabin plus the rules on where/how to build an outhouse and asked where the local bylaws restricted this. They didn't (although I did need to get a septic survey to obtain the cabin building permit)! Good news is that we then developed a good working relationship with the local authorities and have a lovely waterfront cabin! Obviously your mileage will...

8. Posted: 28 Mar 2019 16:57 - General Forum / Why are there minimum building sizes?
    Socceronly, I am in the very early stages of get a plan together for a small cabin also. I went through the same thing with the building and zoning department saying I need to be at least 1000 sq ft, and have a kitchen and bathroom area (even without electricity or running water) and if I was going to sleep there I wo...

9. Posted: 28 Mar 2019 10:28 - Properties / Building a cabin in Quebec
    Hello! I have been lurking and reading for some time. I don't want to interfere with the OP and their objective in opening this topic, but I'm curious if anyone ha experience in Quebec with building in a ZEC, a "territoire non organise" and if the same local permit processes apply or if you're only subject to the provincial regulations. If anyone ...

10. Posted: 23 Mar 2019 17:00 - Cabin Construction / Is it normal for heavy timber tie beams to sag?
    ...9;s currently a couple feet of snow on the roof. I'm not sure what kind of wood it is. I viewed this property and couldn't actually get inside the day I was there. I'm still waiting on building permits to see if I can find out what it's built out of.

11. Posted: 22 Mar 2019 21:36 - Cabin Construction / How do I navigate the IRC?
    My states permit application has the following statement--- WHEN BUILDING PERMITS ARE NOT REQUIRED (New Mexico Residential Code 105.1) A building permit shall not be required for the follo...

12. Posted: 22 Mar 2019 20:53 - Cabin Construction / How do I navigate the IRC?
    Quoting: ICCNo. Nothing in the IRC that is directly aimed at sheds. The IRC mainly addresses one or two family habitable buildings. I still plan on sitting down with the IRC, but what is the definition of "one family habitable building"? I mean, if I put a couch, desk, and wood stov...

13. Posted: 22 Mar 2019 20:26 - Cabin Construction / How do I navigate the IRC?
    No. Nothing in the IRC that is directly aimed at sheds. The IRC mainly addresses one or two family habitable buildings. Requirements for sheds that need permits can have rules that vary widely from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. The local officials are the best source for what will...

14. Posted: 21 Mar 2019 23:06 - Properties / Suburban cabin on 2 acres
    mrbob.... I ended up building a 10' x 18' so 180 sqft. I did a shed roof design sloping the long way thus giving me a second floor storage area accessed by a pull down stairway. Hard to see in the pict...

15. Posted: 21 Mar 2019 09:24 - Properties / Suburban cabin on 2 acres
    ...t end for years (retired now) most cities/counties have a specific soft allowance without a permit. In our area it is 200sqft with an eave height not to exceed 14' That allowed for a very nice building at our primary residence. This summer we hope to build a woodshed/shop at the cabin. The county there also allows 200 sqft, one story without a permit...

16. Posted: 21 Mar 2019 07:53 - Properties / Suburban cabin on 2 acres
    You should really see what they require for the permit process. If they require a stamped building plan, even for a shed you can kiss $5k budget good by. If you decide to go no permit i would make sure the town knows and make sure that means...

17. Posted: 20 Mar 2019 19:57 - Properties / Suburban cabin on 2 acres
    Hello. This is my first post. I am so excited to have found this site. I'm planning on building a smallish cabin next to our smallish house as a quiet break from the kids and wife. I figure I could do a shed/cabin for $5k where a proper addition would be 5-10x that. We...

18. Posted: 19 Mar 2019 23:43 - General Forum / Shipping Container for Shed?
    ...his was for the container, the move twice (from auction yard to cousins place, then lots of welding, filling holes, adding vents, welding on brackets to support roof, then to final resting spot) then building roof over it (no OSB, all plywood) and then metal roof and paint job. It sets on about 6 yard of crushed rock as a foundation. All those forklift slots you see have a secure screen f...

19. Posted: 8 Mar 2019 19:37 - Properties / Centralized Facilities for a group property
    ...s are to be equitably shared; taxes, power bill, maintenance, repairs when a tree falls on someone’s cabin or whatever? Insurance? To me all those details are more important than the layout of the buildings, etc. What happens when someone dies or gets divorced, or has to move because of circumstances nobody can foresee right now? There should be definite rules spelled out as to how a...

20. Posted: 28 Feb 2019 13:11 - Cabin Construction / A-frame construction and the Building Code
    ...p a 20x32 a-frame. There is some unorganized land around me where I could use unstamped lumber from a lumber mill to build, but parcels are scarce. Does anyone have any experience being involved in a building an a-frame where you had to have a building permit and inspections? Can you share what size/type lumber and spacing was required for the triangles? ...

21. Posted: 24 Feb 2019 21:14 - Properties / Ferry Co. Washington
    My current plans for the spring break trip in addition to checking out lots is a stop at the Ferry Co. Building Dept. for some permitting questions, and the Northeast Tri-County Health District to see if they'll let me build my own grey water only septic system.

22. Posted: 24 Feb 2019 18:13 - Properties / Article on hunt camps, Ontario - but sign of things to come?
    ..., how big it was, and whether the bureaucrats are trying to play dirty by tattling (inaccurately?) to MPAC. (An important point, to be sure). My understanding was that in Ontario, hunt camps do need building permits, just the oversight and conditions (e.g. regarding access) are less onerous than for a full-fledged seasonal or permanent dwelling. The only thing that doesn...

23. Posted: 24 Feb 2019 15:00 - Properties / Ferry Co. Washington
    FYI & FWIW------ FERRY COUNTY PLANNING AND BUILDING FAQ’S What can I build without a building permit? One story detached accessory structures provided the floor area does not exceed 300 square feet...

24. Posted: 21 Feb 2019 17:03 - Properties / Cabin location rules
    How can someone go about finding out if can build a small cabin on property but avoid taxes and building permits. I’ve heard the county my property is in has a 200sq ft rule that applies as long as not lived in permanently. But I would like to make sure before constru...

25. Posted: 10 Feb 2019 16:03 - Cabin Construction / Milling local lumber: cost effective?
    If your building, is 100 feet or less , it might be classed as a storage building and not require a building permit. Better do some research on thi...

26. Posted: 10 Feb 2019 15:37 - Cabin Construction / Milling local lumber: cost effective?
    I also should mention that we're a bit off the beaten path so don't expect any inspections and wouldn't need a building permit.

27. Posted: 10 Feb 2019 14:23 - Cabin Construction / Milling local lumber: cost effective?
    You don't specify the planned use, structural 2x lumber or non-structural? Do you need a building permit or will there be any inspections? If so you may not be able to use the ungraded lumber for any structural purposes. If you want to have the timber milled i...

28. Posted: 9 Feb 2019 15:29 - Member's Projects and Photos / 8x12 Tiny cabin in NW Ontario
    ... extra head space. especially since not many people will be around to judge my build design haha. I'm also not concerned about adding on in the future due to the issue of not being able to get a building permit. Which is also why adding an attached screen porch probably isn't an option even though I would be awesome to have in the summer. socceronly- that'...

29. Posted: 6 Feb 2019 13:25 - Member's Projects and Photos / 8x12 Tiny cabin in NW Ontario
    I guess that's fair. But in my opinion if they wont issue you a building permit due to your location then there should be other options besides building a tiny structure. Either way though i'll be happy with the tiny...

30. Posted: 21 Jan 2019 11:31 - Properties / Hunt Camp - any experiences?
    IDK anything about hunt camps. If you buy in a unorginized township in Northern Ontario you do not need a building permit but you do need to draw up a plan and submit it to the local municipality. This is for a change in the bylaws. It's been about 25 years since we did it...


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