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1. Posted: 1 Aug 2019 11:41 - Cabin Construction / Cost of 12x16 2019?
    Hello everybody, I hope the summer finds you well. So I'm considering building a 12x16 or 10x20 to stay under the permit guidelines and was wondering if someone could give me an idea of shell cost. I've got a list together and searched o...

2. Posted: 27 Jul 2019 03:25 - Properties / Small cabin in northern Michigan and building permits
    Lippy667, The property is in Osceola county and there is no zoning for my particular township nor at the county level. So I do not have a minimum square footage to meet. My concern is building permits. I contacted the building inspector asking if an Amish pre-made structure would pass building inspections and this was his ...

3. Posted: 26 Jul 2019 10:41 - Properties / Small cabin in northern Michigan and building permits
    ... the right zoning, there is a good chance you can still get all the permits you need for what you want. Go to the local zoning department and ordinances first. If they approve something, the county building department has to go along with it unless it is unsafe. I spoke with the county bldg department first also, and he told me they don't allow cabins, had to be a...

4. Posted: 26 Jul 2019 02:58 - Properties / Small cabin in northern Michigan and building permits
    New member here looking for information on building codes and permits. Here is my situation: My wife and I are currently looking for property with 10-20 acres that will be used to build a small cabin on in northern M...

5. Posted: 23 Jul 2019 05:04 - Properties / Building behind Railway Line
    ...quirements to build a 10"-deep gravel road suitable for emergency vehicles to access ($ prohibitive). If they're fairly lenient though, it's a way to get/demonstrate access at the building permit stage without having to sweet-talk the railway. You do not want to be telling a township building dept that you access your land via an infor...

6. Posted: 12 Jul 2019 09:55 - Properties / ? for Spoofer (upstate NY area)
    I have a cabin right down the road from you in Williamstown, NY. I recently went through the building permit process and it was not difficult. The local municipality inspects the foundation/framing/insulation/etc and they were easy to work with. The state/county in...

7. Posted: 11 Jul 2019 11:05 - Properties / Building behind Railway Line
    I'm behind a railway line, in Ontario. There are 2 dimensions to this. First, building permits. This varies by jurisdiction. Generally, in Ontario, to build even a seasonal *residence* you need to be adjacent to a public road, or be able to demonstrate...

8. Posted: 4 Jul 2019 15:34 - Properties / Building behind Railway Line
    ...egal right to access his property except over some neighboring private land ( not through the NF), and the recorded deeds have no mention of any access. Quoting: george415Worried that if I submit a building permit application they will ask how I intend to access the property Does the recorded info at the county clerk make any mention of access? For the past 15 years or...

9. Posted: 4 Jul 2019 11:24 - Properties / Building behind Railway Line
    Hello All I have some acres zoned to allow a hunt camp of 1000sq ft on the muskoka area but my property is behind a rail line .... Worried that if I submit a building permit application they will ask how I intend to access the property Any thoughts ?

10. Posted: 17 Jun 2019 23:27 - Cabin Construction / 16x24 Cabin Plus Building Code Hell
    ...uggestion makes a lot of sense. A friend is trying to have me pour a slab vs the pier and beam. He must think I am rich or something lol. My cabin would be out in the middle of nowhere, no code or building permit needed. Would you be able to share a page from the blue prints. I know its only $50 but would hate to buy it and them not be what i am expecting. I ...

11. Posted: 12 Jun 2019 04:23 - Properties / Avoid building permit?
    ...permits, have a septic sys dug (I have a composting toilet, their regs say WE DON"T CARE) get inspections all which total over 5 grand to begin with, then one must file like they are going to be building a perm residence (you can take as long as you want to build it) but you have to jump through all these hoops just to stay on your own property for more than 21 days ...

12. Posted: 11 Jun 2019 10:40 - Cabin Construction / longevity of building with skids/girders
    ...ure my wife will say "well then let's make it bigger" and it will balloon into something else. Right now, I can handle everything myself. It won't have running water. There are no building permits required (just a site permit). So... onward for now.

13. Posted: 5 Jun 2019 16:51 - Properties / Bruce Peninsula - land clearing
    So I spent most of the winter reading Ontario Building Codes, going over bylaws and getting familiar with a software program. I managed to build my own plans and get them approved! It was a bit daunting in reading how much supports you...

14. Posted: 5 Jun 2019 10:18 - Cabin Construction / 16x24 Cabin Plus Building Code Hell
    I'm currently building a 16x30. Code enforcement is pretty lax in my town....After speaking with the town building dept., I filed my permit as an "outbuilding...

15. Posted: 5 Jun 2019 07:25 - Cabin Construction / 16x24 Cabin Plus Building Code Hell
    The first question you need to ask the building department is do they need a stamped plan buy a engineer. I asked this before i even bought my property. If they do theres not much point in you drawing your own plans. A floor/...

16. Posted: 4 Jun 2019 21:05 - Cabin Construction / 16x24 Cabin Plus Building Code Hell
    ...tart my 16x24 cabin build. But first a little frustrated rant and in need of some direction. I had purchased two sets of plans to study because the township here in Northern PA requires following IRC building codes in order to get an occupancy permit on build completion. They require 2 sets of plans. Also learned that IRC codes are from Britain? Huh? Thought we broke free...

17. Posted: 31 May 2019 14:58 - Member's Projects and Photos / 20 x 32 River Cabin on Stilts
    ...ruction on my cabin. In 2015 I bought 9 acres on a river in North Georgia. It is 1 acre wide and 9 acres long, which means lots of river frontage. After saving for a while I am finally able to start building without financing. I have uploaded the plans here. I am sure you guys will have suggestions about how they should change and while I appreciate the thoughts, I have already pulled ...

18. Posted: 23 May 2019 21:26 - Cabin Construction / longevity of building with skids/girders
    ...1986I read a lot on this topic and I want to try out coupling rebar. They say it's easy to install and it's way more strong. As far as I know, Hardman company uses it for different kinds of buildings so I'm pretty sure it would be enough for a cabin. Not sure why you think that is good stuff for a cabin? It would appear to be great stuff for building dams,...

19. Posted: 23 May 2019 13:04 - Cabin Construction / Bunkie Plans
    Does anyone any resources to suggest of where to great bunkie plans? I’m finding not a lot of great stuff online, especially ones that fit the less than 108sqft (10sqm) “accessory building” or “shed” requirements for not needing a permit. What did you use? Have any great resources to share?

20. Posted: 10 May 2019 14:24 - Member's Projects and Photos / Devastating news, building permit denied!
    ...ember, it's easier to get forgiveness than permission. From your posts, it seems you have 60 acres. I probably would have gone ahead and built and said forget the permit. Where I live, county building permits serve only to notify the assessor to inspect the property and raise your taxes. My cabin is less than 100 feet from a river and certainly...

21. Posted: 10 May 2019 09:59 - Member's Projects and Photos / Devastating news, building permit denied!
    This what we are having to do also for out small cabin/ sheds. Area is in flood plain so cant be permanent building. We are putting 3 sheds 35 ft from our small creek. NC has newish law that permits are not needed for primitive camp structures - no plumping or grid power, so compo...

22. Posted: 3 May 2019 16:34 - Cabin Construction / How do I navigate the IRC?
    I know I am a little late, but I am also in the early planning stages and just went through this run around with the local building department of residential vs. habitable cabin/shed. They (county building dept. in MI) basically said if you sleep in it, it is habitable and it has to be built to ...

23. Posted: 30 Apr 2019 02:13 - Cabin Construction / Critique my plans
    ... second floor (Upstairs bedroom) will have a 42” knee wall and the same vaulted 8/12 scissor truss. This will result in a 12 foot tall exterior wall, two foot taller than the living room side. The building will have many large glass windows. I have pre-purchased most of them from a variety of sources for pennies on the dollar. Over the last year almost every Craigslist ad in my area th...

24. 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.

25. 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...

26. 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...

27. 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...

28. 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...

29. 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?

30. 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...


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