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1. Posted: 31 Jul 2018 20:43 - Properties / Wondering about Vermont
    You should check the town website. Look for areas with no building zoning. There is some state rules on seasonal cabins that are pretty lax unless you get into septic and wells. Any structures that will be a primary dwelling get into some pretty sta...

2. Posted: 16 Jul 2018 14:31 - Cabin Construction / Wood sizes and spans?
    Ask the city/town or county building department what you can do. Some places have more strict regulations when it comes to foundations. Some people also build w/o a permit. Some jurisdictions make you t...

3. Posted: 29 Jun 2018 21:05 - Member's Projects and Photos / Newbie/Northern Wisconsin 12'x24'
    ... be above board code wise it would have to be 2x6 construction to get the added r-value the thicker walls provide with the correct insulation. At least that is the way it is for new homes, I assume a building permit for a cabin if used year round would be the same. I like the idea of a metal roof, over shingles for ice, snow and in the summer shingles start to get moss co...

4. Posted: 28 Jun 2018 08:38 - Properties / Bruce Peninsula - land clearing
    Do you plan on building a permanent structure? I mean, apply for the building permit, then its "started" and you can keep your shed. I dont know when your timelin...

5. Posted: 26 Jun 2018 00:41 - Cabin Construction / 12 x 16 with ten foot walls?
    I don't know what county in the UP you are in, but I do know that Menominee County states that --- a building permit is required for construction other than detached accessory structure under 200 sq. ft. The key word in that is "accessory". The under 200 sq ft ...

6. Posted: 22 May 2018 17:01 - Off-Grid Living / Septic System
    Just looking for some general information and comments. I have a remote cabin that is off grid and no need to worry about building permits or inspectors. Currently have a outhouse and a composting toilet inside. My wife and the granddaughters would like something more like home, that's a f...

7. Posted: 19 May 2018 22:56 - Cabin Construction / Questions about Building Permits
    ...d for permit) and drew up a site plan (layout on paper of property and where items will be. Drain field must be 100feet from well or more. Site plan was and cost $95, then I headed over to the building dept and in about 20 minutes was on my way, and got a call permit was ready 2 weeks later. They just OK'd my design (bought online) and it was ...

8. Posted: 18 May 2018 08:45 - Cabin Construction / Roof board question
    ...ywood over rafters laid sideways, staggered like bricks. You may save some $$$ but the the difference would not be worth the compromise you'd get and may not meet code if you are building it with a permit. That is just my opinion and its worth every cent you paid.

9. Posted: 15 May 2018 20:29 - Properties / St Lawrence County NY
    If you can't find building permit info online, then I'd think you need to start telephoning. I would start by telephoning the planning department. They should be able to direct you to who...

10. Posted: 15 May 2018 19:58 - Properties / St Lawrence County NY
    ...composting toilet, solar, well, et cetera but for now I just want a small cabin to spend time in until I find the best spot to put my permanent house. Does anyone have any experience with St Lawrence County and their building permits for seasonal cabins?

11. Posted: 14 May 2018 09:42 - Cabin Construction / Questions about Building Permits
    So I called this morning. As for Ashe County, NC, Minimum Sq Ft. is around 256' or close to that number. Building permit would be about $380 for minimum Sq Footage. (cost increased per Sq Ft but nowhere close to $20k-30k) Septic is required for all houses, can't ...

12. Posted: 12 May 2018 22:06 - Cabin Construction / Questions about Building Permits
    ...& 2 Family Additions & Remodeling: $290 for First 1000 SQ FT Additions or Remodeling of more than 1000 SQ FT requires 1 & 2 Family Dwelling Permit All the above permits cover all Trades Commercial Building, Remodeling & Additions: $7.00 per $1,000 Construction (minimum $265.00) This permit can cover...

13. Posted: 12 May 2018 19:09 - Cabin Construction / Questions about Building Permits
    ...ny home) full-time at-least for a few years. I plan on harvesting solar energy, getting internet hookup, getting a well dug, having a compost toilet and doing small scale gardening on my property. I know I need a building permit, I know septic needs permit but do I NEED septic if I'm using a composting toilet? What if my "grey" sink/sho...

14. Posted: 11 May 2018 07:51 - Cabin Construction / Small Cabin Plans - Architect Andrew Sheldon
    ... build it for you, you probably won't need a plan. Just show the picture to your builder and say "build me something like this." Builders who concentrate on sheds, garages and other outbuildings etc. have plenty of experience working without plans. Now if you are planning on building it yourself and you don't have much experience, or if you plan on hi...

15. Posted: 30 Apr 2018 07:39 - Member's Projects and Photos / 20 X 30 Cabin in central PA
    Not quite. Got our septic permit but not our building permit. Working out a few details with our plan before we submit it. Hopefully my husband and I can get it figured out this week. Been working on ou...

16. Posted: 26 Apr 2018 21:15 - Properties / Yurt permit
    ... floor) without a permit and forced to take it down. But it led to discussion and I believe North Frontenac council is just now about to consider a proposal to allow yurts (with a floor) as accessory buildings subject to obtaining a permit only for the *deck* they stand on but otherwise OK. I think still under discussion, but i) might be an example for yo...

17. Posted: 17 Apr 2018 23:52 - Off-Grid Living / Propane Fridge
    ... levels if all gas ranges had air exhaust vent hoods and they were used. It’s worse in winter and worse with energy efficient designs that limit air infiltration. That’s not a reason to return to building houses like we did a hundred years ago. It is food for thought. As for fuel-burning appliances that have oxygen depletion sensors, those do have some merit. However, one can still ...

18. Posted: 14 Apr 2018 15:56 - Properties / Building a cabin in ontario (permits and fees)
    We are in the Kawarthas and have had a fantastic experience with our building inspector. we were able to build as small as 600Sq ft. the permits were in under $1000. $100 per sq foot is incorrect. permits for new bu...

19. Posted: 14 Apr 2018 15:04 - Properties / Building a cabin in ontario (permits and fees)
    ...b, especially permits. The pricing for those is driving me nuts. Permits are not inherently bad if they are reasonably priced. Another thing what govt could have done is create a choice - full scale building permit and a cabin permit at a reduced rate. Problem be solved. Everything would be accountable, yet more common c...

20. Posted: 13 Apr 2018 14:45 - Properties / Building a cabin in ontario (permits and fees)
    ...rences from town to town. Example, we have 100 acres in North Kawartha and the bylaw says with that size property we can build a "hunt camp" which can be essentially any size BUT we do need building permits and septic ( I haven't looked to see if they are OK with a composting toilet) And to be honest, it is better to go legal than potentially get fined by t...

21. Posted: 18 Mar 2018 12:51 - Properties / Unorganized vs Organized Townships?
    ...tigating the Pros and Cons of Unorganized Townships. I'm fairly certain it's the route we'll b taking. Pros -cheaper land (hundreds of acres for 20k type thing) -few or even zero building permits needed -no nosey government issues, -few/no annoying neighbours lol -PRIVACY -do what u want when u want! Cons -no services such as fire/police/ambulance...

22. Posted: 14 Mar 2018 19:13 - Cabin Construction / FORCED to install a Septic System
    This is in BC Canada. The people at the building permit department said that they've had people in the past who haven't maintained their composting toilets properly so no composting toilets are allowed. ...

23. Posted: 3 Mar 2018 22:51 - Member's Projects and Photos / 20 X 30 Cabin in central PA
    Have Realy enjoyed watching your progress! We're getting ready to take the big plunge ourselves. We're getting our septic permit next week. Then the building permit after that. Can't wait!

24. Posted: 26 Feb 2018 11:59 - Cabin Construction / girder size and spacing
    ... to something at the top end. The middle or bottom is free to move around, tilt, rotate, whatever if the soil permits movement. Wet soil has little resistance to lateral movement. That is why you will not find in any building code book, any reference as to how piers should be installed, which is why I recommended a poured perimeter footing or a PWF, also full perimeter. ...

25. Posted: 21 Feb 2018 15:51 - Off-Grid Living / Septic Question
    What your looking for is a "Holding Tank" which some regions / areas permit their use and others don't. Check your local building dept and see what their position is on them and their usage. The only drawback is you have to know the limits and that you will need to get it emptied at least onc...

26. Posted: 12 Feb 2018 10:24 - Member's Projects and Photos / New Ontario Member - North Frontenac
    Quoting: old243meloj, since you are early in your plans for your property. Something you might consider, is the placement of your cottage , and out buildings My property luckily has the driveway from the road right into a cleared area at the front of the property. The back portion runs 800-1000 feet along the private lake roads with a ...

27. Posted: 18 Jan 2018 17:45 - Off-Grid Living / Generator auto start
    My good friend recently purchased a homestead from a older gentleman who had passed away. The property has many buildings with work spaces and living quarters. It is deep in the woods and NOTHING is permitted and most is not finished. I am sure I will have a lot of questions, but we wa...

28. Posted: 26 Dec 2017 10:58 - Member's Projects and Photos / 24x24 with Loft, Stoney style
    No, It was out there with me while I was building. I'm sure it got torn up and thrown out. It was super helpful if u needed to get a permit pulled and such. However, the construction of a log is just glue/nails...

29. Posted: 30 Nov 2017 06:44 - General Forum / "Private Cabin" Question
    You will have to check with the Huntsville Town Building Dept, fortunately they have a website but you'll have to peruse it and get the details, or call and ask. https://www.huntsville.ca/en/doingBusiness/Building...

30. Posted: 26 Nov 2017 09:37 - Cabin Construction / Wall design ideas
    ...s learned with it too. * See photo @ bottom Cutting your own logs... IF you have worthy trees it is possible to hire in a portable mill (depends on your area though, so) but ungraded unstamped and building inspectors usually say no... IF it's for finishing, IE if you have cedars and want to use that for siding that's different and no problem with B.I's BUT if your in a ...


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