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1. Posted: 5 Nov 2018 09:58 - Properties / Planning move/buy land - where to stay while looking?
    Have checked out Adams county ohio, I recently purchased a parcel of land recently.and no building permits, you build what you like it's very rural wooded hilly to very steep. They call it the foot hills of Appalachian, there a amish community there

2. Posted: 27 Oct 2018 15:30 - Properties / Fire Access Road
    Thanks for all the input. It may not be that bad. We definitely want access for emergency vehicles, but needing a 750,000lb fire truck access for one 12x12 building is a bit overkill. The terrain is very stony and naturally compacts hard. The thing is that this very small building doesn't even require a permit...

3. Posted: 25 Oct 2018 14:43 - Properties / Planning move/buy land - where to stay while looking?
    I live in NH and make frequent trips to VT, and will be building my own cabin in northern NH next year very close to the VT border. I think you will absolutely benefit from seeing prospective lots without snow cover. There's ledge, seasonal...

4. Posted: 20 Oct 2018 19:28 - Properties / Planning move/buy land - where to stay while looking?
    Building to code isnt too difficult, at the very least it makes the place more valuable if you decide to move on at some point. Most of the things that probably seem daunting isnt too bad onc...

5. Posted: 17 Oct 2018 01:33 - Properties / Planning move/buy land - where to stay while looking?
    Well, some folks will disagree, but many if not most of the rules or methods that are laid out in the building codes are related to safety. Safety as in the walls, floors or roofs are constructed to be strong enough to sustain the typical weather and the typical uses of typical people. Safety...

6. Posted: 16 Oct 2018 21:02 - Properties / Planning move/buy land - where to stay while looking?
    ...in sorta poor NM, forested land is almost never less than 10K an acre even when looking at very large tracts. As for not wanting to have to deal with rules and fees, many places that may not have building permit fees may still have a state level building code that, officially, must be followed. My NM county can be rather lax in enforcing code complian...

7. Posted: 16 Oct 2018 16:50 - Properties / Ontario Building Permits
    ...t if readers who have good and bad experiences with permits chirp in. I have just closed down our off-grid, water access cabin and will now spent the winter planning to build a small "accessory building" designed to enhance "the occasional recreational use" of our property and "primary cabin". From what I've read so far, these seem to b...

8. Posted: 16 Oct 2018 15:15 - Properties / Planning move/buy land - where to stay while looking?
    Check out northern Vermont and Maine. I almost purchased land in Cabot, VT so I know for a fact there are no building codes there, but I know there are other towns as well. Similar climate and ecology to Ontario too. I'm closing on some land in NH tomorrow and the building co...

9. Posted: 15 Oct 2018 21:57 - Properties / Planning move/buy land - where to stay while looking?
    I did a brief search and saw that in an Ontario Unorganized Township there are no fees for building permits because there is no system in place to issue them or inspect the construction. However, I also found that any building in Ontario is suppose...

10. Posted: 15 Oct 2018 20:39 - Properties / Planning move/buy land - where to stay while looking?
    ...as an unorganized township? Hundreds of 'em, depends on where you are. I'm sure every state has plenty of wilderness available....Doesn't seem like you have done much research..? If building without a permit is your main driver, then you just need to look harder. It's a major PITA becoming a citizen of another country and seems like a monumental was...

11. Posted: 15 Oct 2018 18:57 - Properties / Planning move/buy land - where to stay while looking?
    ...enewals that last 3 years) plus a one-time waste plan permit (for example outhouse or composting toilet, cost is $100.) 3)To build a permanent structure, you just need to submit a general plan e.g. "I plan to build a 10x16 building about here on the map." There is not a building code beyond that you can't be too close to streams, lake...

12. Posted: 15 Oct 2018 11:20 - Properties / Planning move/buy land - where to stay while looking?
    ...ting: frankpaigeWith enough searching I think you can locate something here w/o authoritative encomberance. I'm mainly attracted to Ontario for the fact that I wouldn't have to worry about building permits for almost anything (only searching for land in unorganized townships). Because I'm not 100% concrete into what/where I will be building...

13. Posted: 2 Oct 2018 13:29 - General Forum / Building Off-Grid Log Cabin Nova Scotia
    ...easonal / Recreational and is quite rural, nearest major "city" is < 80k including the military base and about an hour & half from me in Pembroke / Petawawa Ontario. I met with the Building Inspector FIRST and luckily he is not a regressive (this is how it's always been done and I'm not interested in anything different types) who is open minded and accepting o...

14. Posted: 1 Oct 2018 20:30 - General Forum / Building Off-Grid Log Cabin Nova Scotia
    ...o have a power source for smoke/CO and ventilation. I am trying to find out from the municipality if I can go with battery operation or solar power for a recreation type of cabin. I was planning on building the cabin with logs off my own land, but after doing some research, I found a company up here who supplies cedar logs, and the plans to construct the cabin. If I go that way I will f...

15. Posted: 30 Sep 2018 18:25 - General Forum / Building Off-Grid Log Cabin Nova Scotia
    I'm leary of building with no permits as I know of cases where buildings had to be removed and some cases where it cost more than the original permit wou...

16. Posted: 29 Sep 2018 17:45 - General Forum / Building Off-Grid Log Cabin Nova Scotia
    ...der to be driven on the roads. If you build something larger you'll need a special permit each time you move it. Also, some municipalities require that a main house be built before an accessory building. I would advise going through a proper permitting process. A building inspector can prevent a lot of costly mistakes.

17. Posted: 29 Sep 2018 14:15 - General Forum / Building Off-Grid Log Cabin Nova Scotia
    Have you enquired of the local municipality officials what is involved for obtaining a building permit? I have friends in Inverness county who built a few years ago. They had a DIY plan they made themselves for a home of about 800 sq ft. IIRC, I think they pai...

18. Posted: 29 Sep 2018 13:23 - General Forum / Building Off-Grid Log Cabin Nova Scotia
    Hey Everyone, I have been wanting to start building a Log Cabin here in rural Nova Scotia on the water. I would like it to be off-grid, and close, if not totally self-sufficient. I was wondering if anyone here could give me some info ...

19. Posted: 24 Aug 2018 23:36 - Member's Projects and Photos / 24 X 26 Cabin build in Vermont
    Awesome project!! I'm planning on building almost the same thing. I'm interested in seeing how u built the floor system on the 1st floor and how your running the stairs from the basement. Did you put in a carrier beam. H...

20. Posted: 23 Aug 2018 14:36 - Properties / Building My First Cabin...But Will I Go To Jail?
    Here in Ontario if you can keep it hidden for 75 years I believe, the property becomes yours and the building is allowed to stay. My wife knew of one old structure that sat for I think 73 years before it was found out. I think the family thought it was legal all along and went to inquire abo...

21. 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...

22. 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...

23. 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...

24. 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...

25. 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 ...

26. 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...

27. 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 ...

28. 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.

29. 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...

30. 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?


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