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1. 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 ...

2. 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 ...

3. 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.

4. 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...

5. 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...

6. 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/...

7. 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...

8. 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 ...

9. 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,...

10. 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?

11. 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...

12. 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...

13. 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 ...

14. 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...

15. 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.

16. 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...

17. 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...

18. 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...

19. 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...

20. 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?

21. 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...

22. 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...

23. 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 ...

24. 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.

25. 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...

26. 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...

27. 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...

28. 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...

29. 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...

30. 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...


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