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DaveBell
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# Posted: 2 Mar 2019 04:23
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Anyone buy/using one of those pre-built cabins on skids? Any issues with county code/approval? Any issues with frost heave? How did you insulate it?

deercula
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# Posted: 2 Mar 2019 11:53 - Edited by: deercula
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I looked at these and seriously considered them before finding a local Amish builder. They were built on runners, sitting on gravel for years, in mid-Ohio. Could see no frost problems. They can be insulated. They will work with you on suggested placement options. They would pass muster in MY township. A bunch of info/options here that you need to click around to find. Worth a look while you are in the planning stages.

https://waysidelawnstructures.com/log-cabins/pre-built-log-cabins/


https://waysidelawnstructures.com/log-cabins/pre-built-log-cabins/hunter-log-cabin/

Cowracer
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# Posted: 2 Mar 2019 13:55 - Edited by: Cowracer
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IF my cabin burnt down, or was stolen by meth-heads, I would go that route. There are quite a few set up like that at my lake community. They can be made very nice inside, and can be insulated just like any other stick-built structure.

AFAIK, nobody has had issues with frost heaves.

Tim

xtolekbananx
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# Posted: 2 Mar 2019 17:32
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I bought 10x20 cabin on skids from Amish and it is framed almost like a house. I insulated the walls and ceiling. The floor is not insulated but for right now I have some carpet. I set it on 8 inches of stone and so far no problems. I upgraded the floor to 2x6 and 3/4 plywood. I'm located near Oneonta NY and the town inspected it and no problems. I said the purpose is a hunting camp. Since then I added 8x20 to it so the whole thing is 18x20. I do see minor heaving in winter but all the windows open and close no problem. Only the entry door have minor problem, nothing I cant live with. The only thing I still have to do is the windows, they give you single pane and they sweat in winter causing moisture problem. I had this cabin since 2016 and dont see any problems with it. The only reason I went with setup like that is money, it was cheap and fast. If I was buying another land I would probably do the same thing only different style and I would insulate the floor. Before and after the addition pictures. Im still bot done with painting and few details inside.
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Dhunter
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# Posted: 2 Mar 2019 17:32
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DaveBell
I’m about to order a pre built lofted barn. 10 by 16. The pre built cabins they have, come with a deck but that takes away from inside space. So if I ordered a 10 by 16 cabin I’d really only get a 10 by 12 space inside because the deck is 4 ft. I will build my own deck off the front. I can buy a pre built lofted barn for $3,700. Material to build would be around $2,500. With a new born baby I just don’t have time to build one. Also I like the idea of the skids because I can always hook on with my tractor and move it if needed.

justinbowser
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# Posted: 2 Mar 2019 18:54
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We have a 12x24 of this type construction. I think it's just fine and we will probably drag it over a basement in the next year or so...
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redneckpaul
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# Posted: 2 Mar 2019 19:14 - Edited by: redneckpaul
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https://www.pinkhillcabins.us/
I bought my 14X26 from this outfit.
Fully insulated and electrical ready.
Sight prepped and delivered for free.
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monkeydeck
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# Posted: 7 Mar 2019 00:12 - Edited by: monkeydeck
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I happen to sell similar structures 8x8 up to 16x40, people buy them for all kinds of uses. I have a 10x20 repo that I reconfigured to my liking, sprayfoam insulated the floor joists to the rafters, and ran pine tongue and groove inside. I placed it on my land in the Adirondack region on NY, and thats the reason im perusing this forum. Id be happy to answer any questions about portable buildings you may have. I just joined here and dont want to get in trouble for posting my website, but if you want to check it out send a pm.

monkeydeck
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# Posted: 7 Mar 2019 00:24
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as far as code / inspectors, very rarely they will ask for engineered drawings and once they recieve them all is good
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Brettny
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# Posted: 7 Mar 2019 16:10
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Monkey what part of NY are you from and do you have a website and pricing info?

We are closing on property near norwich on monday and meeting with a shed builder the same day. This will be a sh-abin for a bit before we build a cabin.

measuretwice
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# Posted: 7 Mar 2019 19:29
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Those sheds from monkeydeck look like Catskill Shed Co (https://www.facebook.com/CatSkillSheds/)

Looked at a few before ruling out due to 2x3 usage and low ceilings, but they are affordable for the square footage.

monkeydeck
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# Posted: 7 Mar 2019 20:51
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Brettny it would be free delivery to Norwich, I have a display lot in Fulton, you can check out pricing at 31sheds.com , not sure about Catskill but we dont use 2x3s anywhere, 2x4 is standard and for a small upcharge you can have 2x6.Our utility style offers 8' sidewalls and lofted barn style has 6'3" or 6'6" sidewalls. All our buildings are built on notched 4x6s, and offer treated floor joists and treated plywood floors, or LP prostruct floors

monkeydeck
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# Posted: 7 Mar 2019 23:35
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Dhunter not sure where your located but my price on a 10x16 lofted barn is $3045, id be happy to discuss specs

Dhunter
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# Posted: 8 Mar 2019 06:46
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Located in south east Iowa..

monkeydeck
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# Posted: 8 Mar 2019 08:00
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We arent serving that area yet, wish I could be more helpful

Dhunter
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# Posted: 8 Mar 2019 09:00
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monkeydeck
Need a salesman for my region? Lol

abragred
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# Posted: 18 Nov 2020 16:26 - Edited by: abragred
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I don't own one personally, but when I was a volunteer teacher I used to teach in one of those pre-build cabins. It was the first time I've been in one and I found them to be so ingenious and useful especially for the area that I was in. I later found out a nice gentleman that donated them cause the lessons were done outside in the field prior to that and it almost made me cry. Anyway, I really see the use in all of these, be it for your own house, garden, farm, shop or even for charity in this case. I'm looking to buy one for the homeless shelter in my city now.

spencerin
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# Posted: 18 Nov 2020 21:10
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You can probably get a good shell out of those for cheap. They typically don't use vapor barriers or ties and their sidewalls are usually only 7', but I'm sure you could have them do all that for a reasonable extra charge.

WILL1E
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# Posted: 19 Nov 2020 08:04
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What are the risks or problems that could arise due to the lack of a vapor barrier?

Brettny
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# Posted: 19 Nov 2020 08:17
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That link is spam...just like all the other members popping up in posts from over a year ago with a link.

As for vapor barrier it can be added feom the inside if you want. With such a small building and the sealing ability of spray foam I would suggest you look at get it spray foamed or doing it your self. Even a 1in layer of spray foam then finishing with fiberglass can make a very well sealed building.

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