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Desim
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# Posted: 10 Nov 2020 11:32
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Have unusual idea which is sure to have unusual problems.
I have been wanting to put a hunting cabin on a off grid location. Have access road started and plans for small cabin ready when blam, curves ahead, I had a thought.
A friend has an extra steel beam and I know where I can get another. Then I was talking to an Amish friend and he has a 12x24 lofted steel sled building for sale. The building is not what I had in mind BUT I put the parts together with a beautiful small stream and a good location I could straddle the stream.
Not to bore you with details and yes preventing all from washing away is #1 priority. What are the issues?
#1 for me is humidity. How much of an issue and how to minimize? I can imagine moss growing on the bottom especially. The bottom will be 8 or more feet from stream.
All opinions good or bad welcome.
Any that would be neat thoughts especially.

Brettny
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# Posted: 10 Nov 2020 12:19
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I'm not sure what state or even country your in but you cant build that close to a stream here.

NorthRick
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# Posted: 10 Nov 2020 13:10
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What Brettny said. Even where I'm at (Alaska) one of the few covenants on the property are set back requirements from water.

SE Ohio
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# Posted: 10 Nov 2020 14:47
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You can do it in PA if you are a well known architect https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallingwater

Brettny
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# Posted: 10 Nov 2020 15:49
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I'm sure the laws where different back in the 1930s

Desim
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# Posted: 13 Nov 2020 09:31 - Edited by: Desim
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I know of several homes built over streams in Tennessee. Most are huge and expensive. However you bring up a valid point and I should check with local authorities. If I cannot put a "shed" over my stream I'll put it alongside and build a bridge over the stream.

DaveBell
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# Posted: 13 Nov 2020 16:26
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Put a bridge with a trap door in front of the cabin and a sign that says, "Toll Bridge". Then as people cross ask them: What is your quest? What is your favorite color? What is the speed of the African Swallow?

Desim
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# Posted: 14 Nov 2020 10:45
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Lol ex gamer here. So I get it.

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