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geobuild
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# Posted: 6 Jun 2020 15:19
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Hi All,

I'm looking for recommendations for Amish or non-Amish cabin builders for a 16' x 24' skid foundation dried-in shell. Our property is south of Malone, NY.

Thanks!

deercula
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# Posted: 6 Jun 2020 17:50
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Google search shows Amish stores near Malone. That's where I would start.....

geobuild
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# Posted: 6 Jun 2020 20:31
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Thank you Deercula...... I've been googling Amish builders with little luck.....

toyota_mdt_tech
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# Posted: 6 Jun 2020 21:00
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Quoting: geobuild
Thank you Deercula...... I've been googling Amish builders with little luck.....


Try messaging them in a bottle or smoke signals.

(little humor, I am certain they have websites)

spoofer
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# Posted: 7 Jun 2020 18:43
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My cabin is in Amish country in northern Oswego County. They have signs along the roadside advertising anything from honey and maple syrup to sheds and custom cabins. I would take a couple hours and drive around.

geobuild
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# Posted: 7 Jun 2020 20:30
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Thank you spoofer.... will do.

jsahara24
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# Posted: 8 Jun 2020 10:04
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These guys maybe able to help. Or do as spoofer said if looking for local Amish builders.

https://ncsbarns.com/

Brettny
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# Posted: 9 Jun 2020 09:20
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https://tailorbuiltstructures.com
A little far from you but I know they have delivered to the old forge area. They buy them from an amish factory some where by Utica and deliver them all over. As a benchmark a 12x24 is about $3,800. That's with 6.5ft walls, 4x4 skids and normal plywood floor. No windows and I believe only one door. All can be custom ordered. One thing to keep in mind is the 12ft width is to the edge of the eaves not the walls.

We have a shed/cabin we got from this company. Its 10x14, 10ft to the walls. We got the 8ft walls, 6x6 runners and PT plywood floor. I believe it was about $3100 delivered a bit outside there 40mi range. It would have saved me about $500 by having a local amish build it and I would be responsible for deliver of an unknown amount.

geobuild
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# Posted: 19 Jun 2020 17:14
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Thank you jsahara24 and Brettny!

geobuild
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# Posted: 19 Jun 2020 17:18
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Search for Amish builder update.......

Just got back from four days upstate. Found an Amish roofing business in Malone and got a recommendation. Spoke to the gentleman and I liked what he said. Went to two local lumber yards in Malone and asked for recommendations for builders and in the conversations asked if they also knew of any Amish builders. Both places recommended the gentleman whose name I had. So....... I'm putting together detailed plans and heading back up in a couple of weeks. Definitely on the right track!

deercula
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# Posted: 20 Jun 2020 08:21
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This may be a good time for you to read up a bit about the Amish. You don't need to be an expert, but you don't want to be ignorant of their customs and beliefs.

Also, check with your town and county about their requirements. My township requires insurance, something the Amish don't believe in. We had to get a certificate from the Royal Order Amish in lieu.

Most do not drive, so they may need transportation.

It's worth the extra effort for the savings and quality you get.

smallworks
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# Posted: 16 Sep 2020 23:40
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Hi,
We're not far from you and had Adirondack Storage barns (in N.Lawrence and Chateaugay) build a storage shed "shell"with our specifications about 11 years ago.
We're doing all of the work-still!- but we're satisfied.
They were easy to work with and the price was right
Highly recommended.
Good luck.

geobuild
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# Posted: 2 Oct 2020 18:05
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Thank you smallworks..... I did visit them back in July and found a shed that would be my fall-back if an on-site cabin is too expensive. Turns out the builder I'm negotiating with and one of the sales people at AS are brothers!

geobuild
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# Posted: 10 Apr 2021 14:21 - Edited by: geobuild
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UPDATE: I recently ordered a 14' x 24' shed/cabin from Adirondack Storage Barns with delivery planned for early July. This will be primarily a 3-season cabin. Upgrades include:
- 2x6 floor joists, wall studs and rafters. Joists are 12" on center, walls and roof are 16.
- 5/8" roof plywood
- 2" spray foam in floor with Advantec T&G subfloor
- (5) double-paned windoes and insulated door.
- Tyvek wrap
- metal roofing w/ ridge vent

I plan to use 5 1/2" of rock wool insulation in the walls and ceiling once I finish the electric wiring.

Planning the skid foundation now and waiting for spring to arrive.

gcrank1
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# Posted: 10 Apr 2021 16:55
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Sounds like it will make a better lodge than our 4 season!

jsahara24
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# Posted: 11 Apr 2021 07:52
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Congrats....Look forward to some pictures once you get it on your property!

Brettny
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# Posted: 11 Apr 2021 19:00
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Geobuild. How far is the span on those 2x6 floor joists? I would put a skid right in the center along with in a few inches with 2x6 floor joists.

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