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steveqvs
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# Posted: 19 Sep 2011 00:33
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Looks awesome!

BlaineHill
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# Posted: 19 Sep 2011 22:41
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Nice work on that roof. I am finishing the roofing on my 12:12 pitch so I have some idea what you are going through. I shingled the first 5 rows from an extension ladder and went to roof jacks and planks after that. I found it easier and faster to work from the jacks -- not so much up and down. Wear a harness and have a buddy around if possible. My biggest fear is falling, getting hung-up and then cutting myself down because there is nobody around to move the ladder. Good luck and be safe.

brokeneck
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# Posted: 21 Sep 2011 23:54 - Edited by: brokeneck
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[img=null]null[/img]In my book if the fuel wood is free I wouldn't worry about insulating and buy a good high quality used woodstove off craigslist -- if it's a little too big -- no problem -- thats what windows are for .....
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Jeremy165
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# Posted: 8 Oct 2011 18:47 - Edited by: Jeremy165
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Yes I am definitely slowly shopping for a woodburning stove on craigslist. Of course thats second to my current main mission - the roof! I've finished the tyvek wrap for the whole cabin. No one answered when I asked previously, do you think the plywood sheathing will be ok over the winter with just the tyvek or should I really get some siding on there?

So all I really have got to do now is finish the comp roof. Its slow going with a roof that steep and working alone. Just super slow going. Plus its been raining really hard lately.

What do you think of the old vintage window up top? It was the most expensive window I bought and probably the least energy efficient but I really like the look. I got it at a second hand construction goods store called Second Use.

I've been enjoying the cabin a little more. I made breakfast and after breakfast started setting up my tools. I saw my dog taking a nap and said screw it, and I climbed back in my sleeping bag for a couple hours. It was nice dozing off listening to the rain hit the roof. Wow noon already! And I got back to work.
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hattie
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# Posted: 8 Oct 2011 19:36
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WOW....This is looking really beautiful!!! Congratulations on your work so far. I absolutely LOVE that old window!!!

Just
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# Posted: 8 Oct 2011 21:58
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I think your siding will be fine .You have lots of overhang. great job
JER . you have come a long way.. enjoy!!!

neb
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# Posted: 8 Oct 2011 22:38
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Looks good and I really like the looks of A frames.

Jeremy165
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# Posted: 10 Oct 2011 10:28
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thanks everyone!

Montanan
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# Posted: 12 Oct 2011 13:25
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Looks really fabulous! And I LOVE that antique window too!

trollbridge
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# Posted: 12 Oct 2011 20:57
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This may not be what men want to hear about their cabin but it looks like it is something right out of the pages of a storybook. Hope you aren't cringing about now. I really like it-it is very beautiful and that extra window you put in makes it even more so! Congratulation Jeremy-maybe you should consider getting married at your place-it would make a quaint little backdrop during the exchange of vows-ok, I'll stop now and hope my husband doesn't read this post :)

Jeremy165
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# Posted: 13 Oct 2011 00:56
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I'm okay with the storybook look. I thought of doing all kinda of fun stuff for the exterior so it looks like Hansel and Gretal belong. Don't know yet, but I was definitely going for a mountain country/unique look.

silverwaterlady
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# Posted: 13 Oct 2011 07:42
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What a beautiful setting. The ferns are amazing. I too love the antique window.

Erins#1Mom
# Posted: 14 Oct 2011 15:45
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I think all the women will agre, the antique window is beautiful. It is a story book setting.

Jeremy165
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# Posted: 17 Jan 2012 00:43
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Well its a snowin! Luckily my wood burning stove is keeping it toasty inside the cabin. Probably under 30 degrees outside and over 60 inside.

I've been painting all my interior walls with Kils to combat the mold that grew while I was finishing the roof. I got about half of the cabin done painting. Then last time I came out I insulated those walls. Wow, what a huge difference in temperature. No longer does the wood stove need to be running for hours before you notice the warmth.

Also, a few weeks ago I worked on the roof of my woodshed. It doesn't look quite so shoddy anymore.

Hope you are all enjoying your cabins.

One question - Many people put plastic up over the insulation so no vapor can get into your walls and also it might be a long time between insulation and finished walls. I plan on eventually doing t&g 1x6 or something similar for my interior walls. Should I go with plastic or with tar paper and any spec on that plastic? Also staples or will that ruin my vapor barrier with all the holes?
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Just
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# Posted: 17 Jan 2012 13:10
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your place is realy comming along .yep i would go with the plasic , north west as i recall . eather 4 or 6 mill. no the stappels won't hurt...

trollbridge
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# Posted: 17 Jan 2012 13:15
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Hey Jeremy...nice little snowman there on your deck :)

Looks super cozy during the winter too!

Montanagirl
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# Posted: 17 Jan 2012 13:21
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Jeremy, your place is amazing! I see BIG snow hitting Seattle and coming my way in NW Montana. . . .

trollbridge
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# Posted: 17 Jan 2012 13:25
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You guys better get ready...it sounds like a huge dumping you're gonna get!!!! Yippee!

wakeslayer
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# Posted: 17 Jan 2012 13:26
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Nice little cabin you have there.

Yep, snow's a comin' Couple feet in No. Idaho. We got out just before it hit.

Jeremy165
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# Posted: 17 Jan 2012 17:25
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I barely made it home from the cabin Saturday. It normally takes me 1.5 hrs to get home but it took me over 3. Cars were in the ditch all over the place, cops and tow truck drivers... I don't know if I'll be able to get back in there with my van for awhile. Might have to load up the 4runner with my tools if I wanna head out.

Max Patch
# Posted: 27 Feb 2012 23:45
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Keep up the good work. Looks good man. I hope to start on my 12 by 16 this summer. It will have a steep roof pitch as well.

Sustainusfarm
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# Posted: 8 Jul 2012 21:25
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Hows the progress ???Any new pics??

redlandfd
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# Posted: 17 Aug 2012 14:43
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Good job, I like the exterior style.

destraate
# Posted: 17 Aug 2012 17:23
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Just getting caught up here on some back reading and this is a fantastic project. It's really unique. What a beautiful place, land and build.

Jeremy165
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# Posted: 13 Sep 2012 20:17
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Thanks everyone. Sorry to leave you hanging.

I got accepted into a volunteer program overseas and my fiancÚ and I have been in Israel and Jordan all summer. We'll be heading back soon, so fear not, I'll be back to work and making updates this autumn.

Before I left, I got around to hanging the front door, finishing the tile around the wood stove, wiring for lights and plugs (though I won't likely set up a power supply for years), insulating the walls, and the interior wall vapor barrier.

On my immediate agenda for the cabin is deciding what kind of interior wall covering to go with (must price out t&g versus a nice sanded plywood), installing that, then hanging the kitchen cabinets I got off craigslist. Things will be more organized inside after that and I'll be living easier.

After that, next steps are to cut my bird blocking then insulate the loft and do wall covering up there. That will have to wait a little while though for budget reasons. Maybe in spring time I'll be able to afford wall covering after I've run a couple remodel projects for customers.

That's all for now. I was pretty busy and only recently have found time to start reading up on the forum. Reading about all your cabins makes me miss mine!

I still can't believe I finished that roof! It was more than half a year ago, but it was snowing hard the day I finished nailing on the roof cap. I remember straddling the roof and scooting along nailing on the cap. My buddy was on the ground feeding the wood stove and shouting encouragement. By the time I finished, my rear and inner thighs were frozen! I came inside threw off the wet carharts and put on some dry skivvies and jeans. Buddy handed me a beer and I sat down next to the stove with a big smile on my face.

trollbridge
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# Posted: 13 Sep 2012 20:44
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Hi Jeremy,
I was wondering how you were doing- I thought maybe you were busy getting married. What an exciting adventure you must be living overseas. Many wonderful memories being made I am sure! I look forward to you coming back and watching your progress. I'm sure your cabin misses you!

Kudzu
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# Posted: 25 Sep 2012 19:44
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This is a great build and I hope to see many more updates.

Kudzu
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# Posted: 27 Sep 2012 21:33
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Never heard of anyone Homesteading an outhouse, but hey, more power to ya.

cmat9747
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# Posted: 7 Aug 2013 13:58
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Where can I get a feame plans for the small 192 sq ft cabin by jemery?

dian_na
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# Posted: 4 Mar 2014 04:36
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I've been watching Jeremy's cabin build as I am building one as well in Missouri. I was thinking of 6 ft walls however seeing and reading about Jeremy's I can see the advantage of 8 ft.
I hope he returns soon,
your place is beautiful, if mine turns out half as good I will be happy

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