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1. Posted: 27 Sep 2022 15:22 - Cabin Construction / Planning for 10x10 bunkie on rock shelf - Foundation?
    Thanks guys, I think we're on the same page. I've been talking with the local building inspectors extensively over the past few months and here is what I've got for Ontario (for the French River area). - 10x10 is largest I can go for human occupancy without a ...

2. Posted: 27 Sep 2022 08:40 - Cabin Construction / Planning for 10x10 bunkie on rock shelf - Foundation?
    Second Houska! Although you do not fall into the "no permit for accessory building" mistake many make without having a main building as you have a main cabin (assuming it was permitted), there may be local rul...

3. Posted: 26 Sep 2022 16:32 - Cabin Construction / Planning for 10x10 bunkie on rock shelf - Foundation?
    ... it keeps the rain off and mosquitos out. Anyways, to the point of this thread. My sister has picked out her spot and now we're looking at our own. The challenge is that we're looking at building on a rock shelf. I'll put up a couple of photos and you can see what I mean. So the slope is not bad and is pretty manageable for the first 10-15 feet before it drops off quic...

4. Posted: 13 Sep 2022 15:00 - Properties / Anyone rent their cabins out?
    ...out in summer April-October. we put a Cubic mini stove inside. the cabin is a kit form Haapsalu, Estonia. https://tene.ee/en/shop/ We bought 2 Cabins the one in the pictures is only 106sq.ft feet no building permit needed. Door windows floors all include. 28mm thick walls The Other cabin we bought 400sq.ft 40mm thick wall triple pane windows. it can be used all winter! ...

5. Posted: 1 Sep 2022 09:37 - Cabin Construction / 9x12 cabin
    A privy is a) an accessory building, under 108 sq ft. and also (in Ontario bureaucrat-speak) b) a Class 1 sewage treatment system. Basically, there is no way, at least in an organized township in Ontario, that you can...

6. Posted: 31 Aug 2022 21:09 - Cabin Construction / 9x12 cabin
    ...exception applies specifically to storage sheds. It does not apply if they have a residential use, like a bunkie. See https://www.small-cabin.com/forum/2_11333_0.html The 108 sq ft exception (to the building code requirements) applies, as written in comments above, to structures regardless of use (but no plumbing). As to whether it can apply to a cabin or bunkie, it's complicated an...

7. Posted: 10 Aug 2022 04:56 - Cabin Construction / Canada (Ontario) wooden shed/barn *kits*?
    There is a trick around some of this in Ontario. Owner designed & built structures ARE allowed! I built my house that way !! I designed it, drew it up and submitted to building inspector who reviewed it for structural compliance and permit issued. I did build it by myself with only the concrete work & roof finishing subbed out, everyth...

8. Posted: 9 Aug 2022 14:08 - Cabin Construction / Canada (Ontario) wooden shed/barn *kits*?
    ...ple here have experience with? Jamaica Cottage Shop and a few other US vendors (e.g. barnpros) will ship kits to Canada, but given lumber cross-border issues and the need for drawings for an Ontario building permit (we're talking 250-600 sq ft) it seems a Canadian company would be preferable? What I'm hoping for is something that arrives nearly fully pre-cut a...

9. Posted: 8 Aug 2022 16:56 - Properties / Is 'lawful prior non-conforming use' a limiting factor?
    Quoting: ForestHaushopefully the seller can give us a sense of how the building is defined, legally speaking. Don't trust anything a seller tells you unless the seller is actually disclosing a problem issue. Check with the local authority having jurisdict...

10. Posted: 20 Jul 2022 06:46 - Cabin Construction / Ontario Building Code change
    It's a big win for those building a compound of structures as a "hunt camp" or similar, or for those with a permitted or grandfathered cabin to which they're adding genuine accessory s...

11. Posted: 19 Jul 2022 22:54 - Cabin Construction / Ontario Building Code change
    Ontario small-cabineers might be interested that as of April 2022, storage sheds of up to 15 sq m (161 sq ft) should be exempt from requiring building permits, Ontario-wide, as accessory structures. This is in addition to the general exemption for structures up to 10 sq m (107 sq ft) without plumbing, etc. See http...

12. Posted: 10 Jul 2022 15:02 - Cabin Construction / 16'X24' SMALL CABIN FOUNDATION HELP NEEDED
    Second, a question about location. As was mentioned is freezing an issue? Is there a need for a building permit? Just because we might rather not have to get a building permit does not mean that the sometimes pesky officials might come ...

13. Posted: 26 May 2022 11:00 - Cabin Construction / Sharing my cabin costs
    ...c co here to 'ballpark' me a number to consider if I should go grid or not and they wouldnt even talk to me without the permit and application for power. HARUMPH Maybe you can have better luck if you have a building permit?

14. Posted: 4 May 2022 21:04 - Properties / Ontario - store a boat on your own vacant land?
    I feel the same way Bradish ,I could of done it the “right way “ but in my case I would of had to pay $15000.00 for a development fee ,which then would of allowed me to apply for a building permit ,for a lot I literally stole for only $15000.00 .I don’t think a 100% tax on something sounds very appealing ,especially since my lot is water access a...

15. Posted: 4 May 2022 19:09 - Properties / Ontario - store a boat on your own vacant land?
    Quoting: BrucesThat’s basically how I built my cabin .I built a “barge” ,then built a cabin on top of it .Technically a boat so no building permits or taxes to deal with .Then I built a covered “dock” next to it .The tax man has seen it and just smiles and says “good job “ .I am in Ontario as wel...

16. Posted: 4 May 2022 18:26 - Properties / Ontario - store a boat on your own vacant land?
    That’s basically how I built my cabin .I built a “barge” ,then built a cabin on top of it .Technically a boat so no building permits or taxes to deal with .Then I built a covered “dock” next to it .The tax man has seen it and just smiles and says “good job “ .I am in Ontario as wel...

17. Posted: 22 Mar 2022 12:51 - Cabin Construction / Cabin Newbie
    ...on/approval it will be more. You already have some of this, but: When we were shopping and discovered to get bare land, permit for driveway, fire number, septic and well, an approval of structure and building permit, then elec run to site, foundation, etc we were Out Of Money before a stick even went up. You need to find out what is allowed/required befor...

18. Posted: 10 Mar 2022 17:22 - Cabin Construction / 5' Frost Line - Cheapest Tiny Cabin Foundation?
    Quoting: Pancakesstill be able to get building permits Ask the town or county or whoever it is who issues the permits. Ask if a pier and beam foundation can be used for a habitable build...

19. Posted: 10 Mar 2022 15:47 - Cabin Construction / 5' Frost Line - Cheapest Tiny Cabin Foundation?
    ... it will be a fair amount lighter in dead load than a similar cabin of conventional nature. Any suggestions on how to get the foundation done quickest and cheapest for a DIY and still be able to get building permits?

20. Posted: 8 Mar 2022 20:05 - Properties / Is the 144 sqft no permit rule dead in NY?
    Quoting: woodspiritI just talked to zoning in prattsburgh. Can't build a cabin in ny unless you have stamped engineers drawings first. Have to comply with all zoning for building a house. Engineered septic system, perk test, a well, and all zoning that meets building a house. Fire and electric and plumbing. Which also requires electric to gri...

21. Posted: 8 Mar 2022 19:00 - Properties / Is the 144 sqft no permit rule dead in NY?
    ...in" in the Adirondack Park. 500 sq ft max, no permanent foundation, completely off-grid, composting toilet, gray-water system, solar. Was straightforward deaing with AP Agency, very easy getting building permit (Franklin Co).

22. Posted: 6 Feb 2022 19:01 - Member's Projects and Photos / 16X28 Cabin build progress
    ...y don't want to go wider than 16' for a variety of reasons. That is exactly it.. Those are sheds.. Not for human habitation. They are not insulated, or have interior finishings.. Different buildings completely. So the first thing I will say, is that although it looks like its vaulted (and it is). That portion will have 3 stainless steel cables running across to tie the walls ...

23. Posted: 7 Jan 2022 19:06 - Member's Projects and Photos / The Northern Wisconsin Dovetail
    ... sale about 90 minutes away from the property (300 miles from "home"). A long drive and a cold, snowy visit later and I had agreed to buy this (it's 16ish by 32ish) and also the little building in the back to tack on as a bed or TV room. I set about getting permits and 3 months later almost everything I'd paid for showed up. It seems the builder ...

24. Posted: 6 Jan 2022 14:44 - Cabin Construction / Need Roof System Help - Cathedral Ceiling Screw-Up?
    Yes, plans were submitted and a building permit was issued. The building must pass a rough framing and mechanical inspection. However, the plans were not stamped by the local permit...

25. Posted: 6 Jan 2022 14:39 - Cabin Construction / Need Roof System Help - Cathedral Ceiling Screw-Up?
    ...tatement literally. So if there are inspections and this location is like any normal location with inspections, that should mean there were drawn/printed paper plans that were submitted to obtain a building permit. If that is the case I would assume the submitted plans were approved and stamped by the local or state building permit depa...

26. Posted: 4 Jan 2022 15:13 - Cabin Construction / 16x24 cabin structure with shed style roof
    Mine is 12x25. I would love to have it 16 wide but 1) I didn't have the space and 2) I was probably already over my limit of 'common sense' vs. a properly engineered building. We're on 8 years of year round enjoyment though, so far so good. I do think we're darn lucky to have the advice of experienced builders on here for the larger structures....

27. Posted: 3 Jan 2022 19:25 - Cabin Construction / 24x20 cabin 24 being the gable end
    I appreciate the thoughts. We do not have to have plans from an engineer. The Town does not require them for a building permit. We lean towards going with the 8 foot walls, yes. We're not decided though. That being said, I will investigate what it will cost to work with an...

28. Posted: 2 Jan 2022 22:35 - Cabin Construction / 24x20 cabin 24 being the gable end
    Quoting: cvinvtThe Town does not require any stamped, engineered drawings to get a building permit but depending on the Inspector I fear he could call us out on it after its built. That would be a crushing blow. If an engineer signs off on the design, then...

29. Posted: 2 Jan 2022 19:14 - Cabin Construction / 24x20 cabin 24 being the gable end
    ... concern bigger than job difficulty now leans more towards the Inspector saying...no...you shouldn't have built it like that. The Town does not require any stamped, engineered drawings to get a building permit but depending on the Inspector I fear he could call us out on it after its built. That would be a crushing blow. We are wanting to keep things simple. We...

30. Posted: 1 Jan 2022 17:23 - Cabin Construction / 24x20 cabin 24 being the gable end
    ...me that a Dropped Loft would not meet code. The Town itself has no requirements or even Zoning...only what the State of NH goes by which I believe I was told was the 2015 International Residential Building Code. The Town does have a Building Inspector that must give an Occupancy Permit before moving in. With the Rafters spanning the 24 feet we were...


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