I'm thinking about building a cabin and need some sources for info and
It would be about 500 sq ft. and would have a well and septic system, and
would be built and insulated for winter conditions in the Rockies.
Even a small cabin can be hard to build up in the high country.
Building codes can be restrictive and actively enforced. Well and
septic can be big problems. Some old cabins are grandfathered but they
never have any water or septic save for running streams and snow melt.
Try to get a look at any newer cabins in the area. If you really wan't
such a very small space you could consider a travel trailer or camper.
Some are suitable for winter use and have self contained water and
Google Log Home Living, and go to their website. A section on "Log Home
Design Ideas". There should be lots of things.
Don't know if Mother Earth magazine is still around or not. Lots of things
for those living off the grid. If it is not published any more, I am sure
there are some who have replaced it. All sorts of sources and how tos for
people who want to live out in the woods.
I have a cabin in Utah. We are going to move to Utah soon, and will be
spending about six months a year there, six months in a house at lower
elevation. But, we are going to rig the cabin with special features that
will allow us to go there even in the coldest snowiest weather and be
Good luck, and keep us posted.
How much experience do you already have in
construction? Are needing help with how to
design and build a building in general, or
specifically a winter cabin in the mountains?
I gotta say that I'm a little skeptical about
whether an amature is going to be able to
drill a well halfway up a mountain. Or even
whether there will be water available at all.
The septic system is likely to require
a liscenced company to do the design
So that just leaves the box itself,
and that's really just a box.
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