I have a cabin in Vermont which has only about 1 or 2 feet of
crawlspace underneath it. Last year we put in a well over a spring up
the hill and ran a blue plastic line (buried) down to where we hoped to
build an addition with a basement for a bath and kitchen. We also
installed a septic tank. Now a financial problem has come along and we
can't afford the addition. However, having invested in the water and
septic we REALLY REALLY want a bathroom and kitchen. One idea was to
buy a used camping trailer, park it in back of the cabin, put a roof
over it and connect it to the cabin with a passageway and hook our
water line and septic pipe to it.
In winter, we'll be gone mid-week. I know we need to drain everything
and use antifreeze. I hear there are pumps that enable you to pump out
your septic line. What about the water supply line? Even shut off, part
will be above the freeze line. Should we make a small basement just for
that one pipe? can you cover over a line with enough dirt to alter the
Any ideas would be most appreciated.