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Old 07-21-2016, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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Haha, now you can literally claim to be living in a tarpaper shack!

If it were me, I'd put the bed overhead -- loft it up (something like a tall bunkbed with no bottom bunk) or hang it from the roof, to leave more floor space for other stuff. Or if the roof isn't quite high enough, do the top-half-of-a-bunkbed thing but put some of the kitchen underneath. Or maybe turn it into a murphy bed. Yeah, I'm cheap with floor space.
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Old 07-21-2016, 03:03 PM
 
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I will do an overhead bedspace on a second floor for the larger cabin I have planned, however for this pocket Cabin (Shack indeed! LOL) there's no way a bed would work with the lack of head space. Where I have plentiful headspace the water tank is going in.
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Old 07-21-2016, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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What are the dimensions, anyway? (If you've posted 'em, I've forgotten 'em.)
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Old 07-22-2016, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Where the mountains touch the sky
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Watch out! Those dang packrats will steal anything they consider a treasure, and instead of your glasses you have a pinecone, or instead of your new drill bit you have a pretty rock.

At least they will trade you for what they take, but it usually isn't too useful
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Old 07-25-2016, 11:26 AM
 
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Latest Cabin News:

Three Tables for the kitchen area, pictures to follow...
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Old 07-30-2016, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Approximately 50 miles from Missoula MT/38 yrs full time after 4 yrs part time
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I just read your first post.......you mention your acre came with a well on it.....I'm curious,. How deep is it,. What size casing,. How many gallons per minute with what size (H.P.?) pump?

I have lived in the mountains of Montana (36+yrs in MT) and Colorado since 1965 and have some experience with private wells (5 of my own) in the foothills and up in the mountains (the highest being at 8250 feet elevation ), so I am curious as to your water source.

I admit I have not read your entire thread, so forgive me if you have already discussed your well. I think your photos are wonderful and explanatory.

Good luck with your project.
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Old 08-01-2016, 02:27 PM
 
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I just read your first post.......you mention your acre came with a well on it.....I'm curious,. How deep is it,. What size casing,. How many gallons per minute with what size (H.P.?) pump?

I have lived in the mountains of Montana (36+yrs in MT) and Colorado since 1965 and have some experience with private wells (5 of my own) in the foothills and up in the mountains (the highest being at 8250 feet elevation ), so I am curious as to your water source.

I admit I have not read your entire thread, so forgive me if you have already discussed your well. I think your photos are wonderful and explanatory.

Good luck with your project.
Hi Griz.

Casing is about six inches AFAIR. Depth is secret due to OPSEC.

Flow rate is about 5 gallons a minute, drops a little after ten minutes of tanking but steadies out about 3 gallons I *think*. I need to check on the details for exact stuff.
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Old 08-01-2016, 02:41 PM
 
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So recently the news so far.

I made some tables, here's one getting the legs screwed on:



The kitchen now looks a lot better, less like a temporary field kitchen that's for sure:



I need a prowler barn cat next and a kitten for free is next.

After some asking around I manage to wangle a free one from an Appallachian-kinda guy. I visit his place and scoop up this bundle of fluff!



I drive back with him in this DIY cat box I threw together!



Out you come!





Here's the new table, I stick a few chainsaws on it, it's an improvement from the tent and tarp shelter I had them in before. The cat's new home is outside, but in the sheltered kitchen. It's not kitty-litter trained but seem's to be getting the message to use it and nearby.

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Old 08-01-2016, 02:44 PM
 
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On my way to a neighbors place I see a pine tree has been felled. Drake has cut this down as it was a bit of an obstruction in winter. He says I can have all of it bar the branches as long as I help tidy up!



I readily agree, later that day I throw the chains on it and haul ass back to my place.
With the tree bucked into 17 feet and 14 foot logs I only need about three more and I'll have enough to start my big cabin build!

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Old 08-15-2016, 12:39 PM
 
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Here comes the woodstove!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGsydNXHQsI
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