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Old 01-20-2012, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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Living off grid can be a beautiful way to live when you consider that a cabin can be located in some drop dead stunning countryside.


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Old 01-20-2012, 11:17 AM
 
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Living off grid can be a beautiful way to live when you consider that a cabin can be located in some drop dead stunning countryside.


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Living on the grid can be a beautiful way to live when you consider that a mansion can be located in some drop dead stunning countryside. (And also have indoor plumbing).
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Old 01-20-2012, 11:34 AM
 
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Old 01-20-2012, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Murphy, NC
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When I roll over that link it links to "freecabinporn.com". Is this a porn site specially geared towards preppers?
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Old 01-20-2012, 01:42 PM
 
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When I roll over that link it links to "freecabinporn.com". Is this a porn site specially geared towards preppers?
Just photos of lovely small cabins mostly, from all around the world.
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Old 01-20-2012, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis, IN
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Oh my gosh! Cabin Porn!! Seriously, almost all of these cabins are drool-worthy! I could forgo a little comfort for some of these locales...and really, would I even miss it? Nope! Working for a time when I, too, can build in or around heaven!!
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Old 01-20-2012, 04:39 PM
 
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Living on the grid can be a beautiful way to live when you consider that a mansion can be located in some drop dead stunning countryside. (And also have indoor plumbing).

Off Grid Cabins Can have indoor plumbing quite easily.

It just means you generate your own power and have a septic or lessor...


The site has no nudity in it. It's breathtaking pictures of cabins.
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:28 PM
 
Location: 125 Years Too Late...
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Living on the grid can be a beautiful way to live when you consider that a mansion can be located in some drop dead stunning countryside. (And also have indoor plumbing).
Sure you can, if a behemoth mansion is your thing. That's cool. But some folks aren't into that sort of thing. Personally I'd rather have a very small dwelling.

My "mansion" blueprints are for a timber framed colonial style "hall and parlor"... in miniature. Only around 260 sq ft plus a small sleeping loft, or around 310 sq ft if I opt for the "additional floor space" option. Haven't decided on the "additional floor space" yet--it might be more than I need, which would mean wasted building cost and wasted space to heat and clean.

Since I'll be cutting the timbers and doing as much of the construction as I can myself, it's going to be very cheap compared to the price of a modern home. I'm looking to keep the building costs to a minimum (by doing most of the building myself), and minimizing the cost/technology to heat, light, and keep it comfortable. The plan is to build it as if it were 150 years ago, yet have just enough modern technology for convenience, but not so much as to become dependent on that modern technology. Slowly but surely I'm getting there...


Great link, by the way! Very nice cabins. I especially liked the timber framed structure. But I could throttle whoever painted all those timbers white! Can you imagine what that place would have looked like with linseed oil on the raw timbers? Grrrrrrr...
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Old 01-21-2012, 05:30 AM
 
Location: 221b Baker Street
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No need for a Mc Mansion, the tiny micro houses are cool, however I want something where I don't have to go outside to change my mind.
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Old 01-21-2012, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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When it comes to being off-grid you can do it extremely cheap or you can spend a lot. There is a wide spectrum to the topic.
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