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View Poll Results: which >900 sq. Ft. building would you rather build or live in
A-Frame 15 68.18%
Katrina Cottage 3 13.64%
Container Home 1 4.55%
Tent 1 4.55%
trailer 2 9.09%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 22. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-15-2010, 11:26 PM
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Originally Posted by Caribe704 View Post
I wasat the cabin working 3 weeks ago when Ifell off a ladder and badly broke my leg, could have been fatal, I was very lucky to be found and rushed to trauma center, and am healing in Florida as I write this, I have decided to go with a conventional stick built main floor with 5/12 pitch roof, same floor plan but from 3 floors to Basement and main floor, its plenty of room, much more affordable and less dramatic lumber reqs. I will not be as prone to climb after this but still have my leg and my life, so, still going for it, dont ever quit!
OH NO! I am so sorry to hear of your accident Caribe! Thank goodness you didn't have to wait long for help. I hope your recovery goes smoothly and you are able to be back up in the mountains in no time at all. Continue to keep us posted on your progress!
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Old 09-13-2011, 06:56 AM
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Hey, build your frame work, put in a self composting toilet and cover the frame with white HDPE landfill liner. Its tough and would be considered a tent and you can skip the permits. Use rigid insulation on the inside, spray it with epoxy then paint it and it will look and feel like drywall, and then ur done. you would save a bunch on taxes too. Good luck.
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Old 09-15-2011, 01:22 PM
Location: Highlands, NC
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I thought about building an A-frame in NC but after seeing how bad the resale is in CO I think a normal cabin would be a better investment.
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Old 09-15-2011, 07:54 PM
Location: RTP area, NC
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I am not sure you could compared 'bad resale' in CO with resale in NC. A-Frame and Log Cabins seem to be the 'go to' kind of houses for those looking for a house in the 'mountains'. Me -- I have found I prefer a really nice insulated house with great views!

But, I wonder if the original poster has found that a-frames have become more common in the recent years rather than back in 07 or 09 when he was looking.
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