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    Well done, I like the bed in the wall....

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    Please share details on the foundation,and picture if you have any.

    The Warden is giving me "THE LOOK" when I showed her your place.

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    Very, very nicely done! I'd hate to admit to being jealous, but I will admit to being envious!!!

    Looks like many an enjoyable memory will be centered around your new cabin.

    By the way, all that's missing is one of those great looking leverguns of yours hanging on the wall.

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    Cool! I like it very much.

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    Wonderful looking cabin . Great job

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    nice place man, gotta find me a spot to pop one of them up at.

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    Thanks for the feedback everyone!

    I'll try to answer the questions.

    The cabin has a 12' x 16' mainfloor, a 12' x 12' loft and a 8' x 12' covered porch.

    The foundation is concrete pads 24" deep. If I recall correctly they were 16" x 16" x 8" on plan I drew. In reality they were probably a little bigger as I didn't form them and just used the hole. We used pre-cast deck blocks and pressure treated posts to get out of the ground and up to the floor.




    Some of the bountiful water in the area.


    We've enjoyed it and been comfortable in temperatures down to -3*F. The cabin heats very well with one of those "Buddy Heaters" using only about a gallon of propane every three days.


    I don't have many pictures of the loft but it is a VERY useful part of the cabin. It serves mainly as storage but also gets used for guest quarters.

    AKbound: There's always a Levergun on duty when I'm there. The only picture I have is of one propped up in the corner though and you can just barely see part of it... Malamute's pictures are awesome and inspiring. Eventually I'll try to do better justice to them.


    We have lots of critters that frequent the area. Moose enjoy the red birch down by the creek, Bobcats enjoy the Turkeys and Deer, we have both Whitetail and Mule deer.



    I took this picture from inside the cabin. I was eating breakfast and he just strolled by in no hurry. Biggest Bobcat I'd ever seen. He hung around for a while but skedaddled when I opened the door to get a better picture.


    Got bunches of these guys too. In another month they'll be on the menu

    Most of the trim and cabinet wood were produced on a friend's Mill.


    I take it home and make it into stuff





    There are miles of logging roads to explore, woods to wonder in and things to see.

    My favorite activity is scouting the property and the surrounding area. I find something interesting every time and hours seem to fly by.


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    Beautiful cabin, workmanship and scenery. Thanks for sharing this. It is inspirational.

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    That is just flat some very beautiful country you have there! It looks like an absolutely wonderful place to be. If a fella or gal can't "smooth away life's troubles in a place like that" I say that person(s) would be without hope.

    Absolutely wonderful!

    P.S. Country like that is the reason for the leverguns existence.

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    Not only useful and economically designed, but charming! I love the house I have, but realized too late that we should have gone with something smaller. Now I have all these dreams of trading my 2700 sf house for a little 1000 sf one on a bigger piece of land. Thanks for the inspiration!

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