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Discussion in 'Community Forum' started by TripleGee, Feb 27, 2021.
We will arrange a get to together with @JR in KY for a cold one an some grub
When you do figure out what’s next let us know where you landed.
Drove out the parkway and got off at Eli exit. Several metal buildings there with living quarters. Took several pictures for sizes colors configurations etc. Productive day.
Metal supposedly is 30% cheaper than stick built. Gonna find a plan and price it sometime soon.
Check prices with Dutchmans for the metal, they're usually quite a bit cheaper than Macs.
Getting ready to do this myself, a 32x60, small down apt, big garage. Hundred acres surrounded by DBNF, gonna slow things way down. Tired of this ratrace that seems like rats are winning
@Gforcetrivers , I read you rented the house and were "Forced" to live in the Barn....if That's the Barn...
I sure don't feel sorry for you. That's really beautiful. Love it.
Thats a neat looking setup, but what i dont like is the stairs. Retirement for me is from now on, and that means ‘no steps’. I built my home 25 years ago, a one floor ranch. It does have a basement, but it is a walkout, and laundry, all necessities are on one floor. Steps aint good for old folks.
I like that setup enough to by a lift it I had to.
Agree. That is really pretty. I built mine with a loft at one end over the bedroom/office and bathroom. Mine is down right ugly on the outside, but very functional....
I only have the bedroom/office and bathroom insulated in mine. I can keep the rooms comfortable with just a small space heater. Did you insulate your entire cabin? If so, how? Also, do you have a/c?
Stairs aint so bad. At least not right now.Would have built on one level but that would have cut down on the view considerably. When the time comes we can live the house it has a downstairs bedroom.
Anybody building now is in for some sticker shock. Metal alone is up 40-50% or more over last year. A stud is double or more. This place I’m building has cost AT LEAST 50% more than I had planned. Good luck, I’d hold out a year or two.
Not surprised. They’ve gouged the heck out of everyone with lumber prices during Covid. Did some remodeling in the kitchen back in the Fall and boards and trim were stupid high.
I couldn't believe it. Over the weekend I intended to get materials to build a half enclosed lean-to off my barn. After pricing the metal and lumber, I don't need it that damn bad. Even without the walls, it was gonna cost more than it would have a year ago enclosed.
Finding reliable contractors can be an issue too right now, it’s wide open and they’re charging pretty much whatever they want.