Hey guys, we’re looking at building a cabin on the land in the near future.
Want to pick your brains on what would be feasible, long lasting, and not cost a million dollars.
1,000-1,500 SQ ft of living space
I’ve been kicking around a 100 ideas, but would like to get something dialed in sooner than later.
Stick built with room-in-attic on a floating slab
Stick built with vaulted trusses and a walk out basement (if we’re digging footings we might as well dig a basement, we have a hill we could build into)
A-frame on footings, with half a loft (upstairs bedroom)
Post-frame on grade, half-home half-storage
If we did a stick build I’d also put up a separate garage or pole barn in a year or three.
I have a construction background, access to heavy equipment (for footings or a basement), and friends in all of the trades to hire/advise when needed (Plumbers, Framers, HVAC, Sparkies, Tinners, etc). I’d be the GC, and would like to get a weather tight building up by this fall, and keep it scheduled as a two year mortgage free project (I have winters off and could get a lot done then).
If you had a blank slate, what would you do?