Category: Cabins


Build an A-Frame Cabin

These instructions for this small A Frame mean much more than just a place to hang out. To some it means there is a sea change in their life.

The small house movement has taken off. People are going crazy about these things. It’s about minimalism. For some, it could be a viable option for a bug out location as well. What is the small home movement really about? …

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Cheap Cabin Kits Starting At $3860

Cheap Cabin Kits Starting At $3860 — Many of us pine after building or buying a cabin to live in or to have as a nice weekend getaway. (no pun intended with the many of us pine after text lol) I personally would give a body part to own a cabin somewhere remote and off the grid.

If you want to really be prepared for any survival situation, cheap cabin kits need to be on your radar. This could be the perfect bug out location, emergency shelter, or tiny home. You can find cheap cabin kits starting …

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DIY Wood Burning Sauna

DIY Wood Burning Sauna - I would even go as to search forums and online salvage websites for free wood to build the hut, even a good old pallet or two would work well.

I found a cool DIY project I think everyone would enjoy, pre and post SHTF. A DIY wood burning sauna. Cool right? This project will not cost you an arm or a leg or a gym membership either, you could …

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Cordwood Building – An Old-School Building Technique

Cordwood Building - An Old-School Building Technique - Cordwood building is not complicated, however it may become labor intensive if you plan to do everything yourself. The diversity of cordwood structures recommends this old building technique for anyone that needs to build a sustainable and energy-efficient house without breaking the bank.

The first time I found out about cordwood construction was while visiting a close friend of mine. He built a great retreat in the woods of North Carolina. He did it after researching his family history and the way his …

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25 Amazing Camping Recipes

25 Amazing Camping Recipes — If you find yourself off the grid, either by choice or by circumstance, you’ll need to cook meals without the usual conveniences found in the home. The easiest solution can be to open a can and heat something over a fire, but that can get old when you have a family to feed.

If you find yourself off the grid, either by choice or by circumstance, you’ll need to cook meals without the usual conveniences found in the home. The easiest solution can be to open a can and heat something over a …

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Rain Chains for Form and Function

Rain Chains for Form and Function - We have one at our front porch entry and two at our rental cabin, also off the front porch. The two at the cabin flow into rain barrels where we collect water for gravity irrigation of the plants in the beds surrounding our foundation and in the lower section of our yard. We also use passive water collection to water our garden, but that's not attached to the rainchains because it's in the back anyway.

We have rain chains for four of our rain gutter downspouts, and we love them! A rain chain is a simple way to add visual texture and intrigue to your home with something that is also functional and soothing. If …

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Does Your Plan B Include a Second Place to Live If Plan A Doesn’t Work Out?

Does Your Plan B Include a Second Place to Live If Plan A Doesn’t Work Out? — This article is a great look the reality of national debt and cost of living. It also sheds light on a topic that scares all home owners: property value. Its a terrifying thought when you imagine something in your area effecting your homes value in a negative way.

This article is a great look the reality of national debt and cost of living. It also sheds light on a topic that scares all homeowners: property value. It’s a terrifying thought when you imagine something in your area effecting …

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How To Make Old Fashioned Chinking

How To Make Old Fashioned Chinking - You can make as much or as little as you need when you need it.  Making old true old fashioned chinking is almost a lost art.  Many old timers remember just what it was like to mix and use.  It is something you can make and do successfully.

Have you ever visited an old log cabin?  Did you notice that the logs did not always match up?  Did you see the substance placed between the logs?  Chinking is what you see when you look at the joints between …

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Two-Story A-Frame Cabin

Two-Story A-Frame CabinOver at relaxshacks.blogspot.com they have a video and the plans available for you to build this half A frame tiny house/cabin for around $2000. If you utilize the internet, you maybe able to find the materials needed for this build either at a reduced price or maybe free from websites like craigslist or your local classifieds.

This tiny house could change your life if more ways than you can imagine! If you are like me and can’t afford a big fancy cabin for a retreat or even a bug out shelter, this 2 story, half A …

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How To Build A Home / Cabin Out Of A Shipping Container

Container -- If you have been following me for a while you will know I have posted a few great articles that went viral about shipping containers. If you missed them check them out before reading this article. How To Buy A Shipping Container and Why You Shouldn’t Bury A Shipping Container Bunker Underground

If you have been following me for a while you will know I have posted a few great articles that went viral about shipping containers. If you missed them check them out before reading this article. How To Buy A Shipping …

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