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backyardgardener:

--- Quote from: Bailey on October 15, 2008, 10:41:15 PM ---Does  anyone know how to get around county code requirments to be able to build something from these forums? When I went to them wanting to build a yurt they said " NO WAY" it is llike banging your head against a wall...

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If you make the structure smaller than the minimum county code requirement, then you can build whatever you want. presumably if you wanted to make a 600 sq ft structure and the minimum requirement for code was 200 sq ft then you could build 3 199 sq ft buildings/yurts/flying saucers and you'd be unregulated, right?

I also wanted to add another site with cheap house building kits: http://www.pennypincherbarns.com/
BYG

Ultio1:

--- Quote from: DeltaEchoVictor on October 15, 2008, 11:06:13 PM ---I don't know exactly what the best type of structure for a BOL is but I like log cabins & domes personally.

If someone needs a quick, down & dirty & relatively cheap option for a structure on a remote piece of property, consider something like this..Small Utility Building

I recently had a 10'X20' with two windows, & framing for a 36" door, along with the standard barn doors built & delivered for $3600.  I'm planning on wiring it for electricity, insulating it & using it as a shop as well as for storage.  Right now it's strictly serving storage duty.  After I get the interior finished my plans are to put a lean to on either side for outdoor storage items.   


--- Quote from: Bailey on October 15, 2008, 10:41:15 PM ---Does  anyone know how to get around county code requirements to be able to build something from these forums? When I went to them wanting to build a yurt they said " NO WAY" it is like banging your head against a wall...


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I hate to point out the obvious, but code requirements are there to protect everyone & going around them will probably cause you more harm than good.  Plus, I don't think we want to advocate anyone doing anything illegal & potentially litigious on the forum.  My advice would be to find a way to work within the codes of your local municipality.

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I am going that route.  A small building of similar size that can be easily built on to. There is a mobile home there now that I can live in while I build my shop and green house and eventually a more perminant home .

vinny:
http://http://www.montanamobilecabins.com

These are pretty cool, althoughit probable costs a ton to have it shipped/trucked.

TimSuggs:

--- Quote from: tash on October 30, 2008, 07:57:30 AM ---
--- Quote from: surfivor on October 29, 2008, 08:56:37 AM ---
 If you make a cabin out of a container trailer, would it have windows ?

 I live in a condo that only has windows in one room, it's kind of like living in a cave, only advantage is if you want to sleep in the daytime. Not good for ventilation or creating a sunny bright living space.

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with a plazma cutter you could make a container look like swiss cheese if you wanted. Hell, if you cut a hole for a window and you decided you didn't like it, you could weld on a cover. No more window.

Also, cross bracing would needed to be installed inside the container but with proper bracing it would, theoretically, be able to handle 2' of earth on top of it.

-Tash

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Tash, don't forget the overseas shipping containers are routinely stacked 10/20 high full of cargo on the ships and yards, so I don't think 2" of dirt if going to be that much of an issue.

Tim.

archer:

--- Quote from: vinny on December 21, 2008, 08:31:52 AM ---http://http://www.montanamobilecabins.com

These are pretty cool, althoughit probable costs a ton to have it shipped/trucked.

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As are these:
http://static.monolithic.com/gallery/commercial/cabin/index.html

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