Building Your Own House Or Cabin? WATCH THIS BEFORE YOU BUILD. Build Smart, Avoid Mistakes.

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Sharing some time and money saving suggestions for building your own house or cabin.
In this episode, I share information that is often overlooked by folks as they attempt to build their own home with little to no carpentry experience. I discuss my preferred material for the sub floor and why I’m sheathing with T-111 instead of OSB board. I also talk about the importance of storage space and why I chose rafters over trusses when I built my off grid cabin and workshop.

Part 3. A 3rd year review of the floor insulation I use in all my cabin floors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tXoey1Qz6E

Part 2 of my FLOOR INSULATION VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4woqudJEQRY

Part 1 of my FLOOR INSULATION VIDEO Showing the Reflectix Radiant Barrier BUBBLE FOIL insulation that I use: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPTJD9nuWvQ

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MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q: How do you have internet at your cabins? A: I have cell service at both cabins but it is spotty due to foliage and cloud cover. I can access the internet from my cabins but have to drive to a local wifi location to upload videos.
Q: How old is Frankie? A: Frankie will be 10 in April of 2018
Q: What video editing software do I use? A: Presently, all I use is Windows Live Movie maker but I’m considering trying imovie, Adobe Elements or SONY VEGAS PRO.
Q: How do you get your water? Did you dig a well? A: Presently, I haul water to the NY cabin but at the NH cabin, I drop a kettle into an old well that was dug by hand by the settlers in the 1700’s.
Q:What is your favorite brand of cast iron cookware? A: I prefer using vintage cast iron. My favorites are BSR and Griswold. If I had to buy new I would buy a Lodge Brand. I plan to purchase this dutch oven in the future:

Q: What do you use for refrigeration? A: We have a small gas refrigerator that we salvaged from an old Shasta camper and a custom icebox that I built into the cabin wall. We make ice on site with a propane freezer.
Video of icebox:
Video of Gas Refrigerator:
Propane Freezer:

Q: What do you use for cooking and heating? A: We use a Kitchen Queen 380 for cooking and heating during the winter months but we also have an antique gas stove in the cabin for when we don’t need the heat from the KQ.

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