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The stone structure(s) has massive potential - that one would be worth the effort.
I see some major issues with the stone structure, repairable, but I prefer to work with lumber. The wood structure, I'd set up camp next to, haul in what I needed, and rough saw the rest from lumber I sawed on sight with my bandsaw mill. Turn it into something kinda rustic. Only real issue for me with that one is, how close it seems to be to a dirt road, dust and mud are not the best neighbors. Pave the road, then have traffic speeding by at all hours, no fun with that either, one reason I'm 300 yards off a paved township road.

This one, now, that looks to be more work than it would be worth for one man to try to tackle.

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An old architect I used to work with use to say, "anybody can makes things complicated, there is an art to keeping things simple".
Smart man. Most architects are the opposite, always figuring out ways to design a roof with a dozen valleys to hold snow and overhangs so short the water runs down the wood siding and ruins in in a short time.
 

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A shabby but beloved family cabin in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Built by my father and grandfather in the 1930s/1940s. Four generations of our family have spent summers picking blueberries, hiking, canoeing, swimming, listening to the loons, and reading ancient novels. (No TV, no internet.)

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A shabby but beloved family cabin in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Built by my father and grandfather in the 1930s/1940s. Four generations of our family have spent summers picking blueberries, hiking, canoeing, swimming, listening to the loons, and reading ancient novels. (No TV, no internet.)

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This one has charm for days
 

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Smart man. Most architects are the opposite, always figuring out ways to design a roof with a dozen valleys to hold snow and overhangs so short the water runs down the wood siding and ruins in in a short time.
2 big pet peeves of mine as a carpenter. Working against physics thinking they are reinventing the wheel whilst causing extra costs and looking stupid.
 

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Smart man. Most architects are the opposite, always figuring out ways to design a roof with a dozen valleys to hold snow and overhangs so short the water runs down the wood siding and ruins in in a short time.
So many hips and valleys are for show - people think they look upscale. You go to a place like Dallas and they are everywhere and endless.
 

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2 big pet peeves of mine as a carpenter. Working against physics thinking they are reinventing the wheel whilst causing extra costs and looking stupid.
There's a lot to be said for the timeless simplicity of a rectangular structure with a steep metal roof and generous overhangs. They last forever!
 

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I see some major issues with the stone structure, repairable, but I prefer to work with lumber. The wood structure, I'd set up camp next to, haul in what I needed, and rough saw the rest from lumber I sawed on sight with my bandsaw mill. Turn it into something kinda rustic. Only real issue for me with that one is, how close it seems to be to a dirt road, dust and mud are not the best neighbors. Pave the road, then have traffic speeding by at all hours, no fun with that either, one reason I'm 300 yards off a paved township road.

This one, now, that looks to be more work than it would be worth for one man to try to tackle.

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This looks like something from Angkor-Wat in Cambodia
 

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Don't think they hired a union carpenter... Fact is, any average diyer probably would have to try real hard to screw something up this bad.

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There's a lot to be said for the timeless simplicity of a rectangular structure with a steep metal roof and generous overhangs. They last forever!
Funny you should say so. Here's the shed I built for Mom back East a bunch of years ago...
 

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On that note, Lt. Dan, here's a guy living in a very hostile desert down near the border, it's fine in the winter but hell the rest of the year. He's originally from NY City! You have to be somewhat crazy to live down there full time - or it will drive you crazy, one or the other. But he has gotten tons of publicity for some reason. The house is like a shack, but he originally built a structure with two containers and a nice arched roof (reminded me of Hoarder's container barns), and then filled it full of shit to the point of not being usable.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/10/garden/10texas.html

Here is his blog: (noticed he is into silver)

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A guy I know bought a cabin with his GF. The guy who built it must have inhaled too many paint fumes as is evidenced by his crapsmanship and design. My guess is this wall was supposed to have been a garage door. Previous owner framed in this section and used log siding to complete. My task was to turn it into a wall of stationary windows. We bought the glass and I just framed and trimmed them into the wall. The shot the log siding on with a nailgun with way too much pressure so I had to dig deep with the cat'spaw to get at the heads. That was the hardest part aside from trying to fark with the electrical without destroying the interior T&G planking as we couldn't source any more. I made it work with some refined deftness. It it were me, I would have put sliding glass doors in. This guy's a liberal dolt specializing in maximum expenditure with minimum result so que sera sera.
 

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Same cabin, good example of aformentioned cabin building monkey's handy work. The toilet was practically up against the shower wall. I being a budget conscious project we opted to use an offset toilet flange. Good tip for those not familiar, these offset flanges make slight re positioning of a toilet much easier. Often the waste pipe is not quite where you want it during a renovation and is too close to the back or side walls. This way you spend a few extra $ on the flange and don't have to extricate and fuss with the waste pipe.

Another tip do NOT buy a black toilet. Water spots constantly will ruin your mood.

PS My first time laying those ceramic wood tiles. Meh.
 

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She's a beaut.
 

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A guy I know bought a cabin with his GF. The guy who built it must have inhaled too many paint fumes as is evidenced by his crapsmanship and design. My guess is this wall was supposed to have been a garage door. Previous owner framed in this section and used log siding to complete. My task was to turn it into a wall of stationary windows. We bought the glass and I just framed and trimmed them into the wall. The shot the log siding on with a nailgun with way too much pressure so I had to dig deep with the cat'spaw to get at the heads. That was the hardest part aside from trying to fark with the electrical without destroying the interior T&G planking as we couldn't source any more. I made it work with some refined deftness. It it were me, I would have put sliding glass doors in. This guy's a liberal dolt specializing in maximum expenditure with minimum result so que sera sera.

Opened that place up real nice - good job on framing and trimming those big pieces of glass.
 

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Thank you Silver sir.
 

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My wife glances at my computer when passing by and sees me looking at young hooches - and I'm just reading about cabins and construction projects...
Yeah, I was over on 8chan the other day, wife comes by and says something about, I shouldn't be looking at naked pictures. Truth is, I wasn't, I was reading political posts, those folks over there are brutal, they post vile stuff over there, they even post porn right in the middle of political threads, come to think of it, politics is kinda like porn. We just looking at cabins in this thread, can't help if there are sometimes people involved.

Very interesting hide...
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My task was to turn it into a wall of stationary windows. We bought the glass and I just framed and trimmed them into the wall
Are you using pine to frame and trim?
 

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Also made him a cover for the electric panel(on the bedroom wall!?)and a quick grill for the CAR(Cold Air Return).
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The kitchen window was tiny and they wanted a bigger one so I had to cut through the "logs". So you can see the walls are not too substantial and obviously insulated. I flashed the opening with a bituminous membrane (ice and water shield, vycor, protecto, wrap etc.) and trimmed the window out with dimensional 2x4 cedar but can't find a pic. I had forgotten that I had rebuilt the bedroom wall. They wanted to move it 6" to move it to accommodate a pantry. I sheathed it with readily available t&g spf and opted to run the wood vertically for the door cladding. It's just a regular interior door cut down thene surfaced with the t&g.
 

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Sure is nice not to have to schlep, cut, clean- up, tape, mud and paint drywall! - And how could I forget SAND! I do love this trade though. Aside from dealing with the Aholes. Been a lot of them lately.
 

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I could go for a nice renovation job about now. Maybe one will pop up. Sure ain't going to advertise. If nothing good pops up I may try my hand at panhandleing. Would be a commute, but I could hustle on the train too.
 

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Sure is nice not to have to schlep, cut, clean- up, tape, mud and paint drywall! - And how could I forget SAND!
I could go for a nice renovation job about now. Maybe one will pop up. Sure ain't going to advertise. If nothing good pops up I may try my hand at panhandleing. Would be a commute, but I could hustle on the train too.
You could fell a tree onto your neighbors house and wait for the insurance man by the door with your toolbelt . :p
 

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Smart man. Most architects are the opposite, always figuring out ways to design a roof with a dozen valleys to hold snow and overhangs so short the water runs down the wood siding and ruins in in a short time.
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You could fell a tree onto your neighbors house and wait for the insurance man by the door with your toolbelt . :p
My brudder is still waiting for his insurance money in S.W. Floriduh. When he gets it, he should invest in a U-Haul truck and some materials that I can bring him. It's my understanding that there is a two week wait on most supplies down there.

Sorry bout the thread drift. Some water damage I had to repair on a cabin by a lake last summer. They don't want gutters so siding gets splash off of deck. Cool clients. Sent me cookies for Christmas. Knows how to keep me coming back.
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