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The area we chose for our cabin is very rocky. Rather than blast a foundation for the cabin, we choose to use concrete piers sitting on solid rock. I dug down until I hit solid rock, then filled the hole with concrete and placed a preformed "deck block" on top of the concrete. Deck blocks are pyramid shaped concrete blocks with a area hollowed out in the top side to accept a 4x4. The deck block can be purchased at places like Home Depot. We used a modified post and beam type of construction.


Here is the first floor with all the joists in place.

Note the outhouse. It is equipped with a chemical toilet. The outhouse also doubles as a tool shed.

The ropes you see in this picture are securing a tarp over a tent and picnic table.

The floor joists are 2x10's placed on joist hangers.

There is no electric anywhere near the cabin so power tools are operated using a generator.


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