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Offline Black November

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Semi-Temporary Shelter
« on: April 25, 2016, 10:17:53 AM »
I wanted to build a small cabin on our property, but after evaluating cost and red-tape, decided to go with a more temporary option. We setup a temporary shelter using an Army frame tent, and build a precast adjustable deck. We only live 15 minutes down the road, so we will not be living in this, but it gives us a place to get out of the rain or stay over night on the weekends.














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Re: Semi-Temporary Shelter
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2016, 10:22:49 AM »
We put down some cheap indoor/outdoor carpet and some patio furniture. We planning to get a futon and install some other amenities.
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Re: Semi-Temporary Shelter
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2016, 11:24:53 AM »
oh nice job... i like that tent and the inside.

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Re: Semi-Temporary Shelter
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2016, 01:58:59 PM »
Nice

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Re: Semi-Temporary Shelter
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2016, 09:32:25 AM »
I forgot to mention that the whole deck was built using electricity from a Steven Harris style battery bank. There is no electricity on the property. https://youtu.be/zUhncTX38oA

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Re: Semi-Temporary Shelter
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2016, 09:34:06 AM »
Very nice BN... I like the pattern of the floor as well.

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Re: Semi-Temporary Shelter
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2016, 08:38:09 PM »
A raised platform is going to get you alot, otherwise when it rains heavily your going to get flooded out if your on the ground .. If I was to spend a whole summer in Maine, I would do something similar .. have a tent platform in the shade. A good way to stay cool without alot of air conditioning

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Re: Semi-Temporary Shelter
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2016, 03:40:16 PM »
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Re: Semi-Temporary Shelter
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2016, 08:48:43 PM »
Very cool!

Can I inquire, what was the total cost before amenities?

Enjoy!

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Re: Semi-Temporary Shelter
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2016, 06:41:07 AM »
Good job, BN.  8)   Gives me ideas for the future.

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Re: Semi-Temporary Shelter
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2016, 09:43:18 AM »
Very cool!

Can I inquire, what was the total cost before amenities?

Enjoy!

The only real cost I had was the deck.

The wood, pier blocks, joist hangers, adjustable Simpson anchors, Joist nails, screws, and plywood, ect. was about $600 bucks. I knew somebody getting rid of the tent because it was taking up too much space in their garage. So, the tent was free. That is one of primary reason I went with the tent over the cabin.

Some of the the extras: +$100 for Home depot indoor out door carpet, $65 for Gray traction deck paint of interior mud room/foyer.


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Re: Semi-Temporary Shelter
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2016, 01:17:33 PM »
Very resourceful. A time tested solution too. I know some private group camps, like BSA have similar setups, but for smaller sized tents. 


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Re: Semi-Temporary Shelter
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2016, 07:13:49 PM »
you got a good score on that tent!