I guess Ill just plow through this. I have put a down payment on 20 acres of remote land that I woild like to try to pit a summer/fall cabin on as I am busy working winters. I want to start very simply and keep my options open and let the plan develop as I get more information and experience.
The property is at the foot of the revelation range, on an untimbered slope above a swampy valley. I will be making a trip up next.summer to camp on property and get a real plan of action together for havesting logs nearby for construction. If the old school method is not feasible I am considering a kit transported via snowmachine in the winter though the costs and the timeline will be extended in that case.
My questions right now are should I even consider building a cabin with summer and fall use in mind or should it be year round ready in case I want to stay or sell it?
Harvesting logs off property is going to tough, swampy business do any of you have experience with this?
If any of you are in Mcgrath, do you have any experience with this area, is there anyone I should talk to?
What do you guys use for budgeting, Im using google docs right now, but if you have any tips I would love.to hear them.
Now, before you start the you dont want to do this posts, understand I do have experience building in difficult terrain here in MT, I do have experience living alone in the mountains and I do have experience with bears, skeeters, cold, hunger and broken equipment. Im really more interested in your thoughts on the logistics, the techniques and the people I need to talk to.