the first thing that i notice about all the cabin photos that the cabins are about two to three ft off the ground ..since i new at this part of the game please tell me why..
the second thing i notice is that a lot of them have outhouse set ups
the third thing i notice was there was not a lot of solar systems in the pictures as go north..
the fourth thing i notice was a lot of the cabins have super large windows in the front of them ..wont it let a lot of heat out the area around the window area .. or though the window itself..or are you useing triple panel windows to stop the heat loss
i had plan to have only one window in the cabin front area and one in the rear where the bathroom area is
how thick do you put the insulation foam boards on the walls and roof and floors in between the floors and bottom floor set up so to have a double wall floor to keep the cold for comeing though the floor..i was planing on useing double layer typle foam board-x-1.inchs thick though out the walls and 1.inchs thick on the floor between the floor panels system..and 1.inchs thick panels on the roof area between the wood paneling system
i had found my cabin kit online and was wondering about the base set up with the logs set about three ft off the ground area..
my second thought was to use the wood burning cook stove as my main source of heat and cooking in the cabin ..since it is only going to be 14.ft.wide.-x-20.ft long with a open floor plan typle set up with the cook stove in the center of the room..
my third idea is to use for keeping food frozen and other things cold was a 12.ft combo reg and frezzer 12.volt set up for the use as need at the cabin
my fourth idea is use a wind turbine to charge the small battie bank for the reg unit ..since i going to be useing a oil lamps for lighting and useing the battie bank for reg and my laptop as need for movie watching as need ..so a 6-battie system bank so be able to handle the reg and laptop as need for a couple days before haveing to be recharge..the battie box is going to set inbetween the floor joints in a special box that is bult to hold them off the ground area and keep them semi warm as need in the winter time
futon as a combo sofa and bed set up for use as need as the basic liveing room set with a coffee table as need with a small round wood table and chairs-x-2- set for basic liveing in the cabin
how thick does the floor rock area with motar for the stove ..so not have a problem with the heating going to the floor and cause damage to the floor..or wraping the floor panels ... or starting a fire with heat from the stove..i was thinking about 3.inchs thick with the river typle stones with motar inbetween the rocks for makeing a stove stand area safe
a hand pumped water system that use a well system for basic water use
in the bathroom would have a composting non elec typle toliet system with the shower would be heated by useing propane system that you fill the tank with water and the useing the handle pump to make pressuse in the tank and water tank ..the tank holds five gallons of water..then just kit that the company sell to upgrade to a regular sized propane tank by useing a reg 20.or 40.,pd sized propane tank with it hose running out side to the tank to use as need or below the shower area so to be able to change out a tank as need ..or do i need to build a box around the tank to keep the wind and snow off the tank so to have work right in the winter time..
going to try and use a greywater dump system for the used water for the shower and kitchen sink ..that runs out to a dug hole with a rock pile typle ..down into the earth about 5.ft then filled with small rocks on the bottom .. then big rocks on the top of the small rocks ..with sloping typle angle pvc typle pipe ..the shower sit up on a 1.ft high platform so the water is running down into the kitchen area sink pipe so able to drain as need
feel free to pick them apart ..better have the idea torn apart here then up there in the middle of winter time and things are not working right up there in the woods ..jam up so far to a month of sundays would not get me out of harm way
so feel free to help a new person get his you know togerther now and not later when i out in the middle of alaska trying to live there
my plan to move about three hours northwest of anchorage ..so to be able to get into town as need for basic things like movies and shopping and book stores and other little things that you need to do and still away for the crowded city area ..
looking for a small town about 300..to-500.people in the town area ..so be able to go into town as need for supplies and have basic conact with people