In the next year I will begin the steps towards building a cabin on the lower kenai peninsula... access will be by plane, and perhaps one or two boat trips depending on weather. All milling will be with a chainsaw mill.
My first question is: has anyone built with square logs/beams?
- I am planning on building with 10 or 12" square beams due to the size of the trees available and can only assume that it would be very similar to construction with 3 sided logs...
Second question: Any and all suggestions for a foundation using materials available on-site?
- Concrete won't be available in any major quantity... although pressure treated or creosote timbers might be available.
I have had several different possibilities suggested... from building right on the ground with creosote timbers as a foundation, to using tree stumps as foundation posts... Has anyone built in coastal regions that can give me some direction?