I am building a small cabin in the Big Lake area.
We have some access by road so we can haul in materials however the final 300 yards to the site is on foot. We will be building by hand (pre-cutting all parts prior to hauling it out).
We are on a moderate to steep slope with good ground (no wet land).
What is the easiest and sturdiest foundation for me to put in.
Can anyone recommend plans, or a step by step guide for building.
I have helped others build things in the past but have never taken on a project myself. I apologize if I use the wrong language here. I'm not pretending to know what I'm talking about just trying to make sense. I believe I can figure out how to do this with the right guidance/plans.
We need to keep our costs low low low so I am thinking a 16x16 square building with metal slope roof (no pitch) 16 foot tall in the front sloping to 14 in the back. I want to add a 3/4 loft for sleeping.
I was also considering a 4ft deck on the front.
So again back to questions...
1. What is the easiest foundation (sonotubes, deck footers, buried posts with concrete footers... etc.)
2. Does anyone have a set of blue prints or a book they could recommend?
3. Has anyone found a good way to get recycled/scrap building materials in the anch, ER, Wasilla, Huston, Biglake... etc. area
Any advice is welcome