I am just about ready to start on my cabin about 8 miles in from Anchor Point. Price is a factor so I will be doing most of the work myself.
Wanted to get a sanity check on my cabin
The cabin size I have landed on is 32' x 16'
- 2x6 walls
- r21 in the walls
- r31 in the ceiling (truss pitched metal roof)
- 2x10s for the floor joists
- 6x6 for beams (x3)
- foundation will be 18 sonotubes arranged 6x3 spacing 64" apart on the long side - 1/2" rebar in tube as called for by sonoco
- sonotubes with foot will go down 4' and will be 12" diameter (cement mix'd on site)
- Tyvec (of course)
- Plastic on interior walls for vapor barrier
- Floor will have 1" foam sandwiched between 2 pieces of OSB (with framing)
- Heat will wood stove with triple wall'd chimney
- 3 large windows with the best e rating I can afford
- 1 sliding door
- 1 regular door
Any comments or suggestions would greatly be appreciated. I have seen cement slabs (floating) and piers sunk in the ground using treated wood and even cement footers that sit on top of the ground but all of those scare me. Not saying they do not work but just don't have experience with them and do not want to make a mistake on the foundation. Thoughts?
Thanks in advance