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We bought 14 acres and I’m thinking about buying one of these arched cabin kits. It looks easy to assemble. I’m all about easy.

What do y’all think about it

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Re: Thinking about this arched cabin kit
Will you hook it up to water, sewer, and electric?

Does your land already have a house on it?
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We bought 14 acres and I’m thinking about buying one of these arched cabin kits. It looks easy to assemble. I’m all about easy.

What do y’all think about it
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Cool idea, how does it compare to post frame?
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Those look pretty cool.

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Delivery at $2.00 - $2.50 a mile could really add up depending where you're located.
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Ive seen some very nice diy cabin kits online, Im not attracted to the arched design.
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Will you hook it up to water, sewer, and electric?

Does your land already have a house on it?
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No house yet, we need to drill a water well, going to try and drill myself
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Those look pretty cool.

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Delivery at $2.00 - $2.50 a mile could really add up depending where you're located.
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It’s 94 miles away from us
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We may try this for water well drilling

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We bought 14 acres and I’m thinking about buying one of these arched cabin kits. It looks easy to assemble. I’m all about easy.

What do y’all think about it
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Are you going to put it on a slab, or a wooden floor? Slab would be preferred, but wooden easier.
That drill will require at least 5 hp (air compressor) to provide 90lb @17 so figure $750 to 1000.

Remember, this is for the shell only and not any inside construction.
I would probably just go with 2x4 construction and plywood that you can haul to your site. It's not that hard.
Maybe build a workshop(with shower, toilet and kitchen) and use part of that for living until you can do better.

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Not sure if I would like the no windows on the sides. Built my cabin 16x24 on 10 acres , about 6k after bathroom and kitchen installed. Wood stove heat, stove cost 1200.00.
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shure why not, looks cool
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We bought 14 acres and I’m thinking about buying one of these arched cabin kits. It looks easy to assemble. I’m all about easy.

What do y’all think about it
 Quoting: Wild Edibles


Are you going to put it on a slab, or a wooden floor? Slab would be preferred, but wooden easier.
That drill will require at least 5 hp to provide 90lb @17 so figure $750 to 1000.

Remember, this is for the shell only and not any inside construction.
I would probably just go with 2x4 construction and plywood that you can haul to your site. It's not that hard.
Maybe build a workshop(with shower, toilet and kitchen) and use part of that for living until you can do better.
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We are just finishing a barn style tough shed (Home Depot) into a cabin. It turned out pretty good for our first conversion. But it was lots of work.

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Depends on weather risks where you are. Say, if you're in Tornado Alley, a hexagon is most affordable, and SAFEST geo dome to build. Not any kits for them, though.
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We bought 14 acres and I’m thinking about buying one of these arched cabin kits. It looks easy to assemble. I’m all about easy.

What do y’all think about it
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We may try this for water well drilling

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Thinking of drilling my own as well, but in the meantime, gonna install a 750 gallon water tank. However, i like the method that goes something like this: use 6" pvc casing, (drill a series of holes in the casing pipes to allow veins and water channels that are likely to be present, fill the well, along with the deep water. ) not required but food for thought. Have a 4 ' long, 4 " diameter black steel pipe sharpened on one end, with a flapper/check valve 4-6" up inside to trap dirt, sand, rock as you pull up. Attach a welded handle to the top of the pipe, inside the pipe. Attach a rope, and raise/ lower with a large pulley.(roofing suppliers carry them.) Now, you can raise and let gravity slam into the ground below. Its suggested that 4-5' drops are enough to chink the sand dirt rocks below. Having a pulley above also provides a gauge to show the vertical plumb of your casing.
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Looks pretty cool to me, but where I live ( central Oklahoma) I’d certainly want a storm cellar. However that’s true for whatever type of home you live in unless it’s solid concrete. I’d also want 1 1/2 bathrooms. My wife spends a lot of time there in the mornings. If you really like it, I say go for it.
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We bought 14 acres and I’m thinking about buying one of these arched cabin kits. It looks easy to assemble. I’m all about easy.

What do y’all think about it
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Forget the play house let's talk tractor gear.
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Yes, I also need a tractor
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Re: Thinking about this arched cabin kit
bump for more discussion on the pro's/cons of arched cabin style homes.
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Not sure where you all live, I'm in California but I thought that you had to go through all the building permits to put any structure down on your property? Are you planning on just putting these structures down and hoping none of your neighbors see the structure and report you to the county?

I think the only way around spending 10 to 20 thousand dollars on building permits is to have the structure on wheels or a trailer, like a tiny home. But even this, in some counties has reatrictions.
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We bought 14 acres and I’m thinking about buying one of these arched cabin kits. It looks easy to assemble. I’m all about easy.

What do y’all think about it
 Quoting: Wild Edibles


TREMENDOUS. Really love these. Definitely on my radar for an upcoming project.

Thanks for sharing. I had NOT heard of these. VERY helpful!
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Not sure where you all live, I'm in California but I thought that you had to go through all the building permits to put any structure down on your property? Are you planning on just putting these structures down and hoping none of your neighbors see the structure and report you to the county?

I think the only way around spending 10 to 20 thousand dollars on building permits is to have the structure on wheels or a trailer, like a tiny home. But even this, in some counties has reatrictions.
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I don't know why you wouldn't be able to get a permit. The structure looks very durable.
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Don't do it......think about trimming out the inside. Every anything going against an arched wall if custom fit. Not easy and very time consuming. Want easy? Stay square.....Insulation is not gonna be enough. Just no.
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We bought 14 acres and I’m thinking about buying one of these arched cabin kits. It looks easy to assemble. I’m all about easy.

What do y’all think about it
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I like it.

Looking for a piece of land next year and doing something similar.

Looking forward to seeing how it works out if you get it.

Thanks for sharing, I'm always keeping an eye out for new ideas !
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epiclol I bet you are thinking about more than your arches now.



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We bought 14 acres and I’m thinking about buying one of these arched cabin kits. It looks easy to assemble. I’m all about easy.

What do y’all think about it
 Quoting: Wild Edibles


I have a quonset hut cabin at my ranch, which is remote.

I bought it because I didn't want to spend a lot of $$ and have a lot of usable space inside. I have a 34 x 35 foot Q type quonset hut. It's a metal building, but I added a lot of insulation. I wanted metal because it's relatively fire resistant.

It's still boiling hot inside in the summer, the metal conducts the heat right in, even with the insulation. It doesn't get that cold where we are, but a wood stove can keep up if you keep it stoked.

The problem with these arch cabins is they are not square. The reason most homes are square is you get the full usable cubic feet from every foot of floor space. An arch is strong, for sure, but I lose at least 4 feet on each side of my building. It's good usable space, but the heat is really the big bummer. The plus is there are no internal supports, so it feels really open and airy.

If you want a small cabin, and want to build it yourself, I think your best bet will be do use 2 x 6 inch studs on the exterior walls, fill it with high quality insulation and frame it up. Dry wall will go on fast and with an arch roof, you are going to have some challenges... ;)
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I would convert a shipping container over that imho
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Build your own home, stick built is gonna be better and cheaper.
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FYI, if this is just a bumper thread, that number was only half cocked.

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They have some on Amazon too. Not fond of Bezos, but he's got cabins to sell.

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As has been mentioned, it's not really as easy as it sounds. Foundation, plumbing, electrical...it adds up and is a lot more work.

And really, no matter which way you go, check into the permit thing just to be safe. Some counties can get pretty uppity about that.
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I would convert a shipping container over that imho
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I wouldn't use a shipping container. I have 14 of them, a number have been insulated and had sliding glass doors added.

If you want something solid, build an ICF (insulated concrete form) house. Super solid, you build the walls like legos,add rebar and then pour concrete. The roof can also be thick insulation and poured concrete deck roof, too.
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I sort of like the modern design, and shipping for you would be cheap.
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