The most exciting development right now is getting our #utilities installed. This is a huge development. Whereas right now, we have a piece of #land with #logs, getting #utilities installed means we can apply for a #building #permit. It means #commitment. We are on the cusp of #paying for this. It will be a major step in this process. There are a few things we have to nail down before we can apply...#loghome #construction #DIY #myBlog #history #LHBA
The Hidden Cave Lodge consists of 68+/- acres of timberland with a #Cave in central #Talladega County. As you drive up the driveway of this property, you will think you are in the #SmokyMountains. The property has a lodge style cabin that is designed to be completely off the power grid. The construction style of this log cabin is chinked Butt and Pass White Pine Logs, hand picked from the #Appalachian Mountains in #North #Carolina. This #cabin has three stories consisting of around 1600 square feet on each floor. The cabin has two levels of wrap around porches that offer vista views from several angles.I think it has @Charlie Primero or @firstname.lastname@example.org name on it.
There is an unnamed cave on the property, that can be accessed with the proper gear and training. This cave has an opening that is about a four foot radius. The cave is surrounded by hardwoods that includes some White Oak which provides excellent nutrition for Whitetail Deer. There are also some soft mass trees like #Peach and #Apple trees planted in the open fields. Around 5+/- acres is open land with some additional land that can be opened. The open land is in front of the doublewide mobile home. A small #pond that needs some repairs, is located along the edge of the open field.
The mobile home is a 4 Bedroom double wide on a fixed foundation. This offers a second home on the property.
This property is located about 2 miles by road off of State Highway 21. This property offers serenity and privacy, away from the busy city.
The seaside community of #Mexico #Beach, #Florida, was demolished by #Hurricane #Michael -- but one family's newly built concrete home #survived virtually untouched.summary:
"Hurricanes happen and so we intended to build it to survive" and pass through the generations, Dr. Lebron Lackey told ABC News of the vacation home he built last year with his uncle.
When Category 4 Michael made landfall at Mexico Beach Wednesday with winds around 155 mph, Lackey was home in Tennessee, "nauseated" as he monitored the house security camera, watching footage of the winds and debris whipping by.
Lackey wasn't confident the home would #survive, afraid he would lose the roof at any moment.
"I was watching the corner of the roof buck like an airplane wing. And I was watching the air pass by with debris in it about the speed of which you'd expect to see in an airplane," he said.
For Lackey and his uncle, the goal during construction just last year was to go "overboard to preserve the structure." He said they often went the extra mile to add more concrete -- especially in corners.
Making small accommodations as they went, he said they often "went one step further" beyond the building codes, like when they added 1-foot thick concrete walls as well as steel cables to hold the roof steady.
They also built the ground floor out of tall pilings, with the house elevated above it, to create a ground floor structure intended to give way with massive storm surge if necessary -- and "sure enough it did," he said.
Lackey said he only felt the house was vulnerable in the corner of the roof from an "airplane wing effect."
Lackey said the additions weren't very expensive and called them "totally worth it."
To others looking to build their dream beach home, Lackey recommends studying "the environment where you are and take whatever you hear and expect it to be worse than that. And if you want to have it last, build it above and beyond."
"I'm a fan of concrete construction," he added.
We have grants. The fucking government payed my whole 5 years in university and never asked back for it, because that money was stolen from our parents anyway…@Animalet de Sèquia- that's how it should be. Here, our students are indoctrinated
for most, more than half of their net worth comes from the equity in their homes, meaning they would need to sell their houses in order to live off those funds. In fact, as The Fool website reports, “According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s data, the typical American’s net worth at age 65 is $194,226. However, removing the benefit from home equity results in that figure plummeting to just $43,921.The design for my home and building materials have been evaluated by structural engineers - the conclusion? My home should last between 350 - 450 years. The typical American subdivision built home? 75 years.