Home Depot "Cabin"?

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  1. Gercarson

    Gercarson Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I spent about half an hour looking at a "shed" at Home Depot - it has stairs and a loft. The size could very easily be used as a one person "cabin" - and be very comfortable. Of course it would need to insulated and various "other" things done to it, but it looks so workable that I'm wondering if anyone else has thought about it. It's also big enough to put a basement under. The reason I'm sort of excited about this "shed" is that it is just a little over $7,000. Wonder if one could duplicate it for less...
     
  2. TexasArtist

    TexasArtist Well-Known Member

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    I went in one time and ask about how much would I'd need to make a 24x 18 foot cabin. The guy at the little desk near the lumber gave me a price of about $2000. That's not including windows and such. You might want to see if they have a similar computer program at your H.D.
     

  3. Joshie

    Joshie Well-Known Member Supporter

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    My local custom shed place is having its end of the season sale. They just sold a shed that's insulated, has loft, porch, is a log cabin look inside and out (log siding outside and in, wood floor), is insulated, and has wiring, for about $10,000. The regular price is around $12,000.

    http://www.hillsidehideaways.com/catalogdisplay.php
    Look around page 26.
     
  4. AngieM2

    AngieM2 Big Front Porch advocate

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    I've always liked those 2 storied cabins with the same thoughts. First I need land, but even my Uncle can see the possibilities.

    This place seems to have started with one of those:

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    Angie
     
  5. Gercarson

    Gercarson Well-Known Member Supporter

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    That's the one! The possibilities weren't even hidden - right out in the open. Thanks for this photo AngieM2.
     
  6. TurnerHill

    TurnerHill Well-Known Member

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    You can get the materials to do a much better job, for much less.

    Even paying someone to build it, you can get a better-quality end product for the same money. Things like 2x6 framing on 16" centers, instead of 2x4 on 24" centers.
     
  7. cowcreekgeeks

    cowcreekgeeks Well-Known Member

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    I built my 16x16x14 barn for well under a thousand dollars. I kept my eyes open and stumbled upon some freecycle materials. It can be done if you are frugal. My barn is the same size as Home Depot's listed locally for $7000. It took me about 3 months of my spare time to build. It can be done!

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  8. longrider

    longrider Southern Gent

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    You bet you can do it cheaper- about half as much. I have built a few of them and a few from kits bought by clients. Of course they are bare-bones and finishing it out to house standards will run the cost back up but still...
     
  9. Ann-NWIowa

    Ann-NWIowa Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Check Habitat restores for supplies.
     
  10. willow_girl

    willow_girl Very Dairy

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    Here is mine. It is 12x20 and was $3,000 including the French doors, 2 windows, wiring and an AC unit. It had been used as an office for Tuff Shed's display at Home Depot. The Tuff Shed crew disassembled it and rebuilt it on my site. I'm quite pleased with it. :)

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    Oh, in dealing with Home Depot -- they offer 6 months same as cash on major purchases, but if you ask at the time of the purchase, they'll give you 12 months. ;)
     
  11. Common Tator

    Common Tator Uber Tuber

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    This photo is from a Tuff Shed website from Colorado. Found it while surfing the net and am really intrigued! It looks so charming, and would make a great home.

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    Willow Girl, I love yours! Is it used as a home office? That would be a great place to escape the noise and distractions of a busy household and be able to get some work done.
     
  12. NCLee

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    Yes, you can build it yourself for less. This site does prepackaged lumber and supplies to build. While the site doesn't have any prices, I see newspaper inserts from time to time with pricing. If memory serves, for less than 1/2 the money, a larger building can be constructed.

    http://www.buildersdiscount.net/packages/garage.html

    There may be similar suppliers in your area.

    Lee
     
  13. willow_girl

    willow_girl Very Dairy

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    Common Tator, I haven't really done anything with mine yet. I have to run the electric, drywall the interior and put some flooring down. Haven't had the money or the time; I'm hoping to be able to work on it this winter.

    I did manage to landscape around it, though. LOL :)
     
  14. Jolly

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    When building yourself, you can pretty much always do it better and cheaper - if you have the skills.

    If you don't have the skills, help (it takes some muscle to swing 2x6 joists) or if you don't have the time, I can certainly see the possibilities of using some of these larger "sheds" as a cabin or small home.
     
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