Paul what part of the world are you building in? For something that size here I would say engineered insulated slab and stick frame. I'm in ontario and we have a very strict building code that insists on efficiency. I would invest in a used camper trailer for my build to give yourself a base of services to make the process less painful. Nothing like a shower, kitchen, and some lights after a long day building...
paul salvaterra wrote:Ok, I do not have a lot of money. I am 64 years old this summer. Average health, can work 8 hours a day,.
I must have my own own land, my garden, a few chickens.
I have built two complete houses. And have lost count of the number I have fixed.
I have some cash saved up, in a few weeks I will shop for 1 to 5 acres, in my price range, likely will be off grid.
I plan to move onto ok the land, camp out and go from there.
Of course I will check out local zoning and such before I purchase
What do you think the plan should be??
I was thinking I need to build a shelter, semi permanent, perhaps on skids. Simple stick built, easy for one msn to build, say 14 x 24. I hate 14 feet, extra cuts, Dad always built divided by 4, like 24x36, never 26x34!! And he built a lot.
This place should last 20 years, dous not gave to last forever
I am open to built up post and beam, with pressure treated wood in beded into the ground, or on the ground,with patio pavers floor
paul salvaterra wrote:David, I think I like that idea, but do not fully understand, any illustration any where??⁸