Miles Flansburg wrote:Howdy Sarah, welcome to permies!
How about something like this , maybe slightly bigger?
John Polk wrote:Welcome to permies.
I am not the one to give advice on earthen homes, but there are plenty of folks here with experience in that realm.
Hopefully, somebody else will chime in here with some good advice.
I do know that rainfall/humidity in that region needs to be addressed -
- what works in the arid American Southwest will not work well in the SE.
My suggestion is to build more than just a bare bones cabin. Leave room for expansion!
You may begin enjoying it so much that you begin spending more and more of your time there.
You may eventually regret having to return to ATL and city life. LOL
I don't know about building codes in the county where you live, but many rural counties have much more relaxed codes if something is being built as a hunting/vacation cabin, rather than a permanent dwelling. It pays to investigate this with the county in question. It often also has a bearing on property taxes...a vacation cabin is usually not taxed as high as a permanent dwelling...and, don't fix the driveway until after the tax man inspects it...if he has to hike a hundred yards up a muddy driveway, its value will drop drastically in his mind !
Good luck finding some local knowledge regarding your project.
sarah herren wrote:Hello!