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Re: Cumberland Station TTrak and Other Adventures
« Reply #255 on: January 13, 2022, 01:28:00 AM »
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Congratulations on your hidey hole in the woods.

I bought some property up in the mountains about ten years back. I designed a cabin and we got it finished about a year and a half ago.

This past year I was offered the opportunity to take early retirement. We sold our place in Boise and moved to the woods, too.

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Re: Cumberland Station TTrak and Other Adventures
« Reply #256 on: January 13, 2022, 06:56:55 AM »
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Congratulations on your hidey hole in the woods.

I bought some property up in the mountains about ten years back. I designed a cabin and we got it finished about a year and a half ago.

This past year I was offered the opportunity to take early retirement. We sold our place in Boise and moved to the woods, too.

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All the homesteader shows on TV recommend a 100' clear area around buildings for a fire break.  Nice looking cabin

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Re: Cumberland Station TTrak and Other Adventures
« Reply #257 on: January 14, 2022, 12:51:08 PM »
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All the homesteader shows on TV recommend a 100' clear area around buildings for a fire break.  Nice looking cabin

Thanks.

There actually are firebreaks, but you can’t see them in these shots.

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« Reply #258 on: Today at 12:40:22 AM »
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I was on-site for the big snow storm last weekend... I don't worry so much about fire coming close to the house... it's watching those trees swing around in the wind that makes me think chain saw thoughts. 
There's one enormous pine right off the corner of the house, and it's big and straight enough to be a ship's mast.
I'm negotiating with my guy up there to bring his portable saw mill up and turn it into 11 million board feet of trim boards...

I'd rather have it in the house than on it!!
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Re: Cumberland Station TTrak and Other Adventures
« Reply #259 on: Today at 03:08:43 AM »
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I know what you mean about that.

You have too nice a place to have a tree through it.

I cut down every questionable tree anywhere around my house.

The posts on the corners of my porch are trees that were cut down to make room for the cabin.

So is the center pole to the roof beam.



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« Reply #260 on: Today at 11:15:41 AM »
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We're sliding into the realm of Cabin P0rn...  That looks really nice.
Did you have to have the logs engineered?  Or was "good enough for the squirrels and monkeys, good enough for me?" :scared:

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« Reply #261 on: Today at 11:37:05 AM »
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I just sold our cabin and 12 ac mixed hardwood and softwood in Ontario.  I am still in awe of how many trees die in a given year and how even perfect, healthy pines could snap off 10' off the ground in a wind.  We had a 75' white pine miss our cabin by a few feet when it came down.  It is all part of the fun.