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Novel cabin design

Post by Bug Out Bill » Sat Dec 05, 2009 7:53 pm

I'd like to share my low cost efficient cabin design.
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Re: Novel cabin design

Post by pudding7 » Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:46 am

Why complicate the roof design? Why not just two sides instead of four? I guess it's the same amount of materials, but it seems needlessly complicated. Also seems like you lose some storage capacity in the ceiling/loft area.

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Re: Novel cabin design

Post by flyingredgoat » Sun Dec 06, 2009 4:54 pm

pudding7 wrote:Why complicate the roof design? Why not just two sides instead of four? I guess it's the same amount of materials, but it seems needlessly complicated. Also seems like you lose some storage capacity in the ceiling/loft area.
Probably a little more stable. Not my choice either, but it's a nice idea.

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Re: Novel cabin design

Post by fart_plume » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:57 am

Poor roof design, i have a two story house with that same roof. The surface area is greater than a standard gable roof making it get hotter inside during the summer and losing too much heat to the outside in the winter. Another thing is that type of roof is prone to leaking in the roof joints where they come together on the inside angles a real pain to seal up properly.

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Re: Novel cabin design

Post by thelight » Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:18 am

First off, great idea and execution. it's one thing to have an idea, but it's another to actually go out there and finish it. I'll post here what I did in the youtube comments since I think we'll get a better discussion going here.
Huh, I played around with some scale models of a structure identical to this but concluded that there were too many valleys where water can (and will) get into the wood. Also, since it's so high, the heat will rise out of the living area. You could fix that with an air recirculating fan, though. Neat concept and I'd like to see what you do with it, but I'll probably stick with a simpler roof designed to maximize solar gain.
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Re: Novel cabin design

Post by dasneal » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:50 pm

I think it is good work. What struck me during the final demonstration is how functional the gable roof piece would be for temporary bug out locations that you could easily cache. Much faster than a tent if you felt it wouldn't be stolen. Naturally you wouldn't need it to be so large.

In my opinion it is impressive work.
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Re: Novel cabin design

Post by dogbane » Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:04 pm

A benefit of that roof design is that you wouldn't need rain gutters to direct rainwater to downspouts and rain barrels. Gutters are a bitch, but rain barrels are great. Best of both worlds there.
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Re: Novel cabin design

Post by NapTime » Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:50 pm

That is awesome! I've been playing with cabin designs on paper, but you went ahead and built it. Well played sir. I also really enjoyed the other video with the floorplan and the renderings. That looks like a great little cabin to throw up back in the woods.

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Re: Novel cabin design

Post by Confucius » Sat Dec 12, 2009 2:37 pm

I like it. It strikes me that you could just do away with the lower walls though that way you could have each point of the roof rest on a pier in the ground making sort of two crossed A-frames.

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