Sunday, September 08, 2013

Tiny (Ish) Cabin In Montana

     Lovely home, not quite back of the beyond but you can hike there from it.  As long as the propane holds out, it's Easy Street!  --Kinda hoping they have worked out a backup way to pump water, though.


Jess said...

Propane generators are expensive to run, since propane has so much less energy than diesel.

It's a neat concept, and probably only a camp for someone with somewhere else to live.

It is nice, although the insecticide to keep the termites is away probably not environmentally friendly.

Roberta X said...

Montana's fairly low-risk for termites -- also, that cabin is on a block/poured concrete foundation. Assuming normal barrier techniques were used, it's not worse off than any other wooden home.

Wolfman said...

Thats roughly 6x the size of my cabin in MT. Mine was 10x16 and the running water was the crick out back. I did have access to the main house for toilet use, but the hot water was off. Good times, good times. Just me, the dog, 20 mi of dirt road to the highway, and 2 lbs+ bacon a week.

Jeffro said...

Not during the winter for this fat boy - and I AM pretty well insulated.

Phssthpok said...

@Jess: What RX said. I too have a cabin (in progress) in P-Burg, MT*, and I can tell you that termites are WAY down on the list of critters to worry about (they typically don't survive (let alone LIKE) the -40 degree winter temps too well).

@Wolfman: No crick for me (at least not close enough to be convenient) but I do have a clean-n-clear freshwater spring uphill from my build-site, a two storey gambrel-rooved 12x 16 (with a 10x16 shed extension planned off one side), and 20 acres to myself @ roughly 6500 feet. ( )

*And yes, my heart skipped a beat when I read the words 'New York couple' connected to 'Philipsburg, MT.

Robin said...

2 lbs of bacon a week? That's all? Now that's roughing it.

On a Wing and a Whim said...

Hmm. I sure hope that cabin has more insulation than just thick log walls, or that'll get mighty cold.

One thing that puzzles me - those ladders are mighty steep for a "retirement home." Given the fragility of seventy and eighty year old bones, it seems the basement will be walked around to, and the cabin left for younger and more agile guests - or dragooning grandkids into carrying things up and down.

I do like the cupboards on chains, though - that was a nifty idea.