Well…. and “4”. But All That’s Required is Assembly!
Are you thinking of building your own cabin to escape the inevitable pressures of life or simply to explore your hobbies or outdoor pursuits, but don’t have the time, money, or raw materials? Thanks to a company called Tigershed, you now have a more than adequate alternative to get you ready in a few easy steps. Stick with this company, and here’s how simple it would be. Then take a look through these images and tell us what you think on our Facebook page!
1. Prepare tools and materials
The first stage should always be a thorough inventory – methodically looking through the entire kit to ensure that all the required parts are present.
The next stage should be gathering all the tools you will need before starting work. This’ll help you avoid having to look for a saw halfway through construction, which risks leaving your structure half-built and exposed to the elements.
2. Building a base
The most important element of a cabin is the base. It’s vital to have a firm and level base from which to construct your cabin. It’s worth investing plenty of time and effort into this stage, as the success or failure of all future construction could depend on the quality of your base. Uneven cabin bases may cause the cabin to be misaligned, making it difficult or impossible to fit doors, windows, and the roof.
Mark out an area using pegs, then trim back any vegetation from the area. Excavate the ground in the marked-out area to around 6” deep, then lay 3” of hardcore or brick rubble to act as a foundation, levelling with a rake. Measure your base to ensure it’s square, then lay 3” of concrete and rake smooth.
Don’t allow your base to dry too quickly, as this risks the concrete cracking and becoming unstable. Spray it with water if you are building in hot weather.
3. Decide what kind of cabin suits your needs
There are many different types of cabin out there, so deciding on your requirements in terms of space and the purpose of the structure can help you make the right decision.
4. Pick your location wisely
You should endeavor to place your cabin in a position away from any large trees or foliage that could become a problem with growth. Try to consider the access points, view from the windows, and possible damage that could be incurred by a windswept tree branch.
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