Our Race to Build a Homemade Cabin Before Winter

Five Maine adventurers built a wooden cabin in three months and for only $400, including diagrams.



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Figure 1 cabin diagram.
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Our intention was to build a survival shelter — one which could serve as a house for a year or two and as a woodshed and workshop for many years after — and I think we succeeded pretty well.
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Figure 2 cabin diagram.
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Figure 3 cabin diagram.
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Homemade cabin supply list.
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Figure 4 cabin diagram.
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