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Types of foundations: Pillar in concrete

wooden cabin Candy

Materials Concrete (binder/sand/gravel/water) or complex dry concrete mix Rocks Timber – 2“x2“ / 100×100 mm or round timber pieces Basic metal fasteners Method The Pillar in concrete method of wooden foundations is recommended especially for buildings with their first floor elevated, located in areas with waterlogged soil or for sloping site house designs. A big […]

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Wall framing components


Walls define the interior space of the house and, together with the ceiling and floor, constitute our “third skin” next to our clothes. It is very important how we treat this layer, particularly if we live in a cooler part of the Earth where more than half of our life is spent in the interior […]

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How to set up a foundation


The first step in foundation construction is precise surveying. To stake the foundation position for a rectangular house correctly, we have to construct a right angle.   Hammer in the first stake and mark a right angle obtained by means of an angle. Measure out a length of rope to find out the position of the centres of other foundations, […]

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Types of tiny house foundations

Foundation slab - cabin Ann ; East Pennsylvania

Once you have selected your location, secured your design/plans for the project and prepared your material, stage one – the foundations – follows. The construction of foundations must consider the factors determining their type and dimensions. The bigger your building the more respect must be paid to the site factors. With tiny buildings of the garden woodshed type, foundations […]

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Floor framing


The floor is a structure supported by the building foundation directly. In small buildings where no deep concrete foundations along the entire perimeter are considered, the floor will have to resist fluctuating temperatures as it is in direct contact with the exterior environment. Therefore, include sufficient thermal insulation in your calculations, primarily in cool weather conditions. The floor structure […]

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Masonry foundation


Material: 1.) Concrete (binder/sand/gravel/water), complex dry concrete mix, or clay soil. 2.) Asphalt sheet 3.) Masonry materials – bricks/rocks/concrete blocks Method: The dimensions of a common foundation of this type amount to about 14″ x 14″/ 350 x 350mm, or even less. For gazebos and small garden tool sheds, bricks laid flat on the ground often suffice. […]

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Tiny house France – press release & pictures


Download press release & pictures  of the tiny house France project: pictures + press-release TINY HOUSE FRANCE Location: Czech Republic, south of Prague Costs: $1,200 Construction time: 3 hours Number of builders: 3 Design: Joshua Woodsman- architect INTERIOR & EXTERIOR I would like to introduce you to our new prefabricated experimental pin-up tiny house, which I call […]

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Candy cabin construction deep in the rainforest! Hawaiian Big Island.

Hi there, The hard drive that contained the downloaded candy plans went corrupt and we were unable to access them when we were ready to build. We had reviewed it previously in preparation for our trip to the east side Big Island where we were going to erect the cabin, so we made some modifications to size […]

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Cabin Ann

Cabin Ann This DIY cottage was originally called the Pentagon Cabin, as the walls spreadi out at a diagonal angle from the floor. This allows for a surprisingly large space in which to live in and provide you comfortable housing. This cabin is one of the most popular cabins plans with a loft in our […]

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Cheryl cabin- press release & pictures


Download press release & pictures  of the Cheryl Cabin project: pictures + press-release The Cheryl cabin Location: Czech Republic, south of Prague Costs: $2,900 Construction time: 28 days Number of builders: 1 Design: Joshua Woodsman- architect In the beginning, I dreamed designing  small living spaces, which could be built by anyone anywhere. This led to the creation […]

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DIY wooden cabin Cheryl!

I’ve completed building the cabin Cheryl in three weeks. I took a lot of photos and a GO-PRO camera was placed at the building site, which took a picture every minute. My friend, who is studying film school, is making the final edit of this “Cheryl action video”.  It will be quite informative to the […]