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Does not have to cost a lot. When a friend of mine updated his camp with an actual cabin, I bought his old trailer for $300. (he had to replace some tires; included in price). I've had it for about ten years now. Pretty sure I got all my money out of it.
Nothing to look at, It was broken into once, so I don't keep anything of value in it now.
But it keeps us dry and warm... well when it gets below zero, it is a full time job keeping the wood stove going.
Now, three generations having fun at the old shack.
-------------------- "By the looks of his footprint he must be a big fella" Marge Gunderson (Fargo)
"Ain't no rock going to take my place". Luke 19:40 Posts: 2120 | From: North Dakota | Registered: Feb 2008
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Most of my materials were free or very cheap, even had the shingles in an old pump shed near the ponds. Wood stove was a gift from a friend that worked in a scrap yard, studs and rafters are really the only lumber I had to buy. I sleep in an old camper for now until the inside is done, then I'll give that to the kiddos or let guests use it.
Next project after that is a wood shed, then a screened pavilion on the river with a chiminea for warmth and burning meats. "Always another project", as my late Grandpa used to say.
-------------------- "The history of the bow and arrow is the history of mankind..."-Fred Bear Posts: 4848 | From: Muskegon, Michigan | Registered: Nov 2010
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