My Industrial Cabin Build

  
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Metal siding. Probably a tan or taupe. I am sure she would like white siding but I think it would require cleaning to keep from looking dirty. The roof will be metal. Probably a copper. Or carbon color. We are trying to create a space that is comfortable but very efficient.
 
  
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Not just an effort toward energy efficiency but efficiency of movement and effort. Easier to keep clean and organized.
 
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Metal siding. Probably a tan or taupe. I am sure she would like white siding but I think it would require cleaning to keep from looking dirty. The roof will be metal. Probably a copper. Or carbon color. We are trying to create a space that is comfortable but very efficient.

You haven't priced copper roofing, have you? I knew it would be expensive but I asked a local metal roofing place (well known) for a ballpark quote for Steel standing seam and then Copper standing seam to get a feel. This was on an earlier design of my house which was more complex than we ended up with, but they came back with ~30k for steel and close to 100k for copper. WOW :eek: Just be forewarned...
 
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We broke ground on the homesite this weekend.
As many of you know, I have been building an orchard in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. 55 acres purchased in last summer 2015. We had 20-25 acres logged, leaving us with an inordinate amount of slash and debris. We have 3 acres of Apple trees in the ground right now, with the eventual goal of opening a Cidery and producing craft hard cider.
We built 1/2 miles of road and a bridge to reach the home site. and for the last couple months, I have been staying onsite on the weekends in a camper that we put where we will be building our barn/shop.
I have had the drainfield marked, and analyzed (I think that is the correct word. We dug 5 large holes and they studies the rock to make sure it would work. ) I have had the electric company come out and do a walk thru with me for the power lines to be brought in. I received the contract with he electric company on Friday and gave them a quick read thru Friday night.
I have had the contractor who will put in my foundation come up and tell me what he needs me to do to prepare the site for him to come in and do the footings and foundation.
And most importantly, My home plans were drawn up by an architect friend who designs fantastic homes and buildings and the plans were submitted to the county for approval and building permits. Last weekend it was too wet to do much work on the home site, so we burned a couple piles of slash instead.

This weekend we dug up and moved all the stumps that were in the drainfield. And started digging up the stumps in the homesite.

Before and after on the homesite

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Looking down toward the drainfield. Lots of stump piles to deal with.
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Congratulations on your progress....

I don't know what its like around you, but around here, once they determine where the drain field is going, they fence it off and it can't be disturbed. If anyone digs over the site, its null and void and you can't put a field in. Hopefully that's not the case for you. Good luck.
 
  
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You haven't priced copper roofing, have you? I knew it would be expensive but I asked a local metal roofing place (well known) for a ballpark quote for Steel standing seam and then Copper standing seam to get a feel. This was on an earlier design of my house which was more complex than we ended up with, but they came back with ~30k for steel and close to 100k for copper. WOW :eek: Just be forewarned...
Steel roofing....copper in color. Or Graphite.
 
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Is it me, or is the sky really blue there. Nice project.
 
 
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