lifted club cars - lifted ezgo
Home FAQDonate Who's Online
Go Back   Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum > General Discussion > Hunting and Fishing
Hunting and Fishing Post all your hunting and fishing experiences here.



Post New Thread  Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 07-27-2008, 08:55 AM   #1
Cuz
Gone Wild
 
Cuz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 192
Default New Deer Hunting Cabin Advice?

I just purchased a 40 acre parcel in Michigans upper peninsula that is completley surrounded by federal land (no neighbors for miles) and tons of trails, hence the reason for my new cart project.. Anyways, we had plans to build a cabin but due to new codes, which are bascially set-up now to make sure there are no more low cost deep camps being built, we had to back out. If we followed codes, a 24x24 cabin would bascially run me well over $50,000 by the time its done.. Sure, I could do much of the work myself but its not my goal to spend my only weekends up there working my butt off to meet inspection deadlines. I purchased the land to enjoy the area, not to go there and work everytime.

So, I am looking for alternative ways to get some type of building on there for a deer camp without going broke and without having to do to much work (sorry I'm not camping when its zero outside).. Keep in mind during the summer my wife will be going there and she is not into roughing it. We thought about a modular but the smallest ones we can find are over 1000 sg ft and over $40,000 and then I still have to figure in foundation, well and septic.

I then thought about just having a large 24x32 garage or storage builidng put there and then when the final inspection is done, going in and finishing the inside with a bedroom, kitchen and bath BUT by doing so, I have to put in a well and septic, which requires permits and more inspections and then the inspector will want to know what the hell we are doing. We thought about a pull behind 30-35' trailer but even with a slide out, its not enough room for a handfull of guys at deer camp.

To sum it up, I'm looking for low doe ideas?

Thanks
Cuz
Cuz is offline   Reply With Quote
Alt Today
BGW

Golf car forum Sponsored Links

__________________
This advertising will not be shown in this way to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum
   
Unread 07-27-2008, 09:30 AM   #2
Not Yet Wild
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: DFW
Posts: 47
Default Re: New Deer Hunting Cabin Advice?

The options went waaaaay down when you mentioned the Wife. Get the checkbook out.
Eagleeye is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-27-2008, 09:44 AM   #3
Cuz
Gone Wild
 
Cuz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 192
Default Re: New Deer Hunting Cabin Advice?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Eagleeye View Post
The options went waaaaay down when you mentioned the Wife. Get the checkbook out.

I did talk her into using an outhouse, provided I seal it well (minimize spiders and bugs) and panel the inside (make it look clean and purdy).. Local codes now requires an outhouse to go into a holding tank. I guess the good ol days are soon coming to an end.

Cuz
Cuz is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-27-2008, 10:09 AM   #4
Gone Wild
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Georgia
Posts: 365
Default Re: New Deer Hunting Cabin Advice?

the atv place we go riding at has some cool cabins.. all they are are HUGE metal tubes i guess like a silo or something.... probably 12ft tall metal tunnel things... they built a flat floor of course in there.... on the right side is 6-7 bunk beds and the left side has a table to put stuff and pretty much a 3-4ft walkway to the end of the tunnel.... they have flourescent lights in the ceiling... the entire walls are wood planks so it looks like an odd cabin.. has electrical outlets... they just built a wall, windows, door on the front.... that cabin is laying down

they have one that's a tunnel going up like a silo... has the metal roof.... they cut a door out.. framed it and put a door with screen door.. cut two windows out... planked the entire walls, floor, ceiling, has a 3 stacked bunkbed, lights, electrical, etc.

pretty neat but you'd def. want to run a window A/C during the summer here



why do you need all those permits and stuff for some hunting land? everywhere here people clear some land... bring in older RVs, popup campers.... clear some areas for tents if you want... our deer camp had 7-8 campers sitting there... we made a few outhouses away from camp, built a barn to store stuff and a lean-to basically to put a few couches, table, a map of the 800acres
EVLLS1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-27-2008, 11:15 AM   #5
Not Yet Wild
 
Birddogss's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Graham, Texas
Posts: 54
Default Re: New Deer Hunting Cabin Advice?

I've seen some people convert shipping containers into bunk houses down here that work very well and are nice..If it was me I'd go with the storage shed & finish it out later tell the inspector you want to run a water line to the shed to wash off your truck or what ever..once your done with inspection..tie it into shed and dig your own septic there are plans online just google it..
Birddogss is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-27-2008, 01:33 PM   #6
Gone Wild
 
buckmanmike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Snellville, Ga.
Posts: 1,054
Default Re: New Deer Hunting Cabin Advice?

I built my 16 x 26 cabin for about $14,000, then about $1200 on 12' cover front porch. I had it dried in in about 5-6 days and then took my time finishing. I used trusses to help speed up construction. My labor only except to set the trusses and put on tin roof. I already had a well dug, and made my own septic system with a plastic 55 gallon drum and drain field.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg P4150030.jpg (106.1 KB, 42 views)
File Type: jpg P4150029.jpg (122.2 KB, 39 views)
buckmanmike is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-27-2008, 01:36 PM   #7
Gone Wild
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Georgia
Posts: 365
Default Re: New Deer Hunting Cabin Advice?

dang... too nice for just a deer camp cabin. =) nice work!
EVLLS1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-27-2008, 02:21 PM   #8
Cuz
Gone Wild
 
Cuz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 192
Default Re: New Deer Hunting Cabin Advice?

That is pretty cool Mike..
There is no way I could find the time to do something like that myself without it taking my 10 years to finish.

Cuz
Cuz is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-27-2008, 03:53 PM   #9
Gone Wild
 
Fishing Dude's Avatar
Club Car
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Slums of Lake Erie
Posts: 3,718
Default Re: New Deer Hunting Cabin Advice?

Know where I can get used manufactured homes for under 20 grand were rentals to insurance companies. They have 60X14 box 4-6 year old would that do?
Fishing Dude is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-27-2008, 04:26 PM   #10
Gone Wild
 
buckmanmike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Snellville, Ga.
Posts: 1,054
Default Re: New Deer Hunting Cabin Advice?

Before I built my cabin, wife and I checked out some trade-in mobile homes at dealers. You know the ones on the back lot. I actually found a decent 32 x 40 for $10,000, delivered and set up. It included heat and air. It needed cosmetics, but could be livable in a day.
buckmanmike is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back   Buggies Gone Wild Golf Cart Forum > General Discussion > Hunting and Fishing


Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Deer Cam Pics Hunting and Fishing
Gas Deer Hunting Cart? Hunting and Fishing
Deer Stand Hunting and Fishing
Went to deer camp this weekend Hunting and Fishing


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:22 PM.


Club Car Electric | EZGO Electric | Lifted Golf Carts | Gas EZGO | Used Golf Carts and Parts

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.