GunGuru: After fitting with insulation, plumbing, electrical service, you'll have a lot more invested.
GunGuru: You could build that yourself for a good deal less; nothing there is hard to construct with basic carpentry skills.
Stephen hiker: I was wondering if you have a website for that wooden building I have looked around quite a bit and I just love that front. I havene been able to find one like that in my neck of the woods.. .
Kim McCulley-Burgoon: 10, 000? Do you insulate it?
don carson: add a back door to it, maybe a few larger windows you can get from a salvage yard, you can also get cabinets, sinks, tubs cheap, i'm looking into building one myself,
bumjim2000: Does the price include delivery and on site installation? Here, if you buy a small shed/barn, they send a crew of Amish out and they throw it up in a couple of hours. You just have the foundation ready for them.
poles38: Slow the camera down
David Lango: As rewarding as that would be it's not likely going to happen, Tim. I've spent my entire life building. I build power lines for a living, built myself a house, built a chopper to ride to Sturgis, and next I want to build a wood gas truck.
I wish I had footage of all that to present to YT, but as I am noting, folks are starting to share just about everything on YT. On your behalf I did a search using "basics of rough framing" and note there is plenty of material you can review.
Steven Cook: I've been looking into pre-built steel homes. They look a lot better than the tiny cabins. I've seen them start at $12.000 and it goes up from there depending on what you want. But instead of starting from the ground up, why not switch your home to run on solar power or wind power? and there are dozens of different options to clean/free energy. some people build their own hydro-generators like the ones at the hoover dam but smaller.
Citizen Brain: A pre-fab metal building structure can easily integrate with traditional wood framing if you're not into dealing with steel stud framing. You can buy just the steel superstructure with horizontal exterior metal girts/roof purlins and attach traditional wood siding and roofing by furring off the girts/purlins and attaching traditional siding products. The advantage is you get a lot of open square footage for low dollars. Finish the exterior first, and the interior you can finish under the radar.
David Davidson: Timothy, great video and thank you. Question: Yes, great space, under 10k. But to winterize, insulate and add some extras, are we not adding another 10k? David from Canada
jackchorn: I live in an area where the houses are the size of apartment complexes. The crazy thing is that a lot of them are only vacation homes and are left empty most the time.( I live by the ocean)
Or maybe the houses only seem empty all the time because the owners are working 85 hours a week to pay their debt.
Did you build yours? I think we will see a lot more people in the future choosing this. Quality of life not debt.
live simply so others may simply live.
Shawn Hinzman: Actually, I have... I just don't videotape everything I do.
NewbiePrepperTv: Tim, I could not agree more! I come from a 19-year Sales Profession and agree that "Cash Is King"! I was mentioning the "Owner Financing" or "Buy Here Pay Here" option for those in a pinch and have not the ability and/or time to save, and are also "Credit Challenged" (bad or no credit). Anyway, love the videos!:)
Timothy Carey: It's somewhere on his page. There is even a video of him locking his keys in the cabin and me teaching people how to break in to a home LOL! It's so easy you wouldn't believe it. Youtube search him Athatcher85 and scroll through his videos. There are many from that time period that I'm in with him, not just one or two.
Timothy Carey: Buying anything in cash is the best. Instead of owner financing for 15,000 or so then end up paying 20,000 over the term if not more. Show up with 11,500 or 12,000 in a brown paper bag. Let him hold it while you talk and BS. The longer he holds it the more he doesn't want to give it back. ;)
Timothy Carey: I've always paid in cash my whole life. The only exception was a student loan and I took a loan only to help someone else out. I had the money, just wanted to build the credit. It is possible to pay your way through life in cash, and I'm out to prove it. Ya, you might have to drive crapty cars for a while and live in an RV in a trailer park BUT you put money in the bank!! Work a fulltime job and part time business.. It'll all add up quick!
Timothy Carey: I will keep an eye out.
berkeleymarina: Thanks! I did subscribe. What's the name of that video? I'd love to watch it.
NewbiePrepperTv: Owner Financing on an acre or two out in the country is a really great option for those whose are "Credit Challenged" and would like to own one of these and turn it into a Off-Grid Home. Tim, most of these places do "Buy here pay here" don't they? Again, that would be great for those that simply do not qualify for conventional bank financing. Just don't let anyone rip you a new one on the APR! Thanks again Tim!:)
Timothy Carey: No, I know California is ridiculous. I'd say save up your money and MOVE! Utah is supposed to be the most friendly state for off griders.
Timothy Carey: Where do you live? Send me a personal message.. I'd like to talk more with you about it.
Timothy Carey: I agree. this is just part of the steps needed to be self sufficient.
Timothy Carey: THANK YOU! I agree. I live in about 200sq feet or so myself. It's comfortable for me anything more is kind of wasteful. When you go to people's houses it's like do you really need ALL THIS? I'm uprating your comment.
Timothy Carey: I agree, they are pretty sweet.
Timothy Carey: I'm sure you "could" but can YOU?
Timothy Carey: You have to own land first. Then they will deliver it for you.
Timothy Carey: very nice. thanks for your comment.
Timothy Carey: Only possible if you have the means to do so. Some people can't physically do it.
Timothy Carey: It's listed in the description above.
Timothy Carey: Your welcome. There are all sort of other ones out there. Do some research! Subscribe to my channel I have some metal building ones coming out soon.
Timothy Carey: In Oklahoma you can skirt around that by putting it on blocks and not on a foundation. Yes it's still very sturdy.
Timothy Carey: Show me.
Timothy Carey: Yes, land first. Then look into a home.
Timothy Carey: 5-6k I think if that. maybe 4. They aren't much
Timothy Carey: I believe that's the companys name.
Timothy Carey: Ludicrous camera work lol. I've improved my friend.
Timothy Carey: You don't need this company. There are plenty of others out there. This is just one example of many.
Timothy Carey: I agree.
Timothy Carey: No, you buy your own.
Timothy Carey: If you do it yourself yes. BUT not everyone is able to. Sometimes people are disabled and this might be an option for them.
Timothy Carey: I think more like 20k. But I could be wrong.
Timothy Carey: SIP panels?
Timothy Carey: I invested in a tripod. Thank you for your suggestions.
Timothy Carey: You don't need the water or sewer system if your not hooked up to county water. Drill a well and add your own septic or do a composting toilet.
NewbiePrepperTv: That's really sweet! I'd like a 16x36 myself, probably just a couple grand more. Anyway, be sure to check out our channel next week. Thanks for sharing!:)
Timothy Carey: That's relatively easy stuff to do. At least for me especially the electrical, to me it's a joke since I work with electricity everyday at my job.
Timothy Carey: Prices are location dependent. That is good information to know. Thank you for your comment.
Timothy Carey: I did a video on it. Athatcher85 bought one and put it on his property. I was out there this winter time around January of 2012 helping him do work on his tiny home and work on his food forest. Go check it out. Thanks for the comment. Please subscribe! :)
Timothy Carey: It is not insulated. You have the option of designing it how you want it. I'd invest in heavy insulation. It's better to pay upfront and save a ton down the road.