The Cabin Move, part 2

I talked to the mover today. The cost to move that cabin surprised me, but they were included in the price.

Insulating under the cabin has been a question for me, but apparently may not be too much of a problem. The mover said they generally build cabins with floors pre-insulated, and that insulating the floor of a cabin that’s already been built might be difficult. He suggested skirting it and either insulating the whole floor-which he admitted might be difficult-by running batting underneath between the skids or insulating the skirting just like if it had a crawl space. (I’d probably run 4x4s all the way around and seal them well, since it already has skids under it and that will be it’s height anyway.) I’ve also considered blowing insulation under it. I’m a bit concerned that there would be moisture buildup if I did that, though. A vapor barrier would probably be a good idea but might not help enough. The skirting idea ought to work.

After that, the debate is still over what to do first. Tear out the linoleum and add nicer flooring, I think. Then find a bathtub made for an RV and build some walls, I think.

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I'm a country girl raised city. I prefer open windows to AC, love a good thunderstorm, and enjoy hearing the owls and seeing lightning bugs. A bit old-fashioned, maybe, I can recognize many trees by name, resent elms and weeds, wish for a large garden and canning skills, and hope someday to downsize and get a few acres in the country. I am blessed with a terrific church, a good job, a sturdy house, two cats and a yard full of strawberries and mulberries in the right season. Some of my other favorite things to do are spoiling nieces and nephews, reading, swimming, biking, long walks, and blogging, of course. One of my favorite stories is creation. My abbreviated version goes like this: 1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2Now the earth wasa formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters... And God moved... And God said... And it was very good. If God can speak to darkness, to an earth without form and void, and make something like this that we see everyday, and make it very good (and it was even better before the Fall!), He will surely make something wonderful out of the dark, void situations I sometimes find myself in. He has, and it's been very good. Two top posts: Can a Person Lose their Salvation? http://wp.me/p1CY5z-1R Baptism! http://wp.me/s1CY5z-baptism

Posted on February 20, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. My friend builds houses. I thought he’d have some good ideas when I read this post. He says he’s concerned about the floor, meaning that it would be cold when you step on it. So you could put an inch of rigid foam insulation under the floor and then insulate the skirting that goes around it, and then also you’d put a vapor barrier on the ground. His name is John and he’s a great guy from Missouri. Feel free to email him with any questions at jknrdn@yahoo.com. I know he’d be happy to help you in any way he can.

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