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Old March 2nd, 2013, 12:50 PM   #1
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Hello,
I am trying to decide what to do with a cabin that I own in Atlanta,Michigan.
I see three options at this point.

1. I would be looking for someone to tear off and replace the roof of the building.
I believe some of the osb sheeting would need to be replaced as it has gotten
wet.(I do have the sheeting) The roof is approx 14' x24' The roof is currently
shingled but I believe that the slope is only around a 2/12 pitch. That said I
would like to repair the sheeting and replace with either rolled or rubber
roofing. Tear off could stay on site. I would be more than willing to help move
material and help in any way I can but heights are not my thing otherwise I
would do it myself. :)
2. Option two would be more involved. I would be interested in dismantling
the roof and second story of the building. All materials could stay on site. The
hope would be to salvage the framing material and then put a roof back on it
making it a one story building. Again heights are not my thing. :)
Either of these options I would be looking to hire help by the hour.
Looking to move on either of these options and get started March 8th or 9th. Yes I know it will be cold, but the weather is showing in the 40's right now. I am looking for opinions,advice,and untimatley someone who would want to make some money to help. I am not wealthy so I am not looking for "professional" help.

3. Option three would be to sell it as is.
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 12:51 PM   #2
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If anyone would like to discuss, I can be reached at 734-347-5870 or post questions offers etc. here. Thanks for your time. Mike
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 10:26 AM   #3
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 10:29 AM   #4
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 02:15 PM   #5
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dreezy,
Are you offering a service? :)
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 04:45 PM   #6
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is that just sitting on top of concrete blocks on the ground's surface?
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 04:59 PM   #7
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Tear it all down. Replace it with a mobile home. I see them come up for free on craigslist at least once a month.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 05:01 PM   #8
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No there is a full block foundation on the back side and the left side of the building. The front and right side rest on block piers. A 2x70 mobile home sat in front of it when I bought it. Only after I removed that did I realize that there was no solid block wall on the front side. The footers were already poured to double the size of it, but I have no interest in increasing its size. I figured I would get the roof redone to stop the damage, and then reside the first floor, and fix the foundation.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 05:04 PM   #9
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The building was built 5 years ago. It is framed with 2x6's 16" on center. Floor and ceiling joists are 2x10's also 16 on center. So it is framed very well. Seems a shame to tear it down to replace it with a 2x2 framed mobile home.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 05:08 PM   #10
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It really would have been a decent place had they not put shingles on a 2/12 pitch...
Building inspector must have been drunk.
Yes I checked the permits, this work was done under the watchful eye of the building inspector!!!
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 05:15 PM   #11
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The building was built 5 years ago. It is framed with 2x6's 16" on center. Floor and ceiling joists are 2x10's also 16 on center. So it is framed very well. Seems a shame to tear it down to replace it with a 2x2 framed mobile home.
I meant no offense by my suggestion. It sounds like its better built then it looks in the pictures.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 05:45 PM   #12
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Tear it down and get one of these
http://www.jimsamish.com/cabins
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 05:49 PM   #13
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No offense taken capone. The problem with the mobile home option is that a mobile home very seldom holds any value. The stick built structure might actually hold some value. It is right across from the lake and there are two brand new stick built home right next to it. I was hoping to rescue the cabin before it gets too bad. Seems like it might be a worthwhile investment. I just cant afford to throw a ton of money at it at this point. But I figured that if I can get it dried in and fix the foundation problems that I could leave it sit awhile until I have the funds to finish it off.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 05:54 PM   #14
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93trackaddict. To apease the current building inspector I would have to use the foundation,etc. of the current building. Otherwise it would have to meet the current code for minimum building size which would be 900 sq. ft. I am not really interested in building anything that large.... The building inspector kind of implied that as long as it looks like I salvaged a good part of the building on the current foundation that he wouldn't give me any trouble.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 05:59 PM   #15
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 06:00 PM   #16
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The above pics show the full foundation under the back and one side of the building.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 06:02 PM   #17
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I definitely see potential here. Cleaned up sealed in and sided maybe enlarging the main floor a little to make the top floor not look so inproportionate. Pm or post what you are willing to sell it for I am interested. Does this place have a googlable address?
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 06:08 PM   #18
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This is one of the homes next door and the lake is about 200 feet away in 2 directions. Prperty also has natural gas! Kind of rare for out in the country..

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Old March 3rd, 2013, 06:12 PM   #19
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Suta99. Thats kind of what I was thinking. A sloping roof starting just below the 2nd story windows. The footers for the foundation are already poured just for that. It would make the first story 24x24. I will send you a PM with the address.
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