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Posted: 12/18/2016 9:08:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/18/2016 9:32:35 PM EST by InternationalM]
Anyone use one of these bad boys? I assume its like a classier type of trailer right? That way I blend into the rest of my state

http://www.kodiaksteelhomes.com/series/12
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 9:22:41 PM EST
Anyone?
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 9:22:50 PM EST
I rented an A-frame cabin when my wife died. The angle of the roof makes for a ton of wasted space. Think about your kitchen base cabinets and how far out from the wall they are. No thanks, not for me.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 9:29:12 PM EST
I think the A frame is specifically for heavy snow load areas. Otherwise, looks like typical steel buildings. Yes, a step up from a trailer.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 9:31:32 PM EST
I don't even use fram oil filters so there is no way I'd ever use a fram building!!!!

Link Posted: 12/18/2016 9:34:33 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Mossberg:
I think the A frame is specifically for heavy snow load areas. Otherwise, looks like typical steel buildings. Yes, a step up from a trailer.
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Yep.

Another idea if you NEED an A-frame is to have a standard first story A-Frame upper floors. But modern construction is pretty good if you are up to code in the area.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 9:38:44 PM EST
Wasted space.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 9:42:05 PM EST
I've been looking at a ton of these "cabin kits". If you're not looking to live in it full time, it's pretty difficult to turn down a 14X60 single wide trailer. That's likely what I'm going to end up with at my compound. I'm only there about a weekend a month. For less than 20K, you have electricity, plumbing, the works.
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 9:46:10 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Mossberg:
I think the A frame is specifically for heavy snow load areas. Otherwise, looks like typical steel buildings. Yes, a step up from a trailer.
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Drove by one here today in Northeast GA, couldn't believe it...
Link Posted: 12/18/2016 10:17:01 PM EST
What's the consensus on these types of buildings in general? Something on the op's original link but a more traditional floor plan?
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 12:12:23 PM EST
I don't know why, I've always wanted one. the lay out shows a normal first floor with a standard a frame "loft" I've always loved to the lofts lol
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 12:35:31 PM EST
You must have directed too much traffic to their webpage with this post. The site has crashed.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 1:04:11 PM EST
Ugly as hell and as other have stated wasted space.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 1:41:18 PM EST
Originally Posted By InternationalM:
Anyone use one of these bad boys? I assume its like a classier type of trailer right? That way I blend into the rest of my state

Made it hot but I think the server is down
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Link Posted: 12/19/2016 1:43:27 PM EST
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Originally Posted By InternationalM:
I don't know why, I've always wanted one. the lay out shows a normal first floor with a standard a frame "loft" I've always loved to the lofts lol
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Same here. I think they look kinda neat.
Link Posted: 12/19/2016 1:46:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/19/2016 2:07:12 PM EST by discworld717]
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Originally Posted By multiple68:
What's the consensus on these types of buildings in general? Something on the op's original link but a more traditional floor plan?
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They are not bad for alpine vacation cabins. At most, you want to be in one for two weeks. The roof lasts forever and in most forested locations you get more moss issues than snow load issues. Where there is a lot of snow, runoff can be a problem. You can see a lot of messed up foundations. This is because people don't know how to build into the mountain and they didn't think off runoff.

Within the narrow limits of their purpose, A frames are quite good.

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I am assuming we are talking about the traditional 1960-1970's a frames. Not the modern house with a high pitched roof.
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