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24'X30' X8' $13380 blocks only. Add glue/caulking and spray foam. Need to get updated price but same building with 10' walls metal, concrete, 2 windows, 3 ft door $20,000. Still have to stud out for interior, spray foam, drywall or wood. Includes a 30' long porch also. 

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Cool, Lincoln logs on steroids. In 1968 I bought a 1,300 sq.ft. kit house for #13,xxx. Taking inflation over the past 53 years into account, IMO you are getting a reasonable deal.

I wonder how the interior walls would look with composite wood flooring instead of the wood in their pictures? That would eliminate any finishing.

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14 minutes ago, Ray,IN said:

Cool, Lincoln logs on steroids. In 1968 I bought a 1,300 sq.ft. kit house for #13,xxx. Taking inflation over the past 53 years into account, IMO you are getting a reasonable deal.

I wonder how the interior walls would look with composite wood flooring instead of the wood in their pictures? That would eliminate any finishing.

I would do concrete floor with floating tile and might use wood cedar look? Too much wood?

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10 minutes ago, Randyretired said:

I didn't spend a lot of time on the web site but it looks doable.  Would you then use trusses for the roof?

yes. They have a complete floor plan, windows, door roof complete 25X33'. Call it the Rambler. 2 bedroom. Not decided if I want 2 bedrooms. Sofa makes a doable bed. 

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11 minutes ago, Ray,IN said:

Not to much wood for me, but I'm the outdoors  type. I just looked at the website again and spotted one model with cedar planking inside, impressive. The bottom line is insuring DW likes everything too.

 

I do also. DW I believe likes it also. She loves wood. Their blocks are pine but a cedar stain would look great. I plan on tongue and groove ceiling.

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3 hours ago, Ray,IN said:

Cool, Lincoln logs on steroids

That was my first thought. too. But Lincoln log kits came with roofing; this does not. This is only walls--the area between YOUR floor and YOUR roof.  So you probably want to consider methods and costs for those as well. Otherwise, going back to playing with blocks could be fun. :)

Linda

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I think that I'd have the same issues with that type construction that I have to the log home kits. With any wood exterior there is a lot of outside maintenance. Since that company has been in business for 7 years, I think that I would want to visit some of the first structures built from the blocks. 

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Electrical I don't see a problem. One typically  drills holes in studs. I would go up and over. More wire. I also think I would paint the outside. Believe that hold up better. But goggle says paint house every 5-7 years. Stain and seal might hold up just as good. I might talk myself out thinking about that.

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I like it. The true cost ??? when you tie everything down for for Hurricanes, Winds and Earth quakes. I had a house built with ICF (insulated Concrete Forms). It was the ICF construction from the basement footer to the roof truss. I was quiet and efficient heating and cooling. I was not quiet for an earth quakes in Southern Illinois. Would I do it again, yes in part. Definitely the basement but maybe only half the walls for the main level. Wood is less forgiving than concrete if you want to make a change. With the price of oil going up, the ICF blocks may not be affordable and wood products should be more stable in price.

Clay

 

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2 hours ago, GlennWest said:

When I get on our property I will need a storage building. Think I will use Lincoln block for it. All the prefabbed sheds costly. Can make a first hand judgement then for house

I like that plan.

Linda

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Make sure you understand and have a good way to price all the materials. Also the Foundation and flooring requirements. 

 

You may find it hard to get a building permit and you will want to verify when the building inspector needs to come out at what stages of the build. They will probably need a good set of plans which includes all interior walls so verify who will provide those. 

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