by JACK-IN-OKLAHOMA on JANUARY 27, 2011 - 13 Comments in land
We first purchased a straight sided carport 20×26. Due to the location they would not erect it on site, we had to buy it as a package price. Saved 5% in the process. After much consideration material for inside and out is sheet metal. A local builder sold me his scrap rigid insulation 22x64x1.5 inches 400 square feet for 25.00, love it when we get a good deal. Found five thermo insulated windows 32×60 at a local lumber yard without screens for 50.00 each. B-class insulated doors with 9 panel glass for 45.00 each. The floor is built out of pressure treated floor joist and plywood. Didn’t get a good deal on that part.
Two types of power will be utilized, solar and propane generator. I bought the solar panels and controls from harbor freight, 45 watts each at a cost of $150.00, propane generator 375.00, best price I could find. Local propane dealer delivered the 500 gallon tank for $100.00 plus $50.00 a year lease. Can’t afford to fill it up right now so will have them deliver about 300 gallons and see how far it goes, $2.47 a gallon right now.
I am using a sand point well with an above ground pump and pressure tank. To keep from having to run the generator every time we want water I am building a water tower out of an agriculture plastic tank. I will also be using one just like it for my septic tank.
Propane fridge, and propane dryer. With the river and a creek that never runs dry keeping grandkids in dry clean clothes is a must.
Between inverter, Solar Cells, led lights, wood stove, and oil lamps I hope to rarely hear that generator running.
Will be breaking ground this weekend, will have more posting as we move along, also will upload pictures and videos.