This cabin will mostly be used as a weekend getaway. There is a bog on the property, and I will probably be building a "Yukon cooler". This is a timbered, waterproofed hole covered and lined with sphagnum moss which is plentiful on the site. Commonly used in Canadian hunting camps in the days before propane refrigerators and cheap generators. A single ice block will keep the pit near freezing for several days.
Sanitation will be a variation of the standard outhouse. I have a 50 gallon thick wall poly drum to bury for a vault. It will eventually have to be emptied or sucked, but with light use, it should be several years and have time for thorough decomposition before getting too foul.
I'm planning on sinking 8" sonnet tubes with sakrete for the footings. All ground contact timbers will be sawn reclaimed utility poles. They are designed for 50 year lifespan in direct ground contact, and given the acidic soil should last even longer. I think I will be acquiring a chainsaw slabbing mill for producing some roughcut lumber onsite. Doing some more looking at satellite photos I found some larger white pine and spruce on the property. Some had visible dead tops, so will be suitable for immediate harvest. There is also some mature aspen which will make fine paneling for non-exposure surfaces. Thinking of extending the porch to 6 feet to leave room for an in-porch sauna. Was going to build one from logs, but the county is rather sticky about permitting them apparently. May just poach it. Sauna? that's just a cookhouse!
Edited by Ole and Lena - 4/28/16 at 5:40pm