Last time, we shared about this awesome country garden cabin, right? Our neighbors initially built it for their use, but life threw some twists, and they had to let it go. So, we used the opportunity and purchased the off-grid cabin. Now, let me tell you about the move. Rolling Home: Our DIY Journey with the Country Garden Cabin.
Picture this: our neighbors kickstarted the journey, rolling the cabin on some moving wheels from their place to ours. It was like a mini parade, with our new cabin as the star of the show. Excitement was bubbling up as it wheeled into our property.
Once on our turf, we didn’t waste a second. We propped it up on wooden blocks and threw down a few pallets to make a makeshift deck, and we were enjoying the country cabin dream just like that. It was so close to where it was meant to be permanently, allowing us to get things ready.
Now, here’s the kicker. We wanted the cabin to stand strong against the gusty winds, so we decided to anchor it down with foundation piles. First, we crafted these sturdy piles with the concrete post anchor and let them dry. Once they were good to go, it was time for the final move – a real DIY adventure handled by just one person. Yep, you read that right.
So, how did we do it? Imagine laying down boards as rails, supported by rocks and bricks, to create a smooth path for the cabin. Then, we whipped out a car jack and a farm jack to lift the cabin, sliding steel pipes underneath to turn them into a makeshift set of wheels. It was like a DIY magic trick!
With everything set up, we attached a ratchet strap to the cabin’s center skid and hooked it up to a hoist winch puller. And voila! The cabin rolled into its permanent spot, all thanks to one determined person and a sprinkle of creativity.
Our little country cabin had officially found its home, snug on its foundation piles. Now, it’s ready to face whatever weather comes its way. DIY victory unlocked!