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Construction start to finish of a modern ICF mountain cabin.

  • Жарияланды 2022 ж. 1 Қар.

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  • John Olson
    John Olson  3 ай бұрын +36

    Thanks for all the comments. I have not been able to respond to everyone here. But in response to several comments, I will be putting out another video that highlights my materials with a break down of all the costs to complete this build. Please subscribe so you can be informed of my latest content.

  • L Carter
    L Carter 2 ай бұрын +16

    I'm a now retired residential and light commercial builder with 30+ years of custom construction experience. That said, I am very impressed with your building of this mountain cabin for you and the family. Great Job!! Like others, I will be eager to see your cost breakdown. Hopefully you'll have multiple categories and break out labor and materials in those categories. It is obvious that you spared no expense in doing everything in a high-class manner and succeeded in an outstanding finished product.

    • beef quiche
      beef quiche 28 күн бұрын

      @Cameron Bun 🤷‍♂️

    • beef quiche
      beef quiche 2 ай бұрын +1

      I love to see no expense spared.
      What a joy this cabin will be for the family.

  • Angelo C
    Angelo C 3 ай бұрын +16

    That’s a nice robust build and I hope you and your family enjoy it for generations to come! Can’t wait for the cost breakdown video. I bought land on a slope in VT and am planning on building something similar.

  • Alex Morphat
    Alex Morphat 3 ай бұрын +12

    I’m glad I stuck till the end of the video,that house is magnificent & the finishing especially the colors you chose are just great.Great job John,really inspiring

  • happyhappyjoyjoy9999
    happyhappyjoyjoy9999 2 ай бұрын +2

    It’s like an episode of the build show. Really great choices, common sense layout and solid construction. I’m sure these videos were a lot of work - and it shows.
    You ever going to release or sell the plans for this thing? It’s a model of best practices right now. Well done sir.

    • J'vari Williams
      J'vari Williams 2 ай бұрын

      Awww, the Build Show 👌

    • John Olson
      John Olson  2 ай бұрын +1

      Thank you very much! Not selling the plans just yet, as I want this to stay unique.

  • Dave Scott
    Dave Scott 7 күн бұрын +1

    Wow, good job, looks like a great space!
    Thank you for sharing this John.

  • Joe S
    Joe S 4 ай бұрын +60

    I like most everything you did with the exception of your water take away and lack of rear overhang. It's my personal bias as a carpenter that all houses deserve roofs with a perimeter overhang more so in harsh climates as it provides so much in extending life of structure. No idea what state or elevation this may be located at but I've been seasoned at 36" annual rainfall and or 2 foot snow loads. Between the roof shedding and the flat drive, seepage at the sill plate just seems to be a matter of time or season. Contemporary style is pretty down on gutters but got to give them their due for water take away. Having a 18in rear overhang could have provided much function and some cool under soffit down lighting to prevent light pollution. Great color/material selections!

    • Richard Howard
      Richard Howard 8 күн бұрын

      French drain I hope??

    • davedude250
      davedude250 3 ай бұрын

      @Travis Shrey ahhh yes! great point .. so the extended roofline has 3 functions - 1. take away the rainwater 2. prevent direct rain buildup 3-provide a covered 'cozy' outdoor environment that incorporates the cool feel of the reatining wall. i LOVE your comment !!

    • Clarence Howaboutski
      Clarence Howaboutski 3 ай бұрын +3

      It looks like shipping container nuclear fallout shelter. Who was the architect, Mad Max?

    • Travis Shrey
      Travis Shrey 4 ай бұрын +2

      @stediasse Fair, bad term just didn't know what to call that interface. Concrete doesn't bond to concrete unless they put down a product designed for that (and maybe they did but didn't show it) so whatever you call that gap is not sealed. Black metal gutters would fix that (and you wouldn't get soaking wet walking in the entry way in a rain storm).

  • Tony Seck
    Tony Seck 2 ай бұрын +4

    Great Video. Thanks for sharing. Just curious as to the decision to go with a slab foundation vs. a crawlspace. I assume this had something to do with the the overall ICF design and energy efficiency but wanted to get your feedback on that. Obviously you had to bring in a ton of material to backfill the foundation so I was curious as to the tradeoffs. Thanks.

  • tarussov
    tarussov 2 ай бұрын +1

    I can only imagine how much it would cost to build something like this! Amazing.

  • W Thomas
    W Thomas 3 ай бұрын +4

    I really like the overall finished cabin. Very chic. I might have actually built it on the upper level of the driveway with the deck extending over the current driveway so instead of dead ending the driveway at one point into the house, the deck would act as a car port and extra level of usable space. Basically shift the whole thing about 25 ft up the mountain slope. That is, if you owned the property. Of course, there's a reason behind everything. Kudos! Enjoy your new seasonal home! The Firespit is great!

    • S A
      S A 3 ай бұрын +1

      I was thinking the same thing but then they would not get the great views from the deck, unless you mean building the deck top of the car port

  • Samson Rollins
    Samson Rollins 4 ай бұрын +7

    I love the cabin, Thanks for shaing all of the details of your build! I'd also love to hear a recap of what it cost to build.

  • David
    David 4 ай бұрын +16

    Nice build and great commentary. The only thing lacking IMO would be radiant heating in the slab floor.

    • davedude250
      davedude250 3 ай бұрын

      YES INDEED! and i wouldnt have minded exposed ductwork, which i find imho very beautiful.
      ..thin i would have used wood board & batten siding to soften up the feel of the entry

    • SegoMan
      SegoMan 3 ай бұрын +2

      Agreed, have it heated from a boiler and or fireplace

    • W Thomas
      W Thomas 3 ай бұрын +1

      Makes sense especially since he already installed a recirculating h20 pump for the hot water tankless.

  • Steve Davis
    Steve Davis 2 ай бұрын +3

    Strong and great looking foundation! Well done 👊 I love the ZIP System. The whole project is amazing - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

  • Saint Ejiksmithz
    Saint Ejiksmithz 3 ай бұрын +5

    Very informative video, thanks for taking your time to make this. I would like to suggest showing the viewers some architectural diagrams of what u wanted to achieve at the beginning of the video. Great job anyway!

    • W Thomas
      W Thomas 3 ай бұрын

      Yes please. Even if it's a link or something that you regularly edit in to show what area you are talking about at times.

  • Pierre A. Larsen
    Pierre A. Larsen 4 ай бұрын +9

    The cabin looks great and solid. It will last a long time! The outside terrace in the back is amazing.

    • SternDrive with Doug Stern
      SternDrive with Doug Stern 4 ай бұрын +1

      i am wondering if the floor will shift and sink in the middle. This gravel will settle, so what will happen to the floor?

    • John Olson
      John Olson  4 ай бұрын

      Yes, we love the terrace.

  • Lifted Trucks USA
    Lifted Trucks USA 2 ай бұрын +1

    Beautiful construction, love the build quality too!

  • dan596
    dan596 4 ай бұрын +6

    Thank you for this detailed video. Well done. I was curious why you went with filling in the foundation instead of creating a basement.

  • Anna M
    Anna M 4 ай бұрын +4

    Very interesting to watch your house build. We just finished almost same build but ours is a 2 storey 8 inch ICF in a small town in Canada. Thank you for sharing.

  • Roger SoCalBeaches
    Roger SoCalBeaches 2 ай бұрын

    Amazing build! Very impressive. The foundation was perfection. Is the home considered fire proof? Are there any alternative foundations you would consider? Are you a fan of shipping container builds? great video, thanks for sharing.

  • Carlos Hatzopoulos
    Carlos Hatzopoulos 2 ай бұрын

    Hello John , really a beautiful project , amazing house and place !! The nature around is fantastic...! Good luck for you and congratulatios from Brazil ! Sorry for my bad english , i'm still learning , thank you .

  • Don'tBeEvil
    Don'tBeEvil 4 ай бұрын +12

    Really awesome project, but I have a rookie question about foundation, and that backfill with gravel. Why not just leave half of it empty and create a sort of a crawl space? Although, I'm not sure how much did you pay for gravel, so maybe there is as much savings as I think

    • Stackfire
      Stackfire 2 ай бұрын

      Same question???

    • Harold
      Harold 3 ай бұрын

      Same question.

  • Josh Knapp
    Josh Knapp 3 ай бұрын +1

    Wow, quite the build. Looks like lots of work to get that foundation in on the hillside. My wife and I just stayed at a similar AirBNB, but the hill was a bit steeper and the home was on posts. Was post & pier considered as an alternative foundation?

    • John Olson
      John Olson  3 ай бұрын +1

      Originally yes. But it presented its own challenges with cost as lumber more than tripled in price at the time. So I ended up building with concrete as it was comparable in price and worked best with the ICF walls.

    PENTHESILEIA1000 4 ай бұрын +4

    Very nice video. The cabin is fabulous and I like the modern style of it. Well done.
    I would like to add some ideas: the balcony could be extended, each room could have skylight, there would be a cellar in the basement and a playroom ...

    • W Thomas
      W Thomas 3 ай бұрын +2

      It just occurred to me that if blue had been chosen in place of black, it would look like a woodsy IKEA showroom. For discriminating clients, of course. Lol. You just have to put it all together yourself.

    • John Olson
      John Olson  4 ай бұрын

      Thanks for the tips!

    TECATE 4 ай бұрын +7

    What a great build! You documented and captured it fantastically. So much thought and planning to make this house work on the lot, impressive. This home should survive many many years to come. Congrats!!

    • W Thomas
      W Thomas 3 ай бұрын +1

      Yes, the planning had to be mind boggling at times. Especially the logistics at first with getting men on site and all thr equipment.

    • John Olson
      John Olson  4 ай бұрын +1

      Thanks! Im glad you enjoyed it.

  • William Richard
    William Richard 2 күн бұрын +70

    I’m closing in on my retirement and I’d like to move from Minnesota to a warmer climate, but the prices on homes are stupidly ridiculous and Mortgage prices has been skyrocketing on a roll(currently over 7%) do I just invest my spare cash into stock and wait for a housing crash or should I go ahead to buy a home anyways

    • Marcel Robert
      Marcel Robert 2 күн бұрын +1

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    • Mc-Donald Bin
      Mc-Donald Bin 2 күн бұрын +1

      @Marcel Robert Due to the significant falls, I need advice on how to rebuild my portfolio and develop more successful tactics. Where can I find this teacher?

    • Marcel Robert
      Marcel Robert 2 күн бұрын +1

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    • Mark George
      Mark George 2 күн бұрын +1

      Most people are unable to handle a fall since they are accustomed to bull markets, but if you know where to look and how to get around, you can profit handsomely. It depends on your entry and exit strategy.

  • Music Lovers
    Music Lovers 3 ай бұрын +1

    Thanks for sharing this build, quite enjoyed it and its well built and beautifully set

  • Tynyyn
    Tynyyn 4 ай бұрын +3

    Wow. As I put my hands in my pockets, shake my head, and walk away. You did an excellent job at building a cabin, yet as a guy who built my own house I can say there are areas in your build I'd have done differently....to save huge amounts of money. But, everybody is different and the way we both built our houses is different. You went for great amenities, I went for lower cost. Both achieved the same result, a ICF house with a metal roof, yet you got a approx. 1200sq/foot cabin, looking at a valley full of trees, I got a 4350 sq/ft home looking at a cove on a lake. Interesting, very interesting. Hope you enjoy it for years and years! God bless.

  • SI Tech Ca
    SI Tech Ca 2 ай бұрын

    Very nice (and entertaining). Thank you for sharing. One small thing just gnaws at me - the electrical service panel is the first thing you see driving up to the cabin and your electrician didn't bother (or forgot) to put the line to the AC disconnect in the wall, so you have ugly (and crooked) flexible NM conduit from the service panel to the AC disconnect that everyone's going to see.

  • Tv S
    Tv S 3 ай бұрын +1

    Very nice. I'm about 40 miles due west of you and in the planning stages of a similar type home. That is one well-built cabin.

  • patty109109
    patty109109 2 ай бұрын

    Yellow entrance is just fantastic.
    I just did cable railings and they are so good. Barely obstruct view, but don’t need cleaning (or cost) like glass.

  • Adro ID
    Adro ID 4 ай бұрын +2

    Man, if this is your CABIN I really wonder what your home looks like?! Amazing project!

  • richard attenberg
    richard attenberg 4 ай бұрын +9

    I am a General Contractor..... I love that you applied so many newer material applications like Zip Wall and Roof systems, ICF, Mini Split AC, etc...I did not see Solar or rain collection from the roof, but either way, really nice build. Maybe move the trash can and build an enclosure so it's not the first thing you see when pulling up the driveway. congratulations on a job that was exceptionally well done! Great details.

    • John Olson
      John Olson  4 ай бұрын +6

      Btw…there will be solar added. This will likely be a project next year

    • John Olson
      John Olson  4 ай бұрын +1

      Thank you very much!

  • Investor's Guide To The Galaxy
    Investor's Guide To The Galaxy 4 ай бұрын

    Great looking cabin! Love the black/yellow combo. Congrats! Man, that concrete is beautiful :) Can you do a video with the budget/how much did it cost to build the cabin? Thank you!

    • John Olson
      John Olson  4 ай бұрын +1

      Thanks for the complement. In regard to cost, I do plan to get something out there on my channel. So subscribe and stay tuned.

  • Free Radical
    Free Radical 4 ай бұрын +4

    Nice work! I built something very similar. Mine is 24x24 2 story, daylight basement. It has a single plane 2/12 pitch roof. You enter in the back left corner to a 5x8 entry, coat, shoe area, take one step down to a 4ft wide hallway running across the back wall to the next corner. Then you turn right into the kitchen area about 7ft wide out to 5ft from the next corner where you step down another step into the great room, 12ft high ceiling, full 24ft wide, about 12ft deep. The middle of the house is open to the floor below where the fireplace is. Bedroom, bathroom, laundry downsta--elevator! If you picture a square box with the floor plan spiraling down around the perimeter, tight when you walk in then progressively opens up. Concrete foundation. Framer.

    • Free Radical
      Free Radical 4 ай бұрын

      @AverageLiving no camera, sorry

    • AverageLiving
      AverageLiving 4 ай бұрын

      Please make a video!

    • naturallyrelentless
      naturallyrelentless 4 ай бұрын

      would love to see pictures of this, looking at building something very similar.

  • Fred Carson
    Fred Carson 3 ай бұрын +2

    I would have liked to see the pouring of the 12×12 piers. They came out looking very well. Thank you.⁹

  • Chief
    Chief 4 ай бұрын +2

    Cool place John, thanks for sharing. I appreciate how you “overbuilt” the place, should be solid building for a long time. Good luck!

  • The Godfather
    The Godfather 4 ай бұрын +4

    Love the design! Love the result!!

  • Brandon Swafford
    Brandon Swafford 4 ай бұрын +2

    I absolutely love it I bought a 12x32 that has a 6-ft porch on it and I literally don't know what to do with it I ended up just moving into a renovated construction trailer on my hundred acre property and left the 12 ft by 32 shed up in the front just going to give it to my mom I doubt anybody's going to do anything with it

  • C.N. H
    C.N. H 3 ай бұрын +4

    Congratulations on the nice building. The only thing I would suggest is at least a 30 ft radius of trees be removed around the building it will help prevent damage if they're ever is some kind of wildfire I know it cuts into the view and the for lack of better words hidden home feel but foam melts pretty quickly and in a wildfire temperatures get extremely hot so the farther you cut a radius around the building the safer it will be just some fruit for thought. Thank you for taking the time to make this video.

    • Domalbri TV
      Domalbri TV Ай бұрын

      I have looked into Hempcrete, a lot more expensive that a stick build, on the pros, it’s fireproof, mildew proof, insect proof and you don’t need siding, also the carbon negative benefits save our planet. Also the house breathes due to compounds in the blocks. Great build, I’m curious of the cost breakdown on the next video.

  • James Cobos
    James Cobos 2 ай бұрын +2

    Fantastic! Extend that deck out another 12'. Perfect outdoor space.

  • Kathleen Readinger
    Kathleen Readinger 4 ай бұрын +1

    Beautiful build. Wonder if you are a Steelers fan. 😉 The sleek appearance is great, the inclusion of several great amenities, i. e., hot tub, fire pit and in ground grill are wonderful. I wonder why not solar?

  • Linda Berl
    Linda Berl 3 ай бұрын +1

    I think it might have been wise to have a small window on the eastern wall so that you could see who is coming up your driveway.

  • Spawn Target
    Spawn Target 2 ай бұрын +1

    Its good to see real metal roofing being used instead of wall cladding with exposed fasteners being used as roofing, I see that all the time.

  • b001ean
    b001ean 4 ай бұрын +4

    Very cool! are you able to share rough costs?

  • Blue Man
    Blue Man 3 ай бұрын

    Wow. that view at 1:12:24 sure changed from earlier. I could hear the traffic before, but no way would I have guessed the road was down below to the left.
    Hillside builds are always so involved. Nice video. 👍

    • John Olson
      John Olson  3 ай бұрын +2

      Thanks for the comment. Yeah, that view wasn’t like that before. Unfortunately a developer clear cut all the trees on the neighboring lot after I started building. I have since installed a berm and will be landscaping that area.

  • NhaQuang
    NhaQuang Ай бұрын

    Very beautiful!

  • jmfarrell5
    jmfarrell5 4 ай бұрын

    Great build project. Congratulations.

  • David Eyres
    David Eyres 4 ай бұрын

    What a well made video your house is well built and in a beautiful location and i hope you and your family enjoy your time spent there All best wishes from ENGLAND UK

  • Eddy barkuki
    Eddy barkuki 4 ай бұрын +2

    Hi John, you did wonderful job, verry classy. I wonder if you have the breakdown of the cost for foundation, electrical, etc.
    I will appreciate if you can give me idea. I am about to build a 1500 sqf. in a slop lot.

  • Crow Homestead
    Crow Homestead 4 ай бұрын +2

    We built an 1000 sq ft eco house very similar to yours on 2.6 acres in the UK about 3 years ago .. but yours is sleek luxury whilst ours is messy & muddy smallholder!
    Unlike yours however we used ZERO concrete, and almost zero earthworks .. only needed for the septic tank.
    We have an experimental metal clad WikiHouse, made of an off-site cut custom 'jigsaw puzzle' made of structural ply. The foundation comprises 20 driven piles plus 4 massive steel rails supporting the house.
    We have 5+ layer thermal & acoustic insulated walls and ceiling plus lots of triple glazing. To maintain airtightness with minimal wall penetrations, everything is surface mounted so it looks like a submarine engine room inside - 'industrial chic' - about 2/3rds of visitors love it .. whilst 1/3rd hate it! We have 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1 utility room and a huge open plan kitchen/living area.
    All house and water heat comes from a fridge sized air-source heat pump. Not off grid - but our energy bills are low.
    The main downside? Lack of storage space.
    The biggest mistake? Having a too low crawl space so we need to use remote control robots to inspect the underfloor!

  • AverageLiving
    AverageLiving 4 ай бұрын

    Seems you have a ton of content ready to be uploaded. There is a huge gap for ownerbuilds and shed style houses on KZclip. You have a solid start to create a profitable KZclip page with house content. I'm tuned in.

    • John Olson
      John Olson  4 ай бұрын +2

      Thanks for the comment. I will certainly check out your channel. I didn’t mention it in my video but my goal is to go off the grid with this build and add solar sometime next year. I would love to see how your making this happen with your project.

    • Red & April Off-Grid
      Red & April Off-Grid 4 ай бұрын

      You can check out our build. 😉 Owner builder, passive design home with a shed roof.

  • Biso Wat
    Biso Wat Ай бұрын

    im a civil engineer and congratulate you on your lovely mountain cabin

    TTRRUAMINPN Ай бұрын

    How much would something like this cost to build minus the land? I would love to build my own mountain retreat to retire in. Amazing build.

  • magnoid
    magnoid 11 күн бұрын +1

    Thanks for sharing this with us!

  • Alumriel
    Alumriel 4 ай бұрын

    Outstanding video and gorgeous result!
    If you don’t mind sharing, what was your total cost all in?

    • John Olson
      John Olson  4 ай бұрын +1

      About 380K with land purchase (2-acres) and finished construction. This was a post covid construction, so total cost were driven shockingly higher by labor shortages, inflation, and supply chain bottle necks.

  • Helen Dimaki
    Helen Dimaki 3 ай бұрын

    Quality work with respect to the environment material sources which are carefully selected to last long. It has it all . Great work. I like it ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ I am wondering if it can be built with power autonomy having solar panel on the roof and battery packs. Looking forward to the next videos.

  • Mary L.
    Mary L. 2 ай бұрын

    Very nice design and layout.

  • Noonelson
    Noonelson 2 ай бұрын

    Great Job. It's too bad you didnt find any boulders that you could have used for hardscaping etc.

  • Tony Delgado
    Tony Delgado Ай бұрын

    Great job to everyone involved ❤

  • Ken Albright
    Ken Albright 4 ай бұрын +2

    The overall design is nice. I'd have chosen some things differently. That's a matter of personal choice. I'm a more rustic inclined person. Being so heavily concentrated on electricity has it's drawbacks. I live in a total electric home myself. Power outages can be a real pain. Especially since I'm in a colder climate in the midatlantic area. I think multi energy sources are better. Wood and gas heating and cooking would be a better choice.Along with the backup electric heat. Your landscape is quite appealing to me.Nothing beats a natural setting. Hope you enjoy your place in the years to come. Also passive solar is a good idea as well for your area. I get more cloud cover here.

    • Jonothan Doezer
      Jonothan Doezer 4 ай бұрын +1

      Hmm... I had assumed that this was off-grid (being a cabin) but your comment reminded me that they didn't say anything about solar/hydro/wind for electricity generation.

  • Gary Clarke
    Gary Clarke 4 ай бұрын +1

    It would be a nice finish to the driveway if you install poles with wire cable wrapped or painted with luminous red to prevent driving over the edge. Regarding your security, South Africa has lights with security mobile cameras controlled by your cell phone

  • ArtisanTony
    ArtisanTony Ай бұрын +1

    For those watching, you can put a crawl space and eliminate all of the gravel fill. I have built many homes in my 44 years in the business. Gravel is getting crazy expensive and you can use the crawl space for hvac and plumbing access also. I am building a house right now like this. (videos on my channel) Also, with the price of concrete going crazy, floor joists and subfloor are less expensive that concrete. They could have saved about $15-$20k on this house I would say.

  • Lp Mj
    Lp Mj 2 ай бұрын

    Awesome video. Great narration.Thank you. 👍🏽✌🏽

  • Gobuilditbetter
    Gobuilditbetter 3 ай бұрын +3

    Interesting for an ICF house you used forms for the stem wall rather than ICFs.

  • The Traveler
    The Traveler 4 ай бұрын +1

    Awesome build and video. Thanks for sharing.

  • Edgar Harris
    Edgar Harris 2 ай бұрын +1

    I'm having a blast looking at your construction..!!! (Gracias)

  • Johnathan Esper
    Johnathan Esper 4 ай бұрын +1

    That's unfortunate that you started out with a wooded lot, but by the time of your 2nd fall season, the neighboring lot was entire cleared out and you just have a few trees seperating from your driveway.

  • Delmonte Slusher
    Delmonte Slusher 4 ай бұрын

    Love the home. What are dimensions of your home.
    Thank you for such a great video

  • Dorian Mode
    Dorian Mode 4 ай бұрын +1

    Really nice, love it.

  • Ben Hatcher
    Ben Hatcher 4 ай бұрын +5

    I'm curious why you chose to Zip R over ICF and then ice and rain shield on top of that. It seems that the ice and rain shield over osb over ICF creates the same sandwich as Zip R.

  • Shane Amsler
    Shane Amsler 2 ай бұрын

    Very cool looking cabin!!😎

  • James Grabowski
    James Grabowski 2 ай бұрын

    You need risers for both lids on your septic tank because you need to remove and clean the filter twice a year with a garden hose. That yellow Tuff-Tite effluent filter clogs very easily.

  • ken johnson
    ken johnson 4 ай бұрын +7

    Them boys did some damn good looking concrete work! That's a hard thing to find these days

    • John Olson
      John Olson  4 ай бұрын +2

      Agreed. The concrete work was done very well!

  • Shane Williams
    Shane Williams 4 ай бұрын +1

    That hillside looks like it's made out od sweet potato. The house looks pretty awesome. Hope to have a home myself one day.

  • danpass12
    danpass12 2 ай бұрын

    Nicely done. I was fully expecting that foundation to be a 'basement-with-a-view' ....

  • TheBehnny
    TheBehnny 4 ай бұрын

    Amazing cabin!

  • Candida Barros
    Candida Barros 3 ай бұрын +2

    And after we've passed 1:16:49, aren't we going to see a video of how everything turned out inside? That is not fair, we are waiting for the final result inside the house!!! Thanks a lot!!!!

    • Candida Barros
      Candida Barros 3 ай бұрын

      @John Olson ...I'm waiting for that!!! Thanks lot 😍❤️😍

    • John Olson
      John Olson  3 ай бұрын +2

      Yes, there is a final walk thru that was posted this week. You can find it on my channel.

  • Just Because
    Just Because 2 ай бұрын

    Simple. Smart. Welldone.

  • James Barlow
    James Barlow 4 ай бұрын +4

    I'm a novice, but why did you chose to fill all of the slope with gravel? Would it be inappropriate to use mostly fill soil from the site and top with gravel the last 4-8" below the slab? It just seems like a lot of gravel for such a robust foundation.

    • John Olson
      John Olson  4 ай бұрын

      The problem is the soil will settle over time and cause the slab to crack. Plus backfilling with soil would not allow any runoff to drain to the base of the stem wall.

  • RuokEren
    RuokEren 4 ай бұрын +4

    Great effort from Thailand..
    I'm concerned your cabling from the road to your meter is not placed in conduit. That the same for communication. Whilst it may be shielded and insulated additional protection from the elements I'd have thought a priority.
    I've seen other builds in the USA that have placed theirs in conduit.
    My home country, you have to place down 1m deep, conduit & concrete to grade for protection of being dug up and damaged or electrocuting unsuspecting others. Not to mention, red posts exactly on top to let others know whats dangers lay right underneath.
    Just my thoughts..

    • Ashley Falcon
      Ashley Falcon 4 ай бұрын

      Most states here are run-almost exclusively-above-ground (high up, in air) electric/communication lines. There are a few with underground lines, but it’s not the most common method here. Our water table is simply WAAAY too high for that. As it stands, elevation here is *below* sea level.😅) There’s no way we could burry all of our electrical wiring underground here-nor ANYTHING else for that matter-it would be outrageously difficult to perform routine maintenance/checks, etc… never mind the trouble we’d face if any more “involved” repairs were needed afterwards! 😬 haha Besides, constant contact with/exposure to water-this much water-can/does do some srs damage to just abt anything.
      I mean, unless someone is genuinely hoping/planning on digging a well!? LOL! Anything else is essentially a no-go. 🤷‍♀️😂

  • Jocke Johansson
    Jocke Johansson 4 ай бұрын

    i am impressed of pouring of the slab. It looked really flat and smooth

    ROGERIO REALTOR 3 ай бұрын

    Hi, where is this cabin located? Are you going to sale? I think this is the first ICF cabin on youtube, good job 👍🏻

  • John Olson
    John Olson  4 ай бұрын +8

    Thank you everyone for all the comments. In response to requests, I be posting a video that highlights all the interior finishes. I will be posting this video soon. Subscribe and stay tuned!

    • Kathleen Readinger
      Kathleen Readinger 4 ай бұрын +1

      I look forward to the interior tour, just finished the build and exterior tour this afternoon. I am subscribed just for it.

  • Nicholas Davey
    Nicholas Davey 2 ай бұрын

    this was cool. Only question is how you plan on getting water away from the foundation?

  • Steve & Frankie Bruinsma
    Steve & Frankie Bruinsma 4 ай бұрын +2

    We have done some similar idea & designs out of shipping containers for different clients in remote locations

  • thomas dee
    thomas dee 4 ай бұрын

    Like it. Was it a canned blue print? Seems like it took about a yr? What would be an estimated square foot cost?

  • Alec Kaipai
    Alec Kaipai 4 ай бұрын +1

    Very solid foundation! That’ll last 4 lifetimes 😮

    • Alec Kaipai
      Alec Kaipai 4 ай бұрын

      @Steen Holm 😆😆😆

    • Steen Holm
      Steen Holm 4 ай бұрын +2

      AND a nuclear war...

  • Betty
    Betty 4 ай бұрын +1

    Beautiful home.

  • Phil Ward
    Phil Ward 4 ай бұрын +2

    Nice job and cool cabin. I would have done a couple things different but I don't know what your end use will be, full time living, vacation home, or VRBO/ABNB, I wouldn't have filled in the basement but left empty for storage and have a patio under the upper deck. Triple bunks in that little tiny bedroom? Lacks room to turn around a vehicle.
    We didn't get a final view of the finished inside either, or is that forthcoming?

    • John Olson
      John Olson  4 ай бұрын

      Hi Phil thanks for the comment. Yes, I will be posting a follow-up video with an interior tour, so subscribe and stay tuned.

  • araspel 2007
    araspel 2007 2 ай бұрын

    Love it 💙

  • Bucs 2003
    Bucs 2003 2 ай бұрын

    Great structure, love the engineering, don't like the metal panels on entry side(looks like container), jacuzzi waste of space/non sense in mountains; fire pit: danger in the middle of forest.
    I shall love to have opportunity to build a similar one. Thank You for sharing. Hope you spend as much time you can on that beautiful place. 👍👍👍

  • Ligia Novelo De Souza
    Ligia Novelo De Souza 4 ай бұрын +1

    👍👏👏👏❤❤🇧🇷🇧🇷perfeito o refugiu

  • Lee Gordon
    Lee Gordon 4 ай бұрын

    Thanks I do love the way the building looks.

  • Bobby Del Cavallo
    Bobby Del Cavallo 4 ай бұрын

    Absolutely gorgeous 🥳🥳🥳

  • Sanchez Sanil
    Sanchez Sanil 9 күн бұрын +1

    wow..i never knew black and yellow looked awesome😀

  • stormy241
    stormy241 4 ай бұрын +1

    Looks great, bet it cost a pretty penny. Built to last.

  • Иван Иванов
    Иван Иванов 3 күн бұрын

    Great job. Hi from Russia. Amazing forest and cute cabin.

  • Chris Olsen
    Chris Olsen 4 ай бұрын +2

    The fundament is super solid, but i miss 10 inches of insulation under the slab and insulation around the edge of the slab

  • Red & April Off-Grid
    Red & April Off-Grid 4 ай бұрын

    Nice! We also used metal siding and a shed roof design on our DIY home build. 🙂🏜️

  • jose Ignacio Juanena Rodriguez
    jose Ignacio Juanena Rodriguez 3 ай бұрын

    Very clean work