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#862720 - 10/04/06 10:35 AM
Back by popular demand... Moosehunter's Green House ****
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Howdy All...

After receiving a ton of emails about my budget build perm, here she is again... I'll begin by posting pics and see where that takes us... It's such a simple 8' x 8' design I think the pictures will be all that you may need to get started on your own...





















[img]http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k149/supermoto68/Green%20House/FM-CompleteHouse.jpg[/img]

This house is completely modular and stores easily in a corner of your garage. It's light weight and has been out on as little as 6" of "good" ice. I have pulled it out on foot -or- it tows behind the 4 wheeler like it's not even there. Heated with a standard Buddy heater, you're down to t-shirts even in -0* temps...

I built my Lil' Green House more than 6 years ago and it's still going strong. With only a fresh coat of paint last year, and a few creature comfort mods...

I have a write up on the build someplace in this mess I call a computer. If need be, I'll put the dog on it's scent and see if we can track it down...

Enjoy!! <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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#862721 - 10/04/06 11:10 AM
Re: Back by popular demand... Moosehunter's Green House [Re: Moose-Hunter]
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What is the total cost to make a shack like that? WOW it looks great.

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#862722 - 10/04/06 11:30 AM
Re: Back by popular demand... Moosehunter's Green House [Re: perchking]
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Hey thanks for the kind words!!

Total cost of the house was estimated at between $600 and $700. I'm sure it could be done for a lot less depending on design mods and materials you "happen to have on hand". I also went with a EPDM (rubber sheet) covered roof and that alone up'd the final cost a bit...

All things considered... cost of build vs. fun factor... many limits of crappie, a dozen eye's over 27", a 42" ski... it was well worth the price of admission.

Dan
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#862723 - 10/04/06 11:47 AM
Re: Back by popular demand... Moosehunter's Green House [Re: Moose-Hunter]
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great looking execution of a great idea. couple of ?'s:

is the floor 2 sections? if so, how are they secured together on the ice?

how are the walls secured to the floor/roof: lag bolts?

is it a 1, 2,or 3 person job to assemble on the ice?

how thick is the floor plywood/ roofing material?

thanks.

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#862724 - 10/04/06 11:50 AM
Re: Back by popular demand... Moosehunter's Green House [Re: Moose-Hunter]
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Nice, simple little house. I have seen a few of these over the years and thought about building one, but, never have. What did you use to cut the foam out at the connection points, it looks too nice to be a utility knife. Did you make the windows, or buy them some where. What is the thickness of the chip board? Is the roof just two pieces that get dropped into place?

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#862725 - 10/04/06 01:06 PM
Re: Back by popular demand... Moosehunter's Green House [Re: McGurk]
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Quote:

great looking execution of a great idea. couple of ?'s:

is the floor 2 sections? if so, how are they secured together on the ice?

how are the walls secured to the floor/roof: lag bolts?

is it a 1, 2,or 3 person job to assemble on the ice?

how thick is the floor plywood/ roofing material?

thanks.




The floor is made in two sections. Both about 4'x8'. And insulated!! both halfs are bolted togeter in two spots at the front and back of the skids.

YES... Lag bolts secure the wall sections to the floor and regular bolts handle the panel-to-panel, as well as the roof connections.

Being single, one person is all it really takes to assemble the house. However, if its a bit windy, an extra hand is always welcome...

The floor is a "sandwich" of 1/4" OSB bottom layer, 1 1/2" insulation, then 1/2" treated ply...

The roof is made of a bit of 2x2 framework, covered with more 1/4" OSB and the EPDM rubber over that. with a overlapping seam at the peak, the roof has NEVER leaked..

Dan
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#862726 - 10/04/06 01:13 PM
Re: Back by popular demand... Moosehunter's Green House [Re: nitroant]
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Quote:

Nice, simple little house. I have seen a few of these over the years and thought about building one, but, never have. What did you use to cut the foam out at the connection points, it looks too nice to be a utility knife. Did you make the windows, or buy them some where. What is the thickness of the chip board? Is the roof just two pieces that get dropped into place?




I used a plain hacksaw blade to cut the foam and a hole saw to make the circular cut-outs at the connection points. A bit messy!!! But it worked well...

The windows are home made. Cedar framing and 3/16" plastic, single pane. It does fog/frost up at times but not very often. Only on REALLY cold outtings...

All the OSB is 1/4". Primed and painted. The floor is 1/2" treated plywood.

The roof is made of two sections that overlap at the peak. Each section is slid into place after the walls are assembled. Then, they are bolted to the top of the walls and to each other.

Dan
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#862727 - 10/04/06 07:16 PM
Re: Back by popular demand... Moosehunter's Green House [Re: Moose-Hunter]
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How long does it take to put that baby together, now that you have done it a few times?

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#862728 - 10/04/06 09:57 PM
Re: Back by popular demand... Moosehunter's Green House [Re: John Mickish]
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I've been making plans for a house just like this. I'm curious to why you used 1/4" OSB? I was planning on using 3/8" plywood because its fairly cheap and more durable than OSB. I just figure that the 1/4" OSB isn't very durable and would soak up any water that would get into it. Although its about 10 pounds lighter. I work at Home Depot so I have been looking at lumber quite a bit now. Finally, how heavy do you think it all weighs? Looks like a great shack.
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#862729 - 10/05/06 10:48 AM
Re: Back by popular demand... Moosehunter's Green House [Re: I_Love_Nuge]
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i was wondering on the supports on the bottom is there anyways you could get a pic of the bottom of the floor. this is where alot of weight can be added on accident. did you use 2x2s for the corners and wall studs. then the flor is framed in by 2x2 and the runners 2x4s. What did you outline your holes with the 2x's again??

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#862730 - 10/05/06 01:20 PM
Re: Back by popular demand... Moosehunter's Green House [Re: John Mickish]
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Quote:

How long does it take to put that baby together, now that you have done it a few times?




I usually assemble it at home, right on the sled trailer. Doing this, I can git-r-done in about 45 minutes to an hour. Depending on consumption.

At the ice's edge, about 30 minutes with common hand tools...

Dan
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#862731 - 10/05/06 01:26 PM
Re: Back by popular demand... Moosehunter's Green House [Re: I_Love_Nuge]
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Quote:

I've been making plans for a house just like this. I'm curious to why you used 1/4" OSB? I was planning on using 3/8" plywood because its fairly cheap and more durable than OSB. I just figure that the 1/4" OSB isn't very durable and would soak up any water that would get into it. Although its about 10 pounds lighter. I work at Home Depot so I have been looking at lumber quite a bit now. Finally, how heavy do you think it all weighs? Looks like a great shack.




I used the 1/4" for weight concerns only. With proper sealing, the OSB has held up great. No moisture problems... yet. Plywood would be a better choice for the durability, but as you said, it does weigh more.

I have gone the extra mile with sealing or painitng all the edges after any cut. However, I must say, I never thought the thin OSB would last as long as it has. I am honestly surprised...

Dan
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#862732 - 10/05/06 01:47 PM
Re: Back by popular demand... Moosehunter's Green House [Re: JigginIsLife]
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Quote:

i was wondering on the supports on the bottom is there anyways you could get a pic of the bottom of the floor. this is where alot of weight can be added on accident. did you use 2x2s for the corners and wall studs. then the flor is framed in by 2x2 and the runners 2x4s. What did you outline your holes with the 2x's again??




In the pics, you see "gussets" in each corner of the wall panels. These were removed prior to final assembly to eliminate more weight. Also, the windows were going to be in the locations shown in the pics, and that was change as well to it's current design shown in the final pic.

A pic showing the underside of the floor would be useless as all you would see is a flat painted piece of OSB. The floor is made like a sandwich with 1 1/2" insulation between the OSB bottom layer and the 1/2" treated ply upper layer. With a flat underside, I've pulled this house through deep snow with no problems as it kind of planes it's way on top like a sled.

The skids are made with 2x6 runners (I had these "in stock") that bolt together in the middle, with (4) 2x4's (layed flat on their widest surface) connecting them. Other than the (4) 2x4's and the hole framing, there are no other "joists" between the skids. After all the ice time this house has seen... The floor is as sturdy now as it was when it first hit lake... No soft spots to be reported at this time...

Each hole was framed in using 1x cedar. Using two layers, I was able to create the ledge used to hold the "flush" fitting hole covers. It is a 6 holer. 4 to fish from, 1 bait/live well and the other, a "fridge" to keep your favorite beverages cold and crisp...

Dan
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#862733 - 12/19/07 03:16 PM
Re: Back by popular demand... Moosehunter's Green House [Re: Moose-Hunter]
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I've received a few emails requesting info on a light weight, modular house I built a few years back... BUMP to the top for all those needind info...

Dan
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#1690286 - 01/08/09 03:59 PM
Re: Back by popular demand... Moosehunter's Green House [Re: Moose-Hunter]
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Moose, in picture #2, what are those rectangle frames mid-wall for? They don't appear in any other pictures.

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#1691019 - 01/08/09 09:18 PM
Re: Back by popular demand... Moosehunter's Green House [Re: redtail]
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Moosehunter can you post a pic of the inside of the house once completed

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#1691103 - 01/08/09 10:32 PM
Re: Back by popular demand... Moosehunter's Green House [Re: Joe15]
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Moose Hunter, that is a great shack!! I remember seeing it before. Did you ever find your write up plans for it? I would really like to build one of these. Can you let me know your email addy so I can email you and see if I can figure out how do to one of these??

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#1691171 - 01/09/09 02:33 AM
Re: Back by popular demand... Moosehunter's Green House [Re: Sandmannd]
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Moose Hunter~ You have the right idea on the 8X8, good work. Its the shack I always pictured in my head, but totally different than the one that ends up on the ice.. Well done and great pictures. it sounds like more pics would b in order though. I like the hole cover U went with.... Thanks for the idea(s) and hope to show off my next shack as well as U did.
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#1999945 - 09/08/09 10:55 AM
Re: Back by popular demand... Moosehunter's Green House [Re: sonoranhope]
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bump for slabchaser

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#2081084 - 12/01/09 01:52 PM
Re: Back by popular demand... Moosehunter's Green House [Re: McGurk]
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Another bump since people are asking.
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#2081112 - 12/01/09 02:10 PM
Re: Back by popular demand... Moosehunter's Green House [Re: riverwader]
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How much for you to make me one?

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#2081154 - 12/01/09 02:55 PM
Re: Back by popular demand... Moosehunter's Green House [Re: Blainebob]
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How long does it take to set up on the lake?
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#2081444 - 12/01/09 06:33 PM
Re: Back by popular demand... Moosehunter's Green House [Re: coombia21]
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coombia--look at page 1 -- there's your answer
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#2128937 - 01/03/10 02:40 PM
Re: Back by popular demand... Moosehunter's Green House [Re: silverbulletguy]
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Did anyone ever get the plans from Moose-Hunter? I'd like to get my hands on them.
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#2136603 - 01/07/10 01:57 PM
Re: Back by popular demand... Moosehunter's Green House [Re: hcmpls1]
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bump

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