Funny things happen however when you build in remote locations, especially where river crossing are involved. High water caused a few precarious situations early on with bringing materials to the site.
So instead of risking the chance of having part of my cabin float down river, with me on board, I decided to start another project at the same time. It's the same Prairie Mountain Cabin design but with some different finishing choices. I am building it up in the Lincoln Montana area. I am happy to say this is also one of my favorite Montana locations.
The result turned out to be an interesting comparison of two similar yet unique cabins going up at the same time. I will show the results in several posts in the coming weeks.
Here first is a look at the Lincoln cabin foundation along with the floors and decks for both cabins. In the previous post I showed the foundation for the Smith cabin. Note the change from the post and pressure treated foundation on the Smith cabin to the concrete block and poured footing for the Lincoln cabin. Both foundations have their merits depending on the cabins use and location. Both are well insulated and provide adequate access to the utilities underneath.
It is easy to immediately see the difference in finish styles by taking a look at the floor and deck photos for each cabin. The Lincoln cabin has the more traditional colors I usually use while the Smith cabin is an experiment in grey.