What does this guy build with $1000 USD?

I will spend a year in fasting and prayer, and caring for a few livestock on a farm. What's the best shelter I can do for $1000 USD? Just need a place for a twin bed and maybe a small desk and a stove, enough to keep insects and critters out.

I was thinking of a tiny A-frame but I have no carpentry skills and, more importantly, lumber is fucking expensive.

The other option I considered is a 7x10 earthbag shelter, 7 feet high with 3 feet underground to help moderate the temperature. However there is a *slight* worry about flooding.

Another option is a pole-barn style 7' cube with plywood sheathing. That would require really no carpentry.

Labor will be free and I have full access to build whatever I want within reason.

Climate is southern Appalachia, biggest problem will be heat+humidity, winter not really so bad here.

Anyone ever built a poverty shack?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Unless the actual building is part of some spiritual quest that needs to occur, I'd just find a used camp trailer or RV or truck camper that someone wants rid of...they're usually not hard to find and can often be had for little more than the cost of hauling them away. They likely won't be in great shape but if you're willing to live in a 7'x7' hovel, one of those and a roll of tar paper should do the trick.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it doesn't matter you won't do it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Have faith

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I have faith that you won't do it.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I'm not op

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          it doesn't matter you won't do it.

          >projecting your lack of ambition onto other people

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Most people never do it. Ambition is easy. Determination and self-mastery are not ambition and you must have those to get anywhere building things.

            That's why most of the people who could build autismhomes use their skills to fix their lives instead of trying to starve their way to success. It can be done but rare things are not rare without reason.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >projecting your lack of ambition onto other people

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >Most people never do it.
              Do what?
              Build a $1000 shed?

              Lots of people do it

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                But most who babble about it never do and PrepHole is the land of mentally ill larpdreamers so desperate to escape themselves (but unwilling to change themselves addressing their chosen weaknesses) they flood the place.

                OP is already mentally ill (fasting, spirituality etc) making the odds worse. If you're a real DIYer you will have trouble understanding these creatures. They are not like you or they would not be here for advice on shit they could find out with a search engine.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    For $1k, I'm pulling waste lumber out of dumpsters of construction sites and assembling that. I don't care if it's used studs full of nails from demo. I'm spending that 1000 for transporting products and on consumables like blades and fasteners. Then I'm finding the cheapest methods to get power, water with a drain, and heat into that thing.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      ^Wisdom

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I built a literal shed a couple years ago, using the cheapest (new) materials I could find. It's like...I think 8x14'. Using typical 2x4 construction, a cement foundation, the cheapest siding I could find, and an OSB+asphalt sheet roof, it still came to like $800. That was BEFORE the ridiculous increase in wood prices. No insulation, utilities, no fixtures, no windows, and, now that I think about it, it's attached to the house and doesn't even have its own rear wall.

    Even at a smaller size, I'm not sure I could do similar again for under $1000 at the current rates for materials. You're going to either need recycled materials that you can get for extremely cheap/free, re-use an existing structure, or build with more primitive techniques and materials.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >7x10x3
    >210 sq feet of soil
    This may be the best idea, but I hope you like digging

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This but buy a roll of PE sheeting for waterproofing.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Honestly, for a small dwelling just for sleeping and maybe lounging in, this is the best bet. Be sure to drape the polyethylene over the roof and from the roof line to below the floor slightly along the walls. A layer on the floor covered with carpet is great too.
      Try to find some sort of rise to stay above the general area even by a couple feet to avoid the flooding.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You don't need thatch roofing. You could go with soil over the roof with some grass seed or something. Just splash some water on it everyday when it is dry.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Honestly, for a small dwelling just for sleeping and maybe lounging in, this is the best bet. Be sure to drape the polyethylene over the roof and from the roof line to below the floor slightly along the walls. A layer on the floor covered with carpet is great too.
      Try to find some sort of rise to stay above the general area even by a couple feet to avoid the flooding.

      You don't need thatch roofing. You could go with soil over the roof with some grass seed or something. Just splash some water on it everyday when it is dry.

      This is the way.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Can someone tell me how this doesn't turn into an indoor pool when it rains?

      I feel like I'm missing something here.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Actually good point, I assume you'd be smart enough to build it on a hill so water drains out. During a huge storm though I wonder how bad it gets in there

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >PE sheeting
      seems weaker than a tarp
      are you saying just drape that shit over the roof

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        shit i misread but where do you even get the grass for thatching i tried to collect once but it would take me sweeping kilometers because it only grows in little patches

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You can build those on a rise too, and earth is free for the digging. Most trenches in every war are dug by hand and "pioneer tools" are man packable. A civilian trenching shovel is more effective than an e-tool but both work. Read and download military pubs because dug bunkers can be VERY comfy and protective. Not to where I'd choose to live in one but if it were useful I'd be all over it.

      Since you will have nothing but time read some Walt Whitman and books by other successful recluses. It's quite practical if you copy success. Your time can convert wood into shelters, root cellars, small cabins etc.

      Practice beforehand if possible because the worst way to go in is blind. Books on Appalachian crafts and living can be very helpful because there is nothing new to invent for what OP wants but vast amounts of old skills to master.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Check out Mike Oehler's work. Might give some nifty inspiration and method of waterproofing as well.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    get one of these and put a tent underneath it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      build a deck out of scrap wood that is bigger than the tent to stay off the ground.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Wood literally grows on trees.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      trees grow on land
      land is usually owned by someone

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Land wants to be free and the property garden gnome is to blame for rools because without rules everyone especially poor retards would magically prosper. Tendies mommy NAO!

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    A yurt or other durable tent wins easily being portable, cheap and light weight.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Motherfucker I can't even build 20 feet of fence for $1000, have fun with that

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    $1000 is a decent stockpile of fertilizer anon, choose wisely.

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    did you get a blessing from your spiritual father or did you just decide you were going to be as based as possible and own the glowies? if it's the latter u should ask ur dad to go play catch with you even if youre 25
    outside of youtube comments on kill brown people videos, being zealous is not a good thing exactly

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pic rel. No compromises.
    >Doors - free.
    >Nailsscrews - chip as fuck.
    >Few bags of cement+sand for making basement andor floor.
    >Woodsteel pipes for making columns - not that much again.
    >Something waterproof to put it on the roof. >Even fucking linoleum is acceptable.
    The rest must be spent on woodcoal since in such 'cabin' the presence of fireplace is literally 'must have'

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Forgot to add that if you have no basic instruments (like handsawhammerscrewdriver) you can easily buy few.

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I will spend a year in fasting and prayer, and caring for a few livestock on a farm.

    No buildings on this farm? What kind of livestock is on this farm? Or is this just another pipe dream?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      More of a ranch. The cows don't have a barn

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    build framing with boxing grade 4x2 timber - cheap solid timber, but keep it dry.

    line walls and roof with cheap 1/4 inch plywood.

    wrap with black Polythene Film

    cover roof with rolled vinyl sheeting glue it to the ply. overlap joints.

    you could easily build it for less than $1000

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you could cover the entire exterior in vinyl floor sheets

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