Building a Mountain Home

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Building a Mountain Home by Mind Map: Building a Mountain Home

1. Location

1.1. Canada

1.1.1. Prince Edward Island (PEI)

1.1.2. Quebec

1.2. United States

1.2.1. Alaska

1.2.1.1. Copper Valley

1.2.1.2. Fairbanks

1.2.2. Maine

1.2.2.1. KIngfeld

1.2.2.2. Bar Harbor

1.2.3. Montana

1.2.3.1. Whitefish

1.2.3.2. Hamilton

1.2.4. Washington

1.2.4.1. Cascade Mountains

1.2.4.1.1. Winthrop

1.3. New Zealand

1.3.1. Wanaka

1.3.2. Te Anau

1.3.3. Mt. Cook Village

1.4. Norway

1.4.1. Lofoten Islands

1.4.2. Geiranger

2. Budget

2.1. Savings

2.2. Mortgage

2.3. Long-term Maintenance Costs

3. Building Schedule

3.1. 1. Decide on location

3.2. 2. Decide on type of structure

4. Type of Structure

4.1. Log Cabin

4.1.1. Handcrafted logs

4.1.2. Milled Logs

4.1.3. Log siding

4.1.4. Prefabricated log kit

4.1.5. Modular cabin

4.1.6. Stick-Built Cabin

4.2. A-Frame

4.3. Stone Cottage

4.4. Movable Tiny House

4.4.1. PRO: Can pick up & move whole house

4.4.2. PRO: Buying expensive land not necessary

4.4.3. PRO: Significantly cheaper than traditional foundation home

4.4.4. PRO: Small space is energy efficient & can install solar panels

4.4.5. CON: Not all neighborhoods allow homes on wheels as permanent residences

4.4.6. CON: May outgrow home if acquire family

4.4.7. CON: May have to downsize possessions

4.4.8. CON: Requires a large vehicle to tow

4.4.9. CON: Cannot buy in bulk due to minimal storage

4.5. Yurt

5. Labor

5.1. DIY

5.2. Contractor

5.3. Combo DIY & Contractor

6. Acreage of land

6.1. Garden/greenhouse area

6.2. Chicken coop

6.3. Horse/donkey pasture?

6.4. Barn?