A summer cottage as country house
Each person who has acquired a small plot of land for a summer cottage seeks to build a house in a short time, or a similar easy-to-build structure. So that there was a place where to relax after a hard day’s work, or to hide from inclement weather. Well, it’s natural to get settled in everyday life. Of course, it is advisable to build a house so that it can accommodate the whole family, and guests who came for the weekend. The task is certainly daunting, but quite doable if you have accumulated savings for the DIY construction of a country house, because a large amount of new building material is required.
If possible, you can hire hired workers to build this structure.
Of course, this will significantly add financial costs for your family, and if this is not possible, you will have to build a DIY country house.
Basically, the owners of summer cottages build their houses with their own hands in order to save money for hiring a construction team and invite relatives and friends to the DIY construction site to help, which by itself reduces the cost of the construction process.
Summer residents also sometimes use used materials, which can be purchased at half the price compared to market prices, but this will reduce the durability of the structure by half.
When building his country house, the author decided not to skimp on the main material and to buy everything on the construction market, so that it would last for a century and the house would stand for a long time, delighting the family and its guests with its comfort and aesthetic appearance.
DIY construction of tiny country house
The main material for the construction was, of course, wood, which could be better and more beautiful than wood. The author bought bars and boards at a local sawmill, which turned out to be much cheaper than at a hardware store.
Starting the construction, I pre-drilled wells under the bearing pillars, inserted and filled in with cement mortar. I strapped the posts with boards and left them for a day to dry the solution. Then he set about building, step by step towards the cherished goal.
And so now let’s take a closer look at how he built his country house, and what he needed for this.
Materials: board 30 mm, bar 100 by 100, bar 40 by 60, floorboard 50 mm, insulation, profiled sheet, rail, fiberboard.
Instruments: circular saw, drill, drill, screwdriver, hammer, shovel, electric plane, angle, ruler, tape measure, circular saw.
And so the first thing he did was invite a neighbor and together they drilled holes to install the poles.
Then he installed the posts, and filled the holes with cement mortar.
I made a screed at the bottom and at the top, so that the pillars stood exactly, after a day had passed after the solution had gained hardness, began further construction.
The author makes the top harness.
Then it moves on to create the roof ridge.
Next, he makes the roof lathing.
Shows the rafter attachment point.
Remnants from sawing will also come in handy somewhere.
Then proceeds to the installation of the roof from the profiled sheet.
Then he moves on to the device of the floors of the house.
So we got a place to store the boards from atmospheric precipitation.
Prepares a batch of planks by loosening them on a circular saw.
And he starts finishing the cornice.
Sheathes the walls with boards, and seals the gaps between the boards with slats.
Next moves on to the ceiling sheathing.
The author saws more boards for the porch sheathing.
And the main work is completed, the house is built, it is proceeding to the insulation of the walls with mineral wool.
I inserted windows and doors that were left after replacing them in the apartment with new ones.
The gaps between the boards are sealed with slats.
Here, in fact, the country house built on our own is ready. The author is very pleased with his DIY construction. In a short time, the house built, for many years will shelter the author and his family who came for the weekend from inclement weather.
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Originally posted 2020-08-23 00:10:41.