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    Any builder on here. I have a ? How to build in the middle of a pond?

    So the Mrs and I are getting ready to start our pond this spring. Iíve been thinking it would be nice to have a pavilion or something out in the water.

    Then after someone mentioned Barnwood Builders to me I got to thinking that a log one room cabin with a porch would be right up the alley.

    It would look very nice and rustic I think. And would solve my problems of the extra Kongís I have from tearing down a house.

    So Iím thinking to let some land piled up in the middle of the pond to build this thing on.

    My question is what kind of foundation. Itís going to be surrounded by water and that could cause issues I guess.

    Iíve though about poured walls and drystone blocks stacked about three feet deep and then filled with stone.

    Iím really lost here but looking for ideas and suggestions.

    Thanks.




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    I'd build a regular cabin with foundation...first.
    Then build your pond around it.

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    How about sonic tubes...round cardboard tubes to hold cement. Dig down with a post hole auger, add 4-6" concrete for a footing, drop tube in, backfill, add rebar and concrete. If you need more depth, you could build a form from wood.
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    Lay it up with stone, like the pioneers did.

    If you contract with Barnwood Builders, I want to come down and meet them.
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    IMO no way, unless you put in 15-20' metal I beams in the ground on the 4 corners, well that is if the pond was maybe 5 or 6' deep Any deeper for pond longer I beams pounded in the ground. before pond is built.
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    I'm confused.

    You want a log cabin in the middle of a pond, why?

    You already need windows down to the floor to have any view of the water that close, and big windows and log cabins don't really work.
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    My question is how big is the cabin going to be? Footage? Then you are going to have to consider erosion and how much land to leave around your cabin, definitely would want to have caisons drilled down to support your cabin from moving. How are you going to access it? Lots of other questions
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    Quote Originally Posted by steveontheridge2 View Post
    I'd build a regular cabin with foundation...first.
    Then build your pond around it.
    I believe they call that a moat!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MDrew View Post
    I believe they call that a moat!
    I can totally understand a moat. I just don't think that's really what they're trying to do here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J3 Driver View Post
    .............. would solve my problems of the extra Kongís I have from tearing down..................

    I've got a stupid question..... what's a kong????

    All I can think of is dog toys and giant apes...
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