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A few weeks ago I posed the following questions in another thread with no response. So i thought Id try again in its own thread. If you dont want to read everything below Ill sum it up. Im looking at a piece of property and want to build a non conventional structure. Where do I start as far as approval goes. I dont want to buy the land if i cant build the type of structure I want, and its not far enough out in the cut to hide a building project please help. I just need an Idea where to start. More details below.


"I was going to post a new thread for my question but this thread seems to fit my questions. I'm looking at a small wooded plot that appears to have been on a the market for quite some time. It has a nice price tag plent of larger trees for a post and beam structure. I want to build a small ohehler type structure with the non bermed was filled with cordwood. Its kinda wooded so well hide from the neighbors. My issue is i want to talk to the zonning comissionar before i even get my hopes up on purchasing the lot. I dont want to look like a dub ass when i first meet him what sorts of questions should i ask about house size requirements, green building materials, rather not i can live in my camper on the site through the building process, ect.
In reading articles about tiny homes and Rob Roys Moragage freedom, about kinda cheating code claiming ia home as a storage shed or getting experimental housing permits like suggested in the straw bale house book. And just a few more general questions (not really Permie material) how do i get the power turned on to run power tools with out a fuse box or breaker panel? Its fairly residential im not sure what its actually zoned but im sure its city do they just run it to a box for you to run out of. I have obviously never purchased land i Have some ocnstruction experience but never had to do any of the paper work myself.
ANy advise for the newb would be greatly appreciated. And Athena two more yrs to finish up my degree and my fiancee and i hope to do the peace corps as well."
 
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So you can get good answers we need to know:
1) the location of this property (for example; state, county, proximity of city limits, etc.)
2) Intended budget for the building
3) Time frame for construction
4) size ( square footage) of building you are wanting

Also, Since you state that you desire to join the peace corps. after you graduate in two years, are you planning on building this structure now or in four years when you get back from the peace corps. tour of duty?
The reason I ask this question is because in four years, the building codes, requirements could change dramatically.
 
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