This new publication “Guide to Optimizing Your Building Permit Application” by William Edward Summers will help you to expedite your building permit application.
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30′ x 50′ Two Story Shop with Apartment
This is our most popular ready to use stock plan. Versions of this plan have been built in California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. The small two bedroom apartment may be repeated within the building envelope if shop space is not required to obtain up to four units. There is tremendous flexibility with this plan and great revenue generating potential.
Here is what you will get:
Four elevations, floor plans, sections, roof framing plan, second floor framing plan, foundation plan, framing details, connection details , specifications.
We are offering this plan directly from the designer during the month of June 2014 only for $149.99 USD. This will be available on Amazon.com in June at an increased price. Use any of the forms to inquire. I will send you a paypal invoice or buy now.
30 x 50 Shop
Second Storey of 30′ x 50 Shop showing mezzanine level apartment
The Other Most Popular Plan
The other most popular plan is a 20′ x 20′ two storey garage. Upstairs is one big room with a small half bath in one corner. Add a full apartment upstairs later, the floor plan is included with the plan package. This project is only $ 99.99 USD until June 30, 2015. It is going to Amazon.com in June at an increased price.
This two storey shop with an apartment has recently been our most popular plan. The building is inexpensive to build and offers amazing flexibility. The mezzanine level apartment is on the top corner of one end and the rest of the building is open. It is possible to repeat the 20′ x 30′ two bedroom apartment up to four times within the building envelope to create up to four units. This plan will be offered on Amazon in June 2015 but you can buy directly here at a slightly lower price. Contact with your questions and an invoice. $149.99 for the plans.
The biography of William Edward Summers has been completed and is posted to Wikitecture. It tells about his early childhood in Bavaria, school years in Old West Lawrence, and launch of his career in San Francisco. It does not cover the continual harassment he has experienced from people with negative and prejudiced attitudes and explore the trials he encountered moving to a new country. The biography gives a general overview of his fascinating career. View it here:
6 Tips for Planning a Remote Cabin
Many like the idea of having a cabin tucked away in the woods where they can go to enjoy nature and get away from it all. How to keep the cabin safe from intruders and large animals when you are not there and how to afford it in the first place are two major questions
“Sitting in front of a crackling campfire at a cabin is one of the great joys in life “ says William Edward Summers, principal of California and British Columbia based design firm William Edward Summers Creative Projects
1) Find a cabin solution that will not strain your budget. It can be a financially difficult to build a cabin or a remote retreat, yet many view having such a location as a necessity. Many more just want to have a place to get away to enjoy the wilderness. Making these desires a reality requires an affordable feasible solution that will be small and simple
2) Consider how you can achieve reasonable security for your cabin. When you finally build a cabin how will you keep it secure from intruders or large animals? The truth is that no matter where your cabin is located some boys or young men will come across it and want to get inside. Preventing your cabin from being obvious by using stealthy design strategies to reduce it’s profile will reduce access by the curious passersby.
3) Make your remote cabin solution easy to construct. With an unlimited budget it is possible to build the cabin of your dreams in any location however one real challenge is being able to realistically build in a remote location with your budget. You will want a structure that is rugged but simple enough that it will not require a large crew and major equipment.
4) Make sure that you have planned a cabin that can be built from a pick up truck so materials can be easily brought to the remote site
5) Build at least as large as a large tent. It makes sense to build large enough for several people. More than one small discreet cabin might be a good strategy if additional space is needed. That way you can at least get a minimum shelter in place sooner and expand your site if necessary.
6) Plan for long term use in the event that a place is needed in which to ride out a natural disaster, survive a bout with homelessness or just to get away from the madness. Consider installing a small wood burning stove and other basics for long term use at your cabin site.
Please use the form to order a free report entitled
The “Keep it Simple Guide to Building a Secure Remote Cabin” by William Edward Summers
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