Friday, June 3, 2016

Walking Front to Back 8.9 Acres on 479 Mang Rd Salisbury Center NY (Part 2 Video)

Today we walked the property on 479 Mang Road front to back.  As some may have noticed, we are selling multiple properties on homeskape.net (our landwatch.com account) and had a few calls on this property.  To answer the question many will ask, yes we are still building a tiny house on the property.  We develop all of our properties at homeskape and we buy and sell land across the USA.  We only buy properties we are OK will keeping if we do not sell them.  So in short, the land is for sale, but we continue to develop and build as if I would have to keep it....  enjoy the walk...



This video shows the tax map of the property so you can get a good idea of the size of the property.  We will be back shortly to keep building....

#TheHomeskapeProject 
479 Mang Road (8.9 Acres) 
Salisbury Center, NY 13365 
Little Falls, Herkimer County



Walking the Front of the Property (Video)

This weekend, I went to the property to walk the land and check up on everything.  I was shopping for more land so I did not get the chance to make any improvements to the land.  Here is the video of me walking the front of the property:

 

#TheHomeskapeProject 
479 Mang Road (8.9 Acres) 
Salisbury Center, NY 13365 
Little Falls, Herkimer County


Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Step 5a: Starting the Siding -- Putting Up the Roof Beams and Installing Windows on the Tiny Cabin

I work, and 3 weeks past until I was able to come back up.  When I got back to the build site I had managed to hire 3 country boys from around town.  Really cool guys and together we got a ton done.  We put in the first window which only took two minutes and then began siding the house with reclaimed plywood.  Since I was only up for 4 days I decided not to cut to roof beams right away.....


Since I only had the guys helping for the one day, we nailed down the plywood on the roof as soon as possible, no one wanted to be up there.  We left an opening in the back so the next morning I could go on the roof and start laying the roofing.  


Its not a good idea to put the roof on before siding the tiny house with plywood.  It shifted the beams a fraction of an inch but enough to start causing some major headaches.  We put up the plywood on the sides of the tiny cabin as fast as possible and kept it moving...


-Stay Tuned....

-Nick

#TheHomeskapeProject 
479 Mang Road (8.9 Acres) 
Salisbury Center, NY 13365 
Little Falls, Herkimer County




Saturday, June 20, 2015

Step 5: Framing The Small Cabin with Recycled & Reclaimed Material (aka Building a Cottage of Dreams)

So here goes nothing, the though was to build a home, structure, cabin, headquarters.....call it what you want.....out of all recycled material.  I recruited my brother to join me again and we picked out a spot and started building the floor....we put it on block that were not permanent because a permanent foundation would have need a permit, anything 12x12 also needed a permit, so we built 11x11....

I hired the neighbor I met, Mike, who ended up being super cool, he helped throughout the weekend....



We failed miserably at the idea of only using recycled material, we went to the local Lowes to get the concrete footings and some fresh lumber, for the most part, we used the old barn we took down, framing the floor/base of the cabin took the whole day....




By the end of the day we managed to get two walls up..... We were siked!!!!


The next morning we had to be gone by noon, it's a 4 hour drive and my brother had to be back at work the next day......but we finished another wall with Mike....



And another.....



We packed up and left..... I hired Mike to finish some of the cabin while I was gone...


He used recycled lumber from the old barn I traded to brace up the walls.....



He also used recycled and reclaimed wood to frame out a window....


We tacked the walls with 2x4 to make sure they didn't move until we got back....





Mike (the neighbor) ended up building some stairs to our surprise....Country folk are super nice, nothing like the suburbs or the city where I like and work....in the country, you actually help your neighbor....



After so much progress, I was determined to get back to build again, but for now, I had to be in CT taking care of my clients from NicholasCoriano.com and my growing Amazon Store.....

PS: Before Mike and my brother Ruben kill me, let me explain why this should go down in the record books... The driveway, about 200 feet long...could not be driven on.  So me, Mike and Ruben carried all the tools, ladders and material up the 200 foot driveway by hand.  It took about 20 or so trips, about half the time we were there we were going up and down a muddy driveway with pounds of material and tools.....get the picture??  Building in the woods can be a challenge if the building site is far away from where you can park a vehicle.  Lesson learned. 

-Stay Tuned....


#TheHomeskapeProject 
479 Mang Road (8.9 Acres) 
Salisbury Center, NY 13365 
Little Falls, Herkimer County



Friday, May 1, 2015

What happened in 2014??

We started strong, acquiring the property cheap and setting plans for building a headquarters out of recycled material....but nothing ever goes as planned....

Turns out, building a structure from recycled material doesn't pay much (I'm being sarcastic, it doesn't pay at all) and I had to take 2014 to make money to pay back student loans and try and get my life together.

The summer of 2014 came so fast I was not prepared, I traveled up to the parcel several times and even moved a camper in the drive way to set.  I posted on our Facebook....for those that follow us there...

What I did do was meet my neighbor and a few other locals.  That was in the fall and by 2015 January I managed to trade some used lumber for trees on my property, I went up in the middle of the winter ...Jan 8, 2015 to be exact...it was freezing....but I managed to trade trees (which are to be chopped down this summer) for an old barn that was dismantled.....


Moving it in the snow was a bit a of  a challenge.....


It was negative 3 degrees out......


We actually drove the truck up the drive way....got stuck....and spent all night trying to get out....


But the materials had been delivered.....Finding them close to the land was important to cut down on cost and impact to the earth....

BUT WHAT WHERE YOU DOING IN 2014?????

I love to blog here on homeskape.com and other platforms like pushyourrank.com and microcapcompany.com (which I started while in grad school), but for most of 2014 I made my living writing business plans for clients worldwide or managing several ecommerce ventures (an amazon store, an ebay store, nickynice.com, tagsale.co, and more) I own through my company Homescape LLC.....AND probably spending to much time on my twitter...

-Stay tuned

-Nick

#TheHomeskapeProject 
479 Mang Road (8.9 Acres) 
Salisbury Center, NY 13365 
Little Falls, Herkimer County