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Bacpacker

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I read in an old journal about a brother and sister both staking claims on adjoining properties & built the cabin on the property line with a door at each end to meet the requirements of the claims but only having to build 1 building. I had never seen (that I recalled) such a structure. Just ran across a couple :)
Those type cabins are called Dog Trot cabins. I assume cause a dog can trot between them. Typical use was living area on one side, summer kitchen on the other.
Amazing what you learn watching Barnwood Builders.
 

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Those type cabins are called Dog Trot cabins. I assume cause a dog can trot between them. Typical use was living area on one side, summer kitchen on the other.
Amazing what you learn watching Barnwood Builders.
I "dug a little" after posting to see what I could find out and read that. I've never heard of Barnwood Builders but sounds like a good one. Love morsels of info. like that!
 

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You just look at those "cliffs" incorrectly. See, they are really called "alibis" when solicitors or unwanted visitors show up 😂
I'm just clumsy enough to be the one to fall off!!
 

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I read in an old journal about a brother and sister both staking claims on adjoining properties & built the cabin on the property line with a door at each end to meet the requirements of the claims but only having to build 1 building. I had never seen (that I recalled) such a structure. Just ran across a couple :)
This style is called "dog trot".
 

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