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christopher smead
(hamsterfish) - MLife

Locale: hamsterfish
Buy a cabin near Kings Canyon/ Sequoia west entrances? on 01/03/2014 15:03:40 MST Print View

I'm dreaming here....but some day I'd like to buy a cabin ideally within an hour or so of SeKi. (west side)
Anyone have any suggestions for areas? Towns? etc? Any good sites for cabin hunting?

Luke Schmidt
(Cameron) - MLife

Locale: The WOODS
Yurts? on 01/03/2014 15:07:49 MST Print View

I know some people have used Yurts as cabins to get around excessive building codes (they are "temporary" structures). If you found a nice piece of property maybe putting a yurt on it would work.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Buy a cabin near Kings Canyon/ Sequoia west entrances? on 01/03/2014 15:09:31 MST Print View

It's a long way to a grocery store.

--B.G.--

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Buy a cabin near Kings Canyon/ Sequoia west entrances? on 01/03/2014 15:18:02 MST Print View

I'm retiring soon, I can be your caretaker! As long as I don't actually have to take care of anything, of course....

christopher smead
(hamsterfish) - MLife

Locale: hamsterfish
Cabin on 01/03/2014 15:22:11 MST Print View

I actually don't mind the long trip to the grocery store if it means being closer to Seki. I'll just stock up on mountain house and eat that!!! ;)

Seems like there's a bunch of cabins for sale near tahoe...but not so much near Seki....I'll keep searching. Wish me luck.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Cabin on 01/03/2014 15:26:35 MST Print View

Why does it need to be on the west side of SEKI? There are lots of trailheads on the east side.

--B.G.--

christopher smead
(hamsterfish) - MLife

Locale: hamsterfish
West side on 01/03/2014 15:33:40 MST Print View

Easier year round access from my home in San Jose.
If I can't find anything affordable on this side...I may consider the east.

I'm picturing Ron Swanson's cabin from parks and rec. Just a simple 2 bed, 1 bath.
Again...I might be dreaming here...

Ian B.
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: West side on 01/03/2014 15:42:57 MST Print View

Search "Cabin" in the real estate section of Craigslist. I search through our local listings every now and then and there's usually 6-12 listed on or adjacent to federal land in Chinook Pass Washington. Maybe you'll find something that way.

christopher smead
(hamsterfish) - MLife

Locale: hamsterfish
Thanks! on 01/03/2014 16:11:22 MST Print View

Thanks for the suggestion!
So far I found this http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/51723-N-Highway-245_Miramonte_CA_93641_M14216-43387?source=web

Maybe a little too rustic...but it's a start ;)

Ian B.
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: Thanks! on 01/03/2014 16:29:14 MST Print View

That cabin looks pretty cool. Too bad there isn't a bit more privacy from the neighbors.

It's always interesting for me to see what's out there. I found a 200 square foot dry cabin on five acres for $20k earlier today. Looked promising but then learned that you can't build on the property and I suspect the cabin isn't a legal building.

Jason G
(JasonG) - F

Locale: iceberg lake
cabin on 01/04/2014 23:40:21 MST Print View

I've kinda had the same idea too. I'd probably prefer the eastside though.


you should check out the Huntington lake area. lots of cabins for sale in that area..



http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/79-Courtright-Vlg-Courtright-CA-93664/2111178923_zpid/

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/60909-Bear-Paw-Ln-87-Lakeshore-CA-93634/2111445848_zpid/

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/52347-Elder-Road-Camp-Sierra-Big-Creek-CA-93605/2112304787_zpid/

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/Meadow-Ln-LOT-67-North-Fork-CA-93643/2109370896_zpid/

http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/Forest-Rd-LOT-104-North-Fork-CA-93643/2110763301_zpid/

Joseph Lynch
(rushfan) - M

Locale: Northern California
trulia on 01/05/2014 00:16:40 MST Print View

I use trulia.com for real estate searches. Pay close attention to water availability for a property out in the boondocks.

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Me too on 01/05/2014 05:56:55 MST Print View

I am looking / dreaming as well. For me it's about 5 acres, water, no structure at this point ( $$$) but zoned to allow for it.

Justin Baker
(justin_baker) - F

Locale: Santa Rosa, CA
Re: Buy a cabin near Kings Canyon/ Sequoia west entrances? on 01/05/2014 10:12:49 MST Print View

There are a bunch of nice homes up in Mineral King at 8,000 feet, but it's a really long drive to get up there, and the road snows out in the winter...

Pipsissewa Online
(pipsissewa) - F
Re: trulia on 02/07/2014 06:55:44 MST Print View

Me too. I use the MAP to search. Be sure the "Search Map" button is checked and you can pan around any area and see all the properties for sale within the map. LandWatch.com is good too, but not as user-friendly, in my opinion.