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Old 06-15-2008, 10:23 PM   #1
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Add another floor/level to my home, below the current 1 st floor?


I have a 26'x32' small lake cabin that we built about 4 years ago over a crawl space (48" concrete stem wall over a 8"x16" footing). We now need more space due to a growing family but our lot will not allow an addition.

I am thinking that the best solution would be to have a house mover lift my cabin up about 10' in the air and build another subfloor with 8' side walls and then let it back down. I know the plumbing and electrical would need mdifications but can you think of other things to consider? HVAC is not an issue because we have window AC and baseboard electric.

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Add another floor/level to my home, below the current 1 st floor?


would a 2nd story or 1-1/2 work? I have heard of people lifting the roof and adding a loft or even a 2nd story that way. food for thought. also, is it possible to lift the house and add a basement?

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