If you do not intend to build a cabin and just want to enjoy your land with your contained trailer you may benefit from the steps below. And remember if you leave your trailer for more than 14 days you must install a septic system.
1) SURVEY YOUR LOT – We cannot stress this one enough. Don’t take the word of the owner that you purchased from unless they have written proof that a survey was done.
2) Plan your lot, before you cut into it - Rushing to get the lot cut out can cause you a lot of pain when it comes time to build. I know planning can be pretty hard to do when you walk your lot and all you see are trees and thick brush – however a few tips:
- Find out where the natural runoff flows, look for any natural ditches or signs of water flow. Check the road to see where the culverts are. You may even want to visit your lot at different times of the year to see how the land handles the seasons.
- Look for natural flat parts, you will want to enhance these as much as possible. Look for hills that can be pushed into low spots to make flat ground.
- Use Google earth to look at your lot from an areal view – there are ways to overlay your plot map and get a really good picture of what you could do before you scar your property.
- Try to visualize where you will put your septic tank
3) Create your Site Plan - Once you have a good plan in your head do your best to put your idea on paper, this is your “Site Plan” it does not need to be fancy. You just need to show your lot shape and where you intend to cut in the driveway and place your septic tank.
4) Review Important Information -
- Read the following information on cutting in driveways
- Print the following lot checklist – read it carefully and then contact the board member over Environmental – they need to approve it before you move on.
- Read the following Health Department Letter on Septic tanks
5) Cut your lot out – There are several people that are used in the subdivision – ask around, check price, review the work they have done for others – talk to other land owners about their experiences.
6) Remove the pushed out debris – if you remove this right away you won’t have the hassle of trying to remove it when you have construction material around. This debris can be taken to the landing strip where it will be pushed into piles and burned when the fire hazards are at their lowest.
NOTE: If you intend to build a cover over your trailer – YOU MUST HAVE A BUILDING PERMIT
Please leave a comment for Troy Westover, Board Member over Environmental: