A 500sqft logcabin concept I sketched in 2005. This was a simple design that was based on the abundance of 12" diameter sitka spruce logs less than 20' long (30cm x 6m). There is a huge abundance of these logs all over Ireland and there is lots of machinery to cut and trim, haul and to transport them to every part of our country.
Constructing the outer walls and roofing logs that create the basic structure was estimated at 3 weeks. Internal dividing walls would be from shop bought timber. A sod or earth roof was to be cut from the footprint of the hut as 100mm (4") thick of sod or earth and this would sit on fish netting to prevent slippage. Under this was butyl rubber over geotextile membrane all sitting on treated decking. Stainless steel chains were to be used as simple drains for the roof runoff during the rains = a very solid durable roof.
A bedroom, a pc room and a full bathroom with whb and wc takes 300 sqft of floor area while the living room and kitchen gets 200sqft approx. The loft or attic area is described as storage and would have the water service tanks and hot water cylinder, and of course boxes of "stuff". As standard circulating pumps have limited capacity in relation to the length of 1/2" (15mm) pipework that they can get hot water through without wearing out too quickly I envisaged 2 circuits - and inner spiral of approx 200' long and a perimeter spiral of about 200' long as well. All waste water was to go to a simple basic 2 chamber tank before feeding into a 4sq yard of a reedbed system.
At the same time, I draw your attention to two things -
1) the current housing crisis in Ireland. This has been engineered by a greedy corrupt political class because it profits them as landlords. It is part of their war on the people of the land.
2) the vast amount of processed logs produced in Ireland every year is unbelievable - most of it becomes pulp or chips for export under the blind eyes of the state forest company Coillte. The logs are standing, the people are needy and the solution is not too difficult but we cannot expect those who profit from wrongdoing to put things right. If you build a 'temporary' wood hut you can refer to it as a 'forest ranger hut' or if you have stock (cows, sheep, horses, even donkeys) on land you own then you have aright to build a hut to look after their needs.
Your truth is so important - their system will deny (fluoridated) drinking water and waste water treatment services to you unless you have planning permission. This is yet another scam - if you ask for any permission the system will not say 'yes' as it makes money off you when they repeatedly say 'no'. Compost all personal and domestic waste and plant trees, harvest rainwater and stream water and filter it through quartz sand and charcoal and boiling. Build your forester's hut or stockkeeper's hut away from the sight of public roads, be nice to your neighbours, respect the land and enjoy every step of the path.