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Debra Chapoton
  • Female
  • Topinabee, MI
  • United States
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Tell us about yourself:
retired
Are you lucky enough to be living in a log home?
yes
What timeframe are you looking to start your dream home?
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Debra Chapoton's Blog

Building a Log Home in Under a Year

So many books and magazines have stressed the importance of taking your time when building a log home. It seems that most take 18 months to 2 years or more. We planned for nearly 10 years so when it came down to D-day (logs delivered mid June) we figured we'd be moved in by Christmas if we oversaw the whole process by living on site.

How'd we do? I've written a pictorial essay, downloadable from Amazon (free if you're a Prime member) for only 99 cents. You can find it…

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Posted on January 29, 2013 at 5:24pm

Building Big Pine Lodge

Hi, I thought it was finally time to chronicle the journey from sketch to permanent home. Starting on June 19 and posting every other day I will show you how we got from an idea to a really great and happy conclusion. I'll do this on my author's blog : Edge of Escape. You can subscribe to emails there if you want to catch all posts or stop in anytime and catch up. When I finish I'll post the completed project as its own…

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Posted on June 18, 2012 at 6:58am

What to do while staring at the logs

After 10 years of planning and one intense year (2006) of building I wanted to share my love of logs in a new way. I had begun writing children's books in 2002 and did a major rewrite to have the action take place at Big Pine Lodge. I wish I had thought of that before our place (the real Big Pine Lodge) was in a couple of issues of Log Home Living (August, 2009 and the 2010 Annual Buyers Guide). . . I missed out on free publicity. Maybe my website and/or my books (for ages 8-12) will inspire…

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Posted on June 4, 2010 at 2:11pm

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At 10:02am on January 8, 2013, Dave and Julie Christiansen said…

Thanks.  I couldn't help but notice your profile.  My son, Greg, also teaches High School, English & Spanish in Lincoln, Montana.  He also writes books.  I thought  that was awesome.

P.S.  Your cabin is beautiful.

At 4:34pm on January 31, 2012, Outdoorsman said…

Thanks for the motivational response.  I keep hearing that log settling and shrinkage may cause maintenance issues down the road. I like the full log concept and your design.  I will check out the builder's site and continue the planning.

At 2:57pm on January 25, 2012, Patty Lovett said…

Thank you Debra!!  =)  We are enjoying our log home.  We still have much work to do, but what's done is so cozy and nice.  The fireplace does make the snow much better...even with this incredibly mild winter thus far.  I'm just like you I never want to leave! 

At 1:34pm on August 22, 2010, Judy & Lee Peacock said…
Thanks so much - we do love it. We are up here right now - heading back to Boston after supper. Then we will be here all week leading up to and including Labor Day weekend.
At 3:11pm on February 5, 2010, Bill Ward said…
That's a really good idea. Actually we have some sign ideas that could be used. I will try to post a picture of our "Log Cabin Airport" sign. Our daughter is quite artistic - I'll bet she could do the artwork.

Thanks again,
Bill
At 3:01pm on February 5, 2010, Otis Farm Log Homes said…
Congradulations! You have a Beautiful home!!! It is stunning!!!
 
 
 

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