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Sherri Brake Queener
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  • Summersville, WV
  • United States
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Update #5 Little Log House on the Hill blog- WV

http://littleloghouse.blogspot.com/Hope everyone is staying warm with all this snow. We have 20 inches here in central WV!Enjoy the blog update!Sherri                                My log house is on my "bucket" list. Get it? lololSee More
Feb 13
Vic Burk replied to Sherri Brake Queener's discussion Building it ourselves....call us crazy!
"HaHa!  You soil sounds just like Northeast Tennessee!  Clay!  We can wait it out if necessary to get poured walls.  I think I will go with the  concrete walls.  At least the solid rock you are building on will help…"
Feb 13
Pittsburgh Architect replied to Sherri Brake Queener's discussion Building it ourselves....call us crazy!
"Sherri, the foundations look great!  Oddly enough, your footprint looks very similar to that of my home.  Just keep in mind, as my wife was complaining about yesterday, that cleaning a house that size is a full time job.  I'm…"
Feb 13
Pittsburgh Architect replied to Sherri Brake Queener's discussion Building it ourselves....call us crazy!
"Vic, Having walls poured will be stronger (however, you should be reinforcing your block walls every 4' or so with rebar and grouted solid if they're retaining any earth) but a structure this size would never require that strength. …"
Feb 13
Sherri Brake Queener replied to Sherri Brake Queener's discussion Building it ourselves....call us crazy!
"Vic, We were going to have the walls poured but the company we had chosen kept getting set back by a large hospital job that they had contracted before ours. We kept waiting and waiting and then decided to go ahead and get 12 inch block and hire…"
Feb 12
Vic Burk replied to Sherri Brake Queener's discussion Building it ourselves....call us crazy!
"We are still in the investigative stage but I was wondering, would it have been any better or cheaper to have poured concrete walls over what it cost for the block and labor to have them installed?  I was thinking of going with poured walls for…"
Feb 12
Pittsburgh Architect replied to Sherri Brake Queener's discussion Building it ourselves....call us crazy!
"Wow, what are the coincidences of the coal mine?  We've got a coal mine bordering our property.  It was probably the only negative aspect of our home - you can see the trucks across the valley from out living (and bedroom) window and…"
Jan 30
Sherri Brake Queener posted a blog post

New updates to Our Log House on the Hill Blog

From the hills of central West Virginia I am battling frigid temps and winter boredom. (I am supposed to be writing in my soon to be published book shhhhh.....)Updates to our blog:http://littleloghouse.blogspot.com/2014/01/update-2.htmlhttp://littleloghouse.blogspot.com/2014/01/roads-and-rocks-update-3.html…See More
Jan 30
Sherri Brake Queener replied to Sherri Brake Queener's discussion Building it ourselves....call us crazy!
"Dear Pittsburgh Architect, Thank you for your comments. Its sounds like fate helped you NOT build your home and delivered you the dream home you needed. How cool! I envy you that. It would be nice to be done with our project here in the hills of…"
Jan 30
Mike Goes commented on Sherri Brake Queener's blog post Little Log House on the Hill- West Virginia
"This will be fun to watch as everything takes shape. Look forward to future posts!"
Jan 30
Pittsburgh Architect replied to Sherri Brake Queener's discussion Building it ourselves....call us crazy!
"Crazy?  I'd call you lucky.  This was my dream to build our house, until my wife realized what all it would entail (I would have literally built it myself and taken a few years off of work).  So we started looking for a home and…"
Jan 30
Sherri Brake Queener replied to Sherri Brake Queener's discussion Building it ourselves....call us crazy!
"Thanks Charis! I'm going to go explore your link.... "
Jan 29
CharisB replied to Sherri Brake Queener's discussion Building it ourselves....call us crazy!
"Wow! That is quite the picture there! That's a lot of blocks. Good luck with your build. Enjoy the process. It will make the result that much sweeter. -- Charis w/ Sashco - www.sashco.com"
Jan 29
Sherri Brake Queener posted a discussion

Building it ourselves....call us crazy!

http://littleloghouse.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-start-of-little-log-house-on-hill.htmlWe decided to build our log dream home ourselves. I won't lie, we had a crew of 2 come in and lay block...about 4000 of them.Of course, we are at a standstill now with this frigid winter but we were moving right along until Ol' Man Winter arrived. Check out our blog when you can. Would love to hear stories of…See More
Jan 29
Sherri Brake Queener replied to Lereg15's discussion Log homes in NW Va/ WVa
"We decided to build ours. Literally. We live in central WV and interviewed a view builders. Most had some issues and gave us HUGE bids and some couldn't grasp some of the design elements...my husband is a GC, a surveyor and an engineer. We…"
Jan 29
Sherri Brake Queener posted a blog post

Little Log House on the Hill- West Virginia

http://littleloghouse.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-start-of-little-log-house-on-hill.htmlWe are striving to live the American Dream...building a log dream home without getting a mortgage. Can it be done? Join us as we clear our land on our 100 acre farm and create our dream home. My husband designed it and had to build a wooden model of it so I could "see" his vision. We are being creative in our…See More
Jan 29

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Tell us about yourself:
My husband and I are both small business owners living in central West Virginia. He's an engineer and I am an author and run a ghost tour business.
We have dug our log home basement and the block layers are almost finished. Our life long dream- a log home big enough for family and friends to enjoy. A refuge from a crazy life...
Are you lucky enough to be living in a log home?
Building one now!
What timeframe are you looking to start your dream home?
Within 12 months
Website:
http://www.HauntedHistory.net

Sherri Brake Queener's Blog

Update #5 Little Log House on the Hill blog- WV

http://littleloghouse.blogspot.com/

Hope everyone is staying warm with all this snow. We have 20 inches here in central WV!

Enjoy the blog update!

Sherri

                                My log house is on my…

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Posted on February 13, 2014 at 9:23pm

New updates to Our Log House on the Hill Blog

From the hills of central West Virginia I am battling frigid temps and winter boredom. (I am supposed to be writing in my soon to be published book shhhhh.....)

Updates to our blog:

http://littleloghouse.blogspot.com/2014/01/update-2.html…

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Posted on January 30, 2014 at 6:16pm

Little Log House on the Hill- West Virginia

http://littleloghouse.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-start-of-little-log-house-on-hill.html

We are striving to live the American Dream...building a log dream home without getting a mortgage. Can it be done? Join us as we clear our land on our 100 acre farm and create our dream home. My husband designed it and had to build a wooden model of it so I could "see" his vision. We…

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Posted on January 29, 2014 at 12:54pm — 1 Comment

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