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Simple Weekend Getaway
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We have been considering (and want to) build a simple weekend getaway.  Something around 600 - 700 Square feet, one big room (except the bathroom of course).  The problem seems to be when we talk to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Donald Parsons Feb 14.

 

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James W. Harbin left a comment for Vic Burk
"Hello Folks, Welcome to my world. Consider building with cedar and a 40 year old company that is known for their green policies and network of Dealers and Builders. Check out www.usaloghomes.com and compare. You can call me at 302-945-6706. Have…"
Feb 17
Donald Parsons replied to Vic Burk's discussion Simple Weekend Getaway
"Hi Vic!  Being less than 150 miles from your job site, Appalachian Log Structures would love to speak with you about your project.  You can choose the log home building materials you want (no pushy salespeople here) and…"
Feb 14
Jeff Switzerland replied to Vic Burk's discussion Simple Weekend Getaway
"Don't misunderstand me, there are some good manufactures and contractors out there, often the best of both have long working relationships together. Ask the builder for not just photos of work they have done, but names and phone numbers of…"
Feb 14
Jeff Switzerland replied to Vic Burk's discussion Simple Weekend Getaway
"Here is an inspection company on the west coast, I'm sure there similar firms out east as well ........    http://www.paccrestinspections.com/loghome.htm"
Feb 14
Jeff Switzerland replied to Vic Burk's discussion Simple Weekend Getaway
"I should of had more coffee, I wouldn't have double posted......lol"
Feb 14
Jeff Switzerland replied to Vic Burk's discussion Simple Weekend Getaway
"Call Architects and Engineers in your area. Most can put you in touch with these types or firms, or offer it themselves. Make sure they have inspected Log before, the International Log Builders Association is also a great source to these forensic…"
Feb 14
Jeff Switzerland replied to Vic Burk's discussion Simple Weekend Getaway
"Call Architects and Engineers in your area. Most can put you in touch with these types or firms, or offer it themselves. Make sure they have inspected Log before, the International Log Builders Association is also a great source to these forensic…"
Feb 14
Vic Burk replied to Vic Burk's discussion Simple Weekend Getaway
"Never thought about something like that.  I thought they did not make your kit until it was ordered.  Thanks for that advice.  Where would a person find an inspector to do this that would be versed in log structures?  I…"
Feb 14
Jeff Switzerland replied to Vic Burk's discussion Simple Weekend Getaway
"Be careful of company's selling ready to ship kits! Some kits are fine, but some have been sitting for years waiting for the economy to recover. Its a roll of the dice you can control if you do your home work. How there stored is just as…"
Feb 14
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
shanny replied to Vic Burk's discussion Simple Weekend Getaway
"Yeah...there is always a way.  We built ramps as well,  and winched up the logs. If you have back problems, then it would definitely be worth seeing if someone could put up the shell for you. "
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
Vic Burk replied to Vic Burk's discussion Simple Weekend Getaway
"I am new to this site and do not know the people and builders on here (yet anyway).  I was hoping to find someone local that could do the package and put up the shell to avoid major shipping charges if at all possible.  Putting up the…"
Feb 12
shanny replied to Vic Burk's discussion Simple Weekend Getaway
"There are a builders who would be happy to help you out.  I know I have seen several on this site, including hand crafters like Tim Bullock that do small wall shells, natural element homes too has smaller kit packages, Appalachia homes etc. etc."
Feb 12
ed ziobro replied to Vic Burk's discussion Simple Weekend Getaway
"Vic:  We might be able to help you out, Appalachian Log Homes is located in Knoxville TN and we service the entire country and world with our log home packages and erection crews.  We have several simple models that might suite you, check…"
Feb 12
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Vic Burk's discussion Simple Weekend Getaway
"It could be because you are not asking the right people. You may just need 2 or 3 guys and a rental crane to do the stacking and roof. A log home contractor builds log homes so they might be the wrong people to be contacting."
Feb 11

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Tell us about yourself:
I am a high school mathematics teacher. I love teaching and plan to die at the whiteboard!
I have been looking into building a log home for over 15 years. I am hoping that this year will finally be when I start to do it. We have the land already, totally free and clear from debt (and plan to stay that way!) so our adventure may take up a couple years after the initial dry in stage.
Are you lucky enough to be living in a log home?
Not yet
What timeframe are you looking to start your dream home?
Within 12 months
Website:
http://www.mrvictorburk.wordpress.com

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At 12:15pm on February 17, 2014, James W. Harbin said…

Hello Folks, Welcome to my world. Consider building with cedar and a 40 year old company that is known for their green policies and network of Dealers and Builders. Check out www.usaloghomes.com and compare. You can call me at 302-945-6706. Have Fun, Jim

 
 
 

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