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    We did our own logging, but we were young a...

    We did our own logging, but we were young a stupid. I would NOT recommend it unless you know what you are doing. We did hire a logging trucker to haul them out for us -- they have a big claw thing on...
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    yep

    Oh this had me laughing!!! We built in 2001 and we STILL aren't done! I'm talking about little things -- finishing some drywall, trim etc. We did just build a "box" and we've added on since then -- a...
  3. Thread: open mind?

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    Weeelll, we ventured about

    Weeelll, we ventured about as far from the "Skip style" as we dared -- we had limitations to work with such as short logs were all that were available to us. We adapted and made it work with many,...
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    We did

    Our logs were free. Mark spent two weeks cutting down Ponderosa Pine and skidding logs with an old Wagoneer. We then had a neighbor who was a log hauler haul them out for us for beer & gas. Pretty...
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    Our home is basically Skip's

    Our home is basically Skip's concept combined with timber-framing with whole logs. Much easier than all the complex joinery, etc. that goes into timber-framing done with beams. House hasn't budged or...
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    Lisa Here

    I didn't go. We had a similar situation to yours, I had toddler twins at home and we were on a tight budget. I had actually found Skip's class through a homesteading message board and had to talk...
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    Yeah, well

    Banks are begging to give you money if you have good credit. We had no problem on our home. Not one. And we are about as handcrafted -- owner built as you can get. Insurance? Same deal. No problem....
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    Beach Resort

    OMG! This looks EXACTLY like the old LHBA website from "back in the day" (1990's) How funny. Glad to see Skip is enjoying himself!
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    State Farm here too

    I just switched to State Farm this summer. Before I had Farmer's. Never had a problem and had a claim this summer due to hail damage on my roof. I did have to fill out a questionaire and described...
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    I am still considering a kit

    We built using Skip's method in 2001. We have not had to rechink at all. Not in one spot.

    We have two kit homes that gone up next to us. The one behind us was an owner-builder. He had more...
  11. you definitely need worker's comp

    Hey guys,
    This is a subject I know a little about. My brother is a worker's comp attorney. He advised us to absolutely have a policy in place before anyone ever set foot on our property to help...
  12. Thread: strawbale?

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    strawbale?

    I've been doing some research on strawbale as infill. It seems very interesting. Some of the homes built with timberframe and strawbale are pretty awesome and you can't beat the insulating...
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    I've seen it

    I did see that show. I also recall a later show where they had to go back in and replace one of the logs because they had it extending past the roof-line. It was starting to rot because it was...
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    our experience

    My husband attended Skip's class in 1999. We built our home in 2001. My husband Mark can't rave enough about the class. Without it we wouldn't have our home, and we are so happy to have accomplished...
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