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    Maybe a few stones added in for accents? I've...

    Maybe a few stones added in for accents? I've been toying with the idea of a roundwood timberframe using some massive(30" butt) pines I've seen. Ok, they're massive for my area... grown in the...
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    Doesn't mean I haven't thought about it. I've...

    Doesn't mean I haven't thought about it. I've been saving a bunch of friends blue beer bottles(I don't drink) for putting in the chinking like the cob folks do...


    LOL, Stressman. :)
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    How 'bout strawbale in the gable ends, with a...

    How 'bout strawbale in the gable ends, with a living roof? :D
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    Under construction... ...

    Under construction... http://www.permies.com/forums/posts/list/40/26205
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    Short answer- yes. Long answer- I built a pole...

    Short answer- yes. Long answer- I built a pole trailer out of an old truck frame and hauled 24" logs for my place and another member because log trucks simply would not have made it onto the...
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    Thanks rocklock.

    Thanks rocklock.
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    Rocklock, did you ever get your eccotemp set up? ...

    Rocklock, did you ever get your eccotemp set up? How's it working out?
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    While the eccotemp sounds like a great gadget,...

    While the eccotemp sounds like a great gadget, sometimes you need something simpler(limited fuel/water/power/etc). I ran across this idea today, sounds like it would work well if you're living as a...
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    Ya know I could seriously derail this truck...

    Ya know I could seriously derail this truck discussion by claiming the superiority of the 12 valve Cummins, but I won't do that. :p

    Housetruckin', that is one fine rig you've got there. I had no...
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    I am not sure what kind of tipi Kola ended up...

    I am not sure what kind of tipi Kola ended up using, but I recall Montana Canvas being mentioned in the discussion of options he had available. ...
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    I'm no expert on air nailers, 'bout the only time...

    I'm no expert on air nailers, 'bout the only time I've used one was on the roof at Stewart and Rachel's place(a day I'll never forget). Here's a little bit of truth from firearms/gun control that...
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    Hey Frances! I didn't see any mention of it in...

    Hey Frances! I didn't see any mention of it in this thread, check out www.tinyhouseblog.com for more ideas on building small. There are guys who specialize in building and designing these, such as...
  13. Ellsworth, do you know what size Bill's house is?...

    Ellsworth, do you know what size Bill's house is? It looks like a great example of 'build as small(and simple) as you can afford'. Although, it may be much larger than it appears in the pictures. ...
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    Rod, now you got me thinking. Was sitting in my...

    Rod, now you got me thinking. Was sitting in my dad's place today looking up at the ceiling, the beams are 2x12's bolted together. How cool would that look if they were logs, the rafters were logs,...
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    My dad built his log house in the early 70's with...

    My dad built his log house in the early 70's with a gambrel roof. He went with a steeper pitch and larger rafters than shown in Peter's drawing, so the extra braces weren't needed(that picture looks...
  16. Jason, I stumbled on this old post. Can you even...

    Jason, I stumbled on this old post. Can you even remember questioning whether you could do this? Judging from some of your recent posts, you've accomplished a lot in the last year!
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    One other benefit of having a small house and...

    One other benefit of having a small house and several guest houses is that you don't have to heat and cool a huge space all the time, just what you need and only condition the guest houses when...
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    I personally wouldn't use spiral stairs to access...

    I personally wouldn't use spiral stairs to access main living quarters(kid's loft/game area, sure) due to the aggravation of moving things up them. Monk stairs are another space saving option. We...
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    Some good examples of 'building as small as you...

    Some good examples of 'building as small as you can afford', taken to the extreme.

    http://tinyhouseblog.com/
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    I've always wanted to build a log home. Grandad...

    I've always wanted to build a log home. Grandad built a local cabin while in the CCC in the 30's. Dad built a cabin when he was 18, still lives there, and never had a mortgage. He didn't have the...
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    John, just out of curiosity what species of oak? ...

    John, just out of curiosity what species of oak? It's hard to find any quantity of oaks that would be straight and large enough to build with in my area, but I think it would make for a great house!...
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    First off, the instructors don't recommend...

    First off, the instructors don't recommend members do their own logging, in fact they strongly advise against it. But some folks do and it works for them... I've done some of my own but already had...
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    Welcome dirtydeeds! I'd like to see some...

    Welcome dirtydeeds!

    I'd like to see some pictures of your log furniture if you have any(might want to start a new thread for that.)

    Thanks,
    Andy
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    This house uses a similar technique: ...

    This house uses a similar technique:

    http://www.loghomebuilders.org/image-galleries/student-log-homes/mark-lisa-sherrodd

    I don't recall this house being specifically covered in the class but...
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    Yeah that tornado was brutal in Lamar and...

    Yeah that tornado was brutal in Lamar and Meriwether county. It passed about a mile from my land here and did only minimal damage. Another tornado passed near my folks house in Senoia- it's amazing...
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