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    you are going to hear an echo here on the forums....

    you are going to hear an echo here on the forums. "Take the class first". i changed my entire strategy after taking the class. I am like loghousenut and am cutting down my logs. I am not doing...
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    We are cutting our own down as well. It is a lot...

    We are cutting our own down as well. It is a lot of extra work and time, but I do like the free part. O...and our trees are dying as well...I am scared to death that one of these trees will kill me...
  3. I think I will have one of those scenarios with a...

    I think I will have one of those scenarios with a small number invested given that land and the trees are given to me. His concerns crossed my mind as I am skeptical but I am smart enough to realize...
  4. That is exactly what my wife and I did for...

    That is exactly what my wife and I did for Christmas. It was the best gift ever. We took a feb. class... We have our land, cut pad and half the trees down...If I could get out of school, I could...
  5. The "Snohomish log home" is one of the new homes...

    The "Snohomish log home" is one of the new homes on the site. There are some really interesting builds out there. I was astounded at how many things that I missed right before my eyes that I failed...
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    Im from SE Arkansas and I have Yellow and...

    Im from SE Arkansas and I have Yellow and Loblolly Pine. It is amazing how "clear" everything will seem and look after taking the class. My wife and I had to save for a year to go to class. I wish I...
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    I thought about this part as well....Think about...

    I thought about this part as well....Think about this. To build the house we probably used block and tackle. Why not use those same pulleys, now decoration at the point of putting in furniture, to...
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    I found the site while googling "log homes"...

    I found the site while googling "log homes" images. I was looking for a way to retire as a pastor of 7 special needs children and found that the log home I dreamed of were far more expensive than...
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    Dexter Yeager said "If the dream is big enough...

    Dexter Yeager said "If the dream is big enough the facts don't count." I am a father of 7 special needs children and a pastor on a tight budget and schedule. (ages 2-14) I really wanted to see a...
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    right now we have 4 boys in one room and 3 in the...

    right now we have 4 boys in one room and 3 in the other. The current plan is to have the same set up for the cabin using standard 2xs and sheet rock. They are going to be downstairs. I rather like...
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    I am 41, a pastor and homeschool 7 children. I...

    I am 41, a pastor and homeschool 7 children. I think about homesteading all the time on the 120 acre farm we have in Arkansas. Retirement is not about age, it is more about having the income to live...
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    send the old photos from the previous owner. that...

    send the old photos from the previous owner. that would be good. Like to see the pile of logs for a good visual of the cuts that are on the logs.
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    The class is contagious. At minimum they will see...

    The class is contagious. At minimum they will see another option and freeing life philosophy is out there. If I never built a home it was worth the money. sometimes people don't know that they don't...
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    Bring an empty coffee cup, a smile, an open mind...

    Bring an empty coffee cup, a smile, an open mind and a pen. They will have you on a list that they check at the door. They take care of everything. Trust them. You will not find anyone on earth like...
  15. I am new to the membership here but you will find...

    I am new to the membership here but you will find that I will resonate in one accord with the other members...."run from the kits!!!!!run to the class!!!!" This one class will give you so much...
  16. I would say that if the moon and stars lined up...

    I would say that if the moon and stars lined up and the heavens opened up it is possible to get done that quick. In my short life on the forum, I have found that some element of the build will stop...
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    Thanks, we head out on the third right after I...

    Thanks, we head out on the third right after I preach Sunday. I am bringing my own work crew. All seven kids are going with us. I can't wait.
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    I live in central Arkansas, building in south...

    I live in central Arkansas, building in south Arkansas and have the same situation (logs,land,equipment paid for) EXCEPT I took the class. After the class I changed everything. Do you mind saying...
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    I am in the same scenario. I have beetle kill and...

    I am in the same scenario. I have beetle kill and all the Pine trees needed to build our home. Pinewood is right, you gotta take the class. You will not be disappointed. I promise.
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    Dude... That is a cool tool. Never seen anything...

    Dude... That is a cool tool. Never seen anything like it.
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    Troy, I am a new member and experienced the same...

    Troy, I am a new member and experienced the same overwhelming feeling of a dream coming back to life. I took the class about two months ago after months and months of research and despair. I am a...
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    I was a bug man for 5 years in Arkansas. They...

    I was a bug man for 5 years in Arkansas. They love yellow pine due to the softness of the wood, however they will go after just about anything. Because they are flying insects they are nearly...
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    logs and cost

    I think it would be more accurate to say "so logs CAN only cost $.50...? Every situation is different. Relationships forged and opportunities well placed in life dictate all these prices. I got a...
  24. Thread: Your Tool~

    by drummer boy
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    Yea, We like having an adventure. That is why we...

    Yea, We like having an adventure. That is why we have so many kids and went to the class together and are building together as a family. whooo hooo We are coming up on 20 years of marriage and 1...
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    One step at a time and don't let it all overwhelm...

    One step at a time and don't let it all overwhelm you. Take to heart what loghousenut said about the spouse. You think building a log home is hard? Try dragging your spouse with one hand while...
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