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    LHBA Member MPeterson1020's Avatar
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    Anyone near North Central PA?

    I have recently found your site while looking for info on building my own log home. I am considering the next class but would love to connect with someone nearby to feel more comfortable with this decision. I am a single 48 y/o female, not afraid of hard work. Will be doing a lot myself and my boyfriend and probably son will help if he is not in college when I build. I thought a kit house was my only option till I discovered this site. I would love to build mortgage free. I own my own land which has my fathers old mobile home on it. I will have to get rid of it to build but was thinking I could live in a travel trailer and my 2 car garage during building. Is there anyone near me that is willing to connect to alleviate some of my fears? I know I have seen other women in here as well who were planning to build.. Did they ever do so? Thanks!

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    welcome MPeterson

    I stumbled on LHBA too when I was researching building a log home. and I too thought kit homes were my only option!!

    there are LOTS of women who build (my name's Pauline, by the way )

    you can do this!
    its a lot of work but its not too complicated

    glad you found us.

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    I'm in the southwestern PA area, and Rod is east of me. You might have to define "near", but that doesn't really matter. You can build your log home.

    You will hear lots of recommendations to take the class, and I agree (and did). But even before that, I'd recommend scouring the site here, especially the photo gallery, and get a solid idea of the possibilities of homes, and how they got done. Some spend more and get bigger power tools and get the job done faster, some spend less, and progress more slowly.

    Right now, I'm saving and planning, and saving some more.

    Welcome! Enjoy your time on this site -- it's real!


    Peter

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    Ill be building in Huntingdon, PA later this summer, and I live in one down in Roanoke, VA
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    Actually my definition of near is anything less than 4 hours one way. LOL my nearest Walmart in any direction is 1.5 hours! My BF grew up in Pittsburgh and I know many campers from that area.

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    north central near what town?
    Ken and Audra Dinino
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    I'm gonna take a WAG, and say Coudersport.
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    Coudersport , Potter County

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    Yes! How did you know?

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    Actually Conrad but no one knows where that is! Lol

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