We are building in Marion, Montana. First time building , we have lots of pros on our side as well as a few cons. Pros: We own our trees and no permits required as far as we can tell the biggest con is that we have a pretty short time frame to get things accomplished. We have snow till May, the ground doesn't really dry out till June, and we close up shop the end of Sept. So just a few months to get a whole lot done. Learning so much from this class and reading everyone's questions and answers.