Oh, if only it was so… the article was titled  “Build a Log Cabin for $100.”  That would be a worthy summer project.

A Oregon couple combined love of the land, native materials, traditional hand tools, and hard work to build a log cabin for $100.

Living in a cozy little cabin nestled in the woods is part and parcel of the classic Thoreau-inspired lifestyle most folks dream of now and then. But the romantic vision of log-home life is shattered — for many people — by the sheer cost of such structures, which can be as high as that of equivalent conventional homes.

That doesn’t have to be the case, however. My wife and I kept down the cash outlay for our “Walden” by gathering most of the materials from the land where our house was to stand, and then building it ourselves, using only hand tools. As a result, our small home cost us only about $100 to construct … and the project was so simple that we’re convinced anyone with access to a few basic implements and a good supply of timber could build a log cabin too…

Read more of the article by Bill Sullivan  http://www.motherearthnews.com/green-homes/build-a-log-cabin-zmaz81mjzraw.aspx

 

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