See why Shelley and Greg decided to build their log home from a manufactured log cabin kit, rather than a handcrafted log home.
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The first official sign that construction is about to take place on our new log home site: the posting of the Building Permit! But it was a day of highs and lows, thanks to a series of tornadoes that hit in Williamson County the night before.
Of the 5 acres we own, there is only one tiny little spot where the home can actually go. The rest will be hilly trails and a forest of thick trees lining the creeks. So, to ease our mind, and clarify for all involved -- including the bank, the County, and ourselves -- we asked the surveyor to come back out and re-survey it again for us.
If you're building a home on a private piece of property, chances are you'll have to put in a ditch and a culvert. Here's how it went for us... including photos of the culvert, ditch, and driveway.
Our first official step toward building this log home was to clear the land. We decided to hire a professional team to take out most of the trees & brush that we knew would be in the way of the home. They had all the right equipment for heavy duty bush hogging, and they were even set up to deal with all the rock they encountered on the property.
Matt and April were a lot of fun to chat with during the Honest Abe Tour of Homes. Their timber frame home is currently under construction, and is set among the beautiful fields and rolling hills of Middle Tennessee. See highlights here...