Lakefront Living In Tennessee

Looking for lake property in Tennessee? Did you know that lake FRONT doesn’t necessarily mean lake ACCESS in Tennessee? The thick perimeter of land surrounding every major waterway in this state is technically owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or the Tennessee Valley Authority. As a result, they dictate what you can and cannot do on that piece of property between your house and the lake.

Preparing To Clear The Land For The Homesite

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.

Got Creeks? What Is A Blue Line Stream, Anyway?

I had no idea what a ‘blue line creek’ or ‘blue line stream’ was… until recently. The 5+ acres of land we purchased has 3 creeks running through it and one of them is a blue line creek, and it is controlled by FEMA. Here’s what you need to know.

Can’t You See It???

When you’re trying to decide on which property to buy for your new log home, sometimes it’s hard to visualize how things will look. Here are a few tips…

Enjoying The View At Our Dale Hollow Lake Property

Here’s a photo collage of a day spent at our property — at Swan Ridge Lake Resort on Dale Hollow Lake. It was our dog Tenor’s first time visiting the property. Also his first time off-leash to roam free. He did great!

Where We Are Now In The Log Home Building Process…

We’re down but not out! After a year spent securing the land, finding a log home builder, designing the blueprints, and saving money to build the log home of our dreams, we had a minor setback when we learned that we couldn’t build our log home for under $160/SF. Now we’re gearing up for Round Two in the log home building process. See what we’re planning now…