Can women build log homes? The answer is a resounding YES!
If you think you’re building a log home with ‘pure brawn,’ whether your man or a woman, you’d be just plain wrong. Here is a little known secret: “Logs are heavy.” That means you don’t lift them with brute force, instead you use some means to gain mechanical advantage.
The fact is that woman can do just as much around the log home construction site as men simply by using different techniques to gain mechanical advantage. These are the same techniques that most men would also have to use. There is literally no aspect of log home construction that is inherently too difficult for a woman to tackle.
Here are some real life examples of female LHBA members who have built their own log homes:
Sherri and Debbie built a very nice 2-story log home in western Washington, for only $20,000.
Pam built a beautiful log home on an Island in Washington.
And here are some examples where the wife or girlfriend did just as much work on the house as the guy:
Jack and Joni built a great log home working as a team.
Jim and Paulie built a wonderful log home, along with a wonderful marriage.
And here are a few threads on our log home forum that talk about female log home builders, get the woman’s perspective:
So to all the wonderful and successful female log home builders out there, we salute you! We even salute you if you’re an aspiring log home builder, and we’re here to help you realize your log home goals.