We recently received a letter from Rick & Debra Shannon of Minot, Maine. After years of dreaming about owning a log home, they bought a log home kit from a well-known kit company. The kit manufacturer recommended a builder, whom they hired to assemble the kit. Unfortunately the builder never finished the house and quit the job. Several builders later they have a house with no roof (and many things wrong with the house itself). They’ve put up a website to let everyone know what can happen. It’s at http://www.reliablebuildersinmaine.com/.
If you are thinking about buying a kit log home, you owe it to yourself to spend just a few minutes reading Rick & Debra’s log home construction diary. You’ll be glad you did.