We wanted to share an awesome blog post that we recently stumbled across. It was written by Gretchen Bradbury. She and her husband Steve took our 2-day log home building class a couple years ago. What they learned there enabled them to build their own mortgage free log home.
No one from the LHBA asked them to write this post. It is simply their opinion about our class, and their experience building a mortgage free Skip style Butt and Pass log home.
After reading this initial post you should check out the link to Gretchen’s blog. You can see the entire Bradbury log home journey. You can also see what a positive experience it was for her family.
In trying to decide who to turn to for our log home, there were tons of choices. But, the one that seemed too good to be true, but turned out perfect and CHEAPEST, the most rewarding, and MORTGAGE FREE in the end of the build was Log Home Builders Association.
We traveled to Vegas, literally on a gamble, paying over $1000 total for us both to take the class they taught. And we won!
I highly recommend anyone who’s interested in having a log home turn to Log Home Builders Association.
My favorite show (seriously…I have the whole thing on DVDs) is Northern Exposure from the 80’s. All of the log homes, including Maurice Minifield’s (the mansion) was built by the man who started this organization. Skip Ellsworth. He taught the building method for decades (since 60’s?), and passed away. His son has continued it, and people from all over the world have taken his course and finished one.
The homes can end up being as small or big as you want, and whatever design you want…though we took the simpler approach of a square. It’s worth looking into if log home living is your dream.
Writing this “ad” was completely my own idea and desire. The organization has nothing to do with it. I was looking through a log home magazine and saw all the ads in back for builders. Builders we initially contacted and looked to! But then we took the class. Aside from having no mortgage when you’re done,the other huge benefit that separates these log homes from ALL the builders is NO SETTLING!!! None! No need for keyways in windows, or lowering the roof later! It’s all in how they are built.
Take the class. Search their site. Give it a try.
We thank Gretchen for her unsolicited and heartfelt endorsement. We are thrilled She and her husband had such a great experience with our class, and with building their own mortgage free log home.
We encourage people to explore Gretchen’s blog to see what a positive impact building a real log home can have on a family www.ourcottonwoodcreek.com There are tons of great stories, adventures and of course beautiful log home pictures.
If you are interested in building mortgage free, having an adventure, enriching your family bonds, expanding your circle of friends, learning new things, and becoming more self reliant, then you should check out our next class.
After our two day class you too can experience the same journey to mortgage free log home ownership that Gretchen and her husband took.