Why do people buy kit log cabin homes from dealers, when they could build their own from scratch instead?
The main reason people buy kits is because they mistakenly think log cabin homes only come in “kit” form. That kits have to be made by a big manufacturers who have the expensive equipment needed to mill timbers into shape, so they fit together. But the reality is that’s only one way to get a cabin.
The better alternative is building build your own Skip style butt and pass cabin home from scratch, it will cost much less, go up quicker, be stronger, require less maintenance, and experience no settling. These are just a few of the advantages of doing it yourself,
Anyone can build their own home from scratch without a kit, just by doing this:
- Buy some local logs, or get them for free (we show you how to do that in our 2-day class)
- Stack them up
- Throw a roof on top
- Finish your house by adding windows, plumbing, electrical, etc.
In fact, the Skip style butt-and-pass method of building was created just so the average owner-builder could do everything that is required to build a house — without any special skills, tools or experience. This style has no notches at all, which means anyone can build it. You don’t need to spend months or years practicing notches before you build. All if takes is the right kind of knowledge. Without the right knowledge building your own house can be extremely hard, but with the right knowledge it can actually be very straight forward and easy.
We have managed to fit everything you need to know about building your own into our famous 2-day class. In just one weekend you can learn everything you need to know, like the countless satisfied students who have already built theirs from scratch. After our class students have built houses for as little as $10,000 like former students Ken and Diane, or $20,000 like former students Sheri and Debbie.
Compare that to the average kit, which can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to build… just because the manufacturer is the middle man with expensive equipment to mill trees into timbers. They sure couldn’t charge much for their “kit” if it was just a logging truck full of logs! So instead of buying kit log cabin homes, first consider building it yourself from scratch without a kit.
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