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Debra Chapoton's Blog (3)

Building a Log Home in Under a Year

So many books and magazines have stressed the importance of taking your time when building a log home. It seems that most take 18 months to 2 years or more. We planned for nearly 10 years so when it came down to D-day (logs delivered mid June) we figured we'd be moved in by Christmas if we oversaw the whole process by living on site.

How'd we do? I've written a pictorial essay, downloadable from Amazon (free if you're a Prime member) for only 99 cents. You can find it…


Added by Debra Chapoton on January 29, 2013 at 5:24pm — No Comments

Building Big Pine Lodge

Hi, I thought it was finally time to chronicle the journey from sketch to permanent home. Starting on June 19 and posting every other day I will show you how we got from an idea to a really great and happy conclusion. I'll do this on my author's blog : Edge of Escape. You can subscribe to emails there if you want to catch all posts or stop in anytime and catch up. When I finish I'll post the completed project as its own…


Added by Debra Chapoton on June 18, 2012 at 6:58am — No Comments

What to do while staring at the logs

After 10 years of planning and one intense year (2006) of building I wanted to share my love of logs in a new way. I had begun writing children's books in 2002 and did a major rewrite to have the action take place at Big Pine Lodge. I wish I had thought of that before our place (the real Big Pine Lodge) was in a couple of issues of Log Home Living (August, 2009 and the 2010 Annual Buyers Guide). . . I missed out on free publicity. Maybe my website and/or my books (for ages 8-12) will inspire…


Added by Debra Chapoton on June 4, 2010 at 2:11pm — No Comments

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