Alright! I can't wait to get going on my log home. I'm in love with the owner built log home, and I love the scribe fit homes. First... I have to get through what's some of the scariest things to me -- finances.
I've known that I've wanted a log home for a long time. I'm not exactly positive what the acorn that sparked it was. Maybe it was the Lindal Cedar Homes Dream Book that my father had when he considered building one, or maybe it was the cool home our family friends had in the Adirondacks when I was just a kid, or maybe it's just in my blood. My maternal grandfather was an architect, and I always had some love of homes.
Now my dreams are congealing! My quite wonderful girlfriend has been putting in some leg work into researching some land in a place that I love -- The Adirondacks. The amazing thing is, that I'm finding I'm going to be able to afford the land more quickly than I first imagined.
I've been doing a lot of homework -- especially in the realm of reading about log construction. But... Now it's time to try to get it straight so I can make it happen. I wish I could snap my fingers and find myself on my land and surveying, but... I'll need to have that land first. So I'm starting where I should be -- determining how I'll have the deed in hand.
I don't know why but the idea of loans has always freaked me out. Just started to do the homework on the financial side, and I know I can afford it -- but, first have to get a loan approved and figure out what I can do!
Next up, I'm going to start simply and break my gums... I've got an opportunity to help build a Adirondack style lean-to, and then my goal is to start with a cabin / guest house so I've got a simpler start to get me up to speed to build a longer-term bigger full home. For the time being, it will have to be a second home so that I can keep myself in the rat race to keep making money to get all of my ducks in a row.
...I'm very excited!