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Michael Boomgarden
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  • Chicago, IL Suburbs
  • United States
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Selecting a Builder for a Timber Block Home
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After much searching and comparing our options, my wife and I have settled on a Timber Block home. We've paid the design fee and hope to start construction in the spring. The home's shell goes up…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Boomgarden Dec 21, 2011.

Observations from a Newbie . . . About a Self-Destructive Industry
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I thought I'd throw this out there for general discussion and, perhaps, to invoke a bit of introspection among builders. But, first a little bit about me, lest you think I'm a complete nut: I've just…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Branden Drielick Jul 15, 2015.

Recommendations for Builders in SW Wisconsin?
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I've been lurking here a while, and it's time to come out from the shadows.My wife and I have purchased a 19-acre parcel on a bluff overlooking the Wisconsin River, just outside Prairie du Chien, WI.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dee Mar 25, 2011.


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Tell us about yourself:
We built a Timber Block home in southwest Wisconsin and subsequently accepted Timber Block's invitation to become a dealer.
Are you lucky enough to be living in a log home?
Yes! We love it!
What timeframe are you looking to start your dream home?

Michael Boomgarden's Blog

Our Log Home Journey

I've hung around here for some time and I'm truly thankful for the many diverse viewpoints that are expressed here.  You all were a great help to my wife and me as we journeyed down the road of selecting and building a log home.  Ultimately, we decided to work with Timber Block, and we're extremely happy with the end product. 

I wrote a small piece about our experiences.  If you'd be interested in reading it, navigate to…


Posted on February 6, 2013 at 1:21pm

Our Timber Block Wall-Raising is in 15 Days

I didn't think we'd ever get to this point, but the wall-raising of our Timber Block home is just 15 days away, on June 21st.  While I say "I didn't think we'd ever get to this point," in truth we've moved relatively quickly.

Last year we purchased 19 acres of land on top of a bluff in Wisconsin's Driftless Area, a region of tall bluffs and deep river valleys in the southwest part of the State.  We're nearly at the confluence of the Wisconsin and Mississippi Rivers. 



Posted on June 6, 2012 at 9:41am

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At 8:35pm on March 7, 2011, Scott Rose said…



Feel free to send me an email if you wish.


We built a log home about 5 years ago near that area. Currently for sale to relocate, however I would give you a builders name and you are welcome to come see his work!

At 1:02pm on March 4, 2011, Dolly - Es Log Home Restorations said…

Hi Mike and welcome to the neighborhood. Sounds like a

beautiful place to build a log home. Dolly


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