Seattle, WA (PRWEB) January 12, 2004
The 7,000 square foot log home used in the filming of the television series "Northern Exposure" as the home of retired astronaut Maurice Minnifield (played by actor Barry Corbin) serves as the backdrop for a two-day log home building class offered by The Log Home Builders Association. The next class is scheduled for February 28th and 29th, 2004 at the world-famous log home near Monroe, Washington.
"You really can learn to build a log home in two days," said Roger Ott, a student who attended the class last summer and who is currently in the planning stages of building his own log home. "I've never picked up a tool in my life, but I am confident that I can build a beautiful log home now for less than the cost of a mobile home."
In addition to teaching the craft of log home building, The Log Home Builders Association shows students how to use pioneering techniques to build their home from scratch without a log home kit. Many of the association's students have built their log home without a mortgage.
"You don’t need a crane or other expensive equipment to build a log home," said Steve White, one of the association's instructors. "You can build a log home using simple tools that will fit in the trunk of a car. The early settlers of the western United States used many techniques that are still valid today. The pioneers couldn't run out to the hardware store every time they needed a tool."
By using these techniques, many students who have taken the two-day class have saved up to 50% of the cost of building their log home. There are many pictures of student-built log homes and testimonials on the association's web site at http://www.buildloghomes.org.
The two-day class is offered periodically throughout the year to students who fly in from around the world to learn the craft of building their own log home. The cost of the class is included in the association's lifetime membership fee of $345.
To sign up for a class or to get more information about log home building, visit the association's web site at http://www.buildloghomes.org or call the association at (360) 794-4469.
About The Log Home Builders Association
The Log Home Builders Association has been teaching students to build their own log homes and log cabins from scratch since 1965 and currently has over 45,000 members throughout the world. The association was founded by Skip Ellsworth, a fifth-generation log home builder who is considered the world's foremost authority on log home construction.
The Log Home Builders Association