Log Homes a Popular Option for Mortgage-Free Living

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Students of The Log Home Builders Association are building log homes without kits and in many cases, without mortgages. The Association offers two day classes on building log homes from scratch. More information is available on the Association's website about log homes.

More and more of our students are building their log homes without a mortgage

Log homes and log cabins have experienced a resurgence among home buyers the past few years, but the rising cost of modern log homes can be prohibitive, according to an informal survey of members of the Log Home Builders Association website about log homes. "More and more of our students are building their log homes without a mortgage," said Ellsworth, an association instructor.

The Log Home Builders Association offers a two-day class on building log homes from scratch without log home kits. Eliminating the kit and building a log home from scratch can save the builder huge amounts of money. In addition, the use of pioneering techniques during construction can save the builder even more. Part of the Association's class focuses on pioneering techniques such as lifting logs without the use of an expensive crane.

"It is amazing what you can learn in just two days," said Rebecca Fernandez, a student who attended the class last winter with her husband Mark. "We are currently building our log home and it's hard to believe how easy it is. If we can do it, anyone can." Rebecca and Mark recently bought land in North Carolina and began building their log home. "We bought the land with owner financing and only $1500 down, and we're paying for the house as we go," added Mark. "So when it's finished we won't have any mortgage at all."

For more information about log homes, visit the association's web site at http://www.buildloghomes.org/ or call (360) 794-4469.

About The Log Home Builders Association
The Log Home Builder's Association has been teaching students to build their own log homes from scratch since 1965 and currently has over 45,000 members throughout the world.

Contact Information:
Media contact: Steve White, 360-794-4469

Students please visit our website, http://www.buildloghomes.org/ or call (360) 794-4469.

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