Log Home from 'Northern Exposure' Serves as Backdrop for Class on Building Log Homes

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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 April 8th and 9th, 2006 at the world-famous log home near Monroe, Washington. Anyone interested in signing up for the class or building log homes in general should visit the Association's log cabin homes website for more information.

At age 20 I dreamed of building my own log home but didn't have any direction to accomplish it

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 class on log cabin homes from scratch, offered by the Log Home Builders Association. The next class is scheduled for April 8th and 9th, 2006 at the world-famous log home near Monroe, Washington.

"At age 20 I dreamed of building my own log home but didn't have any direction to accomplish it," said Craig Rosson, a student and member of the Log Home Builders Association. "Now, at age 50 I know I can realize the freedom of having my own paid-for log home that I build myself."

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. "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 website.

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 $795.

To sign up for a class or to get more information about building 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 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.

Contact Information:
The Log Home Builders Association
(360) 794-4469
http://www.buildloghomes.org

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