Build a Small Log Cabin #1

There has been so much interest in tiny and small log cabins that I have found a second article that really fits this area. This is a reprint from a 1983 Popular Mechanics article by Michael Chotiner with illustrations done by Harry Schaare. Enjoy and I hope this helps in your quest for the ultimate […]

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Financing Your Straw Bale Project

If you are interested in straw bale construction you will want to know how to finance it. Andrew Morrison of StrawBale.com has written the following article that covers this topic. Enjoy! Financing Your Straw Bale Project One of the most difficult aspects of building with straw bales may be finding money to finance the project. […]

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Straw Bale and Timber Frame

Straw bale works extremely well with timber frame construction. It is a great infill for tiny houses and small cottages. Andrew Morrison of Jacksonville, Oregon with his company at StrawBale.com has designed the neatest little cottage using these two elements. This peaceful little cottage is perfect for the do-it-yourselfer who is interested in learning about […]

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Tiny Timber Frame Houses

timber frame structure

Timber frame construction was used by early settlers. It is recognized by its large timbers and intricate joints. The strong structural timbers support the roof without the need for support from the walls. To give lateral support and to help resist the wind, diagonal knee braces are used throughout.There are many different ways to complete […]

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Build Your Own Tiny Log Cabin (Part 3)

log walls

In this post we will discuss some tips for success and ways to finish your tiny log cabin. Steps to success: Draw your plans Build a scale model Make a materials list Do a cost analysis based on the materials list Redraw the plans to fit your budget Cut your logs when they are hardest […]

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