Where's Your Dream Build?
Have you ever dreamed of having a house in the middle of the woods? Or maybe you've longed for a spectacular home on the coast somewhere? Tell us where you have always wanted to live and why that's the place you've always dreamed of.
I would love to build a beautiful tree house cabin on Turkey Creek located in Pinson Al. Pinson is about 12 miles north of Birmingham. We own one hundred and twenty acres of Paradise. Turkey Creek is a very special unique place and it has a lot of history associated with it. The Union soldiers crossed the creek during the Civil War and a Saber was actually found in the woods near the creek belonging to one of these soldiers. There have been saw mills galore and a lot of rich Indian history , I have the arrowheads to prove it. If I keep collecting wood I find floating down the creek before long I should have just about enough to build my dream in the woods!
I want to build a cabin on the Kanawha river in west virginia on a lot of 0.4 acres. I know this seems like too little, but I have this idea of bringing the coast to the river! Putting this house on stilts and piling out onto the river to maximize the area. I've always grown up a poor kid from WV and know how to make the most out of what we have. I would be honored to face you build my cabin.
Hello Building Wild,
After almost 2 years of research of how to start a cabin build, I found myself exhausted, but full of more specific ideas. Then when I was at the stage of this process where I started asking myself, "How are you a single women going to actually move these very heavy earthen pieces around?" I realized I was my daddys daughter, the man that couldn't read or write, but could move a mountain with a 318 motor, some pulleys, and some heavy rubber stripping for a conveyor belt.
Then low and behold I watched the episode when Tuffy took the container bed hooked to the skid steerer through the woods with logs rolling like wheels. Of course it turned over near the end, but that is exactly what daddy would have done. I knew then... it is possible.
My mama and myself miss daddy extremely, she is starting to realize she is alone and their 1974 modular home has seen it's better days and she has always wanted a log home. She considered selling her 75 acre farm to have her dream, but I hope that you two have inspired me enough to make her dream of a cabin on her farm, especially since we recently got the word that her eye sight is failing. Please make no mention of her eyes degenerating at any point because she swore me to keep this secret.
So far, I have 10 good sized Black Walnut trees picked out and a debarker still new in the box ready for my chainsaw conversion. I have a college that said if I could give them the scheduling plans they could put a class together to offer labor and learning, Again thank you guys for doing it. You rock!!
Thank you Building Wild
I have seen your show and its amazing what you are able to build and accomplish in such a short time period. I have a 75 acre parcel that is very special to me and my three kids. We always talk about the amazing cabin we would build on this site, it has a deep valley (we have always imagined a zip line from our home to our dream cabin across the valley) and a great lay for getting away from things. I am a single dad and have always wanted to build something for all of us and something we would cherish for years to come. The land is in a trust for the kids and hopefully will always be there for them, we are not rich and actually far from it just being able to save this parcel just a year ago after going through a divorce. To say this land is our heart is an understatement and the dreams we have are something I cherish and think about when the kids are not there with me. If I could ever give the kids something it would be the cabin/home in the wild that hopefully they would cherish forever and keep this as a safe keep for our family and hopefully long after I am gone. We built a small cabin behind our house because we knew building where we dream was not feasible on our income and no machinery. We used whatever we had around to complete this little home and we do enjoy it but its not exactly in the right place and where we dreamed.
ok. i am 21 years old and just finished my business school. my biggest hobbies are martial arts, meditation, chi gong and creative works. my biggest dream is to mix my life goals and hobbies up with business. so basically my biggest dream would be a kind of ''village'' made for all kinds of people who want to grow spiritually, physically and mentally by meditation, food and life style, mixed up by all kinds of beliefd from native americans to the buddhists. i see possibillities to even look out for addict people since i know alot of people in my environment who are addicted. its a total new concept and not the same as those expensive rehab clinics. this is where you guys come in, for a kickstart of the sacred village of my mind basiccaly. like i said im just 21 years old with no money so no way to start a business at my own. i need to involve as much people as i can and i am determined this is my life goal. i have the whole concept written out and down so i would be glad if i made someone interested. you can always contact me back at my e mail adres.. with the kindest regards, from the Netherlands.
Dear Building Wild,
My dream build would be our "Peace House", I call it. I've always called it this because it will be a place people will come to find peace. I'm a nurse and have found myself as what we call the "kin keeper" of the family, knowing my job was to care and attend to my family from the start I guess.
My father owns a beautiful apple orchard in Vt and soon I will become part owner. We are working with a plan to preserve the farm in the future. I dream of a home that my 71 year old father can finally rest and look over his accomplishments for the rest of his days. A place that will allow me to make him comfortable and care for him in his later years. Don't get me wrong. He's not slowing down just yet but we are making the preparations for his/our future.
I will be moving back to Vt from NH, to the farm in the next couple years with plans of building on the property. My father has a dream of a ornamental cherry and apple tree lined driveway for my home. He will work until he can't, to match the picture in his mind. It will be his home too.
I was born and raised in Vt and I will go home.
Thank you for your consideration~ Linda F.
My husband and I bought a farm outside of Athens GA a few years ago. We had talked about owning our own land for many years and when we found a good opportunity to buy it, we were thrilled when it worked out. It is our dream to have a farm; raise animals; and maybe grow some specialty crops. Right now we live a little over an hour away and we are working on fencing the property as we can. The land hasn't been used for years so it's a bit of a mess but we look forward to living on it. While it is a little rough, there are two small ponds on it and streams that run through it. Currently, it may not be too wonderful but it has a lot of potential.
Our dream home would be simple, not too big and open for gathering. We suspect that most of the time it will be just the two of us living there but hopefully we will have family and friends visit, Therefore, our dream house would have open areas for gathering and some space for visitors to sleep. Since we plan to move there (and stay there) when our children leave for college/careers, we would like for it to be accommodating to us as we age. We love our farm and plan to live out our lives working it and playing a little too. It's exciting to think about building our little dream house on it someday!
We love your show! Thank you for something good to watch on TV!
Pam and Randy
We just purchased 12 acres on the Northern side of Heavenly Nevada in South Lake Tahoe. Our neighbor was trying to get a tram on our mountain to the top of heavenly. The small cabin was owned by the owner for almost 50 years who he stacked rocks into retaining walls over much of the property. We have been clearing the sagebrush and re exposing the rocks. We have updated the 2 story cabin with the living quarters on the top level. We have decided instead of having 2 homes (one in Scottsdale) we want to build a second home on our 12 acre property. We want off the grid....wind mill, solar,basement and greenhouse...South Lake Tahoe has a lot of water and I want to tap into it.
Hi Building Wild Crew,
We are in the process of purchasing an old Vermont Farm! Dates back to the early 1700's.My dream, to actually have a real working farm,one that could support a substantial amount of food for the two footed folks but also a lush pasture for my 4 legged crew.I own 5 horses,one I have owned for 32 years,he is 33.The house needs work and we will work on that in time,my husband is a builder here in NH and has substantial amount of work lined up.My concern is the old Barn that sits on the property.Most of it is there,needs new supporting timbers,ect.The barn is a 2 story with no below the ground entry,so it sits on level ground,no need to worry about the main floor.It has a really neat slate roof.We have a a time frame issue,need to close on our place here in NH week of June 16th and move our belongings to Vermont with the five horses in tow.The barn is not safe as it is.We have been allowed to keep horses here in NH for 2 weeks after new owners move in,would you be interested in building Wild for 5 horses? It would be a twist for sure!
BTW,LOVE YOUR SHOW.
Deb Foss firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi Building Wild guys,,
We love your show and have had a dream to build a small but cozy log home on our land for quite some time. We live in Northern Wisconsin and would encourage you to expand your services to Wisconsin. We live very close to Lake Superior. My husband has 2 herniated discs and one bulging disc and should have back surgery, but he feels that it would be a strain on our finances and set us back further from our dream. He works sooo hard on our land to get it ready to build and just recently put in 8 tent pads for camping. He has a small tractor and we can do some of the work, but we really need your help and expertise. We just can't seem to come up with enough money to build. We need a well, septic and electricity. If you could help us with any thing it would be a wonderful blessing to us. We would like to have a Christian Camp there some day and let others enjoy the beautiful area. Please consider us.
how would you like to take a stab at building a stone cottage on top of a mountain with the Hamilton Stamp Mill and hundred year old cabins in the backdrop. This location boasted a gold producer in the late 1800's and still has evidence of what went on back then. All the stone, water, timbers, metal, and other relics to build a cottage are there...all that is needed is a trowel, some mortar, and labor. The only way in to this 33 acres on top of a mountain is by 4X4. A mountain stream is nearby.
This cottage will be used for men to get closer with God, cut off all distractions, and immerse themselves into reading the Bible. Trails are everywhere for ATVs, metal detecting reveals many surprises of the past, and the view is killer. This must be a special edition as it will take a month instead of a week.
let me know if you are interested.
I will start my saying I love Building Wild and I don't miss an episode. An amazing show that takes it's viewers to something only dreams have been apart of their lives. I am a career Navy guy (Master Chief) about to retire after almost three decades to middle Tennessee and purchase some acres to make that transition from what I have basically known for over 27 years. My wife has serve health issues and we would appreciate anything that you guys could do to assist us in building something that would make our endeavor to integrate back to our past that we left many years ago.
I have 6 acres of land I purchased from a friend a few yeas back. I would love to have a basic 32x32 cabin with 2 bedrooms and a shooting range in the back. The cabin would have a well water and solar power.
I love your show and don' think I have missed a single episode. I am a Master Chief in the Navy having served over 27 years and very close to retiring. I am looking to purchase acreage in middle Tennessee in order to retire and return to my family and friends that I left many years ago. My wife has serve health issues and it will end up just her and me looking to make a new life. I am an avid hunter and outdoorsmen and wanting to know if I might receive assistance from you guys in building something that will help us make that transition from what we have only known for almost three decades. .
I did an essay and answered all the questions in my application to have BuildingWild come to our land. No response , no status , no communication from NG or BW. What gives?
We have 52 acres in Starksboro, VT that is about 4 miles away from our residence. It is a beautiful remote area in the mountains and has a picturesque creek running through it. We currently use the property as our wood lot to heat our house and tent camp. Our family would love to build a cabin that we can escape to both in the summer and winter months to enjoy the outdoors. It would also be a great getaway for friends to enjoy when they wanted. The cabin would have a nice view of the creek with a large, covered porch. Since the property is off the grid, I would like to engineer a micro-hydro, low impact trickle charger that would power a small battery bank. Ideally I would like to use the trees on the property or discarded rough-cut wood from the many local lumber yards and post and beam builder in the area. The cabin would be an open, sugarhouse inspired design (http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmaple/sugarhousedesign.pdf) with plenty of natural light with a wood hearth to heat it.
My husband and I bought 80 acres in Princeton BC Canada in 1995 with the idea to build our dream house and build small cabins with their own paddocks to rent to horse lovers who could ride out the back for miles on crown land. Over the years because of our heavy work schedules in Vancouver, cancer and a head injury our plan have changed. We bought an airstream 2 years ago, and now would love to turn part of our land into a small RV park with a twist or unique idea. We love the look of Gypsy wagons and or the western frontier and thought a club house or cabin that looked like a gypsy wagon would be different and unique. We have a small portable cabin on the property called a Sunbow. See the picture attached. Inside the walls are made of 3/4" tonque and groove pine and the roof is supportd with laminated arched beans that start at the floor and join at the ceiling. I hate the look of this cabin and the curved walls inside. It would be great to see this cabin repurposed or torn down and rebuilt into something with character that was more practical. Who better then Paulie and Tuffie to take on the challenge.The cabin is 12' wide x 24" long has a loft, small bathroom, kitchen cabins, furniture etc. We also have a 20 container filled with good stuff. Our property is off the grid, but does have the start of a well 200 feet down which we hope to finish this year. The property has panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. If your thinking of Canada for a show, you will not be disappointed with beautiful British Columbia and the summer weather Princeton has to offer. I am sure with the popularity of Airstreams coming back your ideas are endless.
Our dream build is in Shaftsbury, Vermont and it's not a cabin we'd like to build, it's a tree house. We have 34 acres, four miles down a dirt road that we've owned since 1999. Over the years with great carpentry, plumbing and electrical help my husband and I and friends have built a barn, a timber frame house (a work in progress), a screen porch, and a garage. Recently, with our three grandsons (age 11 ((twins)) and eight years old), we attempted a small tree house with an old wooden ladder for stairs. Last year a limb blew down and took out a railing and now our first try needs repair. The boys also believe it also needs serious expansion and improvement. Their dream for the ideal tree house would include room for sleep-overs, safer stairs, a roof, storage area for their guns and water balloons, a slide, zip lines - the list goes on and on. We have quite a bit of good wood left over from our other projects along with nails, tools, stain, a tractor, friends and family and, best yet, three budding builders who would love working and learning from Paulie and Tuffey. We know this project is out of the norm for Building Wild, but we think it would make great TV viewing.
Biff and Paula Hoffman
P.S. One of our grandson's teachers is the owner of the school bus cabin that Paulie and Tuffey built in Beartown and we are all huge fans of Building Wild.
My fiancé Tim and I are actually trying to contact you guys for a build in upstate New York. I'm going to keep searching the web and tv channel to try to get into contact with you two awesome gentlemen! Not only are you talented but the comedy and bickering between you makes you feel at home while you watch. Seeing as we both live in Las Vegas and have two of our houses left to sell we religiously have been watching your show in anticipation of our own cabin. We both hAve unfortunately experienced a traumatic time with losing both of our fathers in two years, mine just a month ago so we want to get the hell out of dodge! We have twenty acres we just bought and his parents have an adjoining 20 acres. I'm the reader and he's the hunter..... I have so many fantastic ideas I want to do and we have a kit all picked out. It would be an honor if you could contact us to talk money and what not. My name is Emily and my fiancé is Tim. My email is email@example.com. Please please please please it would mean the world to us.
<3 your avid watchers Tim and Emily!
On January 22, 2013, my fiancé, Lester and I were involved in a serious vehicle accident in which Lester was killed instantly, and I continue to be on long-term disability. Prior to my Lester's death, he was in the process of trying to reunite with his four children (13, 15, 16, and 17) who were in care, and had not seen in ten years. He was denied this because the social worker "didn't think they were ready". Lester and I purchase 68 acres of unserviced land just outside of Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada, abundant with wildlife, trees and trails. We planned to call it Eagle Bear Ranch, in order for Lester to bring his children home-teach them about Natural Law, oral history, sacred ceremonies, protocols, and most of all to heal through Spirituality.
Following my Lester's death, the social worker failed to inform the children of their father's death, wake or funeral in Frog Lake First Nations! Days later I learned that his two oldest boys were living on the streets of Edmonton and they requested to live with me, where they have been since, with children service's knowledge. The eldest boy now moved with my sister to another town, as he is having his own issues. I have the 17 and 14 year old boys now living with me, and we are currently going through the courts to have me appointed their private guardian, with their mother's blessing. I also have my 18 year old niece, who is expecting any day, her 20 year old boyfriend, and my 30 year old nephew living with me. Each of these kids have no place to call home and are equally committed to building Eagle Bear Ranch (on Facebook). None of these kids have had the opportunity to live in a non-abusive, loving environment, where they can learn to forgive, as well as learn who their father really was. Each is also affected either various forms of FAS, abusive backgrounds, racism, and never exposed to their aboriginal cultures.
In the 15 months since Lester's passing, my family and friends have turned their backs on me, as it is their belief that since none of these are my children, why should I get involved? I refuse to believe that humanity has sunk that low! I have approached and been turned away by various politicians, ministers, Grand Chief, Chiefs from our own Bands, media, etc. It has become apparent that people are not interested in hearing our story.
Last summer, my little family managed to make some dent into the land however because we cannot be out there all the time, trespassers have been helping themselves to our belongings. We all currently live in my home in the City of Cold Lake, and with Spring around the corner, we are prepared to build our log home, one log at a time, if we have to, so that we may finally begin our Healing Journey.
We have an old 100 year old log cabin on our 20 acres in South Central Ohio. The land is beautiful and the cabin is rustic, small and needs lots of refurbishing. My husband is an avid hunter, and he has spent hunting week with his friends in a cabin of a friend for 20 years or more. A few years ago, the owner of the hunting retreat died and my husband and his friends have not had a place to spend hunting season. I would love to see the old gang together again and would love to have our cabin be converted to a hunting retreat. I know it would mean the world to my husband and his friends to be able to get together. As an additional challenge, we are going to build a new house on our land, and it would be so exciting to use the refurbished cabin as a temporary home while the house is build. We have a sawmill and lots of wood and just need the determination and the enthusiasm of Paulie and Tuffey to make it all come true!
My dream camp is in Canada. It is along the ACR Railroad tucked behind the Lake Superior Provincial
Park. It was built by the railroad as a place for employees to stay as they were working on the track. After the railroad decided that they no longer needed it it was sold in 1966 to a nice bunch of moose hunters. They had fun and made many memories in the camp over the years. I bought the camp in 1999 from the group of moose hunter who knew that with the years of memories came years of age and they could not keep the camp up like it should be kept up.
I have spent the many years since 1999 exploring and wondering the area. I have as neighbors the Lake Superior Provincial Park and Queens Land as far as the eye can see. The Park is 1600 sq. km. (618 sq. mi.) of rocks, trees, rivers and lakes. Queens Land is like public land here in the USA. It to is wild and untamed.
In order to get to camp you ride the passenger train from Sault Sainte Marie Canada through the rugged land that is the east coast of Lake Superior. The trip takes you past small towns, camps, many rivers and lake. Every time I go to camp I get joy of traveling through the Agawa Canyon with the many water falls and rootbeer colored Agawa River running through it. The train stops right in front of the camp where you unload your supplies, watch the train pull away, and walk the long 25 feet to camp.
It is then the big decision of do you go fishing or sit and enjoy nature and take in the view of the rock face on the hill from the from porch. If you are quite and sit with out making to much noise you may get to see the local bear using the railroad as a short cut to get to the next berry patch.
After too many years of making a living and fighting less than the best health I have found the camp needs some work. But after watching your show seeing what you guys do in a short amount of time I think it can be done. I am thinking a good old work bee is in order this summer, I just have to get my fishing buddies to watch you show and get fired up.
Keep building the cool cabins and showing the great locations. You guys keep and old guy like me inspired.
My ideal cabin is for a friend of mine. He owns 10 acres near Proctor Montana that he bought several decades ago while living there. He is a missionary that travels to Sudan to help the plight of the christian tribes that are in dire need of assistance. Because of his dedication to his charge he has never been able to afford to build on the property. I always wish that I could afford to build him a home there so that he could realize his dream to live on his property. I know that it wouldn't have to be fancy or huge. He will be happy with the simplest of shelters. My wish is that he could have a home that he can enjoy year round. He is very close to his family and friends and will love having them visit as often as possible. As a true servant, he is a very humble person. Knowing that his needs will be supplied, he doesn't expect extravagance. He currently lives in Louisiana with family. It would really be fantastic if he could get a landing spot in Montana. Patrick
My ideal cabin is for a friend of mine. He owns 10 acres near Proctor Montana that he bought several decades ago while living there. He is a missionary that travels to Sudan to help the plight of the christian tribes that are in dire need of assistance. Because of his dedication to his charge he has never been able to afford to build on the property. I always wish that I could afford to build him a home there so that he could realize his dream to live on his property. I know that it wouldn't have to be fancy or huge. He will be happy with the simplest of shelters. My wish is that he could have a home that he can enjoy year round. He is very close to his family and friends and will love having them visit as often as possible. As a true servant, he is a very humble person. Knowing that his needs will be supplied, he doesn't expect extravagance. He currently lives in Louisiana with family. It would really be fantastic if he could get a landing spot in Montana.
I always wanted to live in Jo Davies County in NW Illinois. I can remember as a young boy traveling through NW Illinois on Hwy 20 and thinking I wanted to have a Cabin there when I grew up. The landscape is much like Vermont with rolling hills and picturesque farms on the hillsides. The dream cabin vacation home for me would be somewhere in the Galena Territory? My cabin needs to be as early American as possible. I dream of a large oversized stone fireplace that I can cook on, a loft up above for when friends and relatives visit, and large windows to view the scenery. Don't forget the outbuilding that I can hang out in and work on old sleighs. I've worked in the building / mechanical trades most of my life so I would want to help as much as possible. I suppose I need to buy a lottery ticket so I can afford all of this? Oh well, it's okay to dream.
My dream cabin is actually for my Father-in-Law. About 10 years ago while working in a sugar factory he came down with a disease that was actually caused by the contents of his work environment. This disease has left him with about 30% lung capacity. This disease has also hindered his capability to enjoy hunting the way he used to before he got sick. Now, he is on oxygen 24/7, however due to his stubborn ways, he still tries every deer season to go out and hunt. He is pretty close to being put on the donor list for a double lung transplant and as a way of showing appreciation to him for all he's done for me and my family, I want to give him the ultimate deer stand/hunting retreat on his 36 acre property. He is an absolutely great man and to this day he would give his shirt off of his back for anybody without even hesitating. I'm sure you guys get a lot of write in's, but I hope that you all read ours and are able to help us figure out a way to give him what he deserves, all in the name of letting him hunt in peace again!!! Thanks guys, LOVE THE SHOW!!!
I have my dream cabin site and an 85 year old settlers cabin on the property. I also have bats, mice and other creatures in there with us. Its time to upgrade to this century. I have started by moving a large equipment shed by hand about 100 feet to a new location to become our new cabin. I plan on digging out and refurbishing the old stone well. Probably need an excavator for that one. The new cabin will be able to sleep 4 and have our wood cookstove. I am planning on building a solar powered pumphouse for the new well and a water tower above the bath house. I am a big fan of the show and would love to be featured . My project has something for Paulie and Tuffy, Too bad it's in Ontario Canada. Do you think they travel up there? Oh well I'll just keep on farming and enjoying my 262 acre cabin site until it is done. but seriously Paulie Call me I'm your biggest fan and I need help finishing. Tuffy there is lots of digging involved the "peeling orange " kind if ya know what I mean.
I have lived in Central Florida for 49 years-my entire life. My husband and I have only seen snow twice and it was light flurries when visiting Colorado on a vacation. I would love to move to ALASKA. I would love to wear winter clothes. It would be so nice to have a fireplace and a log cabin. I am so tired of never having season changes-here its always sunny and warm, or sunny and HOT. I would love seeing the woods, and wildlife and the mountains. It would be really fun to have Tuffy and Paulie build us a small quirky cabin in Alaska. We watch your show all the time.
Hello, In November 2013 my husband Daniel and I were finally able to buy some land and start our dream home close to Lake Tawakoni in Quinlan, Texas. In December 2013 I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had to begin the long journey to recovery. This diagnoses has brought our two family income to a single family income and therefore putting our dreams on a extreme halt. Our dream home is a two story "Gambrel" Ameribuilt Steel Home. We were originally going to finish out the inside slowly to not accumulate any debt, however with all the plans put on hold we are unsure how we can do anything at all for sometime. We would appreciate your help. I do not want our family of five to have to wait any longer for our dreams to come true because of me.
Thank you for your consideration.
My husband and I just bought 20 acres of land in a secluded mountain top property in Elk Garden WVA. (population 250) Elevation 2500 ft. and they get about 70 inches of snow in the winter. The property only has dirt road access, no electric, well, or septic system. We are going to use the property for hunting and camping and would love to someday have a cabin. The property does have a small stream. The property backs up to forest and looks down on Jennings Randlolph Lake. We love the show and love DIY projects!
My husband and I just bought 20 acres in West Va, near Jennings Randolph lake. We are going to use the property for camping and hunting. Right now we can't afford to build anything, but there is a spot that has great mountain and lake views that would be perfect for a cabin. We love the show! Terri Spencer
I would love to have a simple cabin built for my parents on their beautiful property in the a little Texas town. They are simple people and wouldn't want anything extravagant. Only accessible by 4 wheel drive smaller vehicles, I think about it every time I watch the show as it would be a challenge to get materials to! However, the tons of beautiful cedars on the property would be great building material. My parents bought the property for a place for our family to get away from the city life and enjoy God's beautiful creations. We are also hunters so the exotic free-roaming wildlife on the property was an exciting added bonus! My dad has worked hard all his life to provide for us and I would love to be able to help him fulfill his dream of owning such a beautiful piece of property with a cabin on it. They even already have the spot picked out for a cabin - atop the mountain (as much as a mountain as you can get in TX, haha) where you can see the sun rise and the sunset! My dad and I have always enjoyed sunsets and I think of him every time admire one. I hope someday soon to help him get his cabin.
We have a piece of land in Colebrook NH. We have always dreamed of a camp to turn our 3 season get away spot into a 4 season retreat. We have been visiting this property for 20+ years. We love "the hill". It's our family retreat to get away from the rat race and the one constant in our lives. We enjoy getting back to nature, exploring, hiking, cooking on the open fire, and lots of campfire time. We also love snowmobiling in the winter and it would be really cool to have a snowmobile camp!
The Haynes family
My dream cabin would be on land I own in Eureka, Nevada. Love watching the wild horses that come down everyday/night to drink water from the creek. Gorgeous views, sunrises, and sunsets. I would love to educate people on the wild horses, and this land would be dedicated to them.
We owe land in Grafton, NH which we want to build a barn where we can live and store our equipment in until we can build the ultimate retirement house (which will be many years from now). It is my personal dream to wake up in the morning with a cup of coffee and look over the mountains and smell the fresh air. My husband and I have been watching your show and we absolutely love it and we scribble down ideas from the show and learning a lot. We are handy people even if my husband doesn’t think I can handle tools because I am a girl. I would love to show him my granddad's wood craftsmanship is in my blood and that my Swedish stubbornness will result in a beautiful barn to enjoy my coffee. Also my husband deserves a quiet place after multiple deployments. I can't wait to sit outside by the fire enjoying the sunset. If you would be in the neighborhood and looking for a barn to build in NH we are up for the task and I promise I will bake my famous Swedish pancake cookies.
i own a home on lake bomoseen in vermont that is beautiful . i am the second owner . the first owners were the actor ed byrnes family. like i mentioned the home is beautiful with 100ft of waterfront but the dock is falling apart . i would love to see my dock as a project for tuffy and paulie . i have a few great ideas for the structure. p.s. we love the show and tuffy and paulie combo really works thanks
I dream that my children may someday enjoy a proper cabin, instead of sitting around the barrel fire in the oversized outhouse or abandoned school bus. Outdoor family of four with 18 acres in the quiet corner of Connecticut. Two beautiful views that we just can't seem to see! Bus is full of fun and useful materials.
Hello Building Wild.
I've always wanted a good rustic cabin just to get away from the noise of the city. This may be due to my background of military service and my current occupation as a firefighter who is just finishing up with paramedic school. After being deployed to Iraq in 2003, I returned to the states and felt like I had lost myself. I did not know how to deal with the issues that seemed to haunt me. I turned to alcoholism for an escape which only seemed to make things worse. I then realized that this life was not for me and that I had to do something about it since I was spiraling out of control. I found that with my job as a fireman that I really enjoyed helping others that were in need of medical care and life saving interventions. This put me in a place where I once again felt like I had a purpose in life and relief from my haunting issues. So in order to sustain this fulfillment I decided to become a paramedic. I have also found that one of the most positive and enjoying things I can do without going down the wrong track is just simply enjoying the outdoors. I got big into bow hunting which not only puts food on the table but it also is a rewarding challenge.
My dream getaway isn't really anything too fancy. I'm not very decorative nor creative when it comes to thoughts on how to design my dream shack. Rustic is always a plus. The only thing I would ask for would be good deer hunting, a couple of bedrooms, and a porch big enough to have a cookout with family and friends. My girlfriend and I have been looking at properties around WV, VA, and NC. So far WV is the closest within our price range.
I'm not writing this to try and win anything nor am I hoping for any type of accommodations. I just like to share my story and think out loud what my dream cabin would consist of.
I would love to work with Paulie and Tuffy to make my cabin dream come true. My parents and grandparents went in together and bought 56 acres over 40 years ago. This place was my father's dream and he enjoyed it greatly. He took care of this property until his health failed and he was no longer able to care for it.
This land sat un maintained for years other than what I could do as a teenager if someone would drive me to the remote location. I moved out of state for college and returned to a dilapidated cabin and over grown land. I was devastated to see what was left of the cabin.
I grew up coming here playing in the forest and lake. This land is gorgeous filled with oaks, cedars and sweetgum trees. I believe it is this love affair I have had with this beautiful slice of nature set the tone for my life. I am a forester and have a love for nature and it's conservation. I hope to instill that in my six year old daughter who loves going to our land and playing in a natural playground.
My spouse and I are the ones who have maintained this property for over twenty years. We payed off all the back taxes, penalties and interest that built up over the years as many family members gained portions of the land as my grandparents and father passed away. After paying this off in my late twenties and early thirties I gained comfort that I could protect this land for the entire family and future generations to enjoy and learn the love of nature.
I feel so fortunate to have experienced this land as many never know this type of love and the glory a slice of nature can provide. This cabin would allow me to bring those nature deprived people I know out to experience the wonder.
My spouse and I just finished tearing down the old cabin. We saved the fireplace and chimney from the cabin and all the piers since they are in great shape. That will speed up the rebuild and really lesson some labor. We saved some so the wood from the cabin to build our daughter a tree house and have my memories and father to all be incorporated carrying on history. We saved other items such as a sink and the shower pan to create outside sinks and showers for the new cabin. A lot of other memorabilia was found unbroken in the rubble.
I have a set of plans that I got from Mother Earth News small cabin section that will fit on the old footprint. This would start us off quick and allow them to play around with the design and fun things they think of. I have a great group of very capable people that would make a fantabulous crew under Paulie and Tuffy's vision,guidance and leadership. Plus you really need some cool chics on your show! It would mean the world to me and my family to have your help to make our dream come true.
Thank you for your time and consideration to work on this project!
My dream is to have a cabin in the wilderness where my family can go to get away from the hustle an bustle of the city and after my kids graduate from high school I would actually live there. My mother has property that is wild, beautiful and undisturbed and she is not sure how to make it a place that we can use as it really is wild. It would be amazing to live off the earth, grow my own vegetables, have some farm animals......I really want to make this a reality, I just have no idea how to make it happen.
We would like you to build a cabin on our Hoosick NY property. It was my wife Belinda's Grandfather’s land and the family’s hunting grounds. The land has been a family focal point and gathering place through the years. Belinda's father, Brian, started to build a camp so everybody could enjoy outdoor family activities there, but he tragically passed away just after starting the project. We now own this property and would like to build a hunting cabin to honor his memory, continue our outdoor/hunting heritage, and hold our family get-togethers at the site.
My brother Marcel has committed to donating the building materials if you decide to build our cabin. The hilltop site, a mixture of woods and meadows with an old pond, has majestic views to Vermont and Massachusetts. To see it during fall foliage is just breathtaking! We seriously hope you’ll consider this beautiful location. Thank you.
I've always wanted to build a house in the woods. I would love to retire in a big house in the middle of the woods or mountains. I just love the wildlife. I think I might have a few different cabins to live in through the years.
My dream cabin is in Snow Hill WV. It is one story, has no steps and a wrap around porch. It is built for year round living and has a special bunk room for hunting guests it has a full bathroom and laundry area. This way I can sit on the porch at anytime and see the stars and mother nature.
I own three acres of property located on the Monongahela River near the town of historic Point Marion, Pennsylvania. I have constructed a deck that spans around twenty-five feet out into the river. My dream home would be a pole-suspended cabin built on top of the deck overlooking the river and surrounding scenery. I think it would make for a great show! Please help and consider my property... Thank you, Carl Bezjak
I just purchased 100 acres just outside of Chattanooga on the Cumberland Plateau. The property is beautiful with rolling hills and 3 creeks running through it. I am wanting to build a cabin on the property for family and friends to come and stay in while visiting from out of town. My wife and kids are still in Lake Mary, Florida and would love to have a place we could stay in when they visit. My step son is good friends with Cheyenne Brown whose family is good friends with Tuffy. I have a lot of logger friends up here and access to a bunch of equipment, so I'm hoping to get started sometime soon. I'm looking forward to using the vast resources available on this property. Tons of lumber and flagstone. You guys do such a great job and I really enjoy the show and appreciate your talents. Rock on! - Jim
i recently moved from Texas to Tennessee, to be closer to my 84 yr old Mom. i purchased 10 acres of beautiful property and have had the build site cleared and a rock driveway/road made on the property. i am a widow and live alone with my dog, so i don't need much space. i was thinking of building a garage, with a small cabin on top, complete with wrap around deck. i have my own finances for the building but am limited to around $45k. i know that with the help of your team, i can have not only a dream cabin but a very necessary place of dwelling. my Mother is very important to me and i REALLY need your help making this happen. i love the show and get excited every time i watch, thinking that someday...this could happen for me. i look forward to meeting the crew and hope to hear back soon. thank you, Wendy.
I have always wanted to build my own home and now we are making it happen. My profession is a construction trades teacher at a local school. So my wife and I have been through the planning of the home but just was not able to afford the new construction project. I did some research and found that using the local trees, we could afford the building project. I have been working on the house for a few years now and it is about 7' high. This has been a labor of love to be able to leave a mark on the world for my children. The house is located in the UP of Michigan right on beautiful Lake Brevort. My back yard is Hiawatha National Forest and a five mile lake with plenty to do. I have had little to no help on the project and have been handling the logs by hand. Yes all by hand; cutting down the trees, peeling the bark, moving the logs, and lifting the logs by hand. The last two cedar logs were 23' and 26' long that went to a 7' height on the house. Most people think that I am nuts but that is okay - it is our dream. Seeing what you guys do for these people is fantastic, the dreams that you are fulfilling will live on. That is what I think about when I build this house it is not just for me but for my family. The tools that I choose are a 18" chain saw, 3" slick, 4" grinder with an Arbor Tech blade, a scribe, a two foot level, a hole hawg to set the screws and a ladder when needed. I have had some help with a few logs that I have sitting in the forest about a mile away, there is a small trailer that I made to pull logs out of close areas and it works well even by hand. There are 40 trees down on the ground and dried ready to put up on the house and fit. The log home are fitted with a full scribe notch. You can look me up on Facebook and see my progress. I give you guys a lot of credit and God Bless.
In a recent episode there was mention of looking in New England for property to build on, specifically in Vermont. We have a beautiful 50 acre piece of land in the Berkshires of Massachusetts sitting at the west corner of the state with easy access to upstate New York and Vermont. The property rests on top of a mountain overlooking the cascading Hoosac Range with the Deerfield and Connecticut Rivers running nearby. Our dream is to have your team visit the property and fall in love as we did with hopes that it would motive you to build a getaway cabin for people to enjoy the surroundings and become a destination retreat in Western Massachusetts.
I should say I am an urban forester in a city a little under two hours away from our property that is located in Freestone County just outside of Fairfield, Texas.