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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.

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Patrick Stonaker
Patrick Stonaker

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

Patrick Stonaker
Patrick Stonaker

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.

Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith

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.


Kevin

Chris Hislope
Chris Hislope

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!!!

Chris Hislope,

Swansea, IL

chrishislope.asap@gmail.com

Adrian Plante
Adrian Plante

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.

Sincerely,

Adrian

chicagosgreatesthandyman@gmail.com


Cathy Lube
Cathy Lube

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.

Julie Nichols
Julie Nichols

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.

Sincerely,

Julie Nichols

469-394-1923

Terri Spencer
Terri Spencer

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!  

Terri Spencer
Terri Spencer

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

Beth Mauro
Beth Mauro

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.

Katharine Haynes
Katharine Haynes

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

Webb B.
Webb B.

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.

anna petra Lococo
anna petra Lococo

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.

anthony curro
anthony curro

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

Ginger Mallard
Ginger Mallard

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.

Daniel A.
Daniel A.

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.

Heather Dowell
Heather Dowell

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!

Sincerely,

Heather

Andrea Jasso
Andrea Jasso

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.

Reggie Matte
Reggie Matte

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.

Sincerely,

Reggie Matte

Tara Tompson
Tara Tompson

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.


Tara | http://nyaticc.org/who-we-are/

Barbara Wilt
Barbara Wilt

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.

Carl Bezjak
Carl Bezjak

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

If additional information and pictures are needed, please contact me at cbezjak@atlanticbb.net

Jim Frank
Jim Frank

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

wendy neuenschwander
wendy neuenschwander

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. 


Joe Churches
Joe Churches

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.


Best Regards,



Joe Churches

Brianna Drohen
Brianna Drohen

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.  

Tim Holleman
Tim Holleman

A group of us built a camp on Cat Island about 6 miles off the Mississippi Gulf Coast. It was built in the late 80s with a lot of sweat equity. We called it the Pelican's Roost. Our families and kids grew up and spent a lot of time there. Unfortunately Hurricane Katrina destroyed it. Many of our homes and businesses were also destroyed so we've spent the last years rebuilding our lives. It has been a struggle at times but we have survived. We are now at a point where we want to rebuild for our kids and grand kids. The group has accumulated funds to rebuild but we are older now and the old bones can't work like we did 20 years ago. We would love your help and it would make a good show. If you would like before and after pictures I can send. tim@boyceholleman.com

Vicki Osborne
Vicki Osborne

Want a challenge?  How about a cabin overlooking the Colorado River in Lampasas County, Texas? Our five acre river front property is located directly across the river from historic Gorman Falls which is part of Colorado Bend State Park.  Check out the YouTube video COLORADO BEND STATE PARK (Official) which shows the unique beauty and landscape of this top ranked park in Texas!  The proposed cabin site would be situated 2/3 up the side of the mountain.  To gain access, you would have to navigate two ledges on cliffs and climb approximately 50 yards uphill.  We'd love to wake up and look out at the early morning mist rising off the top of the Colorado River one day.  Our hopes is that you can make our dream a reality and visit us soon!

Page Etzler
Page Etzler

We own 30 amazing acres in Keymar, MD that has no existing building but amazing hardwoods, streams, wildlife, and views from on top the mountain  My husband a former Army Ranger travels internationally training soldiers for war.  My son a Marine served in the deadliest area of Afghanistan where he lost 3 of his close friends.  When they have time off they love to hunt and spend time with family and friends outdoors.  We live in a small town, his brother is an excavator and serving in the Navy Coast Guard.  His best friend and his father who hunt with him served in the Army.  Our neighbor and dear friend just returned from Afghanistan as a Marine and works now as a roofer.  If you want to see a small town of patriots all willing to work together to enjoy the outdoors come to see our amazing property.  We are driving distance to Washington DC, Baltimore and Philadelphia.  Build our Veterans a place to relax and enjoy peace and beauty.  Our VFW is the towns pride.  Come visit and see 

Jennifer Johnson
Jennifer Johnson

Hey guys! Love the show! You should check out Pocohontas County, West Virginia. It's one of the few remaining counties without ANY BUILDING CODES! We have ten acres in the mountains and would love for you guys to help us build something awesome. If we planned it for the fall you guys could check out the Roadkill Festival in Marlinton (it's a real thing and a lot of fun:) Keep up the good work!

Tami Proffitt
Tami Proffitt

 My husband, (T.W.) and his father (Tom) purchased a small portion of a ranch in the high desert of Arizona 10 years ago, just above the Roosevelt lake.  The property they purchased is part of the Greenback ranch that is at the base of Greenback mountain, with the intention of building a home on the property for our children to begin our family history roots.  On the property are natural artesian wells, one of which feeds into Greenback creek and flows into the Roosevelt Lake.  On a daily basis we experience visits by mountain lions, javelinas, deer, coyotes, bobcats and the occasional elk as it is the middle ground between the high desert and the pines.   


The home my husband and father in law have dreamed of building is a log cabin with a great room that has an old rancher's kitchen as the central place for sharing their hunting and fishing stories that tend to be more exaggerated with each telling.  The dream has been the main floor to have the kitchen with great room, bedrooms on the outer sides and below with large room to hold several beds for friends and children to create lasting memories with on hunts and fishing trips.  The property sits above the green valley that has an insane view of the sunrise and sunset.  The detail that we all agree needs to be a part of our dream cabin is a wrap around porch so we can enjoy the sunrises with coffee and sunsets to continue the story telling of hunts where friends join friends to help each other out.  While I've heard each story several times, the fun memories with each one stay true with the relationships that still grow strong with my husband and father, and the memories made on hunting trips with our children as they learn the favorite family tradition of spending time in the Arizona desert on fishing, hunting, scouting and camping trips.  We're fortunate that we are able to make several trips to our ranch property to have our children enjoy the Arizona wilderness.


My husband shares this ranch with his father, Tom, whom has lived with multiple sclerosis for 25 years and continued to live an active life despite his diagnosis…until this past year, in which he has had two relapses with his M.S.  The most recent being this past December when he lost the ability to walk and feeling in both  legs.   His ability to walk impaired him for weeks until the slow process the infusion treatments helped him walk again.  Weeks after he began walking again, he discovered three blood clots that had developed in both legs.  Again leading him to limited mobility and no trips to the ranch in fear of a clot moving.  This was a tragedy for me to watch, a tragedy to watch my father in law who lives for his grandchildren and outdoor adventures with them weekly come to a screeching halt.  He has been an avid outdoorsman, prides himself in knowing every detail about Arizona history, and a P.E. teacher for 30 years.   Along with the immobilizing tragedy of his M.S. relapses, it was eye opening to see how real his M.S. is. And just like that, the active man I've loved like my own father and one of the greatest men just disappeared.  We've always known his adventures with our kids were limited and knowing that any moment he might not be able to go to the ranch, we just didn't realize that the number is very small.  I believe Tom knew how limited his years were with being outdoors with his grandchildren at the ranch but never spoke of it and lived each day to the fullest.  I think he knew because in the past few years, he began making several trips to the ranch with his friends he taught with in Gilbert, AZ that he had several adventures with their children as well.  Tom made trips to our ranch to begin the building process of the dream home in small amounts.  He recruited his friends to help him in the small building process.  For example,  Tom, my husband and friends made our own well to have running water.  Made a large barn to protect the trailer they stay in during trips to make small improvements to the property by themselves. 


Each time I make a trip to the ranch, I'm amazed with how talented Tom and my husband are in what they build to make our visits there more livable and enjoyable.  It was cute, last year Tom ( father in law) had a large sign made by a local welding artist that reads, " T & T's Ranch'.  With the first T being large and the second smaller.  When Tom had it made, he told me that one day one of the T's would be for me since my name begins with a T:).  


So yes, this is a drawn out rambling about a dream home in the high, Arizona desert.  The dream home we've talked about in detail around the campfire at the ranch.  The dream home for an old west and rustic way of life to enjoy Arizona sunrises and sunsets, days of retelling and laughing through hunting/fishing (often exaggerated) stories while cooking ranch meals in between trips on  ATV's, fishing in ponds, swimming in the water hole, catching tadpoles, ATV rides to old rustic cabins on rough rocky paths and fruit orchards along the creek.  A dream home with a simple ranch kitchen as the center of a great room with bedrooms on the outer edge, above a large room with beds that resembled a bunk house and a wrap around porch to enjoy the glory of the Arizona wilderness in the desert.


I'll never forget when my husband wanted to buy this ranch and thinking why in the world would we want to have property in the AZ desert, until I saw the property and now believe it is the biggest hidden gem in what I always considered unenjoyable….the desert.  It's a 6 mile drive on a dirt road, through the desert, that ends at OUR hidden gem in Greenback Valley that I now consider a slice of heaven in Arizona, that no one can believe exists until they take the trip with us.  


Dave Pawloski
Dave Pawloski

Dave Pawloski



My brother has a place that is totally surrounded by beavers. He has a build a small (less than 200 sq. ft.)cabin

on the one piece of high ground. However it is cramped come hunting season with his 2 brothers, son, and buddy. He is also a Dam Inspector (Engineer) for the State of Michigan.The place is definitely wild and with the dam/beaver theme I think it would be a great theme. You could build him a bigger place with a stream running through the living area. 

Mary Warner
Mary Warner

I have always wanted a tree house/log cabin...I live in Vermont, which is such a beautiful place to live. I have lived here all my life...I grew up as an only child, I would climb a tree and only wish I could build a tree house...unfortunately being  a girl it was just not something I could do..I wuld love to have my home...build in the buituful maple tree that Is in my yard it must be close to 200 years old...

I  would love my dream home as my mother was killed when I was young and I feel this would help me feel fulfilled.

Laurie McQuillan
Laurie McQuillan

 We have 30 acres in the woods, 2 hours north of Nashville TN in Cumberland county Kentucky. We have a spot on our property we've talked forever about building a little 'shack in the woods' to hang out, have friends over, sleep over, sit by the bonfire, etc. Our property isn't hard to get to and wouldn't be hard to get equipment to. If y'all decided to build something wild in our neck of the woods, we'd be forever grateful!  Awesome show - great job on the container build!! P.S. we're right next to one of the most beautiful lakes in the U.S., Dale Hollow, and would be more than happy to take your crew fishing :) IndyLS@aol.com

Edward DeLeon
Edward DeLeon

Coming from deep South Texas and having a cabin in the woods is something I just read about as a kid in hunting magazines.  Well turns out I have family and a group of very close friends who have the same dream and none of the resources to make it happen.  So recently I've purchased a small bit of land in Lincoln Ntl Forest in Cloudcroft New Mexico which is the closest spot geographically from us with fantastic outdoor recreational opportunities and a great place for a modest lodge.  Now the hard part.  I've been slowly adding utilities (water and power but no septic yet), found a local log harvester to reduce the cabin's carbon footprint but need help with the most critical part to make some dreams come true yes the cabin building.  I have a great wife that has given me a chance (some would say rope) to make a dream come true and nothing would be better to see the look on my family and friends who agree with my wife that this whole deal is a long shot.

Edward

Brenda D.
Brenda D.

Tuffy come to Alaska! We have 3 acres on Klawock Lake in southeast Alaska. We would love to have a get away cabin to sit relax and throw a salmon on the grill. The container cabin is very appealing to us for several reasons. I think the containers would withstand the weather in Southeast as recycling would be great!

Kevin Casper
Kevin Casper

My wife and I have worked hard to realize our dream of having a special gathering place.  We bought a remote access lake property in the Superior National Forest.  In 2001 we had a cabin roughed in and finished it ourselves.  Our sons, 17 and 21, need more space.  Our dream is to build a bunkhouse/ sauna. Early in my career as a police officer, I was severely injured on patrol by a drunk driver. To stay working, I had to try many areas such as a public housing cop, a School Sergeant, a domestic assault investigator, the Sex Crimes Unit, and currently I am in charge of Internal Affairs, etc.  My injuries are degenerative we need help to build our . Especially a Sauna!, We bought the wood stove and it sits under our 20 X 26 cabin (sad). We need help.

Kevin Casper
Kevin Casper

My wife and I have worked hard to realize our dream .of having a special gathering place.  We bought a remote access lake property in the Superior National Forest.  In 2001 we had a cabin roughed in and finished it ourselves.  Our two sons, 17 and 21, need more space and privacy, too.  Our dream is to build a guest cabin/bunkhouse and a sauna somewhere on our wooded property, but taking on large projects is becoming out of reach for us.  Early in my career as a police officer, I was severely injured on patrol when I was hit head-on by a drunk driver.  To stay with the job, I had to move into many specialized areas such as a public housing officer, a School Resource Sergeant, a domestic assault sergeant ( tough job), and running the Sex Crimes Unit, and currently I am in charge of Internal Affairs , and I have had a successful career, but my injuries are degenerative and plague me, so we need help to build a guest cabin/bunkhouse. Especially a Sauna!, We bought the wood stove and it sits under our 20 X 26 cabin (sad). Just ot give you an idea of why it's sad, we bought a two person hot tub ( I'm kinda a big guy) and it took us six years to finally put it in our basement bathroom. I have my doubt we will ever pull off our dream of a sauna and more room. Here's hoping you want to see Ely, Minnesota!

Pete Stephenson
Pete Stephenson

My dream build would be a rustic farmhouse/cabin/hunting cabin in rural Kansas.  My wife was born and raised on a farm and we still go back to visit my mother in law a few times a year.  My mother in law is ready to retire from farming and will likely move into a retirement home.  We would love to have a place for family to gather and a place to honor her late father who started the family farm.  On a parcel of land we have a dilapidated old farmhouse and a very large barn with beautiful barnwood and rustic beams that we would love to re-claim and re-build with.  There is also a large amount dry-stack and usable limestone block/brick/block to incorporate into the home for fireplace, walls, etc.  There is a lot of open space and plenty of room for my Mother in Law's 6 children, spouses, 16 grandkids and 17 great grandkids.  Some believe that this home was part of the underground railway during the civil war.  It would be great to see this old farmhouse come back to life.

angela wakefield
angela wakefield

my family has owned 40 acres in la veta CO for over 70 years.  No one have ever built on it, when my grandfather passed away he left the land to my mother..who then left it to me.

My husband is a pastor, I own a small business and we have 5 children...we have never had the resources to build a cabin.  We would love to build a rustic "barn" cabin with a lot of open space, a workshop for my husband and room for the kids.

Jeffrey Watts
Jeffrey Watts

My dream build is in Missoula County, Montana. As a registered Maine Guide and a volunteer guide for the Hunt of a Lifetime Foundation, I want to build a lodge to house future young hunters and fisherman with life threatening illnesses. We would like a ranch style lodge with high ceiling that is stick built with six inch walls, blown in open cell insulation with 31/2 inch log siding and V match interior walls. 4 bedrooms and an open floor plan with three baths and large kitchen. Big beams throughout. We want this to look like a log built lodge with added benefit of better insulation. I want this lodge that we will retire in be a place that will always be remembered by the family of the child and the child. Providing them with truly a hunt of a lifetime.

Pam Carleton
Pam Carleton

Gabarus Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. We own an old cabin near the waters edge which was abandoned while being built. Local lore says it was built by drug smugglers and the law caught up to them before it could be finished. Others say it was a family who ran out of money during the build. The cabin was left abandoned about 40 years ago and robbed of it's doors and windows, etc. Finally it was bought by a couple who loved it wanting to retire there but, tragically the wife died just as they purchased it. The closest electric is 1K away and we have no running water but have been told there is a spring at the top of our 2000' dirt/rock driveway. It is very hard to see the ocean from our tiny porch, trees in the way, etc. We would love to renovate so we can utilize the spectacular view. We love this property just as the previous couple did and can't wait to retire and build at the top of the driveway by the road where the view is even more spectacular.

maria kneipp
maria kneipp

Well I see you have alot of ideas. So here goes  I have a 200 hundred year old barn that has had multiple barns added to it and put together to make one. in current day I have made this barn into the horse buizness i run currently.  My dream idea is to transform the hay loft into a fun/ranch bunk house with a rustic deck overlooking the farm.  I live 10 miles out side the city of cincinnati but once u pull up the drive you would never know you were near the city at all.  I love living the simpler life and everything it bings come see, you will see a cool place.  

Scott Weidle
Scott Weidle

Hello Paul, My name is Scott Weidle im secound generation manager of Weidle Corp. We are a aggregate operation having our  own aggregate depoist. We ave owned ready mix concrete , and asphalt plant operations. We own bulldovers , backhoes , cranes  and a work force. 

Two potentuial projects . 1.  Our new gravel extraction point is a 10 acer lake and soon to be a 40 acer lake. We have started to reclaim one of the banks that  a A frame or Log Cabin would be an awsome build. 

2. We own a 200 acer site called Camp Miami  which was a military training camp in the 1930s. Wooded level site that gthe same type sturture would be great build on. 

We have two great site , we have great equipment and $ support , we are in southern ohio south dayton .


Hope to hear from you  

Melinda Holliday
Melinda Holliday

My husband and I bought 3 1/2 acres on a lake on the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington State.  An hour ferry ride West from Seattle.  The property has 100' of waterfront and the back of the property has a beaver pond.  It is extremely peaceful and relaxing.  The property faces the East across the lake over to Green Mountain.  We sit for hours listening to the birds and fishing for trout, or spend the afternoon in the kayaks.  Our dream is to build a small retirement home.  When looking at house plan books, my husband and I picked out our favorite.  Just happens we picked out the exact same plan but in different books.   At least we agree on one thing :)  Currently we have a cleared parking area with a grassy spot so we can camp during the summer.  One day we hope to build our home that we, our kids and our grandkids can enjoy.


Watching the cabins you build is very inspirational.  Incredible work!!

Courtney Reed
Courtney Reed

Hello,

I live in Indianapolis now but was raised in suburbs of Detroit. My family has owned 5 acres on Beaver Island, MI for 15+ years but we have not built anything on it yet. We have had plans to for quite some time but life and lack of money seem to get in the way. There are 3 different opinions on what kind of build to do depending on what family member you talk to from a 3 story pagoda to a shipping container castle...

Beaver island is called the Emerald Isle by the locals. Located 20 some miles into lake, North of Charlevoix. It's approximately 13 miles long by 5 or so miles wide and is one of my favorite places on earth. The town (Saint James) is on the north end where the fairy from the mainland docks. Our property is on the south end. 120' of Lake front and 5 acres deep. Heavily wooded...

Mason-

Carole Smith
Carole Smith

My dream home is a tiny, off the grid cabin on wheels. Towable so I can travel and always have home with me. Nothing fancy, maybe a kitchen, bathroom and beds. I see them on off the grid website, and have fallen in love. There are too many places I have never seen, and if I had one of these, I would sell my home and go without worrying about places to stay....I have a small dog.

Jan Kinberg
Jan Kinberg

 A cabin in the Adirondacks on a pre-existing stone foundation on a small plot of land. A nature, art, retreat/camp for children in cities to have a nature experience - hiking, mountain climbing, canoeing and all the area has to offer. It would be nice to share the beauty that surrounds all of us in the Adirondacks. I have the plot of land. 

Michelle Frierdich Dobbels
Michelle Frierdich Dobbels

My husband and I live on about 36 acres in a middle of a hunting club in SC.  We have a mobile home on the property but eventually would love to build on the property what better then a cabin.  I am a nurse and he is a assistant basketball coach and is not home much with games and recruiting.  I would love to have a home he can come to see and be a feeling of being on mini vacation every time.  We did have the timber cut on the property but had them leave oak trees, so we may have some trees to use to build on the property.  Anyway just a thought.  Tks for listening

Heather Dowell
Heather Dowell

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.