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.
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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!!
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...
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.
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.
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
We farm for a living here in Iowa,we are fortunate enough to live in paradise. I have always wanted to build a cabin on our land but farming is 24/7. We have an old barn that my Grandfather milked cows in and always wanted to use that material to build a cabin on the land he farmed and enjoyed. We love being in the outdoors, with farming we are always outside and if we are not on a tractor we are in the woods hunting,cutting wood or just enjoying the scenery. A cabin in the "Back 40" has always been our dream. Love watchin the show! Tuffys my kinda guy:)
We have 26 acres in New Mexico. Three boundaries of our property border the Gila National Forest giving us a gigantic wild backyard. A small seasonal creek runs through the property. The vegetation is diverse from blue spruce and giant ponderosas to agave and prickly pear cactus. We have had no electricity or running water until last summer when we put in a solar well. There is a small straw bale cabin that we love, but with four sons and five grand kids we would love a bigger cabin with a real bathroom. Right now it is a wonderful walk across the creek to the outhouse and and our outdoor shower with our Coleman instant hot water is great on a warm afternoon. Oh to have the luxury of an actual bathroom in our mountain paradise and room for everyone!
Besides the space for the family, my idea of a getaway is all about the views of the creek and the surrounding forest, so lots of well insulated windows would be fantastic!
I want to build in the Southern Colorado/Northern New Mexico mountains. I would built a Hacienda style one level house with four 40' ocean containers set in a square, with an open center garden. It eventually will have a closeble (solar) roof that could keep the unwanted out but allow winter sun in and enough sun in summer to keep a diverse garden growing. Last I would build a closed garage with a high ceiling and tall doors to allow our converted school bus to park in a protected area. The lockable garage would have one entry door to the house and the second would be a tunnel to an obscured metal grate as an escape route.
We currently live in the house that Reggie Tschorn built in 1988 and readily enjoy his little touches. Most appreciated is his vision on where to place the house on the side of the mountain. Thanks to his vision I get to enjoy the same sunsets as he from my deck or sitting in my den while Reggie enjoys them from his father's rocker on his deck. The additions we added to the house have made it ours but it will always be known in Arlington, VT as Reggie Tschorn's house.
Our dream is a summer cabin next to our one acre pond among our old apple trees. The cabin we have dreamed of would be a 20' X 30', wood framed building covered with red cedar shiplap siding, knotty pine interior walls and a full 30' front porch. It would have a gambrel roof to accommodate five bedrooms, three in a L-shaped loft and two on the main floor. In the 1970's we bought my Grandmother's 1890's farm house on eight acres here in mid-Michigan. It has been a slow process renovating this old house but we have finally achieved our goal of restoring it to it's former glory. We now have four grown children and six grandchildren with two more on the way. Our dream would be a summer cabin next to our pond where all our children and grandchildren could all come to rest, play and enjoy each other. We have already built a 8' x 8" fully enclosed, heated treehouse ( pictured above) for any others who would like to enjoy our company.
My husband purchased his family homestead from his parents here in the scenic Adirondack Mountains and Sacandaga Lake back in 1970's. He is very proud of this 30+ acres.We cleared a lot and subdivided to provide a piece of property for our daughter and her new husband as a wedding gift.It took a year, many meetings and surveys and dealings with the Adirondack Park Agency from start to finish to actually get the subdivision approval. Because of forces beyond our control, our daughter and her husband moved somewhere else before the subdivision was finally approved.We did however transfer the property into my name as required by the conditions and terms imposed upon us. I would still LOVE to have a home built for us on the site. We are aging (66 and 52 years old) and our current home is two living levels with an extremely steep stairway. After having an operation on each of my knees I still find it difficult to negotiate these stairs. A one level home is a dream of mine.And will become a necessity as we continue our life here on this homestead he is so emotionally attached to.He has lived here ALL his life,except during his service to the US Army during the Vietnam War.
My hubby is a 100% disabled vet, I am a retired RN. We've always dreamed of a cabin in Alaska, so last year, we sold our home in Texas, bought lakefront property in Wasilla, AK, and plan to move there in May. Due to increased medical expenses and some unforeseen emergencies (aren't they all?) we've had to spend about half the money we had we had set aside to build a cabin. We do have a 5th wheel RV & will live in it until we can build. To save costs, we are looking into re purposing shipping containers or an old Quonset hut. What do you think of that? I think it would be fun to have Paulie and Tuffy join us in the last frontier to build a nice little cabin on our lake.
Abandoned Family Silver Mine at 12,000 ft!
Our family owns a 20 acre plot of land adjacent to Independence Pass, Colorado. The land was mined for gold and silver by a family member in the mid 1800's. Now it is visited every few years by adventerous family members (2.5 hour hike). We hike up to the mine, look around, take some pictures of old relects, and then head back. We wish we could stay longer and experience what our family member experienced.
Paulie and Tuff -- are you adventurous enough for a 12,000 ft build?
My father and I have always dreamed about building a small cabin on the property so we can spend more time on the property when we do visit. With all the mining and gem shows on TV now a days we'd like to spend more time on the property prospecting. Our property is only a few miles away from the Mt Antero mountain range where a lot of precious gems have been found. We also believe that there is still some small amount of gold and silver that was left behind in the mining tailings.
Lastly, this property is in walking distance to a lot of secluded mountain streams and lakes full of beautiful trout. We love to fly fish!
Paulie and Tuff - we'll give you a cut if we find any gold/silver/gems!!
I met my husband in 2009 only 2 months before he was deployed to Afghanistan for 13 months. During that time we talked on the phone, when he had signal, and began to fall in love. He serve the navy for several years and when I met him he was then serving in the army. He came home in November 2010 and we were married in May 2011. We are raising my four children and have slowly adjusted to family life. In May of 2013 he was medically retired from the Army and the Department of Veterans Affairs has deemed him 100% disabled. He has since applied for disability and was denied. It's been very difficult living on his small income, but I have since started attending school in order to get a job to make up the difference in the bills. I, unfortunately, will have to figure out a job that pays well at part time or from home, due to the fact that I need to be around in case he falls or injures himself. The VA refuses to give him any kind of training to get a job, because he is 100% disabled and has difficulty getting around at times. We have dreamed of owning our own home but his true dream is to have a fully functional wood shop. He enjoys working with wood and has made many beautiful pieces of furniture and things. I helped him and we had a great time doing these together. I have to be there with him to help. We live in Southeast Georgia. My parents have decided to give us a significant piece of land from their Organic farm to put a house. Unfortunately, due to income, it looks like it will be a long time before we can do anything with it. It's a shame, my husband served this country and cannot get any help in taking care for his family. We currently rent and home and may be looking for a smaller cheaper place for my husband, myself and my four children to live. I would truly love to live in one of the homes I have seen you build on your show. My husband and I have always dreamed of living in a home we own.
My husband purchased an acre of land surrounded by State land in the Adirondack Park in 2005. It had a dilapidated cabin on it. So after using it for a year, my father who was a timber framer went up with Joe and started a gambrel, but after 9 days of harsh weather and bug season they returned. This was the last thing my father built as he passed shortly thereafter. We later had someone come in and do the roof and have spent a great deal of time clearing land, and Joe has completed as much of the finishing work as possible within the short season and time allotments. We currently reside in the Poconos so it is a great distance away. In addition my son who was born with a congenital health defect and polycystic kidneys has had multiple set backs over the past couple of years and approximately 5 years ago I ran into various issues with my own issues with several ruptured disc and now neuropathy. So I have been of no help to him as even if I can withstand the trip by car and my son was stable enough this summer for me to make 2 trips for 4 day increments. I couldn't lift or do anything to help. On various occasions Joe rides up on his bike as I must use of car to commute to the hospital with my son for various visits and now dialysis 3 times a week, And have been spending a great deal of time listing him at various regions and hospitals for transplant.
Over the past 17 years Joe has taken care of me as well as my children. He has selflessly sat back and allowed me to do what was necessary for my son over the years and never complained only tries to loosen the load and burden but he has always been placed on the back burner. Not intentionally but with work, and my sons conditions and the needs of my other children etc. he has never wanted for anything but a small getaway. He has been an avid adventurer, lover of hiking camping. He only wants a small place off the grid that at a later time when my son is healthy enough to be on his own we could live at and be mostly self sufficient. He did build a small outbuilding with kitchen and bath and is working on a way to pull the water on the stream into the building. We have a solar light set-up, solar panels & generator. Wood stove is there but not hooked up yet. We have many materials already there and I will find away to make sure we can meet the criteria necessary to make sure this can happen for him.
And we do have many of the materials required to complete the interior but he needs help and since it is so far away and he never wants to ask or burden anyone else he hasn't asked for help. HIs brother & brother in law and my brother and some other friends could come and help.
We don't have a lot of funds since the vast majority of our money goes to medical bills, my son's room so he is closer to the hospitals that can handle his condition and so he can maintain some type of normalcy and socialization. Then there are the expenses for me to take my son 3 days a week to nyc (gas tolls food meters) etc. So Joe goes without but is the type of person that doesn't want for nothing. If it wasn't for these things he would have us living there and living off the land.
I just want to help him get the one thing completed that I know is important to him but he will not ask as there is always other things going on that take precedence. It is sad and there is no other way for me to show him I care and appreciate all that he has done for me and my children through out the years, Many not easy years but he has always stayed positive and been my rock.
My family has had 20 acres of land in Franklinton, Louisiana for 100 years. For the past 50 years, no one has lived on the there. My father was born in the cabin shown in the profile picture. My grandfather was a dairy farmer and my father milked cows in the old dairy barn that still stands on the property. He recently passed the land down to my wife and I. He just turned 80 years old and still goes to the land every month just to spend some time and remember his childhood. We have done some minor clearing and basic maintenance however the old cabin is in desperate need of renovation. My wife and I would eventually like to retire there. Last month my daughter was asked by her boyfriend to get married. To our complete surprise my daughter called and said their dream is to be married on this land near the old cabin. It would be our dream build to have the old cabin taken apart, salvage the heart pine that is over 100 years old and use it in the building of a new cabin. This would give our daughter a family treasured place to say her vows and know that she and her family will always have this place to themselves after we are gone. This is our dream and your help in making it happen would be the most amazing wedding gift she could ever receive. We would be more than happy to fund the project and would love for you to see the land.
I have 43 acres in Columbia County and have a beautiful spot overlooking the valley with unbelievable sunsets. A gorge with outcroppings and waterfalls would lull me to sleep whenever I've camped there. This land has Shaker history and is loaded with stone walls and mystery. A 100 foot long concrete tunnel in the gorge has always mystified me and locals. I envision a home with only stone and glass. I'd like to see nature as it happens. Whether it's a deer coming to eat acorns or black bear sniffing out an easy meal from the bird feeder I just want to watch it unfold in front of me anytime of day or night.
We are blessed to own land in the Loess Hills, on one of the top ten "outstanding byways" in America...a combination of woodlands, farmland and prairie. As investors from other countries started to buy up chunks of land, a move was made to preserve 30,000 acres of this national treasure. But to us, it wasn't just a scenic part of Iowa, it is the place our Irish grandfather and Czech grandfather settled, in a remote part of the state - the last county in Iowa to get rural electric. The hills in Monona county were a sanctuary for farm families, livestock and equipment during the frequent flooding of the Mighty Mo, most recently just two years ago. Too busy surviving to appreciate the view, we have taken stabs at creating hunting cabins or look outs (and one rotting A frame from the early 80s). Like in many rural communities, meth labs have come and gone in this remote area - an insult to those of us who seek to live in nature, not hide in it. Our dream cabin would sit on top of our highest peak (utilizing generations of out buildings and materials, including a hardwood forest) and would look east over the wagon wheel ruts of early settlers and pony express. And then....look west to the sunset over the fertile Missouri River valley....and our pasture full of deer, wild turkey, the occasional bobcat, cougar, seasonal twister, and the land our grandfathers cleared by hand nearly one hundred years ago.
My family has land and a camp in West Virgina. Its a beautiful piece of land, but we lost our beloved 100 year old house in a flood in 2004. We still go out there, but are limited to a 2 bedroom house to stay in. I have a large family and we all love to stay there, but it gets a bit cramped. It would be my and my 81 year old grandmother's dream to have that old house rebuilt. So many generations have grown up in this family camp and its so heartbreaking to watch it all fall in. This camp is the heart of our family. We go there to disconnect from the world and reconnect with our loved ones.
My family has some land in the heart of Cajun Country that has a wood lake close to a Bayou. My uncle and my dad have talked about how we would love to have a small camp back there. I have a couple grandsons and we love to have a camp back there to take them to to make memories.
Great Show!!! Watch the show almost daily!My dream cabin would be for my dad. He survived World War Two and turned 94 this year. We have lake front property in Northern Maine near the Canadian Border. The land is on Portage Lake. My family first settled the town back in 1844. The property was visited by the Indians thus the land is named Indian Point. We presently have a old cabin(no running water) and a trailer with running water. Any type of cabin we could build would be greatly appreciated. I will be forever indebted. Please help me in my dream to help build a cabin my parents can enjoy their remaining years....
WE MAY HAVE ENOUGH MONEY FOR THE MATERIAL,,,
Hello Folks, Nice homes you all build, My name is Dave I am a 48 year old with 2 kids and 2 grand kids and I always from the time I was born wanted to live in the Pocono mountains of pa.in a log cabin up against a state forest, well I was able to get some land backed up to a 9000 acre preserve with a mobile home on it, I paid for it, but not knowing any better I found out that the house is not set correct below the freeze line and the house moves in the winter as we get the freeze, We have a beautiful piece of land with lots of wild life and truly is the only preserve like it in the world,, we have birds and plants that are no where but here, there is lots of room to build, I have a little money to help, and unfortunately my body is falling apart, I have had back surgery and now I am told my knees and hips need to be replaced, my wife is a worker as well as my kids and I still do what I can despite the pain, I am just not able to do it alone. please help me build my dream home so I have a place for my kids and grand children to have a place to stay forever,, also if I was able to build a home i would be able to put my in laws close to their daughter, my wife,, in the mobile home until it sinks to far, they are elderly and my wife's mother just beat lung cancer, my wife also buried her father and brother within a 2 year period,, Sincerely Dave PS, SHE JUST WANTS A SMALL LOG CABIN