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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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Benjamin Remsing
Benjamin Remsing

Hi my name is Benjamin Remsing. I love your show.let me tell you a little bit about myself.I live in south eastern Pennsylvania I live on a farm with my parents and my brother and sister I'm the youngest boy out of six kids.i'm originally from Washington state Vancouver I moved to Pennsylvania in 1999 because of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh I've been sick my whole life.at the age of seven I had a small intestinal transplant 5 1/2 years later I'm lobster and they had to take it out. I've had two types of cancers I have a history of seizuresI get federal ID every day 14 hours I am in and out of the hospital every month.into thousand 10 I got a second small intestinal and Lorch intestinal transplant a year and a half later I was down in Virginia in a hospital when I got sickI ended up losing my transplant. now I'm chronically ill the doctors tell methat I cannot get another transplant he told me they don't know how long I will live the medicine then I get drive you every night keeps me alive but it also eventually will kill my liver and kill me. I take one day at a time

The reason why I am emailing you is because I need your help I want to build a cabin for myself the place where I can get away not worry about everything that was on my life I love the outdoors I love to build stuff and that is why I am sending you this email pleasecontact me at brremsing@hotmail.com or my phone number is 724-451-8006 I need you guises help to do this

Please thank you very much

Melissa Kreger
Melissa Kreger

Hello "Building Wild".  I don't have a fabulous story to tell, but here goes: my husband and I live in Texas and have been married almost 10 yrs.  Although, for over 35 years he has had the hobby of Hang Gliding.  He absolutely loves it and thrives on flying often.  Since we live in the big city (Dallas area), we have to drive about 4 hours to the South Eastern part of the Oklahoma Mountains -- (Kiamichi Mountains) for him to Hang Glide and for us to just get away from busy city life.  We LOVE the mountains!  We bought 25 acres of land in the Potato Hills (within the Kiamichi Mountain range area).  In a couple of years, my husband would like to retire and have us move to our property, and have a cabin. There, we could live among the constant beautiful mountain views and he'd have quick easy access to go Hang Gliding as often as he could. We aren't wanting anything huge, just maybe 2 bedrooms with a loft.  On our property, there is no sewage or water access, although we DO have electricity there. We have seen the "miracles" that you build and would be honored to have you design and build our "dream come true" cabin. 

Thank you,

Melissa Kreger




Stefanie M.
Stefanie M.

My fiance and I are about to get married and both have always wanted a large piece of land with a home on it that we could live our entire lives in, raise a family in and retire in. One house for our entire married life together! We have found the perfect 40 acre property for us and now we are trying to figure out a way to build our dream home on it. We want an entirely green, eco-friendly home complete with solar and wind power, wood stove, ambient floor heating, water recycling system, and attached greenhouse. Self-sufficiency is the name of our game, but we have been told time and time again by several banks that they won't provide a construction loan that doesn't have power to the property. What?! Why are we being punished for wanting to live off the grid and independently? We will build this home one way or another! We envision a place where all our family memories are and where we can host gatherings and just enjoy the peace and serenity around us...nature! We also intend to plant several trees on the property, including fruit and nut trees as well as pine, maple, oak, whatever will thrive in our neck of the woods! Currently the property is completely bare. Can't wait to start in the direction of our hopes and dreams!!! Come on over and pay us a visit!!!!

Todd Pyykola
Todd Pyykola

I love your show, just saw the one where you built the cabin out of the container, amazing. 

My dream home, since my wife and I are low income, and about to lose the home we live in, within the next month, is one that is self sustaining with all solar power or wind power for electric and heat. As well as a wood stove for winter. 

a self sustaining home would allow us to be almost debt free, save for the payments and the taxes.

It would allow me time to create my new career of being a Christian Song writer, and time to improve my life and get off disability. It would be a dream for us. 


We would be grateful for a simple two bedroom, with a work area located on property my mother owns in Marenisco Michigan. I wish somehow you could build it for us, but with my only income being disability I have no way to pay. So hopefully you all have a heart and save us from being homeless in a month. God Bless you all.

Carey Schmidt
Carey Schmidt

Hi there Paul & Tuffy,

I absolutely adore your show! You guys are so creative, I love the personal touches you add to the cabins. My name is Carey, and I live in central Wisconsin. My husband owns a beef farm that has been in his family since 1925. He grew up working on the farm and was extremely close to his grandfather who was the original owner. Farming, as you know, can be a real struggle as now a days its very difficult to keep a family farm afloat. My husband is extremely dedicated to keeping our farm up and running. He not only manages the farm, animals and crops but also works another full time job. He gets such a sparkle in his eye when he talks about the farms history. My request would be more for him. We own 150 wooded acres, some of the land extends around a small lake. He would love a rustic cabin made with barn board, old barn doors, gates, silo parts etc..he has kept all of the old antique horse reigns, wagon wheels ,antique saws and other farm equipment that he has discovered over the years. He absolutely cherishes these items and would be so excited to have a cabin to showcase his pride in the family farm. These items along with an original horse drawn slee, and a 1957 baby blue Chevy truck his grandpa used to drive would also be a great addition. These items mean so much to him but he has no where to showcase them, they are sadly just tucked away in a shed. He absolutely loves being out in our woods, he spent many years out there with his grandfather who taught him how to hunt. As a matter of fact, grandpa's tree stand still exist as he can't bear to take it down. My husband always puts everyone's needs above his own. A cabin showcasing the history of the farm he's so proud of and one that he plans to hand down to our son, would allow him to keep the memories of his grandfather and the long history of the farm alive for generations to come.

Would love to see you guys in Wisconsin!!

Carey

Cynthia O.
Cynthia O.

Hello Paul & Tuffy

How are you? I hope this email finds you well. I enjoy your show. It so nice to see how you guys take pleasure in making people happy.  My name is Cynthia. I am lucky enough to be blessed with 5 wonderful siblings. Today I am writing you about my brother Nick. Nick is my older brother and he is the nicest sweetest guy. He is the the type of person that would help anyone in need, friend or stranger. Even thought life has thrown Nick a few tough curve-balls he remains the same strong person. Nick has worked extremely hard his whole life and is very dedicated to his family.  A few years ago he purchased land in Saugities, upstate NY. That is his heaven on earth.  The land is believed to be an old powder mill from I think the revolution. Some portions of the stone mill structures are still standing and they are amazing. He enjoys every aspect of upstate, NY.  The woods, creek, his bees, his garden, wildlife everything.  Presently the house up there is an old trailer with a wood room attached. He doesn't complain but

I know he dreams of a log cabin up there. When he sees a log cabin you have to see his face. Its like someone looking at a beautiful piece of art or a horse playing in a field. Its like hes looking at something majestic. I know hes picturing it on his land. When ever I am at a book store I always buy him a log cabin magazine. Thank god he has the piece of land because it saves him from the hussel and bussel of NY. Hes up there many weekends, he will even drive upstate which is almost 3 hours just for 24 hours. If this post is how you choose people for your show. I hope you can consider a log cabin for Nick. He has plenty of friends that would help. Of course I would make you guys my famous lasagna and french toast. All the best. Be careful while your working. Best regards, Cynthia

Mandi Hutson
Mandi Hutson

Once upon a midnight dream.....I find myself surrounded by live oak trees in the beautiful south.  Miles away from others with the sound of nature all around me.  I "lookout" with enough room for four to look out over the river or lake.  A slide from the "lookout" down to the beautiful green grass!!!!  It's always fun to Dream!!!

Jenna Wescott
Jenna Wescott

For my family its not necessarily a dream location its more about the ATMOSPHERE. I am a country girl at heart living with my husband and twin girls in a suburban area in syracuse, NY. We love being outside hiking, walking, swimming anything. Being outside is relaxing and great family time. My husband was a city boy and has come to love all of the same thing with me. We own a piece of land in Orwell, NY in the middle of the woods nothing on it yet, but we just love being there its so peaceful.  But We've also considered a place on acres just to raise the girls where you can look outside and see nothing but grass and trees. We had our girls four months ago and are realizing its not convenience thats important any more its the family time and adventures you go on together. Thats what will build memories for years to come. Every week we have family over every sunday sometimes friday and saturday too. We want a place to share with everyone and build memories with our girls and family!!! 

Steve Bahny
Steve Bahny

Building Wild Crew! We live in the country on 5 acres. It will be our 30th wedding anniversary July 20th and would love to surprise the wife (my best friend) by building her a retreat connected to our garage to entertain family and friends. If we aren't entertaining it would be a place she could relax as well.

Caleb Burchett
Caleb Burchett

Hey guys!! We have a beautiful family farm in northern Kentucky outside of Cincinnati. It has been in my family for five generations. My Great Grandparents have a old home there my Great Gandfather built himself. My Great Grandmother loved my Father (her grandson) with all her heart and called him her pride and joy and she wanted him to live out on their farm more than anything in this world. A little side story...  My brother was born February 3rd and my Great Granny would always say ohhh if he could have waited one more week he would have been born on my birthday he would have been my pride and joy. Well she died before I was born, but I just happened to be born on her birthday February 10th. So i became the new Pride and Joy. My Grandparents have been taken care of this farm for many many years now making it into something beautiful. It still lacks the basic necessities, but I know my Granparents would love to see something become of this farm. I am getting Married in May and we would love to live in a cabin up there. My grandparents would be thrilled for us to move in there so they would know all their hard work wouldnt have been for nothing and that the pride and joy was going to live on their life work. I was counting on using some of the wood from my Great Grandparents old house that way some of their story would live on for a long time to come. I would have a lot of people to help out on this project and would love for this dream to become a fantasy. 

Caleb Burchett
Caleb Burchett

Hey guys!! We have a beautiful family farm in northern Kentucky outside of Cincinnati. It has been in my family for five generations. My Great Grandparents have a old home there my Great Gandfather built himself. My Great Grandmother loved my Father (her grandson) with all her heart and called him her pride and joy and she wanted him to live out on their farm more than anything in this world. A little side story...  My brother was born February 3rd and my Great Granny would always say ohhh if he could have waited one more week he would have been born on my birthday he would have been my pride and joy. Well she died before I was born, but I just happened to be born on her birthday February 10th. So i became the new Pride and Joy. My Grandparents have been taken care of this farm for many many years now making it into something beautiful. It still lacks the water supply but has electricity, but I know my Granparents would love to see something become of this farm. I am getting Married in May and we would love to live in a cabin up there. My grandparents would be thrilled for us to move in there so they would know all their hard work wouldnt have been for nothing and that the pride and joy was going to live on their life work. I was counting on using some of the wood from my Great Grandparents old house that way some of their story would live on for a long time to come. I would have a lot of people to help out on this project and would love for this dream to become a fantasy. 

Andrea Davis
Andrea Davis

We would love to pay you to come build us a cabin in the woods! Our cabin would be located in Kentucky on our family farm. We actually thought using one of our grain bins and converting it in to home. We have an old wooden barn plus lots of space to gather more timber or supplies. We also have a crew at our farm that could help. Would love to hear from you!

Dorothy Salvemini
Dorothy Salvemini

Hello to all,

We love your program.

My family owns 51 acres of beautiful woodlands and large creek in Georgia.  My daughter and I each have a home but we have a large family with grandchildren, nieces and nephews

On this property is an old gristmill foundation that could possibly be a guest house  We have always wanted to see it restored and be used.

Thank you.

Dorothy Salvemini


Jen Allender
Jen Allender

Hello Hello Hello! :)

We watch your show ... all the time :) Love you guys! :) Any who we bought property in West Virginia.... You might think ... oh nice.... and where... Well we don't have an address ... It's 37 acres... but the easiest way to tell you to get to it is to tell you about Seven Pines Church.  Yep it's a little old church no bigger than 24 X 20 where the locals meet every Sunday.  There is about three houses.... spread way out!!.... We bought the property in hopes to use it to hunt on..... It's pretty much a hill/slope... About 15-20 yrs ago they timbered it but the logging trail is built way up. We have dreams on building a tiny cabin... Then we keep trying to find a way!!! We now have three kids... all under double digits and they suck the life and money right out of us... Which is totally ok... We love creating memories with these little blessings..Nothing better than the memories... but we would love to create them in the woods!   So my hubby works for the local power company so they work him way more than 40 hrs a week... So finding time to get there and build a cabin is just unreachable. When we met I promised my hubby we would find a place to hunt.... but I skipped out on the promise of having something on the property to actually survive in... or "live in" ... We thought of getting a camper... or building one of those "Tiny Homes"  but we just are in that... "One day -- dreaming phase"....  My hubby ultimate dream is to build a log cabin... Nothing huge .. nothing fancy... just something that we could all go hang out there and spend sometime away from electronics... and the hussle and bussle!  My kids love being outdoors!!!!  My son is of age to go hunting.  He just got his hunters saftey ed patch and first License!!!!  So they figured they would venture out and go rustic and go camping....They made a fire together.... cooked eggs and chili on the fire.... and then it went down hill.....  of course that week it was below zero...The truck wouldn't start to get back home (they walked for miles to find someone... who happened to own a business and was like sure I'll go getcha).. there was coyotes trying to get in the tent... It was one of those.... MEMORIES TO remember and we laugh about it all the time... but my hubby is worried about taking him again in just a Tarp like TENT!!!!   The spot is beautiful... The wildlife is immense.  From Coyotes, to turkey to bear! and of course DEER!   It's just an awesome place... a very tiny pin on the map.  My hubby every day is googling (don't you just love how that word has become a VERB!) but yes... Googling cabins and how to build them.... He even watches the ones where you cut the wood down on your property and build it from that!!!! He has all these ideas... but we are just at that... maybe one day phase.... He  says "yea, It's never going to happen until I am too old to hunt"   So maybe just maybe that dream will happen! Hopefully before he is too old! :)   So if you are ever in this neck of the woods... and would love to see this property... Just holler!!! :) We will take you for a hike up the hill of our 37 acres in the middle of nowhere!!! :) Not hard to find but out there!!!! Hopefully one day this property with have a cabin of sorts... and an address to call home!!! :) and more importantly a place so my hubby can do all that hunting... Maybe he will finally take me too!!! :)

Patty Mask
Patty Mask

I just saw your television show "Living Wild". Thought I would share my story with you. We were involved in a bad car accident in 1997 outside Harrison, AR. We were coming home from Branson, MO and someone crossed the center line and hot us head on. I never thought we would be still be having health issues from the accident18 years later. We live in Bryant, AR. We love the mountains in northern AR and ended up buying 80 acres on top of a mountain in Marshall, AR in 2003. When I was about nine years old my parents bought a farm in Iowa for a weekend get-away. The entire family loved going there on the weekends. Before long we had moved there permanently. It was very primitive compared to now days. No running water, heated by kerosene stove with an outhouse. We went to a one room school which I was the only one in,the fourth grade. Saying all this, it was the best time in my life. We created our own fun. We have had plans to build a cabin on our property in Marshall, AR but everyday life seemed to get in the way. We had a place cleared off to build but my husband was the sheriff where we lived and there just wasn't enough to time to do it. Our health has been bad and didn't feel like doing anything. We were recently at our land in November and my husband was trying to use chainsaw and weedeater and ended up injuring his back again. It is still our dream to build a small log cabin on our property. It is so beautiful there on top of the mountain that overlooks the Ouachita mountains. There is all kinds of wildlife including bears, turkey, deer, and quail.

Lory Mack
Lory Mack

40 rough and rugged, off grid, Juniper forest. We have plowed a road, put in the culvert, brought up a trailer, and that's as far as we've gotten! We need to get our cabin built, at the top of the mountain.

Only Tuffy can get through this territory, and only you could design this build! Calici and rugged mountainside! We have family and friends at the ready. Please come to Arizona, and help us finish our gathering place for family and friends! Love the show..However, would prefer to have Tuffy on site.

Christy Maguire
Christy Maguire

My husband's grandfather was a game warden in Rhode Island and started a love of the outdoors that was passed down to my husband.  My father, two brothers and eldest son are HUGE hunters/outdoors men.  We purchased 62 acres in Trion, Georgia, a few years ago, and have built a small bunkhouse on the property.  Unfortunately, it is not large enough to accommodate the large group that wants to utilize the property and there is no way to warm it.  Whenever they go up to hunt, practice archery or skeet shoot, several people always end up in a tent and inevitably, it rains.  We would LOVE to have a place that can accommodate the whole family as well as really protect them from the elements for extended stays.  My eldest son, who is 13, insists on holding his birthday party there EVERY year and brings all of his friends and their fathers to participate in Air Soft wars, games of "Capture the Flag" and wood chopping competitions.  While we are not looking for the Ritz Carlton of cabins, we would love a bit more space and perhaps a few upgrades.  We are huge fans of the show and my son thinks that Tuffy rocks! :-)  Keep doing what you are doing and we look forward to watching your show for many years to come!

Chris Madden
Chris Madden

My husband and I recently visited Oahu, Hawaii.  I have psoriatic arthritis and weekly take a chemo medication and painful injections.  I love Oahu and during our two week visit had little to no pain!  It was the first time in years that I was able to get out and enjoy the beauty and the outdoors without having pain that was daily!  We determined we are going to retire there eventually so we could enjoy life without pain.  My husband is a Battalion Chief with the Fire Department and I am IT and grant writer.  We love our jobs, but both of us have over 20 years here.  Currently our son, daughter in law and two grandchildren live in Oahu while our son serves in the US Navy based at Pearl Harbor. My husband and I were avid Harley Davidson riders until my pain levels got so bad. During my two weeks in Oahu I was able to ride as a passenger and we both were like children again!  This would be our dream location! 

Paula Dickerson
Paula Dickerson

Dear building wild

My husband and I are interested in getting a small cabin on our farm, we have a couple we are close to and the wife has a rare type of Leukemia and is receiving treatments at Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem, NC. She has been hospitalized more than she's been home since the diagnosis. During a visit with us she had seen a place on our farm and stated how she would love to have a small cabin sitting on that hill as a getaway cabin, our husbands are both captains at the Reidsville, NC Fire Department. We watch your show and know you all could put together the perfect getaway for this special couple and would love the opportunity to give her a place to go and relax away from the daily worries of the cancer. Thank you

Diana Casto
Diana Casto

We live on a farm in west Virginia. .have a beautiful pond surrounded by trees and some open land. We are tearing down an old house we used to live in and would love to salvage what we can to build a cabin overlooking our pond. We have four grandchildren and would love to have a special place to spend with them.

Christie Torrence
Christie Torrence

We live in Virginia near historical Appomattox. On April 12, 2012 we had an electrical Fire burning down our 3rd generation 1800s home. We could not afford to rebuild our home, it was more out of code than in. We moved into town. We have 30acres riverfront property. With a beautiful bend in the river and sand on the bank. A waterfall close enough to hear. Our land is where I teach my kids how to live off the land, hunt, ride. Where my niece and nephews learns what country life means. Where I teach kids to fish who otherwise may never learn. Our land is the back bone of our name, our land is blood and sweat, pride and joy. We have old barns and the burnt home. To have a cabin there would be amazing but to have a cabin there that you guys made happened would be unbelievable! My wife and watch your show all the time wishing and dreaming. Please come to our beautiful state and make our dreams come true.

Christie Torrence
Christie Torrence

We live in Virginia near historical Appomattox. On April 12, 2012 we had an electrical Fire burning down our 3rd generation 1800s home. We could not afford to rebuild our home, it was more out of code than in. We moved into town. We have 30acres riverfront property. Our land is where I teach my kids how to live off the land, hunt, ride. Where my niece and nephews learns what country life means. Where I teach kids to fish who otherwise may never learn. Our land is the back bone of our name, our land is blood and sweat, pride and joy. We have old barns and the burnt home. To have a cabin there would be amazing but to have a cabin there that you guys made happened would be unbelievable! My wife and watch your show all the time wishing and dreaming. Please come to our beautiful state and make our dreams come true.

Melissa Yarworth
Melissa Yarworth

We live on Catoctin Mountain, just above Camp David in the Appalachian Mountains of Maryland. Part of our beautiful 25 acres of land peaks the highest elevation of the mountain at 1860 ft. There is a magnificent boulder of green stone about the size of a two story house, with mature trees growing through it that can be seen from high above the main road going over the mountain. We have always talked about how amazing it would be to have a cabin incorporated into this unique rock formation.

As we are busy remodeling our Cottage home, a cabin on top the property will probably remain a daydream for quite some time. We wouldn't know where to start, if it was even possible. That's where the creative minds of Building Wild would sure be of help.

Rebecca B.
Rebecca B.

I have 12 acres in Wolfsville, Frederick County, Maryland; a mile from Washington County Line and the Appalachian trail. My site is on South Mountain so I need enthusiastic builders to want to tackle building on the mountain.  If that happens, I will be able to move in and have an awesome view.

Melissa Bost
Melissa Bost

Hi Guys..We are blessed to be living the dream in Green Mountain, North Carolina. After moving twice, selling two homes, and 5 uhauls later, we are here!!!! I'm listed as Burnsville because our town wasn't in the options to choose from, lol. Our home is only a few miles from "LOST COVE" in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains so that may be part of the problem..we are definitely off the beaten path.  After looking for two years, we found 21 acres  that included an old doctor's house, creek rambling from the front yard into the woods with a 100ft waterfall, and over 1000 ft on the beautiful Nolichucky River.  .Top that off with "salt of the earth" neighbors in the most beauftiful lvalley on earth and you have heaven on earth. We had even lucked out and purchased an old tobacco barn for the lumber to build a "cabin in the woods" just before we started moving.."into every life, a little rain must fall" (no rain/no flowers)... A few weeks ago shortly after picking a bluff over-looking the Nolichucky to put our cabin, we were knocked down with the news that my husband has colon cancer.  He had a huge tumor along with his large intestines removed on Jan. 22nd and is doing great..he's my hero.  We go back tomorrow to have staples removed from his abdomen and learn the results from his pathology reports..This is the toughest but most loving and giving man I have ever known.  He is a Bronze-Star Vietnam Vet who has always give of himself to anyone who needs a helping hand..We have an older neighbor with health issues who was building his own cabin but could in no way get it finished on his own or with the help of his 5 daughters.  My husband, though up to his own neck moving in and settling, grabbed his tools, and headed up without a second thought..that's just who he is and one of the many reasons I am the luckiest woman on earth to have been blessed with him in my life.  I am wishing on a star here and hoping someone will hear my prayer and help me get this cain built for this man to enjoy.  I want him to have a healing place for his mind, body, and soul like no other..I don't know what the pathology reports hold for us tomorrow, but regardless, I want this man to have one unbelievable "escape" cabin of his own land that I pray will be his for many years to come. I've been too scared lately to dream of sitting on that cabin porch looking out at the river with him saing "we did it", but I'm tired of being scared...I've got the faith of Job and I'm a dreamer at heart..Sending wishes up to the stars and pitching pennies in the fountain...please help us get this built...lhugs to all the dreamers!.

doug balaz
doug balaz

I'm working to build a small log cabin behind a pond . I have cut some logs working on getting the rest. If you would like to come help out ,would love to have you there, 12x12 cabin with a bed ,stove and table,, thanks 

Nancy Lundy
Nancy Lundy

In February 2014, my husband and I purchased our dream.  A small camp, off grid in Upstate New York.  5 acres of pure heaven, a weekend getaway, a place for our sons to have.  Fishing, fourwheeling and fun.  We worked relentlessly all spring and summer to make it perfect.  Then tragedy struck.  4 days after Christmas we discovered that our shed and camp had been burglarized, and if that wasn't enough the camp was burned to the ground.  All of our tools were stolen, the entire camp is nothing but a pile of ashes, the contents are gone.  We are reeling with the fact that we are VICTIMS.  I want more than anything to rebuild but we need help.  We need someone who believes that something good can come out of this experience.  I want my family to have their dream back.

Scott Wells
Scott Wells

I would like to build small cabin here on my farm in Kentucky. The cabin would be rented out for stays and help save a small farm

Linda Friedman
Linda Friedman

Dear Building Wild,

Not feeling confident that anyone will ever read this but what the heck. 

I've written before and will pare it down.

We have an apple orchard, with an old run down camp, with lots of history. It needs to be torn down, mostly. We would love to see a new basic camp there for the family to use. We don't need fancy. We have a lot of material and a lot of hands, capable hands, that would do anything for my father for whom I'm writing. He is a man you should not leave this world without meeting, even a meeting of consideration.

Why is this the place we would want to camp? My father is getting older and passing the reins of the 270 acre parcel and farm to us,his daughters. We are embracing the farm as our own for the first time in 35 years. We need this to bind us all. To keep the place going and for all of us to feel a part of our future.


Please consider us.

~Linda Mark Friedman

Linda Friedman
Linda Friedman

Dear Building Wild,

Not feeling confident that anyone will ever read this but what the heck. 

I've written before and will pare it down.

We have an apple orchard, with an old run down camp, with lots of history. It needs to be torn down, mostly. We would love to see a new basic camp there for the family to use. We don't need fancy. We have a lot of material and a lot of hands, capable hands, that would do anything for my father for whom I'm writing. He is a man you should not leave this world without meeting, even a meeting of consideration.


Please consider us.

~Linda Mark Friedman

Julie Beck
Julie Beck

Dear Building Wild,

My husband and I are giving up the corporate life and moving to the woods.  This has been a 30 year dream of ours. We have this spectacular 80 acres in the remote mountains of Eastern Oregon.  There is an existing cabin with a unique design, built with timbers, but needs to be re done/ added on to,  for living on a continuous basis.  the property has ample timber for building.  please contact me, we would be very interested in being on one of your shows. We plan to start this coming spring... if interested or would like to see photos please email me  kenulie@aol.com

Julie Beck
Julie Beck

My husband and I are giving up the corporate life and moving to the woods.  We have this spectacular 80 acres in the remote mountains of Eastern Oregon.  There is an existing cabin with a unique design, built with timbers, but needs to be re done for living on a continuous basis.  the property has ample timber for building.  please contact me, we would be interested in being on one of your shows.  kenulie@aol.com

jay toolman
jay toolman

My dream cabin would have a through garage design that would be easy to pull through with the sleds. One of my friend's cabins has a small track that is used to turn around when they arrive or leave on their snowmobiles. I think this is something that makes his cabin special and making something even better would be a dream come true. http://www.scottequip.com

Aaron D
Aaron D

Hello,

We are located in historic Brattleboro VERMONT! We have a small chunk of land near by in guilford and would love to build a garage and office for our growing small business, as of now the land is cleared and is just used for storage. I'm 26 years old and own a property maintenance company and employ nearly all my immediate family. My wife and I just had our first baby in August and don't have the time to complete this task on our own. We have dreamed of a garage with an office above it something cozy so she can do all the book work and all the office work. We have been in Vermont our entire life's and have worked hard to get where we are now and this would be the final piece of the puzzle.

Thanks,

aarondoleszny@yahoo.com

Mary Tidmore
Mary Tidmore

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!

Adam Chapman
Adam Chapman

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.

Crystal Webb
Crystal Webb

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

Crystal Webb    


Ken Meyer
Ken Meyer

Hi-

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.  

Kevin vincent
Kevin vincent

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.

Linda Friedman
Linda Friedman

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.

Pam Majerus
Pam Majerus

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

Dave-Jeanene Von Hoffmann
Dave-Jeanene Von Hoffmann

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.

Douglas Foss
Douglas Foss

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 dfossfarm@gmail.com

Diane Cashman
Diane Cashman

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.


Thank you


adam kyle
adam kyle

alright gentlemen,


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.

John Fuston
John Fuston

Hey guys,


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.   

Daniel Kunkle
Daniel Kunkle

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.

John Fuston
John Fuston

Hey Guys,


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.  .