How We Built Our Own Getaway: One family's story

Can an average family truly build a log home by themselves? Hint — You'll need tools, friends and humor!

By Cathy Strasser
Published: May 1, 2007
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The Strassers enjoy the finished product.
Photo by Cathy Strasser

In the summer of 2000, my family fulfilled a long-standing dream and built our own log cabin. My husband and I and our two children (ages 9 and 12) were all eager for the adventure, little knowing what was in store over the next five months. The plan was to live in a pop-up camper on our land for the summer as we built. Yep, gluttons for punishment doesn’t even begin to describe it.

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