Bert Beckmann wrote:Is is feasible to build a modern style house using trees on your land and a portable sawmill?
Depends :) Flat ground or hilly? Clear cutting so that you can pull them out easily or selectively cutting so you have to navigate them past the other trees? I'm guessing a medium sized tractor would be a good place to start.
Bert Beckmann wrote:Has anyone here done that? What equipment to you need to move and process the trees?
Yes, I think so (for stick built construction). Depending on your climate I think the normal answer is 1 year of air drying per inch of wood thickness.
Bert Beckmann wrote:How long would you let the newly sawed lumber sit and dry out? Do you need to let it dry out?
Mike Haasl wrote:My honest hunch is that it will be cheaper and MUCH faster to just purchase lumber. If you try to make your own, every step of the way will involve uncertainty, cost, time and labor.
I totally understand the desire to make your own lumber from your own trees.