Eric Hanson wrote:Brian,
Sounds awful! Do you have any resources left on the land? In my head I am picturing 240 acres (at least. I guess really it would be thousands of acres) of blackened land with a few scorched trunks standing plus a few trees that might optimistically make it. I assume you don't want to touch those still-standing trees with needles (just how many survived--just asking out of curiosity). Are any of the burned and dead ones any good for lumber or wood chips or anything? I don't live in fire country, so I am just not familiar with what is left when these acres burn. As I said, I imagine a scorched wasteland. So sorry to hear about it.
Douglas Alpenstock wrote:Good lord, what a disaster! Such destruction must be a heartbreaker.
Brian, it sounds like you're the right person to restore the land. I hope you'll continue to share your journey with us.
Anne Miller wrote:I was saddened to read about what happened when you firstwrote about this happening to your home.
Having a chainsaw mill is a great start so that you can mill your own lumber.
I am guessing that you want to start with the home first.
This thread might give you some inspiration to get started:
When you do get started you might want to start a thread in the projects forum:
Please ask some specific questions so we will know how to advise you.
Anne Miller wrote:I am glad to know that you have a plan.
Manufactured homes are a good route.
I have owned two that were very well-built.
Since you seem to understand construction, take some time to find the homes that are better built rather than the ones that look pretty.
Best wishes for your future.