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Becky Keith wrote:The timber guys approached us. I wouldn't have any idea. I would check BBB to see who is operating in your area and see if people are happy with them. This may be a question for a lumber guy here. Maybe forestry services would know some reputable harvesters. I was a beast about how they harvested because I didn't want them to come in and clear cut. That's a disaster. What a mess they leave behind. We have a paper company down the road and the countryside is leveled all around us with big scars of cleared land covered in debris from all the little trees they knocked down but didn't harvest.



Thanks! I'll look around and see what I can find. I do hate the idea of cutting down the trees because of the shade, air, animal homes, etc so in the end we may not do it but some of them so pose a threat to our current house and the extra money could go straight to the new house so it's a tough decision.
 
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Hello Felicia,

I have followed along the best I could (sorry folks if I missed anything or repeat info.) John E. has been giving you great feedback, and there was little for me to offer. What I can say at this point is to stream line your plan, and the way you present question here at Permise. I do the best I can for folks, but often can not "wade through" their descriptions to get to "good questions." Try the 1,2, 3, approach when asking questions. I, for one, can do better with those.

You have a very limited budget, sot I assume you do not plan on hiring anyone to build for you as 60% or more will go to that cost.

As John E, (et al) have said, you can build well with no money...indigenous folks and settlers did, and on that point...look to vernacular architecture for your region as a guide to what works. The Choctaw and other nations there had several log and earth formed architecture that is germane to your needs, as did the later Creole.

Be patient with the materials and yourself.

Make good drawings both in plan view and elevation (the best you can do) as mistakes on paper are better than in the materials.

It will be hard work, but more than worth it.

Regards,

j

 
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Jay C. White Cloud wrote:Hello Felicia,

I have followed along the best I could (sorry folks if I missed anything or repeat info.) John E. has been giving you great feedback, and there was little for me to offer. What I can say at this point is to stream line your plan, and the way you present question here at Permise. I do the best I can for folks, but often can not "wade through" their descriptions to get to "good questions." Try the 1,2, 3, approach when asking questions. I, for one, can do better with those.

You have a very limited budget, sot I assume you do not plan on hiring anyone to build for you as 60% or more will go to that cost.

As John E, (et al) have said, you can build well with no money...indigenous folks and settlers did, and on that point...look to vernacular architecture for your region as a guide to what works. The Choctaw and other nations there had several log and earth formed architecture that is germane to your needs, as did the later Creole.

Be patient with the materials and yourself.

Make good drawings both in plan view and elevation (the best you can do) as mistakes on paper are better than in the materials.

It will be hard work, but more than worth it.

Regards,

j



Thanks for the great advice!!
 
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Felicia,

Regarding your timber, I don't know the situation in Alabama, but here in Missouri the Department of Conservation has foresters on staff and they offer free services to landowners. They will survey your timber, give a report and suggestions for harvest, mark the trees to be harvested, help you find a logger, and even help negotiate a contract with the logger ... all free of charge.

Again, I don't know about Alabama, but you should contact your local conservation office.

-Tom
 
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Tom Gauthier wrote:Felicia,

Regarding your timber, I don't know the situation in Alabama, but here in Missouri the Department of Conservation has foresters on staff and they offer free services to landowners. They will survey your timber, give a report and suggestions for harvest, mark the trees to be harvested, help you find a logger, and even help negotiate a contract with the logger ... all free of charge.

Again, I don't know about Alabama, but you should contact your local conservation office.

-Tom



That would be amazing! Here's to hoping I can find something like that.
 
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Hello again Felicia,

Here is the information you will need about forest management through the state...
http://www.forestry.state.al.us/forest_management_programs.aspx?bv=2&s=0

Good luck.

-Tom
 
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Tom Gauthier wrote:Hello again Felicia,

Here is the information you will need about forest management through the state...
http://www.forestry.state.al.us/forest_management_programs.aspx?bv=2&s=0

Good luck.

-Tom



Awesome! Thank you!
 
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