I am seeking reviews on Noah Bradley's handmade log cabin course. It contains 11, one hour videos on how to build a log cabin, for 397 bucks. For an additional 200 bucks, he has a stonemason and timber frame course, along with 3 hand drawn log home plans. The reviews on his Facebook page seem like they're from people that have only watched his free videos, thus inaccurate, so I'm hoping for a more credible report.
I understand that eventually I will need to do a more hands-on workshop, or possibly an apprenticeship or school, but right now I have a full time job working under a custom stair craftsman, so the craving I have for for a traditional building experience will have to be contained through reading, watching videos, and subtle experimentation. If anyone has some alternative suggestions for a book, course, or workshop near Georgia, I'd love to hear about it.
Here's a bit of background and my envision:
- I'm 24, live with my parents, and am saving up money to buy about 10 acres in north Georgia. I plan to build my house on the weekends, then work towards an on-grid homestead once it's move in ready.
- At first I considered cob, until I learned about the code enforcement and the need to hire a private engineer for approval. Maybe cob will come after I build my first approved structure hehe
- So then I decided to move towards something more familiar and timeless - a log cabin. This is when I encountered Noah Bradley's courses.
- I am still considering a roundwood framed house, and love the idea of learning through the Japanese discipline. Though I figure building a log cabin would be a better introduction, unless I can be convinced otherwise.
posted 11 months ago
Well, I ended up paying for the full course. When I'm done with it I will leave a review here for others to use. So far I'm four hours in and I'm happy with the progression.
I am Serkan from California. I was also looking for reviews for Noah Bradley's log cabin course. I could not find anything except yours. As you mentioned, his facebook page posts may not be very helpful. So I was wondering if you finished watching all the videos and what your thoughts about them. I am thinking about enrolling to $600 course. I wish there was some additional hands-on workshop he could offer. I will appreciate if you can help me on this.
It will give me the powers of the gods. Not bad for a tiny ad:
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