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.
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.
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.
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.
Pete Podurgiel wrote:That's horrible, my condolences ...is there any hope of legal recourse/recompense?
Yeah, after the Cerro Grande fire which destroyed the town of Los Alamos lit for the same reason, now they call them "Prescribed burns." As citizens we need to take the matches away for the US Forest Service. It has been declared a national disaster by uncle Joe. Under the unbearable stress of losing our homebuilt home with a masonry 2600 gallon aquaponics fish pond with five year old Koi, we've frantically filling our forms proving we own the home. That part is done and sent in to FEMA with documentation showing what type of home it was, as it is unrecognizable as a building. Next is personal belongings; family photos, paintings, artwork, furnishings and a brand new jewelry studio which I
Douglas Alpenstock wrote:Good god Brian. That's awful, unspeakable, infuriating. I can't imagine how a controlled burn could have gone so horribly wrong.