How to Build Your Dream Cabin in the Woods: The Ultimate Guide to Building and Maintaining a Backcountry Getaway

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Globe Pequot, Jun 1, 2004 - House & Home - 230 pages
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Everyone dreams of having a cabin in the woods - a wood-hewn structure with all (or, at least many of) the amenities of home - tucked away on a mountaintop with an awe-inspiring view, or nestled on the shore of a trout-filled stream or bass-laden lake. Most people also believe that such a dream house is just that - the stuff of dreams - not affordable, not build-able without hiring a construction crew.
Author J. Wayne Fears is here to tell you that such a dream cabin can be yours - at a price that won't break the bank. And he knows because he has done it himself. In this, a guidebook to make dreams become reality, Fears covers - in words, photos, diagrams, and blueprints - all the important points, from buying the land, to planning your structure, to actually doing it - either on your own, or with some help. With special chapters on keeping your cabin clean and pest-free, as well as with valuable information on maintenance and repair, this book is one that every cabin owner - or potential owner - will keep as a reference for years to come.

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J. Wayne Fears is a wildlife biologist by training who has organized big-game hunting camps, guided canoe trips, and run commercial getaway operations. He has written more than 3,000 articles for the outdoors press, and is currently editor of Rural Sportsman magazine. He built his own log cabin 12 years ago and has been enjoying it ever since. His favorite getaway is an Alaskan trapper's-style cabin on his property in Cross Creek Hollow, Alabama.

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