Dick Sellers Finished His Dream

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Dick Sellers' finished $12,000 log cabin home. Virtually all of the interior and exterior wood in the home is pine, which Dick logged from his 7 1/2 acres.

A year ago in “Build a Log Cabin Without Spending a Fortune,”  MOTHER EARTH NEWS told you about the log cabin home Dick Sellers was making–and had nearly completed–from pine lumber he logged himself and milled with a homemade sawmill.  Just a few months ago the last of the furniture and fixtures went in. Dick originally said the structure cost under $11,000, but now confesses that “the $1,200 septic tank put the final figure closer to $12,000.” He’s forgiven.