Log home near the beach

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  1. HotRodSteve

    HotRodSteve Friend of Leo's

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    Is it possible and practicable to build and live in a log home near the beach? I've been told no but what do you fellow guitarists say?
     
  2. dkmw

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    Sure, they're all over Hawaii. There's even a surf spot on the north shore called Log Cabins. Nasty reef break.
     
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    I don't see why not. Try one across from Ossining. Up the river.
     
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    I don’t think you can get the syrup these days.
     
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    Might need to put it up on stilts.
     
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    I'm in a log home. It's a few miles from and overlooking the Salish Sea. I don't see why proximity to the beach would make a difference but I suppose that high humidity and local pests might make some available log species better than others.
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    My question would be why on earth would you want to?
     
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    chicks dig'em.
     
  10. dkmw

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    When I was over there I got to visit some really nice timber homes. Most of them were very open, there's really no need for heat or ac so you just live life with openings instead of windows.

    So it's been awhile, and I just googled ''hawaiian log homes'' https://www.precisioncraft.com/regions/us/hawaii.html
     
  11. Toto'sDad

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    Well, I reckon one reason is as good as another. I thought chicks at the beach mostly played beach blanket bingo, I didn't have a clue they were there to play Betsy Ross!
     
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  12. getbent

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    chicks dig big logs and wide open spaces... like the beach and the country.
     
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    I thought what women really wanted was:

     
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    I would think the "build" part might be a deal breaker for me. Remember to measure twice.
     
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    I think the only two things that can prevent it is site specific permit restrictions (or zoning) and how heavy your checkbook might (need to) be.
    Log cabin aesthetic can be cool - trim & furniture should be coordinated, not space-age.
    Peace - Deeve
     
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    lots of them here in Alaska.

    lots of work to build one though. even if the logs are free they still take money to haul and process. the more work you do and the fewer machines involved, the cheaper it is. I've done that Danial Boone stuff in my youth so I know. go to the end of the road... make some more road. clear some land and cut the trees. haul logs with the skidder you made from a '56 Chev 1 ton 4x4, skin logs for the cabin, saw some up with the sawmill you made out of timbers, a Caddy engine, and a JC Whitney cruise control. get more logs.... lots more. build cabin... piece 'o cake... now that you got it down, do a couple more
     
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    You could make a telecaster to match your house, with log-raft aesthetic, lashed together with rope.
     
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    well,:twisted: it won't have the mildew problems of those concrete bunkers.
     
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    I lived and worked within a mile of the beach ( 1/2) and the things tat do get affected are metal. Their is a lot of hidden humidity permanently and salt in the air , so rust can, and is, a problem.
     
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