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Offline JohnE

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Re: Building a log home...we hope.
« Reply #50 on: September 06, 2017, 09:05:18 AM »
An update...

We've given up on Oregon.

Trying for New Mexico instead.

Heading back there in a few days hoping to buy a nice, undeveloped 30 acre lot south of Santa Fe.

Onward...

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Re: Building a log home...we hope.
« Reply #51 on: September 06, 2017, 09:23:41 AM »
Good luck in New Mexico. 

Might have to consider an adobe house.  I lived in one over fifty years ago and it is the best thing I ever lived in.  Warm in winter, cool in the summer.  Easy to maintain.  There is something about them that appeals to me beyond just the sticks and mud. 
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Re: Building a log home...we hope.
« Reply #52 on: September 06, 2017, 01:03:29 PM »
An update...

We've given up on Oregon.

Trying for New Mexico instead.

Heading back there in a few days hoping to buy a nice, undeveloped 30 acre lot south of Santa Fe.

Onward...

That's a considerable change in scenery.

What are you looking for in a site? Undeveloped is cool if you want to be off-grid. The cost of getting utilities brought in can be a real bummer.
Best luck

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Re: Building a log home...we hope.
« Reply #53 on: September 06, 2017, 09:15:40 PM »
We'd been looking in Arizona and in New Mexico before we started looking in Oregon but yeah, it's quite a difference.

We're looking at some 30-40 acre lots in various states of development.

The biggest issue is of course water. We've looked at properties with and without wells. The presence of one greatly influences the asking price of course.

When we find the right place we'll be going adobe instead of the log cabin. There's no sense in fighting what's worked for hundreds of years in the New Mexico environment.

We leave next Thursday on what we're hoping will be a buying trip.

Onward...

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Re: Building a log home...we hope.
« Reply #54 on: September 23, 2017, 05:55:07 PM »
On our way home from New Mexico. Waiting for a plane.

We've narrowed down our choices considerably, it's between two 40 acre lots and one ten acre lot.

They all have existing wells.

Waiting to get some more info from our agent before we make an offer.

Onward...

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Re: Building a log home...we hope.
« Reply #55 on: September 23, 2017, 06:37:13 PM »
Are these near Sante Fe or further north?
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Re: Building a log home...we hope.
« Reply #56 on: Yesterday at 01:48:06 PM »
Are these near Sante Fe or further north?

Near Santa Fe.