could all get together with lots of rooms. So they had six bedrooms, which were sort of like suites for each family. They had their master bedroom, they had a big games room with a pool table, ping pong, air hockey – I forget all the things they had in there, but it was quite a sizeable room for playing in. They had a Jacuzzi, a sauna, and the kitchen was designed for multiple cooks because they knew when they would be having big family dinners they would have a lot of people in there cooking. The dining room was also quite large. There was 4,500 feet of logs in that place. That’s the largest we’ve done. The smallest was probably a 16 x 20 bunkie that we built for a fellow that we had already built a log house for. He wanted a little place for his grandkids to come to; just a place they could go and bunk out. There was no wiring in there, there was no plumbing, just the very basic 16 x 20 building with a little loft in it that the kids could go play in and sleep in. Then we build lots in between those two extremes. Where do the logs in Heartwood Log Homes come from, Roger? RE: We deal with woods contractors and land owners. We have one guy who is sort of our go-to guy. He knows a lot of the land owners around and he does the cutting himself.

son, Nathan Ellis, who had been working with us for a while before that peeling logs in high school, that kind of thing, he stayed with me and is still working with me today. He’s been at it for a long time. He’s been doing the stairs and railings for us for quite a few years. Do you often come face-to- face with that general misconception that a log home has to be a traditional bungalow – a hunting cabin? I understand that you and your team go much bigger. RE: The biggest log home we’ve built was 4,700 square feet, six bedrooms. It was built as a retirement home/lodge for a couple from Porters Lake. They wanted to have a place where all their kids could come with their families and they



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