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Sawmilling Success Stories

North Carolina Homesteader Builds Mobile Solar Kiln

A self-proclaimed homesteader, Nathan Brown was tired of powderpost beetles destroying the lumber he laid out to air dry, so he decided to build a solar kiln. 

 

Mississippi Sawyer Builds Timber Frame Home

Mack Lowery turned a tragedy into a dream come true when he finished his stunning hand built, two-story, timber frame home in the dense woodlands of Mississippi.

 

Vermont Sawyer Builds 3-Story Timber Frame Barn

On a 175-acre farm in central Vermont, Ben Falk needed a barn to serve as a research center and host site for permaculture courses and other educational workshops.

 

Farming and Sawmilling in the Swiss Alps

Heini Hutter uses a personal sawmill to make lumber for repairs and improvements on his organic mountain farm in Switzerland.

 

Sawing in the Alaskan Wilderness

Mark Miller has accomplished his youthful dream of building a remote fishing lodge in the wilderness of Alaska.

 

Homesteading with a Portable Sawmill

A few years ago, a major piece of our homesteading puzzle fell into place when we bought a Wood-Mizer portable sawmill. Up to that point we'd been dependent on the lumber yard and its supply, as well as friends and acquaintances with occasional stacks of lumber.

 

Cabin People

Billy Reeder didn’t just build his own cabin, he built a new life. A simple life. A good life.

 

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