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Klapton
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PostFri Apr 18, 2008 5:48 pm 
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Yeah, they're asking a lot of money for it.  But I happen to know how they built it, and have a pretty good idea of what it cost them to build it too, hehe.  It's a lot less than $499k.

They learned how to do it here:  http://www.loghomebuilders.org/  If you really are interested in how to build a great home for yourself without spending yourself to death, check it out.
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PostSat Apr 19, 2008 8:02 am 
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Malachai Constant wrote:
Actually that is totally wrong, cookie cutter subdivisions are the result of the free market and economic considerations i.e. it is cheaper to built them all alike and cut down all the trees. They existed long before e.g. Levitown zoning regulations and land use regulations. The appearance  and similar requirements are almost always the result of private covenants or decisions of homeowner associations and are examples of the right to contract and not any government edict. huh.gif

Doubtless some of this is the case. On the other hand, there are the 'planning board' meetings I have attended where plans have been rejected for styles not 'fitting in with the community' and with every little detail from house size per lot size to signage prescribed, along with a heck of a lot more..such as insisting on city approval of the apperance of streetlights.


Sure, zoning and 'standards' laws have nothing to do with cookie cutter.  strange.gif

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PostSun Apr 20, 2008 12:49 am 
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I always figured that "cookie cutter" subdivisions where all the houses look very similar is due to economies of scale in construction.  It's cheaper/more efficient to build houses that are similar and look the same than houses that differ.  Although, there anecdotes of some neighborhood associations that seek legal action against homeowners who paint their house a contrasting color, let the grass grow too tall, put up a too tall fence, etc..
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