Ten years ago we embarked on a crazy journey to build a log home from scratch with no construction experience other than two days of classroom teaching. It ended up taking way longer and being way harder than we thought, but we learned so much about ourselves and our capabilities. We were worried that we were expecting too much of our kids, but the opposite happened. They rose to the occasion and the skills they learned gave them a new confidence. Then we began working with children in the foster care system. We realized that these kids were aging out with no skills at all and being expected to be able to succeed. From our experiences with our kids we realized that kids are capable of learning so many skills and actually thrive when given the opportunity. They just need someone to love them and believe in them.
And so this website was born…
In case you want to know a little more about us..
Keith grew up in the South and loves adventure and trying new things. His first business was selling chicken eggs when he was a kid. He became interested in computers at a young age and has worked in the IT field for many years. About twenty years ago, he started one of the first internet service providers in his local area. His most favorite activity is sawing logs at the family sawmill. He loves all things Lord of the Rings.
Rachel was raised as a military kid, and then her parents became overseas missionaries so she has traveled the world. She loves hearing people’s stories and drinking sweet tea. If she can do both at the same time, it’s a bonus. She has a degree in Business Administration, but she has learned way more from raising kids and managing a household. If she has any spare time, she likes to build furniture.
Ashton just graduated from college in 2019. He has moved out on his own so you won't see him around much. He is our walking encyclopedia who loves helping people and doing things behind the scenes.
Rebecca is not a fan of the outdoors; she would rather be indoors. She has always enjoyed cooking and baking. She makes herself the most delicious school lunches! She shares nutrition and exercise tips on the website. She spends her summers as a Counselor in Training at a local summer camp.
Jenna has loved cleaning and organization from a young age. She was notorious in the nursery for trying to get all the other toddlers to clean up way before the teachers were ready to stop. Her most favorite thing to do is play volleyball.
Hudson saw his family start on the exciting adventure of building a log home from scratch with no prior construction experience when he was two years old. He fell in love with all things construction and could often be seen hammering nails for hours into an old stump for practice. His interests are fishing, construction, and small engine repair.
Eric is the youngest of the family. He has the energy of five adults. He loves to do gymnastics, play games, and color. He is very inquisitive and is always asking deep questions.