Is the butt and pass method the best?

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Is the butt and pass method the best?
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When talking to people I am often asked, why is the butt and pass method the best for building a log home?


Why do so many people have negative opinions regarding the butt and pass method?

Clearly you can choose to build your log home in any style you wish or buy a kit and have it assembled on site. There are merits for all these options and depending on “what you know” your chosen method will be the best for you.

If you have some land (logs or not) and are looking for a method of building a log home that requires very little in the way of “skills” and could cost as little as a few thousand dollars, then the butt and pass method is a great choice.

Typically you won’t find many people talking up a butt and pass log home for the following reasons:

  • They support or are supported by another style of build (re: they make money from building other styles)
  • They have no knowledge of the butt and pass method
  • People can’t make money from this method as it’s always a self build option so, why bother promoting it?

In simple terms the butt and pass method removes the need to rely on others and therefore those “others” have no means of taking your hard earned cash.

Take it from me, a butt and pass log home built using rebar pins is as strong as any other type of log home. With good planning your butt and pass log home will require very little maintenance and will last 100’s of years.

When you take a tree, remove the bark, hammer it together with other logs and throw on a roof, what is left for all those “craftsman” that would have “done something” to help you “craft” your home!

Go get your hands dirty and build a butt and pass log home, you will never regret you did.


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