Fear of missing out – By Christine Horne
It is best to get involved
Over the recent years I have developed a true love of and respect for log homes. After the Kaikoura earthquake (South Island, New Zealand) I was able to witness first hand how truly amazing and strong they are in amongst catastrophic destruction. This was part of my decision to build my own log cabin that will last beyond me for my future family generations. So I purchased a 1 hectare section of Douglas fir trees in a new subdivision in Twizel and started the plans with the architect.
Graeme Mould runs an awesome international log builders course each year, at his business Natural Log Homes in Geraldine. Together we made a plan to purchase my logs locally (as the ones on my land were still too young) and that I would host the course. Being a girl who suffers from FOMO (fear of missing out) disease, I decided to attend the course, have fun and learn the skills needed to work on my own cabin.
I quickly went out and purchased my chaps and chainsaws (with easy start) and had the fun of getting them painted sparkly pink. The paint shop staff did look amused at my request. With so many pink supplies, including my steel cap boots, none of the boys in the yard ever accidentally pick up my gear. My pink helmet was posted to me by Bryan Reid Sr from Pioneer Log Homes in Canada, after working with him on a job in Wanaka.