When I was a kid my step-grandfather designed a log cabin, probably around 25 X 30 feet. Only power tool used was a 2-man crosscut saw. And if you don't believe that is a power saw you have obviously never used one. I believe it was four adults working, and it was up in something less than a full week, three days keep sticking in my mind. And nothing was pre-fitted. Easy peasy, he had a stack of logs on hand, a concrete slab had been poured earlier, and we brought a stack of rough 2X12s. All the logs were crooked. So what they did was put down 2X12s along the outside edge, 2X12s upright as framing at 4 foot apart. The logs were cut into 4 foot sections, laid between the framing, spiked in. Went much faster than a conventional log cabin, with considerable less labor. Window and door holes were cut in as they went along. Then the roof was framed, felted, and shingles, then the log sealing was applied. Later was painted with linseed oil. Didn't get electric until some time later, propane for cooking and heating, and a outhouse. Too many stones in the soil to drill a well, so we brought water. Interior, cement floor, small corner room for an indoor loo, only used when absolute necessity required. Four double bunk beds, made using pole pines. Couple of couches, table, chairs, later a fridge that I think dated from way before WWII, with a large coil on top, but it worked just fine. Five acres of wooded land. Some good times there. It replaced the cabin made from pallets, and put up in one day, and tar papered the next.
"It ain't what you're told, it's what you know." - Granny Weatherwax
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Some days, the supply of available curse words is insufficient to meet my demands.
.....Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.