What started out as a simple trip to remove some free windows from a house scheduled for demolition turned out to be much, much more! After we removed the windows, Frank and I discovered that the simple bungalow was actually a Log Cabin! It was a treasure buried under years of change and layers of siding, drywall and carpet. Working with the owners, it was agreed that instead of demolishing the house, we could take the structure down by hand, saving the log cabin.
Time was not on our side - the owners wanted it gone sooner than later.
We had to carefully remove years of additions to the log cabin. First there was vinyl siding, then wood siding then a layer of vertical planks. Finally, we could see the original log structure! The dovetail joints on the corners date the building to the 1830’s.
To ensure that the log cabin could be moved and rebuilt, every log was carefully marked and tagged, then removed one by one.
Luckily, a neighbour saw us taking down the log cabin - he had been looking for something different to use for a pool house. We made a deal and delivered the logs across the road.
The local paper even came out to have a look and published a fun article on us!
This story is why I answer every call - even a simple job can lead to a fantastic discovery.