Saturday, September 26, 2015

Cabin Lessons


Far too many real estate books are hypertechnical or filled with jargon and legalese making them hard to read.  It gets boring fast slugging through a CPA's fantasy of endless IRS code sections or examining blueprints and engineering plans seemingly written by a nerdy scientist.

The new book, CABIN LESSONS, by author Spike Carlsen is NOT such a work.

I absolutely LOVED this book.  It's a personal tale of what happens when a married couple decides to build a small cabin on Lake Superior.  An updated 21st century version of MR. BLANDINGS BUILDS HIS DREAM HOUSE.

This story is filled with charm, humor, wit, adventure, fun, and most of all, love.

Yes, it is also crammed with LOTS of technical and practical advice for do-it-yourselfers on everything from finding and inspecting land to actually building a home step-by-step.  But it is the wonderful readability of this book that separates it from so many in the marketplace.  This work reads like a novel more than a real estate investment guide---which it clearly is.

You get to know these people and cheer them on towards final victory.  You live their daily ups and downs, their mistakes, and their victories.  Not exactly a common theme in most real estate texts.

I highly recommend this book.  Informative, packed with money and time saving advice, but also a real testament to a once in a lifetime odyssey from people you wish lived next door to you.

Uplifting and enlightening.  What more can you want?

A real big thumbs up.  One of the best real estate books I have read in a long, long time.

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