Lost in the Woods: Building a Life UP North


"Rich and Judy Hill had a dream:  to build a simple handcrafted log home in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.  But what began as a grand adventure soon morphed into a complex entanglement of blueprint designs, contractor problems, and unforeseen financial expense.  Taking it upon themselves to complete the construction of a 2500-square-foot full-size log house while working with a very limited budget, the Hills unwittingly waded into the quicksand of dealing with unreliable subcontractors, cost overruns, and winter blizzards, as well as the unpredictable nature of building with logs.  Their venture in the north woods of Lake Superior would test their persistence and resolve and teach them a great deal not only about themselves but about the risks and rewards of pursuing an obsessive American dream."