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Amish Home-Builders....

There's been a lot of "Amish in the News" during the time this site was down, so over the next 24 hours I'll be putting out several stories/updates.  For starters, the nation's largest newspaper: the Wall Street Journal.  The WSJ is really tuned into the Amish, for some reason.   Years ago they did a feature about the original Amish Cook, Elizabeth Coblentz.  The reporter was working on a profile about her before she passed away, he never did get a chance to interview her because shortly after he began work, she died.  So the story ran as a "tribute to the column" which was kind of nice. In more recent years they've featured stories about the Amish and health care, Amish travel, and now home-building.  The WSJ is a little late to the party, because the trend towards Amish-built homes has been building for years. The article, however, is still interesting and while I don't like generalizations about the Amish I will say that as a rule the craftsmanship in an Amish-built home- for all the reasons the article states - is often far superier to others.

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I am looking to get in contact with Amish builders to build a 2nd story addition on my house on Long Island, NY? House is vacant and workers can stay while working.

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How do I get in contact with Amish builders to build a house for me in eastern Pennsylvania?

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Well, I think that I have said it here that I heard about Amish's services and products but I recommend Scottsdale Home Builder (I'm not related or anything with this website nor advertising it).  Me and my relatives have tried their service and we are glad about it.

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My dad had his home built by an Amish crew. He had to go and pick them up every day. How do I get in touch with an Amish crew to build my home in south west lower Michigan?

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My ex boss hired Amish construction workers to build his retirement home in NC.  He got a contact here in Florida from another retired person who had an Amish built home and he paid for a large group of Amish men to be driven to NC to build the cabin. He & his wife LOVE their new home.

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My husband and I were looking into building a home by the end of 2010. He is interested in having the Amish build it for us but he isn't sure who he would contact. How did your ex boss find out how to get in contact with them? We have looked for information everywhere we could think but haven't had any luck.

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Click to view...my brother and sister in law live in an amish built log home, it has ten rooms, all one level with a double sided floor to ceiling working fire place and a porch that runs the full length of the front of the house and there is not a nail or screw in the place, it was all hand hewn, held together with wooden pegs, it is a beautiful home, sturdy, safe, and absolutely dreamy, if i ever get my wish of having my own home built, it will for sure be amish built.............i got to see an amish barn raising last summer here in my area, it was on my way to mothers in the next county, we pulled off the side of the highway to watch for a while, a huge barn was going up and there must of been two hundred amish men and boys working on it together, it was quite a sight and not something you see everyday.............i wish i would of had my camera with me at the time........we have an amish run store near here and even their furniture is of far superior quality than that of your average furniture store

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I would love to live in the type of home the Amish build.  Can you tell me how to make this happen?

Lois Ashburne 

 

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I live in southeastern PA.  In the development I live in, the Amish did all the frame work on the houses.  It seemed like the United Nations every time we came to check on the progress of our house.  Every aspect of the house was done by someone of a different nationality.  It was quite interesting!

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In what areas will the Amish Home-Builders construct a home?

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The location is Quapaw it is in the northeast corner of Oklahoma.