Hi folks! I used to hang around here quite a bit and still lurk occasionally. I've been preoccupied for awhile with other things (new baby), but am ready to get back on our big project. We've bought 40 acres of land in OK, about 15 minutes out of Norman, where we're living. We purchased with 2 other couples, whom we've known forever. We wanted to choose our neighbors and have a bit of a community, so this seemed like the route to go. We're figuring right now how to split the property, and once that's done, we'll build our houses. I have a burning desire to GET OUT THERE, but feel a bit confused about how the heck you do this stuff. I was gung ho about alternative building, but apparently baby conflicts with my spending many hours building cob or strawbale. Now we're leaning toward log. I think part of my confusion stems from not even quite knowing the right questions to ask. One factor is that we're purchasing this property direct from the owner, 3 years into a 15 year note. She's agreed to deed over a percentage of the land as it's paid for. I've found a company outside of OKC that does log, and I guess I could just rely on them to direct us, but I feel like such a sucker like that! I know we need financing, I know we need a well. A roof. Like that. Does anyone have any helpful hints in response to my vague wonderings? Thanks.