PERSONAL SPACE: Alysen Land
Posted: August 24, 2013 at 6 a.m.
Where I live: I live out past Elkins about five miles off of Black Oak Road. I have 33 acres. I moved out there April 1, 1988, into a shack that had no running water. I had a 2- and a 4-year-old. We spent one winter in the shack, and we said, “We’re not doing this again.” So, we had a house raising. We had people come from Illinois, Little Rock and, of course, Fayetteville. We had several master carpenters show up. My house is 1,800 square feet. We got it up and framed through the second floor over a weekend. We literally built our house. We didn’t hire it done.
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