Hey guys, The couple of threads about log cabins got me thinking . . . I have had plans running around in my head to build some buildings from stone when we finally find some property, so i decided to Google the topic and found one really good step-by-step how-to site. It seems that they also sell a book that goes into actual detail, but this seems like a good over-view. Building our slipform stone house on Main Street: an ongoing journal of the building adventure, Part I. One nice thing is that they used a ton of recycled (i.e.- second hand or factory discards) materiels, with the initial goal of spending $10/sq foot. i think he said they wound up closer to $15/sq foot, but that's still pretty cheap for a permanent structure.