You should join “Sears Homes” on Facebook!
About three years ago, I started the group on Facebook to provide a public forum for answering questions about kit homes.
And I’m happy to say - to my surprise and delight - I have learned so much about kit homes from that group! Our 260+ members post a plethora of photos of kit homes from all over the country. It’s been a whole lot of fun.
If you’re interested in learning a lot about kit homes, I highly recommend joining us on Facebook.
Just look for us under the name “Sears Homes” or you can click here.
"One of these things is not like the other." On Facebook, we talk about important topics, like how to spot subtle differences in kit homes. The pictures above show three Sears Magnolias (Ohio, North Carolina and Indiana) and one mis-identified Magnolia in Hopewell, VA. Can *you* see that "one of these houses is not like the other"? Then you have already pre-qualified yourself as an expert kit-house hunter!
And we talk about how to identify marked lumber in kit homes.
The markings can help identify which company produced the house.
Lots of cool vintage photos, too.
The cool vintage photos are my favorite part!
And where else would you learn that Kris Kristofferson worked for Sears Roebuck in the early 1920s, as a logger? The fellow with his back to us is a very young Willie Nelson. According to legend, it was this experience that inspired Willie to write, "I Am The Forest."
And we talk about cool old houses from other kit home companies, too.
Like this Harris Brothers Model 1512 in Raleigh, NC.
To learn more, click here.
To listen to Willie sing, “I Am The Forest” click here.
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