You’ve found the perfect secluded location for your build. But there’s a problem: It’s perhaps too secluded–getting the materials there could prove a nightmare. That’s why homebuilders like small-dwelling specialists Hewing Haus are increasingly using helicopters to bypass difficult roads or barge ramps, since a standard helicopter can lift up to 2,000 pounds (about 900 kilograms) of lumber. Rental rates are around $2,000 and up per hour, but savings may be substantial compared to other shipping methods.
By Michael White