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More people are interested in buying locally made products than ever before. You can capitalize on many consumers’ return to local shopping by emphasizing that all components of your furniture are made in the United States, or in your town or area. The same applies to handmade goods. Individuals who are tired of mass-produced goods are often the same people who are interested in buying locally. Given this climate, it is a good time to start a handmade furniture business.

Modern ski home with killer views wants $3.9M

The listing comes with a burly 9-passenger snowcat

Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We’d love to see what you’ve got.

Location: Alta, Utah

Price: $3,900,000

Ski season is in full swing, and home-searching snow lovers should look no further than this unique property located just above the town of Alta, Utah. Designed by AIA architects Tracy Stocking and David Hunter and built in 1993, the four-bedroom, three-bath home is only accessible by ski, snowmobile, or snowshoe in the winter.

Fortunately, the listing comes with a 9-passenger PistinBully 100 snowcat that allows you to haul family, guests, and groceries to and from the house. This enviable location also lets you ski out the door and into Alta Ski Resort, an enviable feature given Alta’s limited ski-in/ski-out lodging options.

The 3,076-square-foot house is a modern take on ski luxury, boasting a two-story wall of windows in the great room with sunrise views of Sugarloaf and Greely Bowl. Built-in bookshelves, a large fireplace, and an easy-to-access ski and mud room add to the conveniences, as do heated...


The listing comes with a burly 9-passenger snowcat

Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We’d love to see what you’ve got.

Location: Alta, Utah

Price: $3,900,000

Ski season is in full swing, and home-searching snow lovers should look no further than this unique property located just above the town of Alta, Utah. Designed by AIA architects Tracy Stocking and David Hunter and built in 1993, the four-bedroom, three-bath home is only accessible by ski, snowmobile, or snowshoe in the winter.

Fortunately, the listing comes with a 9-passenger PistinBully 100 snowcat that allows you to haul family, guests, and groceries to and from the house. This enviable location also lets you ski out the door and into Alta Ski Resort, an enviable feature given Alta’s limited ski-in/ski-out lodging options.

The 3,076-square-foot house is a modern take on ski luxury, boasting a two-story wall of windows in the great room with sunrise views of Sugarloaf and Greely Bowl. Built-in bookshelves, a large fireplace, and an easy-to-access ski and mud room add to the conveniences, as do heated sidewalks and patio outside.

Each bedroom features floor-to-ceiling windows to enjoy the outdoors, and despite the home’s remote location, it is still connected to public water, sewer, internet, TV, and telephone access. In the summer, you can access the home on a gravel road.

If this is the contemporary ski home you’ve been looking for, 8593 Albion Basion Road is on the market now for $3,900,000.

The listing comes with a burly 9-passenger snowcat

Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We’d love to see what you’ve got.

Location: Alta, Utah

Price: $3,900,000

Ski season is in full swing, and home-searching snow lovers should look no further than this unique property located just above the town of Alta, Utah. Designed by AIA architects Tracy Stocking and David Hunter and built in 1993, the four-bedroom, three-bath home is only accessible by ski, snowmobile, or snowshoe in the winter.

Fortunately, the listing comes with a 9-passenger PistinBully 100 snowcat that allows you to haul family, guests, and groceries to and from the house. This enviable location also lets you ski out the door and into Alta Ski Resort, an enviable feature given Alta’s limited ski-in/ski-out lodging options.

The 3,076-square-foot house is a modern take on ski luxury, boasting a two-story wall of windows in the great room with sunrise views of Sugarloaf and Greely Bowl. Built-in bookshelves, a large fireplace, and an easy-to-access ski and mud room add to the conveniences, as do heated sidewalks and patio outside.

Each bedroom features floor-to-ceiling windows to enjoy the outdoors, and despite the home’s remote location, it is still connected to public water, sewer, internet, TV, and telephone access. In the summer, you can access the home on a gravel road.

If this is the contemporary ski home you’ve been looking for, 8593 Albion Basion Road is on the market now for $3,900,000.


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Give your business a name. Name your business something that indicates what you sell. This will come in handy later on, when you are marketing your business and want people to associate your business name with handmade furniture.
File a DBA, which stands for “doing business as,” at your local county clerk’s office. You may want to do a search to ensure that no other business in your town is operating under the same name. If you live in a large metropolitan area, a search is a necessity.
Create a line of furniture. You’ll need to have models of each piece of furniture that you intend to sell, so that customers can easily visualize what you have to offer. Add to your furniture line each year so that your stock stays fresh and on-trend.