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By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Craftsman Builds Home from Salvage


January 22, 2020

Courtesy Photo

Lonnie Dallege and his friend Dan knock out a part of the container that will be the entry to the deck. All of the work was done by Dallege and his friends.

Nestled among the trees near Chappell is a home that appears quite ordinary at first sight.

It is closer to the constant drone of Interstate 80 traffic than the small town commerce to the north at Highway 30. Getting there, a visitor is greeted by the working farm life of barbed-wire fence, corrals and all the workings of an active cattle ranch. Included in the scene is a home nestled among the trees as if the trees grew up along the home.

The reality is the home was placed there - one piece at a time - and then completed to what it is today.

Lonnie Dallege decided he wanted to live closer...

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