zzerru, if you do not have a pit, the cinderblock method is really easy....http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/for...ead.php?t=9461
Your relative might have even used one before if they are familiar with cooking whole hogs.
Also, if you look up feed store in the yellow pages, they might be able to direct you to someone that raises pigs.
Not trying to influence you....LOL! They are easier than you would think.
edited to add....If you do not want to buy 30 cinderblocks, you can also bury the hog...http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/for...ead.php?t=9495