Festive Log Homes Get into the Holiday Spirit

Every home lights up for the holidays, but there’s something about a log home, trimmed for the season, that’s a little bit more magical than the others. They’re eye-catching, warm and oh-so cozy. We offer you a gallery of festive homes to get you in the holiday spirit.

White Christmas. Could this be Santa’s Workshop? The understated […]

A Riverside Dream Log Home in South Dakota

Building a South Dakota home turns into an adventure — with a happy ending.
Story and Photos by Joe Hilliard

When Dan and Beth decided to build their log home on the Missouri River, little did they know what this seemingly simple process held in store. They only knew that they had long wanted one.

When Beth was […]

10 Tiny Houses You Can Rent

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably noticed that tiny houses are taking the residential market by storm. But could you really live in a teeny tiny house all the time? Why not try before you buy with one of these 10 tiny houses located in 10 different states. (Click on the picture […]

Take a Look Inside America’s Most Expensive Log “Cabin”

Got an extra $40 million laying around? Luckily, it doesn’t cost a thing to take a look inside this Michigan log “cabin.”


Nothing says “cozy cabin” like 26,000 square feet.

All jokes aside, the most expensive house in Michigan just went up for sale — and it does bring a healthy dose of “cozy” to the table, […]

A New Point of View

The best of log construction and timber framing come together, creating a piece of art you can live in.
Story by Stacy Durr Albert
Photography by Joseph Hilliard

As an internationally acclaimed home designer, Allen Halcomb is certainly no stranger to unusual requests from his clients. But when Allen received a call from North Carolina property developer John […]

A Montana Log Home at Last

A Montana log retreat is the perfect forever home for a pair of former nomads.
Story by Stacy Durr Albert
Photos by Heidi Long

After moving from one city to another every few years, Tom and Judy Murphy were more than ready to put down some roots. Though their careers had taken them to urban areas from the […]

Wood to the Max

Logs and timber elements combine for a distinctive Ontario home.
Photos courtesy of 1867 Confederation Log & Timber Frame.

Americans sometimes forget that Canada also has a long log tradition. This Ontario home exemplifies the craft. It features eastern white pine logs, hewn 8-by-12-inches square, finished rough on the outsides and smooth inside, with tight fitting dovetail […]

7 Log & Timber Bedrooms of Your Dreams

From Wisconsin to Washington to North Carolina, these log & timber home bedrooms span the country and vary in both size and style. Think the bedrooms are beautiful but want to see more? Click the photos below to tour the interiors and to learn more about each log/timber home’s story!

1. Lakeside Living. A Wisconsin half-log home delivers full-log […]

7 Hot Looks for Your Outdoor Hearth

As the thermostat drops, nothing can replace the permeating warmth of sitting hearth side in your custom wood home — and who says you can’t bring that same comfort outside? For instant ideas and inspiration for your outdoor hearth, check out seven of our favorites. Plus, you can click on each photo to take a […]

6 Drool-Worthy Log Home Exteriors

From Colorado to Wisconsin to Alabama, these log homes span the country and vary in both size and style. Think the exteriors are beautiful but want to see more? Click the photos below to tour the interiors and to learn more about each log home’s story!

1. Rustic Living in a Wisconsin Log Home
Most people who choose half-log […]