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    Kevin and Jill Piccoli have as much need for a log home as anybody. Working in New York City can provide great ups and downs, and also the need for some time away. “We first purchased our land in May of 2000,” Jill said for this web-exclusive home tour. “After living though the events of […]


    When Jo LaMarche gave boyfriend John Lentine a log-home magazine as a Christmas gift, his life changed forever. As John perused the pages, he dreamed of owning a log home when he retired—someday. But then he decided not to wait for someday. “My mother also inspired me to believe I could do anything and to […]

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    Jungle Fever

    A Costa Rican second home combines U.S. and Central American talent for an international flavor

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    Energy Star Certification: Big Bear Rustic Log Homes

    More proof that log homes are energy efficient as second company attains Energy Star certification

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    Southern Beauty

    In the trillium development of Cashiers, North Carolina, a one-of-a-kind home blends the exotic with the practical to capture the unique vision of the homeowners

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    The Economical Log-Home Ranch

    A couple goes with a cypress log home and a Western theme for their Florida ranch home.

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    Breaking New Ground

    A Maine homeowner reworks her floor plan to suit her tastes

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    Keeping the Peace: A Montana Log Home

    With the help of a design dream team, one couple builds a Montana home that’s as easy on the environment as it is on the spirit.

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    Stairway to Heaven: Your guide to designing the perfect staircase

    7 simple steps for taking your log home’s stairways to the next level

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    Our Guide to Shopping by Month

    January January is the best time to buy furniture on clearance, as stores make room for the new year’s lines and models. You’ll also find White Sales galore with savings of up to 50 percent on sheets, pillows and other linens. Been longing for a plasma TV? Electronics are often marked down after the holiday […]

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    Sarah Susanka’s Not-So-Big Ideas for Log Homes

    by: Jessica Bizik | Log Home Design "The place where we spend most of our time these days is the main living space, which usually includes the family room and kitchen, so this area needs a lot of design attention," says architect and best-selling author Sarah Susanka (of The Not So Big House fame). "I […]

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    Photos of a Lakeside Log Home

    With glass doors opening to the front deck, the living room is perfectly situated for gazing at the lake. The staircase that extends from the front deck leads to a log walkway to lake. The south side of the house includes a door to the basement, which Peter Leyh uses for a workshop and storage. […]

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    A Lakeside Log Home

    Perched high above the shore of majestic Lake George, this rustic chalet showcases the attraction of Adirondack life.

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    5 Fabulous Log-Home Communities: Finding a Place to Call Home

    Looking for a place to call home? Whether it’s a corner lot to call your own or the complete resort lifestyle, we’ve got you covered.

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    Community Spotlight: Simply the Best | North Carolina’s Grand Vista

    by: Sara Brown | Log Home Design It’s common knowledge: If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. That is unless you’re talking about Murphy, North Carolina’s Grand Vista community. It’s here, nestled in the southern tip of both the Appalachian Mountains and the Great Smokies, that you’ll find what they like […]

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    10 Log-Home Maintenance Myths

    You’re probably aware of the concerns some people have about log-home maintenance. Some horror stories have been told about how homes quickly fell into disrepair and thousands of dollars were spent bringing the home back to its original beauty. The real story is how it got that way. The homeowners were either unaware of wood […]

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    Expert Advice: 8 Money-Saving Planning Tips

    Architect tells you what you can do to save money in the long run by planning properly up front

  18. Visit the inside of a furniture factory

    Given the dizzying acceleration of change nowadays, people still crave objects made with artistry, with attention to quality and detail and, most importantly, by hand. This is especially true among log-home owners, who cherish wood and craftsmanship. Where better to find such tradition and pride than in America’s heartland? Here, in Shelbyville, Indiana, the Old […]

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    Going solar: Off-grid home in the High Sierras

    How a California couple went solar

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    Financing a Major Renovation

    Here are tips from an expert on how to get financing to fix up something you already own

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