Crack the Code on Log Home Construction

There is a national standard by which all log homes in the United States should be built. Make sure your builder knows it.
By Rob Pickett

Log homes spark the imagination with images of pioneers, ax in hand, clearing the land and using the very trees they fell to craft the DIY cabin of their dreams. As […]

Building a Log Home: the Step-by-Step Breakdown

The entire construction process for a modest log home (built by a pro) ranges from four to six months, but it can run a year or more for large or complex designs. Factors that affect construction time include season, weather, availability of labor and the level of experience of the builder and subcontractors.

The typical construction […]

Focus on Financing

All too often, we figure out how much we think we can budget for a mortgage and expect a lender to agree. Unfortunately, financing doesn’t work that way. To get an idea of how much a lender will approve for financing, multiply your annual income by 36 percent. Next, subtract the money you spend each […]

Learning Logs

Whether you plan to build your own home or just want to understand the building process as it unfolds, there's a learning opportunity right for you.

The Ups and Downs of Building on a Slope

Learn the advantages of building a log home on a slope, while also understanding the potential challenges a hilly property may present.

Building Green From The Ground Up

Learn how to incorporate environment-friendly living methods into the details, construction and design of your new log home.

Universal Design

Learn the major factors of designing a functional and stylish log home that's accessible for people at any age.

Universal Design

Learn the major factors of designing a functional and stylish log home that's accessible to people at any age.

Understanding Log Home Kits

How to compare kits to get the best price quote for your logs.

Perhaps the most frustrating challenge facing log-home shoppers is comparing prices quoted by different companies. It seems that no two kits are alike. Each manufacturer has its own idea about what should be included in a log-home package. One’s standard item is the […]

Make Your Log Home Dream a Reality

Understanding the process can clear the path to log-home ownership.

Everyone that now lives in a log home has overcome two major obstacles: (1) the log-home buying process itself and (2) their budget. While the obstacles may seem obvious, methods of surmounting them may not.

If owning a log home were as easy as walking into a […]