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 […]

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.

Protection for a Lifetime

Protect your log home forever from its outdoor enemies - moisture, sunlight and insects.

Fall Maintenance

Check for signs of damage to your wood home's exterior before the cold weather begins to set in.

The Challenges of an Open Floor Plan

Consider all the implication of free-flowing plans.
By Mercedes Hayes

Open floor plans are all the rage in real estate these days, from old houses to new log homes. Even center-hall Colonials have made an attempt to follow the trend, by adjoining a kitchen to a breakfast room and family room. Other people have something more extreme […]

How to Choose a Builder For Your Log Home

Ask Professor Rob 
We are having a hard time deciding on the builder and log-home company we want to work with. How do we make a final decision? We don’t want to make the wrong choice.

A: Choosing the right builder and log producer for your dream home can sometimes seem difficult. Here are three tips that might help.

1 Take […]

Discover Your Style

15 steps to ensure your decor is as unique and special as your log home.

Classic Design

Play up your log look by basing it on regional styles.

An appeal of building your log home is the opportunity to design it as you like. Doubts set in, however, because A) most people have never designed a home before and B) the few who have, haven’t designed a LOG home.
Learn how […]

Guide to Building Your Log Home

Detailed "how to guide" to building a log home, covering everything from site locations to log raising to interior finishes.

Video: Choosing a Log Company

This video outlines 6 helpful tips to guide you through the process of choosing a log company for your home by defining how companies are valued.