Best Floor Plan Under 1,500 Square Feet: Honorable Mention

The Little Pioneer by Log Homes Canada, winner of honorable mention for Best Plan Under 1,500 Square Feet in the 2011 Country's Best Design Awards.

Tips for Open Layouts

Missteps to avoid when laying out interior spaces.

Best Floor Plan Over 2,500 Square Feet: The Trailside – PrecisionCraft Log & Timber Homes

The Trailside by PrecisionCraft Log & Timber Homes, winner of Best Floor Plan Over 2,500 Square Feet in the 2009 Country's Best Log Homes Awards.

10 Most Common Planning Mistakes

Avoid the most common or egregious planning mistakes when building your log home.

Fall Maintenance Checklist: Time to check your logs

Fall is a great time to take inventory of how well your logs (along with the rest of your home's shell) are doing. Here are 7 tips to get you started.

Simple Beauty | Designing a Japanese-Styled Wood Home

The art of Japanese styled custom wood homes.

Ask The Experts: Cabin Edition

Popular magazine installment looks at vacation or getaway homes.

Printable planning guide

Download our printable planning guides to help you walk through the process of building a log home.

Cabins & Vacation Home Web Links

Places to visit on the web if you're in the market for vacation property or a cabin.

Second Heaven: The Perfect Vacation Home

You'll enjoy your second or vacation home a lot more if you successfully plan on the front end.