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.

Parkitecture: Taking Design Inspiration from Park Lodges

Some vacation log homes incorporate Parkitecture.

A Care-Free Cabin: How to Plan Your Second Home

Don't let your second home become a chore.

How To Deal with Carpenter Bees

These loaners can wreak havoc on a wood home, but you can deal with them if you take these steps.

Design 101: Three Must-Know Design Considerations

You'll get to the specifics later. First you need to consider these three factors to get started.

The 4-Step Process to Reading a Floor Plan

It's not just lines and numbers. You need to learn how to interpret how the picture will turn into your dream home.

Living with bears … and living to tell about it

Are they as afraid of you as you are of them?

A History in Blacksmithing and Log-Building Traditions

Blacksmithing and log-building traditions go hand in hand.

Size Matters: Choosing the Correct Square Footage

Determine the size your log home by relying on lifestyle needs, budget, and strategic design.

Personal Carbon Emissions Calculator

The EPA's online calculator helps you determine how much carbon you and your family contribute to the atmosphere.