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

Don't let your second home become a chore.

Regional Log-Home Styles Abound

You'll see a predominance of a certain style in your area of the country, but don't limit your thinking to what you see locally.

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.

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.

Living with bears … and living to tell about it

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

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.

Size Matters: Choosing the Correct Square Footage

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

A History in Blacksmithing and Log-Building Traditions

Blacksmithing and log-building traditions go hand in hand.

How to Modify a Stock Plan to Suit Your Needs and Budget

You can take a company's cheapest plans and tweak them efficiently and affordably.

Personal Carbon Emissions Calculator

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