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Planning a Log Home

Building a log home requires a lot of pre-planning, from research to budgeting. Make sure you’re financially prepared for the building process, as well as knowledgeable on what goes into log cabin construction.

  1. Small Log Homes Design Contest | #3 The Shenandoah by PrecisionCraft Log & Timber Homes

    The Shenandoah | PrecisionCraft Log & Timber Homes This is one-level living at its best. The footprint features an assortment of corner junctions—rooms jut out here and in there—creating a wonderful rhythm within the space, as well as awesome outdoor nooks at each entry point. What’s really cool about The Shenandoah, though, is that the […]

  2. Small Log Homes Design Contest | #2 Camp Dancing Bear by Beaver Creek Log Homes

    Camp Dancing Bear | Beaver Creek Log Homes Camp Dancing Bear does just that: It dances. The flow of the design tiptoes across the front porch, leaps into the living room, pirouettes through the dining area and the kitchen, and sashays into the sunroom. Of all our winners, it’s one of the more closed-off plans, […]

  3. Small Log Homes Design Contest | #1 Elk River II by StoneMill Log Homes

    Elk River II | StoneMill Log Homes With the Elk River II, it was love at first sight—literally. We could just imagine stepping inside the front entry and experiencing the visual impact from that straight shot of sightline right to the back of the home. A narrow hall leads to the living area, where the […]

  4. Modern Log Home Photos | Golden Eagle Log Homes

    | Log Home Living | by: Kenya McCullum | photos: James Ray Spahn | styling: Colleen Macomber Modern Cabin Pictures Modern Cabin Plans Planning a Modern Cabin       Return to "Traditional Transformed" – Modern Cabin Home Tour main page More: Log HomesHome by: Golden Eagle Log Homes

  5. Traditional Transformed | Planning a Modern Cabin | Log Home Living

    | Log Home Living | by: Kenya McCullum | photos: James Ray Spahn | styling: Colleen Macomber Traditional Transformed | Story Behind Planning the Modern Cabin: Modern log homes have a lot of stereotypes to work against—those who have never seen the open, light-filled, technologically enhanced homes being built these days often think that log-home […]

  6. Modern Cabin Home Plans | Golden Eagle Log Homes

    | Log Home Living | by: Kenya McCullum | photos: James Ray Spahn | styling: Colleen Macomber Home Details:Square footage: 5,572Log Provider: Golden Eagle Log Homes Modern Cabin Home Plans from "Traditional Transformed" (click for larger version of the image): Upper level: Main level: Lower level: Modern Cabin Pictures Modern Cabin Plans Planning a Modern […]

  7. Spirit Town | Great Places | Bozeman, Montana

    Gallatin County is the fastest-growing part of Montana, but even as people flock to its mountains and valleys here in the southwestern part of the state, the rural nature remains. Bozeman, home of Montana State University, is the closest thing to an urban center in the area, with trendy shops and cafes sharing the streets […]

  8. Black Mountain, North Carolina | Log Home Living’s Best Places to Build | 2008

    Population: 7,667 Land Prices in Black Mountain: 2-acre pretty treed lot already outfitted with well, septic and drive goes for $70,000. Why we love it: More Mayberry than Asheville, Black Mountain quietly lolls in the valley of the Craggy Mountains, surrounded by misty vistas of the Southeast’s tallest peaks. Black Mountain calls itself “The Front […]

  9. Salmon, Idaho | Log Home Living’s Best Places to Build | 2008

    Population: 3,059 Land Prices in Salmon: 6.6 acres, with views of the Lemhi River and snow-kissed peaks, run $78,000 just 10 minutes from town. Why we love it: If the idea of a rose-red sun setting on the Bitterroot Mountains doesn’t make you weak in the knees, then maybe you should click here. But if […]

  10. Presque Isle, Maine | Log Home Living’s Best Places to Build | 2008

    Population: 9,253 Land Prices in Presque Isle: $60,000 pays for 44 undeveloped, treed acres with 1,000-feet of lakeside shoreline. Why we love it: In addition to the Aroostook County potato, a spud prized not only for its important place in Maine’s economy, but also as a savior of open space (this is the only county […]

  11. Cortez, Colorado | Log Home Living’s Best Places to Build | 2008

    Population: 8,448 Land Prices in Cortez: For $80,000 you can buy more than 5 acres—with water tap—that are dotted with pinon and juniper and offer views of the La Plata Mountains and Mesa Verde. Why we love it: When most people think of Colorado, they think of the annoying conga line of traffic heading west […]

  12. Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan | Log Home Living’s Best Places to Build | 2008

    Population: 14,272 Land Prices in Sault Ste. Marie: $65,000 buys a 1- to 5-acre waterfront lot with trees and a dock. Why we love it: Because Sault Ste. Marie (pronounced Soo Saint Marie) sits above Michigan’s “mitten” across the river from its twin city in Canada. We also love that its main waterway spills into […]

  13. Aberdeen, Washington | Log Home Living’s Best Places to Build | 2008

    Population: 16,389 Land Prices in Aberdeen: If you want big bay views, you’re going to pay. But for $65,000 you can get nearly 6 acres with views of a small creek; you put in the septic and well. Why we love it: If you can handle the rain—they don’t call Aberdeen, the “gateway to the […]

  14. Berea, Kentucky | Log Home Living’s Best Places to Build | 2008

    Population: 13,606 Land Prices in Berea: $99,000 purchases 10 wooded acres in an improved subdivision. Why we love it: It’s hard to separate Berea, the city, from Berea, the progressive college that gave this municipality its biblically inspired name. Berea College was founded in 1855 by a pack of idealistic abolitionists, who established the institution […]

  15. Davis, West Virginia | Log Home Living’s Best Places to Build | 2008

    Population: 576 Land Prices in Davis: $79,900 buys a 2-acre lot with beautiful trees and easy access to skiing and state parks. Why we love it: In addition to the fact that America’s deceased polka king Frankie Yankovic hailed from Davis, we love it because it’s curled on the banks of the Blackwater River and […]

  16. Bisbee, Arizona | Log Home Living’s Best Places to Build | 2008

    Population: 6,095 Land Prices in Bisbee: About $75,000 buys 6 acres of desert horse property with mountain views and few improvements. Why we love it: Not only does Bisbee treasure its fine art and galleries, but it also respects the past. Tucked into the mineral-rich Mule Mountains, Bisbee has lived the classic, boom-bust narrative of […]

  17. Red Lodge, Montana | Log Home Living’s Best Places to Build | 2008

    Population: 2,455 Land Prices in Red Lodge: $129,000 (listed) will get you almost 7 improved acres (utilities at the property line) with sweeping mountain views and a 10-mile drive to town. Why we love it: Because it’s still somewhat affordable, looks like a Western movie set, and you can get an award-winning India Pale Ale […]

  18. Planning Log Homes | Stories from Log Home Living and Log Home Design

    Planning Log Homes

  19. Log Home Photos and Cabin Images

    Log Home Photos

  20. Florida Log Home Slideshow | Suwannee River Log Homes

    Log Home Design | by: Barbara Jacksier | photography: Joe Hilliard Pictures of a Florida Log Home: Sunshine State of Mind: Florida Log Home Photos Florida Log Home Plans Planning a Florida Log Home More: Log HomesHome by: Suwannee River Log Homes


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