A Riverside Dream Log Home in South Dakota

Building a South Dakota home turns into an adventure — with a happy ending.
Story and Photos by Joe Hilliard

When Dan and Beth decided to build their log home on the Missouri River, little did they know what this seemingly simple process held in store. They only knew that they had long wanted one.

When Beth was […]

Renting Your Log Home

Quick tips for how to get the most out of your log home investment by renting it out to others when you're not there.

The Best Towns to Build Log & Timber Homes

There are log and timber homes all across this country, but there are some towns where they seem to just fit in perfectly. Here are three examples of those towns! Click a photo below for more information on each town.

1. Bozeman, Montana

2. Berea, Kentucky

3. Davis, West Virginia

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Choosing a Location and Builder For Your Log Home

Hit the Road
Most new log homes are built on undeveloped land. You’ll need access for vehicles, materials and workers. That means a road. A clearing through the woods might seem like the solution, but an access road must handle traffic in all kinds of weather. A graded roadbed topped with gravel should do the job. […]

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.

7 Questions to Answer Before You Start Building

Answer these questions to make sure you’re ready to build.
By Jim Cooper

1. Do you own the land where your home will be built?
This might seem obvious, but homes are started every year on the assumption that the owner holds clear legal title to the construction site. When a lending institution is involved, its requirements will […]

Ask Professor Rob – 2014 Collection

Professor Rob answers your questions regarding planning, building and renovating your wood home.

Location Inspiration: Scenic Places to Build a Log Home

6 oft-overlooked places to build your log home