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  1. No matter how daunting the task of renting out your cabin may seem or what stage of the home-building or buying process you’re in, rest assured that you’ll never lack interest in your property. “The idea of spending a vacation in a quiet locale, surrounded by nature, appeals to a lot of people,” says Andrew Walker, editor of CottageTips.com. Photo credit: Cindy Thiede

    How To Rent a Cabin

    Renting your cabin can be a great way to afford your vacation home and make a little money – just make sure you do it the right way.

  2. Best Places to Build a Log Home

    Location Inspiration: Scenic Places to Build a Log Home

    6 Oft-Overlooked Places to Build Your Log Home

  3. Tetons

    5 Fabulous Log-Home Communities: Finding a Place to Call Home

    Looking for a place to call home? Whether it’s a corner lot to call your own or the complete resort lifestyle, we’ve got you covered.

  4. 24 Hidden Treasures: 2006 vacation log home hotspots

    The biggest decision in taking a step toward building a log home is in deciding the location that best suits you and your family. But discovering an area that is not overpriced or overpopulated is a difficult task. Keeping these factors in mind, we’ve compiled a list of 24 vacation spots in the United States, […]

  5. Finding vacation-home property

    Looking for vacation-home property? The brand-new issue of Vacation Log Homes offers a look at the top web sites that can help you find the perfect site. According to the story’s author, Shari Steiner, here are the top web sites for researching vacation home property nationwide. ***** Five-Star Site Sperling’s Best Places (www.bestplaces.net) again comes […]

  6. 24 Hidden Treasures: 2007 vacation log home hotspots

    The biggest decision in taking a step toward building a log home is in deciding the location that best suits you and your family. Discovering an area that is not overpriced or overpopulated is a difficult task. In 2006, we presented our original list of 24 undiscovered vacation property hot spots areas around the country, […]

  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. 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

  19. Planning a Florida Log Home | Sunshine State of Mind | Log Home Design

    Sunshine State of Mind: Take a seat on the front porch of Kelly and Alida Fore’s Osteen, Florida, log home and you’re instantly greeted by the sound of wild turkeys, while white-tailed deer graze in the distance. The setting is so pastoral, it’s hard to believe that the frenzied world of Disney theme parks is […]

  20. Florida Log Home Plans | Suwannee River Log Homes

    Log Home Design | by: Barbara Jacksier | photography: Joe Hilliard Sunshine State of Mind | Suwannee River Log Homes A couple creates their own version of home on the range—a log cabin built on a cattle ranch in central Florida. Home Details:Square footage: 2,321Log Provider: Suwannee River Log Homes Free log home plans (click […]


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