Choosing a Location and Builder

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

Learn how to create a classic design for your log home based on the unique regional architecture of your land location.

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.

Before You Break Ground

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

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.

24 Hidden Treasures: 2006 vacation log home hotspots

Here are 2006's picks for sites in which to build a vacation log home.

Finding vacation-home property

Here are the top websites to visit if you're researching vacation-home property sites.

24 Hidden Treasures: 2007 vacation log home hotspots

Here are 24 ideal areas across the country in which to build a vacation log home.