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  1. Photos of Washington Island, Wisconsin | Log Home Living’s Great Places to Build a Log Home

    Photos of Washington Island, Wisconsin "Fair Isle" | Great Places | Log Home Living by: Clare Martin | Log Home Living It may be small in size, but Wisconsin’s Washington Island is big on community and charm.   A ride on the Cherry Train (pulled behind the red pickup of longtime island resident Ed Livingston) […]

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    Great Places | Fair Isle | Washington Island, Wisconsin

    Great Places | Washington Island, WI It may be small in size, but Wisconsin’s Washington Island is big on community and charm. by: Clare Martin | Log Home Living Fair Isle | Washington Island, WI: Life on an island always seems to move at a different tempo. Whether set apart from the mainland by thousands […]

  3. Sunset at Lake Anna, VA | Photo: Kate Elim

    Great Places: Rural Waters in Lake Anna, Virginia

    Lake Anna’s waters may run hot and cold, but when it comes to getting away from it all, they’re just right.

  4. Images of Galena, Illinois | Great Places | Log Home Living

    Great Places | Galena, Illinois Enjoy these images from Great Places | Galena, Illinois Return to "Great Places | Galena, Illinois" by clicking here. Click on either side of the Galena, Illinois image slideshow to browse through the images. Can’t view the slideshow? Try downloading Mozilla Firefox – a safe, sound and secure way to […]

  5. Community Spotlight | Image Slideshow: Timberwilde, North Carolina

    Community Spotlight | Image Slideshow Timberwilde, North Carolina by: Sara Brown | Log Home Design  

  6. #1 Wapiti, Wyoming

    Why it’s hot: Rarely is the term “the middle of nowhere” better illustrated than in Wapiti. Squarely situated between the east entrance of Yellowstone National Park and Cody, Wyoming, this slice of the state is a giant photo opportunity—complete with towering pines and crystal-clear mountain streams. In an area where you’re more likely to see […]

  7. #2 Harney County, Oregon

    Why it’s hot: This self-proclaimed “Gateway to the Steens Mountains” also serves as a portal to a largely undiscovered refuge for wildlife. The impressive, unfettered natural landscapes are a photographer’s paradise, with the 9,700-foot-high ridge of the Steens offering a vantage point to view a majority of southeast Oregon. Included in the view are the […]

  8. #3 St. Johnsbury, Vermont

    Why it’s hot: Forty miles south of the Canadian border, St. Johnsbury sits as the southern gateway to Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. The heavily wooded and sparsely populated region (numbering 7,751 people and four stoplights) could be the textbook definition for terms like “idyllic” and “quaint.” In addition to skiing the 2,000 foot drop and 43 […]

  9. #4 Pendleton County, West Virginia

      Why it’s hot: Accurately dubbed “the scenic jewel of the Potomac Highlands,” Pendleton County, West Virginia is home to more gorgeous views than citizens. Around 8,200 residents live in this area, which rubs elbows with the 919,000-acre Monongahela National Forest. The county offers a collection of natural beauty, from Seneca Rocks, a 900-foot quartzite […]

  10. #5 Mountain Home, Arkansas

      Why it’s hot: Though Lake Norfork and Bull Shoals Lake are generally regarded as the trophies of the region, the scenery provided by the Ozark Mountains and White River are no less beautiful in Mountain Home, illustrating why Arkansas boasts the nickname “The Natural State.” The 11,000 locals hunt, backpack, spelunk and ride horses […]

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  12. Great Escapes

    This winter, the tropics might seem alluring, but we know you better than that. Indeed, we understand that a day spent swooshing down the slopes or simply hiking on a snowy mountain trail beats sand in your swimsuit and sunburn. And if you add a rustic setting—where logs and timbers are a big part of […]

  13. Land Grab

      Purchasing land can be one of the most expensive decisions you’ll ever make, and if you’re not mindful of the potential hurdles, it can set your dream of building a timber home back weeks, months—or even years.     It may be unromantic, but taking a methodical, rational approach to a land deal will help you […]

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    Log-Home Location Tips | Finding the Right Site for Your Log Home

    When you’re selecting land for your log home, remember the old real estate adage — location, location, location. Future homeowners quickly become smitten with what seems to be the ideal spot, whether it’s a mountainside plot deep in the woods or a lakefront lot near a lucky fishing hole. But there are a few rules […]

  15. Long-Distance Building

    Long Distance Home Building Guide | Tips for Building Remotely

    You’ve always wanted to build your own log home. And now, you’ve finally bought the perfect piece of land to put it on. Trouble is, your dream lot is in the shadow of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains and you’re living in the marshes of Florida. How do you make it work? Before you dive in, take […]

  16. Where the Living Is Easy

      Cabins have their own carefree way about them that’s low-maintenance and meant for easy living. Use these decorating guidelines to create your own classic cabin style where there isn’t a care in the world except where you’re going to watch the sunset. Mismatched and Loving It Your second home or vacation getaway invariably ends […]

  17. Sacred Territory

    Nearly everywhere, it seems, is perfect for a log home. All right, maybe that's a stretch. But when we began researching this story late last year, we figured it would be easy to narrow down our choices to 10 great places to build a primary residence and an equal number for getaway homes. Think again. […]

  18. Cool Runnings: Life on the Water

    Will you be able to build the log home you want on the property? Does the water body offer the recreation opportunities you enjoy? Are you prepared to deal with the special responsibilities and costs associated with waterfront living? Answering these questions must be part of your research process.   From a practical standpoint, you want to […]

  19. Simply the Best

    The editors of Log Home Design are ringing in the new year with our picks for the Best of 2006. The best what? The best of everything for folks who love log home living. From decks to dishwashers—and even a few great destinations—we’ll share some new and notable things that have recently crossed our desks. […]

  20. Luxury R & R

    Second homes are skyrocketing. From urban warriors who made a mint "flipping" their starter homes to baby boomers planning their retirement abodes, everybody seems to have one thing in mind: Getting away from it all. For log home lovers, it’s all about the great outdoors—crystal-blue lakes, majestic mountains and storied forests. Many envision themselves sitting […]


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