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  1. The Log and Timber Home Show – Additional Attractions

    Editors’ Picks – Our Favorite Restaurants! Looking for a place to eat this weekend while you’re at the Log and Timber Home Show in Chantilly, VA? Check out one (or more!) of our editors’ favorite local restaurants. Roland Sweet, Editor-in-Chief of Log Home Living There’s Two Amigos, a Mexican restaurant a few doors down from […]

  2. Although not rustic in nature, the transitional decor featured within the interior of this 1950s Colonial showcases creative ideas for any home.

    Home Decorating Tips and Design Trends from the DC Design House

    Although it’s hard to imagine a 10,000-square-foot structure ever being referred to as a cabin, such ample space offers the perfect backdrop for playing with different design concepts in ways that can easily translate to any home. Whether you’re looking for ideas for your great room or your bedroom, or just fun accents to throw […]

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    Finish-Line-Worthy Floor Plans

    NASCAR’s Kerry Earnhardt and his wife, René, team up with Schumacher Homes to create a line of rustic plans for the great outdoors.

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    Country’s Best Cabins Visits DIY Network’s “Blog Cabin”

    Our editor checks out the smartly designed Chesapeake getaway and gets the scoop on some new flooring applications.

  5. Life at the Cabin

    Free Download: Bonus Lifestyle Section

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    Country’s Best Cabins Visits “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”

    Country’s Best Cabins visits the set of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” in Fayetteville, North Carolina, to check out one of the projects underway for the upcoming season.

  7. Log-home resources available in downloadable PDF

    The resources section of the 2009 Log Homes Illustrated Annual Buyer’s Directory has been digitized for the first time and is  now available for free download.   You’ll find guides to both top log home manufacturers and to companies offering products and services related to financing, finishing and furnishing log homes.   There are over […]


    Joyce Standridge was on the scene for the filming of the New Orleans Extreme Makeover home, and here’s what she had to say. Is Ty (Pennington, the show’s host) really that hyper? Yes, indeed, he is. He is also a very smart television person, always looking at how things will appear on camera, and what […]

  9. Log Cabin could appear on pennies

    An image of a log cabin could find its way onto the penny in  2009. Four coins are to be issued in 2009 to celebrate a different aspect of Abraham Lincoln’s life and mark the bicentennial of his birth. To honor Lincoln’s birth and humble beginnings in Kentucky, the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee and the […]

  10. Southland releases new plans book

    Southland Log Homes has released its 2008 Southland Planning Guide. The 84-page guide is filled with 29 house plans, many of which include optional floor plans. Features in the guide include The Southland Promise, The Total Solution and tips for living "green" in a Southland home. "Since establishing Southland almost 30 years ago, we’ve come […]

  11. Estemerwalt mill gets morning-show piece in NYC

    Estemerwalt Log Homes was recently featured on TV when Larry Hoff of CW11 (Channel 11, CW Network) in New York City visited the company’s factory in Honesdale, Pa.Hoff walked through several processes with Estemerwalt staff, including Beth Reese and Kurt Propst. There were segments shortly after 6, 7 and 8 a.m. The first segment shortly […]

  12. True North releases new plans book

    True North Log Homes has just launched a new plans book, which introduces the ultimate in inspirational home planning ideas, capturing both current trends and classic beauty with 200-plus pages of color photography. The coffee table-caliber plans book is well summarized by its opening quote: “Life is not measured by the number of breaths you […]

  13. Georgia lottery winner chooses Southland

    What is the first thing a man does when he wins $275 million? He calls Southland Log Homes and orders a couple of homes, of course. Until recently, Robert and his wife, Tonya, lived in a single-wide mobile home in Portal, Georgia. Robert was an ironworker, mostly working on skyscrapers in downtown Atlanta. Every Friday […]

  14. Honest Abe log home survives tornado

    When Honest Abe Log Homes founder Doug Smith started his company almost 30 years ago, he had several goals in mind: make a quality product, provide jobs for the county, use some excess material generated by his sawmill, and (last, but not least) make a profit. It’s doubtful that saving lives was one of those […]

  15. Timberpeg, Foard Panel helping build Habitat home

    The Upper Valley (Vt.) Habitat for Humanity, in conjunction with Timberpeg, Foard Panel and members of 20 faith communities in the Upper Valley will break ground for a new, perpetually affordable home on Sunday, May 18. The Upper Valley family that will live in the home has not yet been chosen but will be selected […]

  16. Spirit Cabin stars in Toyota Tundra commercial

    The truck that’s changing it all is demonstrating its power with a new commercial in which it pulls a Spirit Cabins modular cabin. Spirit Cabins was contacted by WestWayne, an advertising agency headquartered in Atlanta that was developing a television spot in which a Toyota Tundra tows a log cabin, Spirit’s Ponderosa model, to a […]

  17. Old Timer Log Homes offers helping hand

    With the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaching, many folks may think the recovery effort is complete. There is still much to do, though, as a group called "Helping Hands" knows all too well. Since the Katrina disaster in 2005, Paul Gentry, president of Old Timer Log Homes & Supply, Inc., has visited the Gulf […]

  18. Log Home News: Maple Island Handcrafted Log Homes Unveils New, Interactive Website

    Maple Island Handcrafted Log Homes Unveils New, Interactive Website Michigan-based, Maple Island Log Homes unveils a new interactive website. This new site features larger photo galleries with new homes, a complete floor plan library for idea starters, a downloadable color brochure and an interactive virtual home tour…” Maple Island worked with new technology from NeuStep […]

  19. Log Home News: Award-Winning Green Community Invites Home Buyers to Join in Conservation

    Log Home News: Award-Winning Green Community Invites Home Buyers to Join in Conservation Log Homes along the Blue Ridge Parkway in demand. Blues Ridge Parkway, NC (PRWEB) December 13, 2007 — Cielo Falls, a gorgeous premium log home community with an emphasis on sustainable development, is proud to announce having earned the prestigious “Mountain Homes […]

  20. Log Home News: Pine Beetle “Kill” Trees Have New Purpose

    Log Home News: Pine Beetle “Kill” Trees Have New Purpose Local log business looked at as model for state KEYSTONE, CO — Playing with Lincoln Logs as a child meant getting to be an architect constructing dream homes. Now, in Summit County, that toy is the inspiration for making those homes a reality while putting […]

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