Getting Started

Embarking on the journey of building your dream home can be one of the most exciting and fulfilling things you ever do. It can also be one of the most daunting, to say the least! That’s why we’re here to help. By using our Getting Started form below, we hope to steer you in the right direction by offering suggestions on how best to proceed with your project.

Thru Bolt Basics for Log Homes

Log home manufacturers may use the term “thru bolt.” For the log home manufacturers that do use them, you may wonder what it is & what it does.
By Donna Peak

We spoke with Doug Parsons, president […]

What It Takes to Build Your Own Log Home

Should you hire a pro or build your own log home?  Time and money will help you decide.
Your goal is in sight, though the hard work is just beginning: actually building your new timber or […]

The Difference Between Log and Timber Homes

What’s the difference between log and timber homes? How are they different — and how are they alike?

Now is the ideal time to get ready to buy and build your log or timber home. How […]

Stone County, Arkansas: Log Home Destinations

Stone County, Arkansas, located in the state’s north-central region, boasts some of the South’s most scenic uplands. With no nearby metro areas, this remote Ozarks outpost is prime log home country.

The population density of Stone […]

Gunnison County, Colorado: Log Home Destinations

Blessed with wondrous natural beauty, Gunnison County, Colorado is in the western half of the state, roughly equidistant from Grand Junction, Durango and Colorado Springs—and is the perfect place to build your dream log home.

Gunnison […]

What’s Your Log Home Style: Lake, Mountain or Woods?

Whether your lifestyle lends itself more to skiing in the mountains or nestling in the woods, you’ll want a log home style with both looks and functionality in its design. And, because most likely you’ll […]

Garrett County, Maryland: Log Home Destinations

Garrett County, Maryland, the state’s westernmost county, centers on the Allegheny Mountains and Deep Creek Lake. Sparsely populated (47 people per square mile), it boasts open land and relatively high peaks–including the state’s highest, Hoye-Crest, […]

Fannin County, Georgia: Log Home Destinations

Located in the North Georgia Mountains, southernmost of the Appalachians, Fannin County, Georgia is a hot spot for log homes — especially log cabins — and attracts flatlanders seeking a change of scenery and relief […]

Planning Your Log Home Driveway

Your driveway is literally your road to log home dream fulfillment. Ensure you’re on solid ground during construction and beyond.
By Donna Peak

Your log home driveway. Digging it is the first step in your log home […]

Building a Log Home in Bad Weather

Old Man Winter is on the doorstep. Is it ok to start construction on your log home? Read on for our tips for building a log home in bad weather.
Photo courtesy of True North Log […]