To offer a little guidance, log home producers suggest that the cost of completing your home will be a multiple of the cost of your home package (this can vary from three, four or five times the cost of the package). However, these multiples aren’t an accurate way to predict pricing, simply because they don’t factor in your personal taste in options and amenities, not to mention the particulars of your project (design, location, type of log construction and local labor costs). But don’t despair. You can pinpoint a price for your dream home if you do your homework and follow these strategies.
1. Pick a Site: Land will be a significant portion of your budget. Plus, the type of land, the terrain, the height of the trees, the foliage and the hills surrounding your new home will influence the type of design you choose. Other land issues to consider: slope, soil conditions, accessibility and zoning.