Without the proper resources at hand, building your dream home can sometimes be overwhelming. In this section you’ll find a wide variety of articles that guide you through the building process, every step of the way.


Russian Log-Home Architecture

Wood is the foundation of some of the world’s greatest historical construction projects, and Russia’s rich history of architectural beauty is no exception to this. Russians have a unique and special attitude with respect to […]

Adding On

Additions are a great way to get more living out of your home. Here's how.

Company Spotlight: Wisconsin Log Homes

We share five of our favorite log retreats from Green Bay-based Wisconsin Log Homes.

Favorite Small Log Cabins

Featured: Log Home Living, March 2008

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Main Level

Upper Level

Square footage: 1,300
Location: Pine Mountain Club, California
Wood species: Western red cedar
Log producer: Pioneer Log Homes of British Columbia

Featured: Log Home Living, September 2006

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Lower […]

Log-Building School

If you have any inclination to build your log home yourself or be your own general contractor, consider going to school for it before you start carving out those notches.

Guide to Window Treatments for Log Homes

Once upon a time, in a land not so far away, window treatments came with limited options—namely curtains, curtains and more curtains. But the times they are a changing.

Today's window treatments come in all […]

What’s in Your Tool Box?

Tool picks from a pro and one cool gadget giveaway.

Understanding Smoke Alarms

Smoke alarms sound the early warning in home fires and save lives, so make sure you know what you're buying.

5 Essential Log-Home Building Tips From a Pro

Veteran log-home builder, Jim Cooper, passes along 5 pearls of wisdom every new homeowner should know.

Comfy Cozy

For nearly 30 years, the log-home industry has invested heavily in the concept of thermal mass to explain the warmth and comfort experienced by log-home owners. Thermal mass (the ability of a material to absorb, […]