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Log Home Step-by-Step

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.


 

Build a Better Log Home

Think ahead before breaking ground. Here are four tips to avoid costly mistakes.

1 Properly orient your home on your building lot. Consider not only how each room takes in views, but also the sun’s path […]

Lowdown on the Draw

Once you’ve gotten construction financing, you’ll need to figure out how to allocate the money while the home is being built. You’d be foolish to pay for the entire project upfront, but you can’t wait […]

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.

Adding On

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

Favorite Small Log Cabins

The editors of Log Home Living take a look back at some of the best small cabins featured over the years.

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

Everything you need to know about trouble-free treatments to enhance (and protect) your log home's interior.

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.