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    In the Clouds: An Affordable New Mexico Log Home

    With a view that seemingly goes on forever, a New Mexico home delivers an affordable option for its owners and a breathtaking vantage point for taking in nature’s bounty.

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    Boundless Joy: A Playfully Designed Log Home in Montana

    A playful design and lifestyle come together in a roomy Montana home.

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    Back to Basics

    A couple’s love for the countryside is the inspiration for a cabin nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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    Blue Ridge Log Cabin | Back to Basics | A Cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains

    Log Home Living | by: Cynthia Ward Vesey | photography: Steven McBride A couple's love for the countryside is the inspiration for a log cabin nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains… Blue Ridge Log Cabin Pictures Blue Ridge Log Cabin Plans Planning a Blue Ridge Log Cabin More: Log HomesHome by: Hearthstone Inc.

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    Planning a Sentimental Journey Vacation Cabin

    An unexpected purchase leads one Wisconsin couple on a path toward the vacation cabin of their dreams

  6. Log Home Rental Information

    Bonus: Cabin Fever – Rental Information Find out how to rent this log home masterpiece by: editorial staff This home was featured in the September 2007 issue of Log Home Living magazine in a log home feature titled "Play Time." To order a copy of this issue, click here. Rental information: Hickory Mist Cabin […]

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    A Guide to Log Corner Profiles

    A notch on the bottom of the log straddles the top of the log coming from the perpendicular wall.

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    What’s the Difference? How Handcrafted and Milled Logs Compare

    The differences between handcrafted logs and milled logs

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    Staining Options for Your Log Home

    Color your log home with these not-so-plain staining materials.

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    Log Home Maintence Tips | Maintaining Your Log Home | Simple Maintenance for Log Homes

    21 Ways to Make Your Log Home Last Generations Design 1. If you haven’t built your log home, you can help or hinder maintenance issues with smart design. Start by raising the home’s foundation at least 6 inches above the ground (some experts recommend as much as 24 inches in insect-prone areas). 2. Use generous […]

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    Types of Roofing Materials: Options for Your Home’s Roof

    Consider these options for the roofing materials of your home.

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    Animal Kingdom: Planning a Log Home for Jack Hanna

    A love nest with southern charm and pioneer panache for famed TV host, Jack Hanna

  13. Maintenance Tips for Log Homes – Wood Care

    Maintenance tips for log homes and wood care.

  14. Storage Solutions

    Storage Solutions – Better Kitchens Six tips to add value and space to your kitchen. by: editorial staff Storage is the best-kept secret to a successful kitchen. “It can actually add $10,000 to the value of your kitchen,” reveals Robin Rigby-Fisher, certified master kitchen and bath designer of the Neil Kelly Company in Lake […]

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    Budget-Friendly (and Eco-Friendly) Landscaping Tips

    Money may not grow on trees, but many log home owners still deposit a good portion of their wallets into their yards. Use these tips to help save your bank account (and sanity) when completing the necessary upkeep to maintain the beauty of your landscape, while getting the most bang for your buck. Know, then […]

  16. #1 Wapiti, Wyoming

    Why it’s hot: Rarely is the term “the middle of nowhere” better illustrated than in Wapiti. Squarely situated between the east entrance of Yellowstone National Park and Cody, Wyoming, this slice of the state is a giant photo opportunity—complete with towering pines and crystal-clear mountain streams. In an area where you’re more likely to see […]

  17. #2 Harney County, Oregon

    Why it’s hot: This self-proclaimed “Gateway to the Steens Mountains” also serves as a portal to a largely undiscovered refuge for wildlife. The impressive, unfettered natural landscapes are a photographer’s paradise, with the 9,700-foot-high ridge of the Steens offering a vantage point to view a majority of southeast Oregon. Included in the view are the […]

  18. #3 St. Johnsbury, Vermont

    Why it’s hot: Forty miles south of the Canadian border, St. Johnsbury sits as the southern gateway to Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. The heavily wooded and sparsely populated region (numbering 7,751 people and four stoplights) could be the textbook definition for terms like “idyllic” and “quaint.” In addition to skiing the 2,000 foot drop and 43 […]

  19. #4 Pendleton County, West Virginia

      Why it’s hot: Accurately dubbed “the scenic jewel of the Potomac Highlands,” Pendleton County, West Virginia is home to more gorgeous views than citizens. Around 8,200 residents live in this area, which rubs elbows with the 919,000-acre Monongahela National Forest. The county offers a collection of natural beauty, from Seneca Rocks, a 900-foot quartzite […]

  20. #5 Mountain Home, Arkansas

      Why it’s hot: Though Lake Norfork and Bull Shoals Lake are generally regarded as the trophies of the region, the scenery provided by the Ozark Mountains and White River are no less beautiful in Mountain Home, illustrating why Arkansas boasts the nickname “The Natural State.” The 11,000 locals hunt, backpack, spelunk and ride horses […]

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