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Expert advice for building a log home or log cabin, including advice on log home construction, energy-efficient building, roofing options, windows, insulation tips, wood & log choices, landscaping and log home kit options.

Log Home Sacrifices
The Log Home Journey: The Sacrifices of Building a Log Home
The log home journey isn’t a sprint; it’s a marathon. And as Sean Murphy and his family discovered in the sacrifices of building a log home, perseverance and patience go a long way to crossing the finish line.
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Dirt to Done: The Maine Event
Our popular project chronicle is back with a brand-new log home! Follow along the journey of planning, designing and building a...
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Stay Grounded in a Single-Story Home
For years, single-story homes have topped future owners’ most-wanted lists. Here’s what you need to know to craft the perfect u...
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Exploring the Advantages of Engineered Timbers For Your Log Home
Engineered timbers offer log home buyers another wood option.
Log Home Roof Guide
Your Guide to Log Home Roofing
Here's how to ensure your roof is safe, attractive AND energy efficient:
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Chinking 10
That “white stuff” between the logs plays a much larger role than helping to identify a log home from the pack. The key to its ...
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Our Top Tips for Energy Independence
There are a lot of really good reasons to go off the grid. Just be sure you have the right approach.
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The Essential Homesteader's Garden
Prep, grow, can, eat: Plant now for feasts throughout the year.
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Your Guide to Off-Grid Homes
Ready to go off-grid? Here's what you need to know to plan, build and enjoy an off-grid home!
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Expert Advice: Managing Expectations While Building a Custom Home
Building a dream home in the real world may feel at odds at times, but a healthy attitude and practical approach will help you ...
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What to Know About Hybrid Homes
Want a natural-yet-eclectic-yet-classic place to call home? Going hybrid just might be the answer.
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Pro Tips for a More Resilient Log Home
Log and timber homes are strong by their very nature. Here’s how to make them even stronger.
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What Is Log Grading, and Why Should You Care?
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Q+A: Is a Natural Look Possible With a Metal Roof?
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Does Log Size Affect House Size?
Energy Costs
Where Your Energy-Consumption Dollars Go
Plus, how to save both energy and money.
Dirt to Done: The Big Reveal
Dirt to Done: The Big Reveal
This Wisconsin bachelor pad set the stage for romance and, now, married bliss in this final installation (the big reveal!) of o...
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Dirt to Done: Finish Strong
As Zach Parmeter’s home building journey winds down, get inspired with a glimpse at the interior finishes of his log-and-timber...

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