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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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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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Is a Tankless Water Heater Right for You?
Bar IV Log Homes Consulting
On-Demand Webinar: Should You Hire a Log Home Consultant?
Calm Your Fears, Protect Your Budget with a Log Home Consultant
Dirt-to-Done: Choosing Exterior Materials
Dirt to Done: Choosing Exterior Materials
A smart selection of materials come together on the exterior of this half-log hybrid home.
Three Ways to Go Green
3 Ways to Go Green
Want to save energy and money? This sage advice will get you started.
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Deluxe to Ultra - Upgrades That Add Up
How a few design decisions can make a big difference – both in the feel and final price of your home.

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