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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.

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The Best Time to Prune Trees and Shrubs
Knowing when and how to prune trees and shrubs can be a mystery for the weekend gardener. Follow these tips to a happier, healthier landscape.
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What Options Do I Have for Heating a Tiny Log Cabin?
A reader writes in with concerns about their new liquid-propane heater.
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What You Need to Know About Tiny Cabins
Going small–really small–has been a huge trend, but there's a big difference between having a "tiny house" and owning a solid, ...
Builder Blueprint Plans for Home Building
4 Things You’re Afraid to Ask a Builder, But Should
It’s your right to know the answers to these “tough” questions. Don’t feel awkward about asking them.
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Big Log, Little Logs
When it comes to logs, size matters.
FTF Truth Be Told
5 Things You're Afraid to Tell Your Builder
And why you shouldn't be.
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Saying Hi to Hybrid Homes
Learn about the advantages of hybrid log homes.
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Taking a Green Approach to Your Log Home Design
A how-to guide on how you can lower your expenditures, reduce your impact on the environment and more.
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Seal Your Log Home
We’ve pulled together a rundown of the sealant products you might hear about and plan to use when building your log home.
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Be an Eco-Hero: Go Green
We’ve pulled four tips to having an efficient, environmentally responsible log home.
Can You Build SIPs in Log Homes?
Can You Build SIPs in Log Homes?
How can SIPs (structural insulated panels) benefit log homes? We went straight to the source to find the answers.
Should You Install Radiant In-Floor Heat?
Should You Install Radiant In-Floor Heat?
If you think radiant in-floor heat is the best option for your log home, planning for it early on is essential.
How to Expand + Renovate a Log Home
How to Expand + Renovate a Log Home
Sometimes, you need a change of plans... floor plans that is. Find out all you need to know about expanding a renovating your l...
3 Colorado Log Home Companies to Check Out
3 Colorado Log Home Companies to Check Out
These three log home companies are a perfect fit for anyone looking to build in the Rocky Mountains.
How Log Home Construction is Different From Covential Building Methods
How Log Home Construction is Different From Conventional Building Methods
Learn how log walls come together a little differently than conventional construction.
Your Step-by-Step Guide to Log Home Construction
Your Step-by-Step Guide to Log Home Construction
What to expect when it's finally time to stop planning and start building your log home.
What is a Log Home Package?
What is a Log Home Package?
Buying a log home starts with the package, so make sure you know your options before building your dream home.
The Difference Between Machine-Milled and Handcrafted Log Homes
The Difference Between Machine-Milled and Handcrafted Log Homes
A quick guide on the difference between machine-milled and handcrafted log homes. Find out which building process works for you!

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