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Cost-Saving Tips

Expert advice on how to keep costs down following the construction of a log home or log cabin, including tips for saving money on your water bill, efficient heating & cooling, lowering your electric bill, and other cost-saving tips.

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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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Financing Facts
Why it's important to talk about money.
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Size Matters: De-Bunking the Square Footage Myth
A candid look at why choosing a home based on “price per square foot” won’t guarantee you’ll walk away happy — and what will.
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Fresh + Frugal Ideas for Little Log Homes
Whether you’re creating cabin memories or keeping within the confines of a budget, we offer 10 excellent small log home solutions.
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5 Solutions to Save Money During Construction
Our resident builder shares his top five solutions to save money during the construction of your log home.
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Making a Luxury Log Home on a Budget
If the phrase “champagne taste on a beer budget” means something to you, take heart. We’ve got a few tricks that will quench yo...
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What You Need to Know About Homesteading
What’s it like to truly live the simple life? Bona fide homesteaders share their tips for rural independence and debt-free log ...
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Where Does the Money Go?
Golden Eagle Log & Timber Homes give you a general idea of just where your money is going when building your dream home.
7 Surprising Ways to Save on Your Electricity Bill
7 Surprising Ways to Save on Your Electricity Bill
We all know you should always turn the lights off when you leave a room … or should you? Read on for unexpected tricks to cut d...
3 Ways to Conserve Water and Lower Your Bill
3 Ways to Conserve Water and Lower Your Bill
The average American uses 25,300 gallons of water each year. Reducing your water usage will not only lower your monthly bill, i...
How to Ensure Your Windows are Eco-Friendly
How to Ensure Your Windows are Eco-Friendly
The windows in your log home likely frame one of your favorite features: the view. But they also can be top energy wasters. The...
How to Heat and Cool Your Log Home Efficiently
How to Heat and Cool Your Log Home Efficiently
Heating and cooling systems account for more than half of your home’s electricity consumption. The more efficient your systems ...
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Ditch Outdated Appliances to Save Energy
Replacing outdated appliances may be expensive, but your wallet and the environment will thank you in the long run.
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The Best Eco-Friendly Lights for Your Log Home
Lighting takes up a large part of your homes energy. Make it efficient to save money and the environment.
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This Solar-Powered Water-Pumping System is Great for Off-Grid-Living
This product solves all problems of electricity and water, so you can continue to live as deep into nature as you please.
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9 Energy-Saving Tips to Maximize Savings
9 smart steps you can take to minimize your energy use and maximize your savings.
Time is Your Ally
Time is Your Ally: Why It's Smart to Wait to Build
The log home construction process can be tiresome, but there’s plenty to do while you’re waiting to build.
Smart Budget Strategies for Your Log Home
Smart Budget Strategies for Your Log Home
Simple but smart strategies to get the most bang for your log home buck.