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Historical Log Homes

The history of log cabins and log homes go back to the early days of American culture. Many of our presidents were born in log homes and used the iconic symbol of the "rugged life" to get elected. Learn more about the historic log homes that we all know and love. Plus, you might learn a thing or two about the origin of America's favorite home.

The Many Lives of a Historic Log Home
A simple, 18th-century cabin is transformed into a sophisticated, luxury retreat.
You Can Own a Piece of Country Music History with This Property
This property in Goodlettsville has only been owned by two families in its history: the current owners and Willie Nelson.
Exterior of an Off-Grid Cabin in Colorado
An Off-Grid Cabin in Colorado
No electricity? No plumbing? No problem. Now THIS is off-the-grid living!
This Old Mining Ghost Town is For Sale
Ever dreamed of owning a California mining ghost town? Us either. But it's still eerily cool to see these untouched log home buil…
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Sagamore: The National Historic Landmark in the Adirondacks
This historic camp near the Adirondacks represents the resiliency and the spirit of log homes.
Peek Inside America's Oldest Log Cabin
Nothnagle Cabin in Gibbstown, New Jersey is proof that log homes take top spot when it comes to longevity.
This Historic Lodge is a Diamond in the Rough
Montana's recently restored Kootenai Lodge recalls a rich heritage.
The Log Cabin with a Historic Past
A log cabin lodge in Tennessee with a fascinating historic past.
This Tennessee Log Home Seamlessly Mixes Old + New
A Tennessee couple’s appreciation for the heritage of 
their land prompts them to build a new mountaintop log home that looks lik…
The Evolution of a Log Home Kit
What began as a DIY log home kit in the 1970s grew with this Canadian couple as their needs changed. Forty years later, it’s stil…
American Presidents Born in Log Cabins
At least seven United States Presidents were born in log cabins, which only reaffirms that great things really do start with log …
Exploring the Log Homes of Ireland
The log homes of Ireland are no exception when it comes to cozy living and rustic appeal.
Abraham Lincoln's Log Cabin in Kentucky
As President's Day approaches, let's remember one of America's most beloved leaders and his famous log cabin home.
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Authentic Cabin Remodel | A Small Good Thing
This loving authentic cabin remodel stands tribute to its late owner’s vision.
Log Homes in Russian Architecture
Wood is the foundation of some of the world’s greatest historical construction projects, and Russia’s rich history of architectural beauty is no exception.
From Antique Dutch Barn to Lone Star Lake House
A New York barn heads to Texas when a couple decides to build a secluded timber frame house for summertime.
Restoring Historic Buildings on a Texas Ranch
Texas homeowners take to restoring historic buildings on their ranch — including a "dog-trot" log cabin.
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An Old-Fashioned Log Home in Historic Cooperstown
With careful work, one New Jersey couple creates an old-fashioned-looking log home that fits seamlessly into the surrounding hist…

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