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Plan Your Log Home

Planning a log home or log cabin involves more than just the floor plan; here you'll find expert advice on everything you need to get started, including budgeting, buying land, geographic regions, choosing logs, and more.

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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Choosing Logs
Deciding on a log package - One of the key moments in purchasing a log home. How do you know that you are making the right choice?
Why Leaves Change Color | A Cabin Lover's Guide to Fall Foliage
A Cabin Lover's Guide to Fall Foliage
Here's the science behind the spectacular colors of autumn. Plus, the best places to leaf peep!
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The Construction-to-Permanent Loan
The ins and outs of the most common (and advantageous) type of construction financing.
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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.
Using a Log Home Consultant
Enlisting a Log Home Consultant
Worried about making this big investment? An experienced log home advisor can guide you through the process with confidence.
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Competent Appraiser
The Value of a Competent Appraiser
A fair and just assessment of your log or timber home is essential for success.
11 Tips to Consider Before Finalizing Your Floor Plan
11 Tips to Consider Before Finalizing Your Floor Plan
For a design that will make your heart skip a beat, use these 11 tips to finalize your floor plan.
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6 Tips for Designing a Floor Plan That Ages Gracefully
If you want your home to get even better over time, these six tips lead to a floor plan that won’t require cosmetic surgery to ...
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Best Books About Rustic Style and Log Homes
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The Best Outdoor Spaces of 2020
Spending time outdoors is a natural extension of the log and timber home lifestyle, and our readers’ five favorite exterior spa...
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The Best Bathrooms of 2020
Want to shower yourself with comfort and luxury? Let these spa-worthy spaces be your guide.
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The Best Bedrooms of 2020
If you’re pining for a rustic spot to slumber or an elegant master retreat, these five sweet suites will inspire you to make yo...
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The Best Kitchens of 2020
Party central. Homework station. Heart of the home. A log or timber kitchen is many things. From small and efficient to gourmet...