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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?
Money
Advantages of Local Banks vs. National Lenders
Keeping your financing close to home can have advantages.
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The Log Home Authority
Join this on-demand webinar presented by Perma-Chink Systems.
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2020 Spring & Summer Virtual Home Show
Join the ALL NEW 2020 Spring & Summer Virtual Home Show!
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10 Floor Plans That Maximize Outdoor Living
If your vision of your log home includes porch doors that are always wide open to the great outdoors, these floor plans may be ...
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Designing a Home for a Couple or a Crowd
Having plenty of space to share with family and friends, old and new, was the inspiration behind this charitable couple’s expan...
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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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How to Choose Between a Log, Timber, or Hybrid Home
Unmatched beauty and impeccable craftsmanship are the hallmarks of log and timber homes.
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How to Turn Your Vision Into a Floor Plan
How to turn a good idea into a great floor plan.
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Design a Home to Suit Your Life Now AND in the Future
Your log or timber home’s layout should take your entire family’s present and future needs into account.
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Designing a Floor Plan for a Rental Cabin
If you're planning a log home for both personal use and profit, here are a few things to think about.
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Tips for Building a Log Cabin Under 1,000 Square Feet
5 smart tips for building a log home you’ll love in 1,000-square-feet or less. Plus, example floor plans!
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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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Five Reasons Solid Wood Homes Make Sense
Here are five reasons why a full log home is a smart decision and not just a pretty face.
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Four Log Homes Designed for Different Climates
Log homes are designed to take the worst Mother Nature can throw at them — and do it with beauty and grace.
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Log Home Road Trip: Idaho
Join us as we explore the rustic, rugged natural beauty of the Gem State.