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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.

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What to Know About Mound Septic Systems
That grassy knoll on your property may be much more than a topographical contour. Here’s what you need to know about mound septic systems.
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Are ADU's Right For You?
These places are almost always separate, self-contained, detached or semi-detached buildings that often include the basics of a...
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Working With Uncharted Territory
Unspoiled, undeveloped land is prime log and timber real estate, but there are a few unfamiliar factors to consider as you prep...
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Saving Money Without Compromising Your Dream
Having and sticking to a realistic budget prevents your log or timber dream home from becoming a nightmare.
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Along in Years: Our 40th Anniversary Celebration
What’s changed (and what hasn’t) over our 40 years in the log and timber biz from the industry insiders who know it best.
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This New England Home Embodies Western Romance
The owners yearned to bring Western inspiration back home to New England, and the couple achieved that aesthetic in a ranch-sty...
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Be Wise As You Downsize
There’s a lot of misinformation about building small. We confront 5 of the most common myths and set the story straight.
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Floor Plans for All Phases of Life
What are the keys to a home that will transition through life with you? We’ve got the inside scoop.
Housing Demand Predictions and Hot Updates from Design & Construction Week
An update on the latest industry news from Design & Construction Week’s tenth anniversary event in Las Vegas.
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Home by Extension
After a two-and-a-half-year disruption from the pandemic, homeowners are seeking to expand their living quarters in fun (and po...
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Creating a First-Rate Second Place
Building a second home can be a winning and affordable proposition. Here’s how.
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Understanding Log Home Economics
A realistic (yet still optimistic) look at the current state of borrowing money for your dream home.
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Floor Plans for Everyone
Trying to decide the size, shape and style of the plan that fits you best? These 6 layouts showcase the diversity of log home d...
NAHB Building Systems Council Summit
Expert Insights from the 2022 NAHB Building Systems Housing Summit
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Ask the Expert: What Do I Need to Incorporate in My Floor Plan to Live There Forever?
Follow along as Mark Elliott, Vice President at Coventry Log Homes, Inc., shares his expert insights to your top questions abou...
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Ask the Expert: What Is Included in a Package?
Follow along as Mark Elliott, Vice President at Coventry Log Homes, Inc., shares his expert insights to your top questions abou...
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Our Readers' Favorite Log Homes of 20
Here are the log homes that captured readers' attention in 2022.
Ask the Expert: How Is Electrical Installed in a Log Home?
Follow along as Mark Elliott, Vice President at Coventry Log Homes, Inc., shares his expert insights to your top questions about designing and building your dream log home. Check back monthly for the latest installment. Sponsored by Coventry Log Homes, Inc.

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