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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.

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Small Package, Big Potential
For homeowners looking for a little extra space with a lot of possibility, a log or timber accessory dwelling unit may be just the fix.
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The Reader Favorite Floor Plans You Can't Miss
Proof that there’s no “one size fits all” home, our readers are loving plans from a tiny 567-square-foot log cabin to a timber-fr…
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10 Reasons to Love Ranch Homes
Today’s architecturally diverse uni-level houses continue to surge in popularity, and for good reasons — 10 of them, in fact.
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What You Need to Know About Codes
Your guide to understanding construction docs like a professional.
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Getting to the Root of Hybrid Homes
There’s increasing demand for hybrid technology, and homes are not exempt from that — especially not log and timber homes.
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Authentically Appalachia
Appalachian cabins and homes may have morphed in the last 200 years, but there’s a reason this architectural style endures today.
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Spatial Guidelines to Design Your Perfect Floor Plan
Along the way, you’ll be asked, “How many square feet do you want?” But is this an easy question to answer? How much is enough ..…
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Floor Plan Flexibility
Let these plans serve as the launch pad to your piece of log home heaven.
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What Should I Consider for a Multi-Generational Home?
Age-appropriate amenities and material selections are key.
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What to Consider When Choosing Wood for Your Log Home
It’s a question almost as long-standing as log homes themselves: Which wood species is “best.”
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Why Choose a Log Home?
We went to the source — actual log homeowners — to share why planning, designing and building a log home just feels right.
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3 Keys to a Happier, Healthier Home Design
The world is hectic. It’s hard to keep up the pace, so it’s vital that the places we live provide a calming sanctuary where we c…
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Making a Larger Floor Plan Work for You
There are plenty of reasons to go big with your design – from work-from-home lifestyles to multi-generational living.
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Take Your Floor Plan From Basic to Brilliant
Peek inside three stock-to-custom transformations to see how you can customize a floor plan to suit your lifestyle and location.
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The Winning Plans of the 2023 Jerry Rouleau Awards
Awarded by the National Association of Home Builders for their exceptional approach to design, these 6 plans have risen above the…
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Making the Most of a Small Footprint
When you're working with a smaller square footage, it's important to be strategic with your planning.
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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…
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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 any…

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