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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.

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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A Floor Plan Designed With Sharing in Mind
How to Get a Mortgage as a Self-Employed Borrower
The Saga of the Self-Employed Borrower
How owning your own business impacts your ability to secure a home loan.
Log Home Floor Plans
10 of Our Favorite Spacious Floor Plans
Take a peek at some our favorite floor plans 3,000 square feet and above.
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Your Guide to Off-Grid Homes
Ready to go off-grid? Here's what you need to know to plan, build and enjoy an off-grid home!
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What Is a Purchase Money Loan?
The flexibility and negotiability of this type of financing may make it a viable option for your log or timber home plans.
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Expert Advice: Site Specs, Code Compliance and the Value of a Structural Engineer
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Inside the Floor Plan: A New Log Home With Historic Style
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10 Dreamy Waterfront Locales, Perfect for Log Homes
Build your log or timber home in one of our favorite spots and plan for nothing but smooth sailing ahead.
Celebrate the Log Home Legacy
Celebrate the Log Home Legacy
For nearly 10 years, the U.S. government has recognized the men and women who make log homes. Here’s why this benefits buyers.
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Love Log Homes? Join the Neighborhood!
Trust us. You're going to want in on our new Facebook group for log home lovers.
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Our Readers' Favorite Log Homes
Here are the log homes that stole readers' hearts in 2021.
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Choosing the Right Home Equity Loan
Looking for a little extra cash? The answer may be close to home.
Title Insurance
Let's Talk About Title Insurance
A one-time, low-cost way to protect your investment — and your equity — in your property.
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Tom Cruise's Colorado Log Home Just Sold for $39.5 Million
Take a peek inside the luxury estate.
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5 Secrets to Keeping Your Budget in Check
Use these five expert tips to achieve an exceptional and affordable log or timber home.
Energy Costs
Where Your Energy-Consumption Dollars Go
Plus, how to save both energy and money.
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Industry Updates: Perma-Chink Celebrates 40 Years

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