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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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9 Ways to Cut Home-Building Costs
Doing more with less—stretch your dollars as far as they can go when planning your log home.
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Financing a Log Home, Financial Advice and Affordability Tips
Use these tips to start planning the financial foundation necessary for building your log home.
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Basic Log Home Questions: Getting Started Building
Here are some more thought-provoking questions to help prepare you for the task of building a new log home.
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Basic Log Home Questions: All About Logs
Here are a series of thought-provoking questions to help prepare you for the task of building a new log home.
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Building in the Desert | Log Home Location Tips | Log Home Living
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Design Your Home for Your Land | Location Tips for Log Homes
What's it take to build on a mountaintop? How about in the desert? Experts set the scene for perfect log home design, no matter...
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14 Questions to Ask When Planning a Log Home
Here are the 14 key questions to ask when preparing to build a log home. We'll make sure you have your bases covered on everyth...
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Off the Radar: Local Secrets of Our Top 10 Log Home Locations
From the best fishing holes to the annual festivals everyone waits for, learn the secrets only the locals know about our Top 10...
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Chat With: Sarah Susanka, The Small-Home Superstar
Favoring small, well-designed homes over cookie-cutter McMansions, this groundbreaking architect and author shares the secrets ...
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Best Places to Build: #2 Harney County, Oregon
Harney County, Oregon, #2 on Log Home Living's List of Best Places to Build a Log Home.
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Best Places to Build: #3 St. Johnsbury, Vermont
St. Johnsbury, Vermont, #3 on Log Home Living's List of Best Places to Build a Log Home.
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Best Places to Build: #4 Pendleton County, West Virginia
Pendleton County, West Virginia, #4 on Log Home Living's List of Best Places to Build a Log Home.
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Best Places to Build: #5 Mountain Home, Arkansas
Mountain Home, Arkansas, #5 on Log Home Living's List of Best Places to Build a Log Home.
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Best Places to Build (That You've Never Heard Of)
While the crowds flock to Park City and Sonoma County, carve out your own little slice of heaven in one of these middle-of-nowh...
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How Much Can You Really Afford? Use Our Mortgage Calculator to Find Out
Use this mortgage calculator to estimate your monthly payment, including taxes and insurance.
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On The Level: Log Home Floor Plan Picks
Log Home Design's editors pick their favorite one-, one-and-a-half- and two-story log home plans.
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From the Ground Up: Log Home Building Lessons
Winners of Log Home Living's design contest reveal what they learned while building their home.
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Special Delivery | A Log Home for a Growing Family
A Pennsylvania couple gets a new log home — and a new baby — all within 24 hours.

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