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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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Building Advice: Creating a Budget-Friendly Construction Schedule
Six tips for creating a budget-friendly, reality-based construction schedule with your general contractor or builder.
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How To: Make Your Home Green | Eco-Friendly & Green Building Tips
Want to know more about green building? Here we introduce you to what's actually behind the ubiquitous label.
The Well-Designed Log Home Floor Plan
Finalizing your log home's floor plan is a balancing act. Here's how to tip the scales in your favor.
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Working with a Log Home Designer
Four keys to developing a successful relationship with your log home designer.
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Sunny Side of the Mountain | Building in Charlottesville, Virginia
In the foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, Albemarle County, home to Charlottesville, is one perfect little world.
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Building Energy Efficient Log Homes
Here are some other ways owners can make all the right moves when designing and building energy efficient log homes.
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Baby, It's Cold Outside | Snow Country Design Tips
30 brilliant solutions for log homes in snow country.
The Year of the House | From Dream Home to Reality
18 strategies to realize your dream home in the next 12 months.
How To Choose a Truss System
From elementary to elaborate, choose a truss system for your home that both mirrors your taste and serves as a functional maste...
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Home Run: The Phases of Log Home Construction
From your home's foundation to understanding construction lingo, here are the basics for making the project of your life come t...
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Building a Rustic Log Cabin or Camp
Forget everything you thought you knew about camps and cabins. The simple, rustic retreats of old aren't so simple anymore.
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Living in Asheville, NC
Everyone's talking about this North Carolina hamlet. But despite all the attention, the way of life in Asheville is down to earth.
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Heartland Stew
Between the corn and soybean fields of southeastern Iowa beats the heart of small-town America with some big-city spice.
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Living in Lanesboro, MN
Part recreational getaway, part small town, this Minnesota gem is one of the Midwest's best finds.
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Building a Log Home in Trinidad, Colorado
There's no better place to fulfill your lifelong dream of building a log home than on the vast expanses of terra firma up for g...
20 Best Places to Build a Log Home
We believe we've unearthed some of the nation's most desirable locales, covering everything from an outdoorsman's paradise to a...
Energy Boost: Renewable Energy Sources for Your Log Home
What scares homeowners most about renewable energy systems is the upfront cost. But once the sticker shock subsides and they lo...
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The Cost of Handcrafting
Handcrafted log homes are one-of-a-kind, but you pay a price for that uniqueness. Before you break ground, make sure your budge...

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