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The Log Home Journey

Go on the log home journey with Log Home Living as we follow real people who build their dream home from the ground up. We address common problems and the simple joys that come with making this commitment.

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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Dirt to Done: Finish Strong
As Zach Parmeter’s home building journey winds down, get inspired with a glimpse at the interior finishes of his log-and-timber...
Dirt-to-Done: Choosing Exterior Materials
Dirt to Done: Choosing Exterior Materials
A smart selection of materials come together on the exterior of this half-log hybrid home.
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Dirt to Done: Mechanical Matters
Select and position your home’s utility systems carefully to ensure day-to-day comfort, improve efficiency and reduce long-term...
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Dirt to Done: Step Inside the Rough-in Process
Far from dull, the rough-in process offers homeowners an opportunity to personalize the look and feel of their finished home.
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Dirt to Done: What Happens During a Log Home Package Delivery
The latest update from our Dirt-to-Done log home journey:
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How a Log Home Pro Designs His Own Floor Plan
In this installment of our Dirt to Done series, here’s a look at how Zach Parmeter approached the design process of his own hom...
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How a Pro Picks Land for His Log Home
Want to know how a pro goes about picking the right property and preparing it for building? Check in with third-generation log ...
Zach Parmeter of Golden Eagle
Dirt to Done: Follow Along in Our New Series
Zach Parmeter, a third-generation log home producer, begins his journey to create a new custom log-and-timber home of his own.
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Log Home Journey: Finally Living the Log Home Dream
With a few minor interior finishes and the exterior stain and landscape complete, the construction process has ended. Now, Gary...
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Log Home Journey: Setting Up a Well Water Supply
Like many log homeowners living in rural areas, our Log Home Journey couple turns to a well to supply their water.
Wiring and Ductwork
Log Home Journey: Getting a Log Home Wired for Electricity
With the shell enclosed and the home weather tight, the next step in the construction of Gary and Becky’s log home is to power ...
The Logs Have Arrived!
Log Home Journey: Why Your Relationship with Your Builder is Crucial
It’s finally log delivery day for Becky and Gary, and through all their excitement, they realize the most important player in t...
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Log Home Journey: Choosing The Right Log Home Builder
Hiring an experienced, professional builder is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in the entire log home process. ...
Learn About the Log Home Construction Process
Log Home Journey: The Log Home Construction Process
With plans in place, it’s finally time for Gary and Becky to break ground and order their log package.
How to Find the Perfect Log Home Floor Plan for You
Log Home Journey: Finding the Perfect Log Home Floor Plan
After a false start, Gary and Becky Saymansky create their ideal design and get one step closer to log home living.
Why a Log Home was Just Right
Log Home Journey: Why a Log Home was Just Right
The log home journey begins for Gary and Becky Saymansky! Come along with us as they plan, build and achieve their dream log ho...
Kitchen on a budget
The Log Home Journey: Decorate a Kitchen on a Budget
The kitchen truly is the heart of the home, and as the Murphys’ house inches closer to completion, they don’t miss a beat when ...
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