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How Much Do Log Homes Cost?

Planning to build your own log home? Follow these tips to allocate your overall budget.

Written by Charles Bevier
How Much Do Log Homes Cost?
Photo Credit: Bright and Early Productions
 
Every log home is unique as its owner. Even if a home is built from the same floor plan, invariably there are custom touches that make each version of that design delightfully personalized.

Because of this, answering the question, “What does a log home cost?” is nearly impossible. But we can help you plan. According lenders, builders and manufacturers in the log homes industry, a historical analysis of their loans for log home buyers reveals average percentages devoted to specific materials and labor costs. Use these percentages to allocate your budget.
 
  • Gutters & Downspouts: 0.5%
  • Siding for Gable Ends: 0.5%
  • Framing of Joists and Subfloor: 1%
  • HVAC Finish Units Set: 1%
  • Insulation: 1%
  • Electrical Fixtures: 1%
  • Exterior Trim: 1%
  • Finish Roofing Materials: 1%
  • Log Walls Stacked to Roof Line: 1%
  • Foundation Excavation: 1%
  • Porches & Decks: 1%
  • Garage & Garage Doors: 1%
  • Plumbing Fixtures Set: 1%
  • Interior Trim: 2%
  • Interior Staining/Sealing/Painting: 2%
  • Interior Doors: 2%
  • Electrical Rough In: 2%
  • Fireplace/Flue/Finish: 2%
  • Appliances: 2%
  • Exterior Staining/Sealing/Painting: 2%
  • Finish Grading & Landscaping: 2%
  • Tile for Kitchens & Baths: 2%
  • HVAC Rough In: 3%
  • Finishes Carpets & Hardwood Floors: 3%
  • Framing Roof & Roof Sheathing: 3%
  • Septic/Sewer/Well Water/Water Meter: 3%
  • Plumbing Rough In: 3%
  • Footings and Foundation Walls: 4%
  • Drywall Install & Finish: 4%
  • Cabinets & Countertops: 5%
  • Clearing Building Site/Grading/Building Permits & Insurance: 5%
  • Exterior Doors & Windows: 5%
  • Log Home Package: 32%