Advice from Builders

Get advice from some of the industry's top log home building experts.

Is a One-Level Log Home Cheaper Than 2 Stories?
Is a One-Level Log Home Cheaper Than 2 Stories?
Find out if building your log home all on one level is cheaper than stacking stories.
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Heart Wood vs Sap Wood: What Does It Mean?
What does heart wood and sap wood mean for your house?
What Does Early Wood and Late Wood Mean?
Learn about early wood and late wood so you pick the best type of log for your dream home.
The Importance of Log Strength for Your Home
Learn about the importance of a strong log so you pick the best wood for your home.
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What's the Difference Between a Builder and a General Contractor?
Relationships, accountability and service lie at the heart of who you should hire to oversee the construction of your log home....
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Why Cheap Land Doesn't Mean An Inexpensive Build
There are reasons why the land might be cheap. Build your dream log home smart with these tips.
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The 10 Best Essential Energy-Efficient Construction Tips
Want long-term satisfaction with your log home? It starts with energy-efficient construction. Here are our 10 essentials to lov...
Home Inspection Strategies
7 Home Inspection Strategies to Consider Before Purchasing a Log Home
Here are a few top inspection tips when considering purchasing an existing log home or cabin.
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Building a Hybrid Home? Our 5 Design Tips to Get You Started
One of the best things about log construction is how great it looks with other materials. From wood to stone, these 5 hybrid ho...
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Guide to Building Your Log Home
The construction of a log home can be quite a different task than conventional construct. This article lays out a simple "How-T...
How to Build Your Log Home on a Difficult Site
In this download we share some specific cases of tricky sites and how to make them work.
Money Saving Design Tips: A Builder’s Point of View
Your builder is a wealth of information. Tapping into his or her experience early on could save you thousands on design, materi...
Help Your Log Home Builder Help You
If there’s one thing my 30 years as a log home builder has taught me it’s that the average log home buyer doesn’t always unders...
5 Tips For a Long Distance Log Home Build
You are here. Your dream is there. Here’s how to make a long distance log home build a success.
Planning Your Log Home Driveway
Your driveway is literally your road to log home dream fulfillment. Ensure you’re on solid ground during construction and beyond.
Upsizing in Place: Adding On to Your Log Home
Adding on to your log home involves careful planning and budgeting. Here are some important things to consider.
Good Advice to Build a Better Log Home
Think ahead before breaking ground and you can avoid costly mistakes. Here are 4 tips to help you build a better log home, plus...
7 Essential Questions to Answer Before You Break Ground
Before you break ground for your log home, answer these questions to ensure you’re ready to build.
Log Cabin Renovation
How To Build an Old-School Log Cabin
Want a simple log cabin to call home? Follow this advice for building no-frills log homes.
7 Tips for Planning, Building and Finishing Your Basement | Savvy Builder
Seven ways to create a functional and affordable basement for your log home.