As you begin the process of financing your log home, you will find that there are a few differences between log home construction and conventional building. From determining your budget to finding a lender and securing construction and mortgage loans, we cover everything you need to know in our log home budgeting and financing section.

Log Home Sacrifices
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.
Creating an Affordable Log Home
Creating the Affordable Log Home
Here are some tips on how to build your dream log home without putting yourself in debt.
Build Your Dream Home with Log & Timber Online University
Build Your Dream Home with Log & Timber Online University
Learn everything you need to know about building your dream log and timber home.
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Backyard Greenhouses: Get Fresh Vegetables Year-Round
Backyard greenhouses can boost your gardening efforts all year-round
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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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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...
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6 Quick Steps to Becoming More Green + Eco-Friendly
Many people are finding the prospect of a renewable resource—logs—for the main building material attractive and then looking be...
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...
Log Home Package/Kit Options
A la carte or all-inclusive — buying a log home starts with the parts of the log home package/kit.
The Log Home Lending Landscape
If you’re applying for financing to build your log home, here’s what you can expect on the lending horizon.
Planning for a Log Home Addition
Calculating a log home addition doesn’t have to be difficult. Follow these builder’s tips and you can score an A+.
Money Matters
Sean Murphy shares the log home financial planning advice he wishes he’d paid attention to and offers some sound recommendation...
What It Takes to Build Your Own Log Home
Should you hire a pro or build your own log home? Time and money will help you decide.
Focus on Log Home Financing
All too often, we figure out how much we think we can budget for a mortgage and expect a lender to agree. Unfortunately, log ho...
How to Make Your Log Home Dream a Reality
Learn about the methods to overcome the two biggest obstacles to log home living: the log home buying process itself and your l...
8 Smart Ways to Cut Costs When Building a Log House
How can you cut costs when building a log house? A bit of time and effort could pay off in the long run, if you know what you a...
Managing Log Home Construction Costs
Here are six tips to help you begin manage log home construction costs effectively with careful planning and attention to detail.