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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.

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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.
HomeZada: The 21st Century To-Do List
The App That Will Keep You on Budget
The HomeZada app keeps you on budget during your log home renovation.
3 Ways to Conserve Water and Lower Your Bill
3 Ways to Conserve Water and Lower Your Bill
The average American uses 25,300 gallons of water each year. Reducing your water usage will not only lower your monthly bill, i...
How to Ensure Your Windows are Eco-Friendly
How to Ensure Your Windows are Eco-Friendly
The windows in your log home likely frame one of your favorite features: the view. But they also can be top energy wasters. The...
How to Heat and Cool Your Log Home Efficiently
How to Heat and Cool Your Log Home Efficiently
Heating and cooling systems account for more than half of your home’s electricity consumption. The more efficient your systems ...
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Ditch Outdated Appliances to Save Energy
Replacing outdated appliances may be expensive, but your wallet and the environment will thank you in the long run.
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The Best Eco-Friendly Lights for Your Log Home
Lighting takes up a large part of your homes energy. Make it efficient to save money and the environment.
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This Solar-Powered Water-Pumping System is Great for Off-Grid-Living
This product solves all problems of electricity and water, so you can continue to live as deep into nature as you please.
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What is a Structural Envelope and Why You Should Focus on It
Seal your home correctly to save money and energy with a structural envelope.
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9 Energy-Saving Tips to Maximize Savings
9 smart steps you can take to minimize your energy use and maximize your savings.
Time is Your Ally
Time is Your Ally: Why It's Smart to Wait to Build
The log home construction process can be tiresome, but there’s plenty to do while you’re waiting to build.
Smart Budget Strategies for Your Log Home
Smart Budget Strategies for Your Log Home
Simple but smart strategies to get the most bang for your log home buck.
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How to Buy Country Land for a Log Home
When you find the perfect land for your log home, know how much to pay.
Common Log Home Insurance Questions Answered
Common Log Home Insurance Questions Answered
Log home insurance expert Fred Roberts answers the most frequently asked coverage questions, so you can have the peace of mind ...
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?
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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.
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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.