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Expert advice for building a log home or log cabin, including advice on log home construction, energy-efficient building, roofing options, windows, insulation tips, wood & log choices, landscaping and log home kit options.

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Gastineau Log Homes Free Unico Heating/Cooling System Giveaway
Purchase A Deluxe Log Home Package From Gastineau Log Homes During the Month of December 2018 And Receive a Free Unico HVAC System!
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 buildin...
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Choosing Logs
Deciding on a log package - One of the key moments in purchasing a log home. How do you know that you are making the right choice?
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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.
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Five Easy Ways to Hardscape a Log Home
No good landscape job is complete without some hard, non-living materials to provide contrast. Even simple boulders can make na...
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QUIZ: What's Your Dream Custom Home?
Figure out what kind of custom home you should build.
Building on a Sloped Site
Sloped Sites Vs. Flat Lots: Which Is Right For You?
Are you looking for a Rocky Mountain high or a little house on the prairie? Steep pitches and flatlands are the two ends of the...
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The Lowdown on Hybrids
This free article explains exactly what a log or timber hybrid is.
Builder Blueprint Plans for Home Building
Designing the Ultimate Energy-Efficient Floor Plan
See how these homeowners customized a floor plan to make their log home LEED to a T.
Modern Masterpiece Exterior Landscaping
How to Know Your Soil Type and What to Plant in It
Before you head to the nursery this weekend, know your soil types and what grows best in them.
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A Step-By-Step Guide for Springtime Log Home Construction
What to expect when it’s finally time to break ground on your log home. Plus, a few smart ideas to make—and keep—your new home ...
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 ...
Enertia Home Self-Heating House
The Building Method That Results in Self-Heating Homes
Enertia’s Building System uses solid wood walls to replace siding, framing, insulation and paneling. The air flow creates a min...
Solar Panel Roof Shingles 3-in-1 Roof
These Panels Combine Sustainable Energy With Curb Appeal
3 IN 1 ROOF offers a dual solution for anyone hesitant to purchase solar panels: They won’t stand out on your roof, and they wo...
Smart Home Systems Safety
Are Smart Home Systems Safe?
Voice-activated home systems are a tempting and fairly affordable luxury. But is smart-home tech a smart choice if you value pr...
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Pruning
The Best Time to Prune Trees and Shrubs
Knowing when and how to prune trees and shrubs can be a mystery for the weekend gardener. Follow these tips to a happier, healt...
Small Lakeside Log Cabin
What Options Do I Have for Heating a Tiny Log Cabin?
A reader writes in with concerns about their new liquid-propane heater.
Tiny Modular Prefab Cabin
What You Need to Know About Tiny Cabins
Going small–really small–has been a huge trend, but there's a big difference between having a "tiny house" and owning a solid, ...