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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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Honest Abe Now Offers Interior Design Services
After four decades in the business, this log home company takes it to the next level.
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Log Home Journey: Finally Living the Log Home Dream
With a few minor interior finishes and the exterior stain and landscape complete, the construction process has ended. Now, Gary...
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Must-Have Tips for Building a Log Home on the Water
You’ll spend your time enjoying the views from your waterfront log home — not worrying about maintenance — when you follow thes...
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How to Safeguard Your Shoreline When Building a Waterfront Log Home
Save your “blank slates” for art and interior design projects. When it comes to landscaping a waterfront log home, starting fro...
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Understanding the Nature of a Log & Timber Home Package
Join this free, one-hour webinar, led by Timberhaven Log & Timber Homes.
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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.
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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 ...
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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...