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Building a custom log home takes time and planning, but it doesn’t have to break the bank. Here, you will find a wealth of information and tips to help you save money on your new log 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.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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Finance Your Dream
Finance your dream home and get a handle on the money game when building your house.
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How To: Plan An Affordable Log Home | 5 Tips
Building a log home that is easy on your wallet starts well before you break ground. Save loads of money in the design phase by...
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Difficult Log Home Sites: Building on Tricky Sites
It's not always easy to construct a home on a mountaintop, waterfront or other scenic location. But if you plan carefully and t...
Building Green From The Ground Up
Living a "green" lifestyle from the beginning. Learn how to incorporate environment-friendly living methods into the details, construction and design of your new log home.