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Planning a Log Home

There’s a whole process to get from visionary to homeowner with blueprints in hand. It entails asking lots of questions, researching ideas and picking the ones that make sense for your lifestyle. We’ll guide you through it all in this planning section.

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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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This Southwest-Facing Log Home Pours in Natural Light
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Why a Log Home was Just Right
Why a Log Home was Just Right
The log home journey begins for Gary and Becky Saymansky! Come along with us as they plan, build and achieve their dream log ho...
Log Home Road Trip: Montana
Log Home Road Trip: Montana
Load up the car and hit the road with us while we show you some of the best log home-related sites in Montana.
5 Montana Log Home Companies
5 Montana Log Home Companies
Looking to build your dream log home in Montana? Look no further than out your front door with these 5 local Montana log home c...
6 Amazing Places to Dine and Shop in Montana
6 Amazing Places to Dine +Shop in Montana
If you're road-tripping through Montana, you have to stop at these 6 places to dine and shop during your trip.
4 Log Home Resorts and Rentals In Montana
4 Log Home Resorts and Rentals In Montana
Planning a trip to Montana? You'll want to stay in one of these log home resorts and rentals that are so nice, you'll never wan...
5 Attractions and Adventures in Montana to Check Out
5 Attractions + Adventures in Montana to Check Out
Explore the 5 best log home attraction and adventures in the state of Montana you can't miss while visiting.
Log Home In the Rocky Mountains
Tour This One-Of-A-Kind Log Home In the Rocky Mountains
The Koblenz family wanted a one-of-a-kind log home that harmonized with their Rocky Mountain locale. Summit Log & Timber Home...
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QUIZ: Where Should You Build Your Log Home?
Figure out what region to build your dream log home.
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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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What's the Difference Between a Builder and a General Contractor?
Relationships, accountability and service lie at the heart of who you should hire to oversee the construction of your log 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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7 Home Inspection Strategies to Consider Before Purchasing a Log Home
Here are a few top inspection tips when considering purchasing an existing log home or cabin.
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The Keys to a Log Home Renovation
Finding that “diamond in the rough” property is all the rage these days. But what does it take to go through a log home renovat...
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The Log Home Journey: How to Make Moving Day Easy
The Murphy family has reached their destination! After years of planning and months of construction, they've finally moved into...
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