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?
Builder or General Contractor? It's Your Choice
Great advice for picking the right people to build your dream home.
Quiz: What Style of Log Home Are You?
There are so many types of log homes. Which style should you choose?
5 Reasons to Own a Log Home
5 Reasons to Own a Log Home
When it comes to warmth, character and charm, nothing beats a log home. And there is no time like now to have your own.
The Logs Have Arrived!
Why Your Relationship with Your Builder is Crucial During the Construction Phase
It’s finally log delivery day for Becky and Gary, and through all their excitement, they realize the most important player in t...
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.
Recreating Fort King
How a Log Manufacturer Restored Fort King in Florida
A historic Florida fort gets a little re-fortification of its own, thanks to a New York log manufacturer.
Adding on to Your Log Home
Log Home Additions: How to Add On
Expanding your current home could be the answer, and though a log home is a little tricky when it comes to additions, it’s tota...
golden eagle log and timber homes
Log Home Road Trip to Wisconsin: Log Home Companies
Check out these awesome Wisconsin log home companies to help you build your dream place.
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Log Home Road Trip to Wisconsin: Dine and Shop
Find the best places to dine and stop in Wisconsin on our log home road trip.
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Reader Submitted: 9 Log Home Vacation Spots
Get a personal feel for some amazing log home destinations, courtesy of our readers!
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How to Choose The Right Log Home Builder
Hiring an experienced, professional builder is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in the entire log home process. ...
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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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Log Home Floor Plan: Check Out This Ranch Hybrid
For his 5-acre site near a county park around Lake Wazeecha in Wisconsin, Zach Parmeter wanted a home that would fit in to the ...
Coventry Log Home Giveaway, want to win a log home
Log Homes Month Extra Giveaways
In honor of July's National Log Homes Month, Log Home Living is offering extra giveaways!
Trail's Beginning
Visit a Log Bed-And-Breakfast in St.Louis
A log bed-and-breakfast welcomes visitors to the heart of St. Louis, Missouri.
Happy Log Day
Celebrate Log Cabin Day in Michigan
Michigan celebrates its cabin heritage.
Appalachian Log Structures Celebrates 40-Year Anniversary
Appalachian Log Structures Celebrates 40-Year Anniversary
Keeping any company going for a decade is an accomplishment, and Appalachian Log Structures is going on 40 years.
The Log and Timber Homes Council Celebrates 7th Annual Log Homes Month
The Log and Timber Homes Council Celebrates 7th Annual Log Homes Month
The members of the Log and Timber Homes council host buyers events throughout July
DIY A Classic Flag Case
DIY A Classic Flag Case
There’s no better time than Independence Day to commemorate a loved one’s service to the United States of America. Build this c...