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Plan Your Log Home

Planning a log home or log cabin involves more than just the floor plan; here you'll find expert advice on everything you need to get started, including budgeting, buying land, geographic regions, choosing logs, and more.

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 building a log home, perseverance and patience go a long way to crossing the finish line.
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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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Outdoor Design to Protect Your Home in Natural Disasters
You can’t prevent extreme weather and natural threats, but with strategic design, you can protect your log home from them.
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Log Home Road Trip: Minnesota
If you’re searching for inspiration for your own log home, a tour around The North Star State may be in order — and we have som...
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What You Need to Know About Property Easements
When you own a piece of property, are you the only one who has the right to access it? We take a look at the world of property ...
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This Grill is a Must-Have for Outdoor Entertaining
Where there's a grill, there's a way...
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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...
Log Home in Front of a Lake or Pond
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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Picking a Practical Floor Plan for a Log Home Dream
Former engineers George and Donna Latendresse knew building a log home together would be their toughest project. Located in the...
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Log Home Road Trip: Georgia
See why the Peach State is so ripe with log home possibilities!
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Get Inspired With These Patriotic Log Homes
These historic and rustic spaces each celebrate America in their own way–from perfectly patriotic front porches to histories th...
National Log Homes Month
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Reader Profile: Taking a Log Home Dream from Research to Reality
This reader proves doing your homework pays off!
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Got Questions About Log Homes?
Don't miss this opportunity to have your questions answered live by Ken Sekley, president of Southland Log Homes!
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QUIZ: What's Your Dream Custom Home?
Figure out what kind of custom home you should build.
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Designing an Open, Spacious Floor Plan
This couple shared a childhood dream of living in a log home. When it came time to design their floor plan, they focused on one...
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Making a Luxury Log Home on a Budget
If the phrase “champagne taste on a beer budget” means something to you, take heart. We’ve got a few tricks that will quench yo...
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5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Moving to a Log Cabin
The Cabin Diary blogger, Megan Schetzsle, breaks down what it's really like to downsize into a log cabin.