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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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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...
Cozy Log Cabin Living Room
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.
Reader Spotlight Connecticut
Reader Spotlight: A Connecticut Log Home Just Minutes From the City
This family hit the jackpot with a hidden gem that's just a quick drive from civilization.
Remote, Mountain Building Site
What You Need to Know About Remote Building Sites
Choosing a remote building site has its host of rewards, but it also poses some challenges. If getting away from it all is what...
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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What You Need to Know About Homesteading
What’s it like to truly live the simple life? Bona fide homesteaders share their tips for rural independence and debt-free log ...
Builder Blueprint Plans for Home Building
Designing the Ultimate Energy-Efficient Floor Plan
See how these homeowners customized a floor plan to make their log home LEED to a T.
Clean Indoor Air
What You Need to Know About Clean Indoor Air
We often take indoor-air quality for granted, but the fact is that the air inside your home can have more concentrated pollutan...
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Where Does the Money Go?
Golden Eagle Log & Timber Homes give you a general idea of just where your money is going when building your dream home.