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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.

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Taking a Ranch from Basic to Beyond Belief
Learn about today's ranch-style homes and what makes them a smart choice, no matter your style or stage in life.
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The Best Log and Timber Homes of 2019
Help us find the "Best of the Best" for the year!
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Finding the Log Company That’s Right For You
This free, one-hour webinar, led by Log and Timber University Professor, Rob Clutter will walk you through many of the consider...
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What Options Do I Have for Heating a Tiny Log Cabin?
A reader writes in with concerns about their new liquid-propane heater.
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What You Need to Know About Tiny Cabins
Going small–really small–has been a huge trend, but there's a big difference between having a "tiny house" and owning a solid, ...
What to Expect When You're Expecting to Build a Log Home
What to Expect When You're Expecting to Build a Log Home
This free, one-hour webinar, led by log home expert, engineer and educator Alex Charvat and Log Home Living editor Donna Peak w...
Can You Build SIPs in Log Homes?
Can You Build SIPs in Log Homes?
How can SIPs (structural insulated panels) benefit log homes? We went straight to the source to find the answers.
How to Expand + Renovate a Log Home
How to Expand + Renovate a Log Home
Sometimes, you need a change of plans... floor plans that is. Find out all you need to know about expanding a renovating your l...
3 Colorado Log Home Companies to Check Out
3 Colorado Log Home Companies to Check Out
These three log home companies are a perfect fit for anyone looking to build in the Rocky Mountains.
The Best Places to Dine and Shop in Colorado
The Best Places to Dine and Shop in Colorado
Check out these favorite food and shopping hot spots the next time you are in the great state of Colorado.
5 Log Home-Themed Attractions in Colorado
5 Log Home-Themed Attractions in Colorado
The next time you find yourself in Colorado, make sure to visit these 5 log home attractions.
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How Donna Peak Spends Her Thanksgiving
Log Home Living editor-in-chief Donna Peak reminisces about her Thanksgiving traditions with friends and family and wishes you ...
7 Surprising Ways to Save on Your Electricity Bill
7 Surprising Ways to Save on Your Electricity Bill
We all know you should always turn the lights off when you leave a room … or should you? Read on for unexpected tricks to cut d...
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Which is Your Favorite? 5 Log Home Styles
Use these 5 classic motifs as a starting point for your log home's design. What style will you pick?
How to Customize a Stock Plan
How to Customize a Stock Plan
Tricks that will transform a company's stock plan into your personalized log home.
How Much Do Log Homes Cost?
How Much Do Log Homes Cost?
Planning to build your own log home? Follow these tips to allocate your overall budget.
4 Corner Style Options
4 Corner Style Options
How your logs intersect at the corners is one of the most defining features of your home. Check out these different style options.
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Quiz: What Style of Log Home Are You?
There are so many types of log homes. Which style should you choose?
9 Interface Log Options
9 Interface Log Options
Your log profile will influence how the logs are fitted together horizontally. Here are the most common techniques.