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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.

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.
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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...
Small Lakeside Log Cabin
What Options Do I Have for Heating a Tiny Log Cabin?
A reader writes in with concerns about their new liquid-propane heater.
Tiny Modular Prefab Cabin
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 ...