Golden Eagle Log Home Company Estimates The True Cost To Build A Log Home

There’s a lot of debate about the “true” cost to build a log home.

That’s why I found a Golden Eagle Log Homes ad in the latest issue of Log Home Living magazine (December 2007) so interesting.

I appreciate the fact that they chose to face the facts and state upfront the “true” cost to build one of their log homes.

golden_eagle_log_homes_logo.jpgWe specialize in affordably priced, high-quality homes ranging from $115 to $175 per sq. ft.”

In the ad, they listed the following estimated prices to build a log home from scratch.


Eagle Prow 5 typical completed log home cost:

  • Log home package – 8″x8″ D full log $147,515
  • Tax on log home package, average $8,113
  • Building permit, average $1,500
  • Dig basement and backfill $3,500
  • Basement and flat work $19,600
  • Plumbing labor $6,500
  • Heating, furnace, A/C, labor & materials $8,000
  • Electrical labor $9,000
  • Floor covering; carpet, ceramic, etc. $7,680
  • Carpentry labor, complete $63,400
  • Interior wall T&G/drywall $6,100
  • Labor for fireplace stone $3,000

TOTAL BUDGETED COST, COMPLETE $283,908*

*Cost varies by area (does not include lot costs).

Lynnette Walczak

I like to help people find unique ways to do things in order to save time & money -- so I frequently write about "outside the box" ideas that most wouldn't think of. As a lifelong dog owner, I often share my best tips for living with and training dogs. I worked in Higher Ed several years until switching gears to pursue things I was more passionate about. I've worked at a vet, in a photo lab, and at a zoo -- to name a few. I enjoy the outdoors via bicycle, motorcycle, Jeep, or RV. You can always find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun websites).

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