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We've gone through the entire process of designing and planning every single detail of our dream log home! We have the blueprints... and the land... and the contractor... and the goal for our log cabin home to be our retirement home. Before you build (or buy) a log home, I have a slew of helpful tips for you -- to plan, design, build, decorate, and maintain your very own rustic modern log home. When I'm not fine-tuning the log home of my dreams, you'll find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun & helpful websites). To date, I’ve written nearly 300 articles for current and future log home owners on this site! Many of them have over 50K shares.

Need some rug buying advice? A rug expert shares helpful rug tips to guide you in choosing the best rug for your needs. How to pick the right rug patterns, rug shapes, rug materials, and rug types.

We went to an Honest Abe log raising and learned the following random tidbits about how Honest Abe builds log homes.I found these things the most interesting.


Considering a wood heating system for your home? Reasons why wood burning home heating can be a positive change for you as a homeowner, and for the environment.


If money were no object, which posh amenities would be on your wish list? Here are the things that Jim & I have talked about including in our dream home...

Driftwood hearts are random pieces of tree branches that happen to form the shape of a heart. Add some string, and you have a creative piece of art or a gift for a loved one. Here are some driftwood hearts that you can make yourself, or buy them on Etsy!

Do you really have to remove snow from the roof of your log home? Do some roofs fare better with the snow than others? For example: metal roofs vs shingle roofs. Here's what you need to know about roof snow removal for your log home.

Log home financing doesn't come easy these days! photo by lumaxart on Flickr

I told myself that I wasn't going to be negative -- especially about any one company -- when it came to talking about all the hoops we've had to jump through in order to get our log home financed. But let me just say this: We've had a change of heart about a couple of banks recently. Some of the details are mentioned here.

There are a number of factors which can ultimately increase (or decrease) the costs associated with building your new home. Some things to keep in mind...

Check out photos of 10 of the most expensive homes for sale in the U.S. Two of them are log homes for sale with strikingly different characteristics and a 53,000-square-foot difference between them! One is in Colorado, and the other is in Wyoming. View photos and details here.