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Here are the top 5 places to build a log home. Is your favorite not on the list?... Share it with others in the Comments below.

Here's a photo collage of a day spent at our property -- at Swan Ridge Lake Resort on Dale Hollow Lake. It was our dog Tenor's first time visiting the property. Also his first time off-leash to roam free. He did great!

We're down but not out! After a year spent securing the land, finding a log home builder, designing the blueprints, and saving money to build the log home of our dreams, we had a minor setback when we learned that we couldn't build our log home for under $160/SF. Now we're gearing up for Round Two in the log home building process. See what we're planning now...

When we bought our property on Dale Hollow Lake, we wondered just how much snow would fall in that area during the winter months. Dale Hollow Lake is a couple hours north of Nashville, and a tad east -- it's fairly close to 'the plateau'. So yesterday morning, we hopped in the car to check out the freshly fallen snow on our property.

Word of mouth. That's how we found this beautiful property on Dale Hollow Lake. Here's how we discovered Swan Ridge Lake Resort near Cookeville, Tennessee.

When we began exploring lake real estate in Tennessee, we started with Dover, TN. Here's why we ultimately decided NOT to build on Lake Barkley or Kentucky Lake. While definitely beautiful lakes -- and a great place to visit -- we just couldn't see ourselves living there. Here's why...

We plan to build our log home on 1.62 acres at a new lakefront development in Northern/Middle Tennessee. It's called, and we'll be one of the first to build there. Here's more...

Enjoy these pictures that summarize lake living in Dover, Tennessee. Here's a day in the life... on Lake Barkley!

We still have so many questions about living in the Dover area. The prices for the land seems quite reasonable -- for waterfront no less! But the only 'odd' thing is that waterfront doesn't necessarily mean water access.