Thinking of building your new log home from a log cabin kit? Here’s what you need to know BEFORE you start exploring log home kits!
builders and GCs
We went to an Honest Abe log raising and learned the following random tidbits about how Honest Abe builds log homes.Some of these things we specifically asked about, others were simply gems of info that they revealed to everyone at the event. I figure if I found these things interesting, then someone else might too. So I’m sharing them here.
With so many changes, updates, and new innovations available to those who are building or living in log homes these days, it’s important — and fun! — to know what the current log home trends are. Jim Young keeps you up to date on all the latest news and current building trends in the log home industry.
See why Shelley and Greg decided to build their log home from a manufactured log cabin kit, rather than a handcrafted log home.
Log cabin kits that include machine-cut logs can be purchased from a number of different log providers. If you want to build your own log cabin, then check out these tips for getting DIY instructions from the experts, log raising events, and some books to guide you through the steps.
Joe — our guest reporter — shares with us a few more practical tips for buying or building a log home. In this installment, he offers some recommendations to help you decide between one log home company and another.
We are very fortunate to have found them all: a log provider, a builder, and a general contractor that we are completely comfortable with. Here’s why we chose Honest Abe Log Homes and why we stuck with them through lots of changes, ups & downs.
Here’s why we chose John Roach to be the general contractor to build our new log home in Williamson County Tennessee. Plus, some tips for what to look for in a GC, and some recommendations for general contractors in Middle Tennessee.
See why we chose to have a General Contractor oversee the building of our new log home, rather than doing it ourselves. There are pro’s and con’s to doing the work yourself. But in our case, we feel that we are better off overall in the hands of a General Contractor.
Yep, you could have your very own log home… for FREE. But you have to act fast. This log home in Eldersburg, Maryland has to be moved or dismantled by October 23, 2007. Details here…
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…
This article is one of the few in which we have actually vented our yearlong frustrations in dealing with finding a general contractor to build our home, topped off with some of the runaround we’ve received from the banks who seem unwilling to finance log homes in this area.
The Orvis Company has teemed with Rocky Mountain Log Homes to sell 6 different log cabins to outdoor enthusiasts. The Orvis log homes range in size from 1,500 SF to 3,944 SF and range in price from $141,000 to over a million dollars, for a top-of-the-line custom-built log home.
Bass Pro Shops has partnered with Barna Log Homes to sell log cabins in their Fall catalog! The RedHead line of Barna log cabins were designed with weekend adventurers who are seeking a cost-effective retreat for outdoor activities in mind.
This is a tribute to people who see things for what they are and can appreciate the simple things in life… computer terminology not being one of them!
Even if you’ve already selected your log home builder, or purchased a log home package from a log home manufacturer, the following list of log & timber home builders will still be immensely helpful to you in the process of building your new log home.
Today we stoped by the model home center to get a quote from another log home builder: Southland Log Homes. These are our first impressions of Southland…
Today we got a quote from our first log home builder: Honest Abe Log Homes. Here are our first impressions of Honest Abe…
The following photos document the process of building our first home together in Franklin, Tennessee. It’s a stick-built house, as opposed to the log home that we started building 6 years after we finished this one. For the complete story on building our log home, start with the oldest posts here. The new home construction […]