Thursday, September 30, 2010

LOG HOME--Setting

Still thinking about a Log Home or have you made your decision to step outside of the box? Not to worry this is a decision to be well thought out. Your desired life style and family planning comes into play. A Log Home is not your ordinary build anywhere dwelling. Your setting for your Log Home is just as important as the  the home itself. Land that is used properly will accent your Log Home, such as positioning your home among existing trees and not having the land cleared completely. These trees will protect your home from the elements in the future. Proper facing of your Log Home (north,south,etc),  is also important. A good surveyor will help you with that.

It is wise to build a Log Home in the vicinity of other Log Homes if possible. You want the value to excel of course. When utilizing an appraiser this becomes a very important factor. Research this issue to get a clear understanding to protect your investment. If your Log Home is too far away from other Log homes the appraiser has to compare it to a conventional house.
Your Log Home research folder will start to bulge, just add as many as needed. Deciding when you are going to start depends on obtaining your land and if your are planning a family or already retired which also helps you decide on the layout and design of your Log Home.

You might want to look into a vacation Log Cabin, which is just as beautiful. So explore and have fun.
You will have an opportunity to visit some of the finished products of  the company you are dealing
with so you can see first hand the type of work they do ,and possibly speak  to the owners. Now you can't beat that when dealing with a reputable company.

Friday, September 17, 2010


Gathering information  about the construction of  your Log Home is vitally important. Taking notes and keeping a file of all quotes, (3) is the minimum. I have an expert that has posted some very important information to help you understand some of the issues involved.
At this point you want to obtain information that will help you understand all the aspects of having a Log Home constructed and finding one that fits your needs.

Order your brochures now and ask questions concerning the logs being used. You need to know the process of obtaining your logs and what kind of wood will be used. This is some what different than a conventional house. You must choose the type of log, White Pine or Yellow Pine, full round logs etc.
A professional Log Home builder will be able to explain all of this to you.

Finding a good builder is one of the key factors to your Log Home Dream coming true.The coordination of the  construction of your completed Log Home depends on who will be responsible for what. You must cover all bases with no assumptions.You must cover all bases.

Your first stop should be the BBB, read carefully and follow their instructions

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


If you are really thinking about building a Log Home, you have a lot of home work to do. You really need to get plenty of  Log Home brochures and floor plans. This will give you many ideas of what can be done to make your Log Home dream come true.

Visiting a model Log Home is a must, at least one. There is no charge for information and seeing for yourself, it is a plus. Keep in mind that when viewing a Log Home brochure there is no comparison to the actual layout. Log homes have a larger appearance when you are standing inside of one, compared to viewing a brochure.With that being said don't over build thinking that it will be small.
Due to most designs, the ceilings are quite high, giving a lovely spacious atmosphere.

Remember you are only asking for information, therefore there is nothing to sign up for (NOTHING).
Nothing to sign until you have made your final choice.
One very important factor : Your builder must be a Log Home builder and it is wise to check with the BBB for back-up.

This is just some of your home work. Have fun.

Monday, September 6, 2010

LOG HOME DREAMS-- Getting started

Hi Linda,

So glad to have you drop by. I will have some pictures soon. If you are are thinking about a log home, start planning now. You must visit a few model log homes just to make sure that a Log Home is what you would love living in.
You mentioned that you just bought a house, congratulation to you and your family. Make the next house your Log Home. I feel it is a home that you will want to stay in, "unless you win the lotto" and build a larger one.Sign up to subscribe via e-mail and I will answer any questions that you might have or direct you to sources that will be helpful to you.

Think about who is going to build, you or a contractor, which is a very important factor.