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.