Log Home Insulation: Properly Insulating Your Log Home Kit

Even though logs can naturally store some heat, you may need to consider log home insulation.  Insulation might not be necessary for log homes in mild climates or those only used seasonally.  However, if your cabin is a year-round residence in a colder climate, we recommend insulation.  Insulating walls, floors and ceilings will contribute to […]

Log Cabin Renting: Is It An Option For You?

Log cabin renting: are you thinking about it?  Maybe you want to help pay off the mortgage sooner.  Maybe you just want extra money when your family isn’t using the cabin.  Regardless of your reasons, renting out your log cabin can help offset the costs of owning it. Most people decide to rent their property […]

Bob Vila, Home Improvement Expert, Recommends Conestoga Log Cabins

Bob Vila, noted building and home improvement specialist and TV host for almost three decades, recommends Conestoga Log Cabin kits as a low cost kit for the 21st century. Vila discusses the low maintenance logs and range of floor plans available. Read the full story.

A-Frame Design

All About A-Frame Design You can recognize an A-frame design log cabin by its triangular roof that resembles the letter “A.”  Even though they have been around for centuries, A-frames became increasingly prevalent in the mid-1950’s through the 1970’s.  Their popularity grew especially as vacation homes.  The numerous benefits of A-frame cabins explain why they […]

Hunting Log Cabin Kits

The Perfect Hunting Cabin – Hunting Log Cabin Kits Hunters take their lodging seriously; in many instances they take pride in building their hunting log cabin kits themselves. A Conestoga log cabin kit, with its straightforward installation, makes for a realistic building project for those with good general knowledge of construction. Various floor plans and […]

Log Profiles Available for Your Log Cabin Kit

One of the things to consider when building a log cabin is the log profile.  The log profile refers to the shape of the timber used for the log cabin.  Logs are stacked horizontally to construct the walls.  Log profile defines the look of the log cabin.  The log profile affects the overall appearance of […]

Cabin Dealer or Manufacturer?

So you want to build a log cabin… Do you go straight to the manufacturer or go through a log cabin dealer?  Are dealers beneficial to the consumer?  Should the consumer take the brand into consideration when purchasing a new log cabin? Find out below! Cabin Dealer vs. Non-Dealer There is a lot to consider […]

Chink or Caulk to Repair Gaping Log Walls

Keeping your log cabin home warm and insulated requires regular maintenance.  Your maintenance plan should include closing gaps in log courses.  The two methods that are primarily used to repair gaping log walls are chink and caulk. Caulk is typically used when the gap is ¾ of an inch and chink is used when the […]

Log Cabin Roof Systems and Design

Price, durability and architecture are the primary considerations.  There are many options to choose from when it comes to deciding on log cabin roof systems. Log Cabin Roof Systems: Choosing the right one is an integral part in designing your log cabin. Beams and Roof Style There are three major log cabin roof styles: An […]

Top 5 Log Cabin Movies

Plenty of classic movies take place in log cabins.  Don’t just think about horror movies with the haunted cabins and scary serial killers like Jason from the Friday the 13th series or 2012’s Cabin in the Woods.  Below are five of our favorite log cabin movies.  So, curl up on the sofa with some popcorn […]