Log Cabin Kits & Log Home Kits

Planning

What Is The Difference Between Handcrafted and Milled Logs?

Whether you are looking for a perfect hunting getaway for a warm retreat for you and your family, there is something incomparably cozy and American about quality log homes.

It’s undeniable that log cabins are becoming increasingly popular. As of 2006, there were half a million log cabin homes in the United States, with the log home industry growing 73% between the years of 1980 and 2003.

However, if you are looking to make the switch to the log cabin lifestyle, sometimes it can be a challenge to figure out where to start. Log cabins are uniquely beautiful, but they also require a unique construction approach. Continue reading

Log Cabin Furniture – The Finishing Touches on Your Log Home Experience

For most people, the image of a log cabin evokes feelings of coziness and nature. From the warm tones of the wood logs to bearskin rugs and antler accents, log cabin homes offer a comfortable and inviting atmosphere that smoothly blends the elements of nature with the coziness of the indoors. The insides of these beautiful log homes mimic the rustic and natural elements found in their surroundings. Continue reading

Creating a Log Cabin Loft Office

Whether you run your business from home, occasionally telecommute or just want a private spot to get away and pay bills, a log cabin loft office may be right for you. A loft office is appealing for many reasons. You can keep an eye on things downstairs while being removed from the constant activity. You can shorten your commute to just a walk up the stairs. It’s better than the unfinished dark basement or being relegated to a corner of a room with another purpose. Continue reading

Log Cabin Foundation Options

Deciding on the type of log cabin foundation is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in the building process. Placing your log cabin on a solid foundation is critical to its long-term support and longevity. Knowing what foundation types are available as well as learning exactly what goes into building a log cabin foundation are critical to your success and satisfaction as a log cabin owner. Continue reading

Log Cabin Energy Code Compliance

State and local governments have had building codes in place for hundreds of years to protect public health, safety and general welfare.  A more recent addition to building codes are energy codes which can cover walls, floors, ceiling insulation, windows, air leakage and duct leakage.  The standards for energy code compliance vary from state to state and from municipality to municipality.  Compliance is the responsibility of those constructing the home.  In most cases, log cabin energy code compliance is expected just as in traditionally built homes. Continue reading

Deck Out Your Log Cabin

Cabin Decks with all the Necessities!

Log cabin decks are made for relaxing, socializing end enjoying the great outdoors.  By adding a deck, you extend your living space, while increasing the value of your log cabin.  But before you rush off to the local hardware store to buy supplies, consider a few important factors.  Continue reading

Firm Foundation

One of the most important decisions you make in building your log cabin is the foundation selection.  According to The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterACHI) the purpose of a foundation is to “transfer the load of a structure to the earth and resist loads imposed by the earth.”  Several factors impact your cabin foundation decision including climate, geography, water tables, topography, properties of the soil, local code requirements, personal preference and budget. Continue reading