I've always wanted to purchase a log house because I think it's just splendid to look at from the outside as well as the interiors. Right now, I'm saving up so I can fulfil my dream and embark on my dream project by the beginning of 2020.The other day, I reached quite late back from office, I was evidently tired and fell asleep on the couch. I had a dream in which I was submerged in a water body but there was no undercurrent so it was certain that I was in a pool. I floated upwards to see…Continue
Started by Nancy Grace in Just For Fun 5 hours ago.
Hi Everyone.. I'm a new member to the forum and just wanted to say Hi! My story in relation to Log Homes is a little unusual in that I currently live in the UK ( not exactly somewhere known for log homes!) but I've bought land in Transylvania, Romania where my husband and I are retiring to in 2020. We're currently having our dream log house built on our plot In Transylvania and it's been quite a journey so far. Firstly the bureaucracy In Romania is beyond belief so just getting the Building…Continue
Don't you want your clients to know what the want ahead of time?Send them this link, and link to it from your website.https://hearthstonehomes.com/log-home-style-guideThat way when they contact you to start a new project you already know what they're looking for and don't have to go through the 20 questions process.The results will be sent to their email and your email.Continue
Our logs are milled on our house built in 2002. The builder used Marvin wood clad double hung windows. We were advised nothing special needed to be done around them for settling because the logs wouldn’t shrink much, if at all. Pretty much from day one, the windows in the stick built, logsided portion of the house opened okay, but the windows in the full logs never really did. I noticed they were mostly difficult to latch as the top and bottom didn’t align easily. Now in the last few…Continue
Started by Kristin Hoefling in Building and Maintenance Issues 9 hours ago.
15 steps to get the most from a small home.Small log homes remain popular for two reasons: They’re affordable and provide close-quarter comfort. Squeezing everything into a cozy design can be challenging, however. When planning your small home, it helps to have a couple of tricks up your sleeve.1. Borrow space within an open floor plan. The fewer walls, the better. Open spaces are more comfortable and allow for versatility. Open floor plans also make your spaces work twice as hard.2. Keep it…Continue
Hello! We need to replace a bay window in our 30 year old log home. We want to replace it with a picture window. We received an estimate of $11,000. That seems really high to me. We live in NH. Does anyone have any feedback as to whether or not that is a realistic cost to expect? It is a large window, but...I find it hard to believe it costs that much to replace one window. We plan on getting at least one more estimate, but I thought I would ask here as well. Thanks!! :)Continue
My wife and I are about to totally redo the outside of our log home that we purchased last November. I've been researching for several weeks and I think I have a decent game plan together, however, before I start spending money and breaking a sweat I'd like to run my plan by some more experienced folk to make sure I'm not way off base. It's a little long so feel free to skim, I appreciate any guidance or comments.House construction & condition:Home is a butt & pass style log home with…Continue
HiThose fungi appeared on the lowest log on the north side of our log home. That side is not exposed to the sun at all. Any advice on how to get rid of it?How dangerous is it?Thank you!Continue