In March 2013 we bought a 3300 sq ft custom oak log home on four acres in southwest Missouri built by Sam Robbins, who happens to be our neighbor--how cool is that?? :) . It is our dream/retirement home but my husband has a couple more years to go, so we are currently renting it to a wonderful family. It consists of a main floor, loft, and finished walkout basement, which is pretty unusual in that part of Missouri, and a wraparound porch (my favorite room in the whole house!). We have plans to buy more land, put up a log outbuilding, and remodel the kitchen and master bath. We may rearrange the basement interior walls some if they're not load-bearing. I found a beautiful antique oak exterior door with leaded glass on eBay that we're going to install this summer. Currently I'm drooling over induction cooktops and oven options--not much else to do until the weather breaks and I can get my motorcycle out. I'm a motorcycle instructor and I can't wait to live in the Ozark twisties!!! I look forward to getting ideas from all of you!
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I am Vic Burk and I live in Northeast Tennessee with my wife, three children, two golden retrievers, a cat, and three jersey cows (and also whitetail deer, skunks, and other wild critters all around). We have thought about building a log home for years and are hoping that this year will be the year we can start. It will be a slow process because we intend on doing it all on a cash basis. I have no intention of making any finance company rich or putting up the title of our land to secure the loan. If it takes three to four years to make it happen, so be it!
I am a high school mathematics teacher and love my work. There is something about being able to convey your knowledge to the younger generation that I cannot explain. It is so great to see that "Eureka" moment when the light bulb goes on over their head.
I am on here to learn all I can, both good and bad. My father always told me, "Any man can learn from their own mistakes, a smart man learn from others mistakes". What I am looking for is to learn what worked and what didn't for those building their log homes.
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Good afternoon. Taking your time looking into this is a wise move.
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My name is Jeff, and I am sooooo enjoying this incredible Log Home Neighborhood. I look forward to meeting more of you.....
Thank you for this forum!
I'm happy to be part of this community and hope to find very informative insight on the process of building a log home. My husband James and I are in the process of purchasing a lot, soon to close. Eventually, the plan is to build a log home in a couple of years, so we have some time to continue the research. But Wow! There are so many log home companies out there, I'm overwhelmed. I would like to know what experiences folks out there have had, positive, negative. What I should look out for and what questions I should keep in mind to ask the companies I interview in the future. The more companies I research the more difficult it becomes to narrow down the search to three or four to research them further. Any assistance will be welcome. Thanks!
Hire a designer not associated with a log home company to think outside the box.
Hi. Take your time and enjoy the process. Since logs make log homes, we ask you to consider adding www.wholesaleloghomes.com to your list. Have some fun with all this -
Hi, My name is Dave my family and i just got a great little log cabin in northern Michigan.
I have been around log cabins my entire life and was looking to build one when i found this cabin.
It was going to be torn down! It has only one bad log. I could not let that happen so I bought it.
So let the restoration adventure begin.
My husband and I are new to the log home neighborhood. So far we purchased our plans and have our land and our log company. My husband will act as the GC and hire some of the work and do a lot himself. We are in the process of getting estimates to try to pull this project together. It has been really hard to get estimates...contractors don't call back or they contact you in 3 weeks instead of a few days like they said.
I never expected it would be this hard to get estimates to get this project underway.
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My wife and I just bought a 11 acre tract of land in southern Illinois that sits on a private lake
We have been thinking about a log home with an open floor plan
any and all advice welcome we have a few years left before the final move so we can take our time
thanks in advance