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8 Stratigies For Reducing Log Home Construction Costs

In addition to being a motivation for much of what we do, money is energy. It enables us to go places and do things, including taking care of our families or buying and building a new home. Most of us have a finite amount of this energy, mainly through long years of hard work, patient savings and perhaps the sale of a conventional…See More
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Apr 9
Donald Parsons replied to Theresa Schrum's discussion Modular Log Homes under $100sf
"Hi Theresa!  Would suggest contacting a modular builder close to your job site location and see if they have something that fits your budget.  We've supplied the interior and exterior siding (and log siding corners) to numerous…"
Mar 27
Mike Goes commented on Donald Parsons's blog post 8 Stratigies For Reducing Log Home Construction Costs
"You always have very informative info Don. Keep them coming."
Mar 7
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8 Stratigies For Reducing Log Home Construction Costs

In addition to being a motivation for much of what we do, money is energy. It enables us to go places and do things, including taking care of our families or buying and building a new home. Most of us have a finite amount of this energy, mainly through long years of hard work, patient savings and perhaps the sale of a conventional…See More
Mar 7
Donald Parsons replied to Vic Burk's discussion Simple Weekend Getaway
"Hi Vic!  Being less than 150 miles from your job site, Appalachian Log Structures would love to speak with you about your project.  You can choose the log home building materials you want (no pushy salespeople here) and…"
Feb 14
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Snow in SC

In 22 years my log home has not seen much snow, but it sure keeps us warm when it does. Our wood stove not only offers heat, but a place to cook if the electric should go out. We LOVE living the log home life!
Feb 13
Donald Parsons replied to Zachary Garber's discussion Buying house that needs some work...where to start?
"Hi Zachar - you're spot on with film forming products.  I personally had two other products on my log home that were both film forming and had problems all along.  I finally had them blasted off and went with Q8 Log Oil.  An…"
Feb 4

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Built our log home in 1992 and went to work for Appalachian Log Structures in 1994. Previous to that I worked for 3 airlines and one Tour Wholesaler so I've been lucky enough to travel the world. My wife and I enjoy country living and the peace that our log home brings to our busy lives.
Are you lucky enough to be living in a log home?
Yes! - for 20 years now - still lovin' it.
Website:
http://www.applog.com

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8 Stratigies For Reducing Log Home Construction Costs

In addition to being a motivation for much of what we do, money is energy. It enables us to go places and do things, including taking care of our families or buying and building a new home. Most of us have a finite amount of this energy, mainly through long years of hard work, patient savings and perhaps the sale of a…

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Posted on March 7, 2014 at 12:55pm — 1 Comment

Log Home Construction Bids - How do Builders Charge?

Sorting out the differences between ‘fixed bid’ and ‘cost plus’.

custom log cabin home Even if you plan on doing some or all of the work on your log home yourself, you will still need specialty contractors, including plumbers, electricians and HVAC installers. This is why you need to understand how these trade professionals charge for their services.

You will be contracting with a builder or subcontractors to…

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Posted on January 17, 2014 at 11:23am — 2 Comments

Energy Efficiency of Log Homes

A lot has been written about the energy efficiency of log homes.  When discussing this topic with those "none believer's", I usually ask them the square footage of their home, how high the ceilings are in their home and what types of energy they use to power their home.

After determining all of this and then…

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Posted on November 29, 2013 at 3:06pm — 1 Comment

The World through the Windows of my Log Home

The weather is now cooler and I can work in my home office with the windows open and take advantage of the nice breezes and lower humidity.  I over look a small part of the back lawn and on in to the back 10 acres or so of woods.  Recently a clutch of turkey have been making their morning and evening tour of the back yard…

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Posted on October 25, 2013 at 12:30am

October Maintenance Checklist for your Log Home.

October is the first full month of fall; by the end of this month, most of your winterization should be completed. Falling leaves and dwindling daylight signal a final opportunity to do some outdoor organizing before winter settles in.

Reinforce windows

Replace your screens with…

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Posted on October 18, 2013 at 10:25am — 2 Comments

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At 9:11pm on February 21, 2012, Cecil Stubbs said…

Hi Donald, been a while since we've talked, hope all is well. give me a call sometime to catch up... 828-400-4505

At 9:29am on July 15, 2009, Mark Norsworthy said…
I see you have a cost estimating worksheet. We are working towards hopefully building a log home in a couple of years and if you could email me a copy of your worksheet it would be appreciated. Can use all the help I can get to determine what size and if we can afford our dream retirement home. Email to b.norsworthy@comcast.net , Thanks
At 7:51am on June 9, 2009, Engelbrekt said…
If you could please e-mail me a copy as well Donald, it would be much appreciated. Thank you.
//Sven
info@ecolusive.se
At 2:44pm on June 4, 2009, Chris Yaletchko said…
Donald,
I am looking for a copy of the cost estimating worksheet. I attended a seminar at Valley Forge in the spring and the workbook referenced a link to it that is no longer active. Please forward it to me also if it is not too much trouble. Thanks, Chris Yaletchko (cpyale@yahoo.com)
At 8:37am on May 5, 2009, Jon Dowell said…
Tell Graham JD said hi, and I really enjoyed his help starting The Travis Log home in SC.
At 8:36am on February 21, 2009, See Dirt Run! Inc. said…
Good seeing you yesterday. Hopefully we all have a super busy day today!
At 7:51pm on January 2, 2009, cui yongli said…
Happy new year dear Donald.we had a very good year 2008.Hope all of people in ALSI have a good new year.Thanks for your support in the 2008 year.In 2009 I need improve my English.I think that we have many things to do.Good luck 2009.
At 10:34pm on December 2, 2008, cui yongli said…
Dear Donald:some new photos to you.
At 9:07am on November 14, 2008, cui yongli said…
hi,donald,new work photos for you.thanks all applog people.we are busy now.
At 7:52am on November 9, 2008, cui yongli said…
Hi Donald,tow pictures for you.
 
 
 

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