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…Continue
Construction is pushing forward as fast as possible. The back decks are completed and the type of railing has been chosen. The sound proofing insulation has been installed and it seems today is the day for sheet rock to begin. We are racing to complete construction to the point of occupancy before our 1 year lease is up April 30.
Please visit and "like" our new facebook page. It shows what our house was designed to be.…Continue
Added by Chris Parker on March 3, 2014 at 2:51pm — No Comments
How has winter been treating you this season? We've been pummeled in northern Michigan. In the area where our log home is located, we are well over 150 + inches of total snowfall. Today was -26 degrees! Ouch! Our Bernese Mountain Dog named Scout is loving it. I have to practically pick her up to carry her into the house because she doesn't want to come inside. Me? I'm ready for Spring. Bring it!…Continue
I am sanding my Douglas Fir stairs to my loft. I plan on Danish oiling them when I finish. Is there a product out there that is a clear rubber or latex that has some sort of unobtrusive particulate to coat them to make them non-slippery?
Added by Scott Green on February 24, 2014 at 6:47pm — No Comments
Hope everyone is staying warm with all this snow. We have 20 inches here in central WV!
Enjoy the blog update!
Added by Sherri Brake Queener on February 13, 2014 at 9:23pm — No Comments
From the hills of central West Virginia I am battling frigid temps and winter boredom. (I am supposed to be writing in my soon to be published book shhhhh.....)
Updates to our blog:Continue
Added by Sherri Brake Queener on January 30, 2014 at 6:16pm — No Comments
We are striving to live the American Dream...building a log dream home without getting a mortgage. Can it be done? Join us as we clear our land on our 100 acre farm and create our dream home. My husband designed it and had to build a wooden model of it so I could "see" his vision. We…Continue
I am sharing my photos of a home that I built in 1995. It is for rent if anyone is interested.
Added by Tim Bullock on January 19, 2014 at 11:23am — No Comments
The entire Beaver Mountain Family welcomes Francie Cook to the team! For over 30 years, Francie Cook has been active in the building industry. Having a passion for helping to make people’s dream homes become a reality, she is proud to say that she’s been directly involved in the designing, estimating and building of over 2,000 homes!
After graduating from SUNY Delhi, Francie started off here at Beaver Mountain as a Design Consultant for ten years. She went on to…Continue
Added by JoAnn Drumm on January 17, 2014 at 2:19pm — No Comments
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…Continue
You’re bound to have questions along the way and hard decisions to make. But the more information you acquire over the…
Added by Whitney Richardson on December 23, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Hi, I'm a Casting Producer with STILETTO Television, the producers of Animal Planet's Treehouse Masters are currently casting for a new show with one of you favorite major cable network's. The show follows a renowned log home designer and builder as he…Continue
Added by Cindy Castro DiRusso on December 12, 2013 at 2:58pm — No Comments
I am interested in purchasing this cabin but i noticed rotting on the logs. Would this be worth fixing or does the damage look too severe to fix? Im not looking to make it perfect. I just want to make sure i can safely live in it for a couple years while i build a new house. Thanks…Continue
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…Continue
I would like to know the pros and cons about concrete logs.
The key to that, I think, is the thoughtful and giving nature that underlies all the celebrations throughout…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Donald Parsons on October 25, 2013 at 12:30am — No Comments
Added by Michael Mann on October 19, 2013 at 4:59am — No Comments
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.
Replace your screens with…