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I am FINALLY building our log home!  Very excited... the stacking should start next week (weather permitting) and I…

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Added by Cynthia Gugg on January 7, 2016 at 7:09pm — 1 Comment

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Added by Kristen Hopf on December 21, 2015 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Building a Log Home: the Step-by-Step Breakdown

This post was originally published on loghome.com.

The entire construction process for a modest log home (built by a pro) ranges from four to six months, but it can run a year or more for large or complex designs. Factors that affect construction time include season, weather, availability of labor and the level of experience of the builder and subcontractors.…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on December 18, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

5 Log Home Retreats That Couldn't Get More Remote

This post was originally published at loghome.com. Sky and mountains as far as the eye can see are the only things in sight at this Montana retreat.

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Added by Kristen Hopf on December 16, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Gathering Place

An Adirondacks lakeside retreat offers year-round rest and recreation.

This story was originally published at loghome.com



All Phyllis and Steve Domnitz needed was a week’s vacation at Schroon Lake in New York’s Adirondack Mountains to realize that this was where…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on December 15, 2015 at 1:55pm — 1 Comment

Dream Destination: Dunton Hot Springs

Log home living meets the lap of luxury in Dunton, Colorado.

Glamping: The activity of camping…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on December 14, 2015 at 12:36pm — 1 Comment

10 Unique Timber Home Bathrooms

This story was originally posted at Timber Home Living.…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on December 8, 2015 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Riverfront Retreat: A Montana Timber Home

A serene, nature-inspired home provides the perfect setting for soaking up a little R & R.

Story by: Suzanna Logan

Photos by: Heidi Long

Deep overhangs protect the home’s interiors from sun exposure and create amply-sized covered porches. “We never have to worry about fighting heat gain,” the homeowner says.…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on December 7, 2015 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Polishing a Minnesota Gem

A cabin bought in the 1970s gets a big re-do.



Story by Gina Chiodi Grensing

Photos by Rick Hammer

Courtesy Lands End Development

If you’re like most cabin owners, you feel pretty passionate about your cabin. And you know that somehow through the design, construction and décor, both inside and out, your cabin conveys your…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on December 3, 2015 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Crack the Code on Log Home Construction

This post was originally published on loghome.com

There is a national standard by which all log homes in the United States should be built. Make sure your builder knows it.



By Rob Pickett

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Log homes spark the imagination with images of pioneers, ax in hand, clearing…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on December 2, 2015 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Tips to Put a Fresh Spin on a Tired Furniture Set

If you're moving into a new apartment or home, you're probably encountering some high upfront move-in costs. All those expenses might not leave much left in your bank account for buying new furniture or decorations. 

Don't get discouraged if your budget for new furniture is low or nonexistent. If you already have an older furniture set you’ve been using for a while, it's easy to make the whole thing look fresh and new when you move it into your new space. We're here to help with tips…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on December 1, 2015 at 3:01pm — No Comments

10 Tiny Houses You Can Rent

This post was originally published at loghome.com

Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably noticed that tiny houses are taking the residential market by storm. But could you really live in a teeny tiny house all the time? Why not try before you buy with one of these 10 tiny houses located in 10 different states. (Click on the picture for full details.)…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on December 1, 2015 at 11:40am — No Comments

Festive Log Homes Get into the Holiday Spirit

This story was originally posted on loghome.com

Every home lights up for the holidays, but there’s something about a log home, trimmed for the season, that’s a little bit more magical than the others. They’re eye-catching, warm and oh-so cozy. We offer you a gallery of festive homes to get you in the holiday spirit.…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on November 30, 2015 at 1:31pm — No Comments

5 things a true household has to have

 

The time has come when true housekeepers are very rare. Life has become very fast, and most people are facing traffic jams and housing problems. They are spending most of their time at work not having time to rest or enjoy their homes. Living in a small flat near the work place might seem practical at the first sight but in a long run isn't really a good solution at all. If you think about moving to the country side consider buying a household which is both…

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Added by Tyler M. Newport on November 27, 2015 at 7:46am — No Comments

Simple Tricks to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Becoming more energy-efficient is not reserved for environmental activists only. Energy efficiency can boost your cash reserves at home too. Whether you turn off the lights as you leave for work, or install solar panels, toning down your energy usage helps you save a significant amount of money. There are scores of ways you can improve the energy efficiency of your home, with many being one-time investments, or simple day-to-day activities.…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on November 25, 2015 at 12:57pm — No Comments

What to Remember about Setting up Your Own Remodel

When it’s time to have your home remodeled, one way to save money is to handle the coordination and scheduling on your own. A general contractor normally handles this service, but most homeowners can deal with it on their own, provided they know what to expect. In addition to being able to search for the best prices on different services like tilework or dry-wall, you can also do some of the work yourself to invest a little sweat equity.…

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Added by Brooke Chaplan on November 23, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

No Maintenance Insulated Concrete Log and Timber Siding!

ClearCreek Concrete Log and Timber Siding just reached its 100th project.

We're proud to say we've been helping make Log Home and Timber homes a reality!  

No more staining, painting or chinking.  Effortless enjoyment njoy ALL of your Spring, Summer and Fall!…

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Added by Lorissa Stokes on November 16, 2015 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Passion for Wood

Big logs lend drama to their rugged Colorado setting.

Gunter and Gloria Preuss set high expectations for their log home. “I’m passionate about wood,” says Gunter, a third-generation cabinetmaker, “and I’m passionate about perfection in wood,” Their Colorado home proves his point. The logs add an exclamation mark. “Once we saw these big logs,” Gloria says, “there was no…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on November 13, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

10 Tiny Houses You Can Rent

Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably noticed that tiny houses are taking the residential market by storm. But could you really live in a teeny tiny house all the time? Why not try before you buy with one of these 10 tiny houses located in 10 different states. (Click on the picture for full details.)

#1. Located just two miles north of Nashville, this Tennessee tiny house bring a contemporary feel to cabin living. Plus, it actually has enough space to sleep four adults!

#1. Located just two miles north of Nashville, this Tennessee tiny house bring a…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on November 12, 2015 at 12:52pm — No Comments

"Wave Clouds" Bring the Beach to Breckenridge

An atmospheric phenomenon creates a magical moment in Colorado.

Photo courtesy of Angela Casper via Instagram.

No one puts on a stunning display quite like Mother Nature. And last week it was in the form of "wave clouds," appearing as though they were about to "break" over the mountains at…

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Added by Kristen Hopf on November 10, 2015 at 3:17pm — No Comments

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