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
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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
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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
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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…
We had fireplaces in the homes I grew up in. Dad always put in the
iron swing bar so we…
Part of the fun of cabin life is the experience. These places are meant for creating family memories. Take one of my favorite memories, for example.
When I was a young girl, I used to love visits to my grandparents' lake house in Oklahoma. My grandfather used to take us out on the boat, where my older cousins got to sun bathe on the front deck of the boat - only the big girls, of which I was never one, were allowed - while I got to help my grandfather drive. Meanwhile, my younger…Continue
Added by Whitney Richardson on September 17, 2013 at 3:25pm — No Comments
hi my name is steve. i live in north wales in the uk. i am have 2 log cabin built. but the builder has done a runner without finishing them. i now have someone else doing the job. he has bleached them but now the are like little hairs on the logs which are pine. can someone tell me why this has happen and how to get rid of them. as you can guess there are very few log cabins in wales and i cant find out anything over here. please can someone help. thanks steve
If there’s anything the past few years have taught us, it’s that reality can be a tough pill to swallow sometimes. We’ve all dreamed of creating these perfectly designed cabins, but the truth is that those visions may not equate to what we can actually afford in this day and age.
While I sit here, dreaming of retiring to the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest, I spend a good amount of my time envisioning how my log home will look, and more specifically, how I'll decorate it. It can become a challenge to decorate a log home compared to a traditional city townhouse or ranch-style home in a metro area. I've always believed log homes had more character, and with that in mind, I try to focus on how I can enhance the luster my future log home already provides. If you're…Continue
Added by Rachael Jones on August 15, 2013 at 9:54am — No Comments
With all of the cooking shows on TV and the inspiration and creativity they inspire it's a wonder anyone eats out anymore! However if you've been to a restaurant lately, you may wonder who is cooking at home! I think the shows are just making us food snobs so we can intelligently criticize the meals that are…Continue