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Update #5 Little Log House on the Hill blog- WV

Hope everyone is staying warm with all this snow. We have 20 inches here in central WV!

Enjoy the blog update!


                                My log house is on my…


Added by Sherri Brake Queener on February 13, 2014 at 9:23pm — 1 Comment

New updates to Our Log House on the Hill Blog

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:…


Added by Sherri Brake Queener on January 30, 2014 at 6:16pm — No Comments

Little Log House on the Hill- West Virginia

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…


Added by Sherri Brake Queener on January 29, 2014 at 12:54pm — 1 Comment

Summer Dreams

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

Warm Welcome!

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…


Added by JoAnn Drumm on January 17, 2014 at 2:19pm — No Comments

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…


Added by Donald Parsons on January 17, 2014 at 11:23am — 2 Comments

Knowledge Is Power

Unless you’re a longtime construction or real-estate professional, the process you take toward cabin ownership is likely going your first foray into that type of experience.

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

Now Casting Log Home/Cabin Creative Projects for a Major Cable Network

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…


Added by Cindy Castro DiRusso on December 12, 2013 at 2:58pm — No Comments

Is this project worth taking on?

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…


Added by zac sloan on November 29, 2013 at 5:00pm — 5 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…


Added by Donald Parsons on November 29, 2013 at 3:06pm — 1 Comment

Choices choices choices......

Over the past year, my husband and I have been planning our dream home. We have been to log home shows, talked with several builders and finally have decided to go with MC CUSTOM LOG HOME. I am hoping that someone can tell me anything about this company I have researched and looked on the Internet and cannot find any customer reviews

Added by Tracy Ralls on November 24, 2013 at 2:44pm — 9 Comments

Concrete Logs or log siding

I would like to know the pros and cons about concrete logs. 

Added by Tim and Anita Dyer on October 30, 2013 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

Home for the Holidays

There’s something magical about the holiday season that seems to elevate every aspect of life. The air seems a little crisper. The food always seems better. Even people seem genuinely nicer.  

The key to that, I think, is the thoughtful and giving nature that underlies all the celebrations throughout…


Added by Whitney Richardson on October 29, 2013 at 2:30pm — 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…


Added by Donald Parsons on October 25, 2013 at 12:30am — No Comments

Log Home of the year "Villa Gard Alpin" over 4800 sq.ft.

Added by Michael Mann on October 19, 2013 at 4:59am — No Comments

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…


Added by Donald Parsons on October 18, 2013 at 10:25am — 2 Comments

A Fireside Chat about Fireplaces in Log Homes

When speaking with folks about their dream log cabin home the 3 features of the home that they are most excited to talk

about are:

  • Master Bedroom/Bath
  • Porches
  • Fireplace

We had fireplaces in the homes I grew up in. Dad always put in the

iron swing bar so we…


Added by Donald Parsons on September 26, 2013 at 9:57am — 2 Comments

Cabin Caper

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…


Added by Whitney Richardson on September 17, 2013 at 3:25pm — No Comments

can anyone help

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

Added by steve jones on September 16, 2013 at 3:45am — 2 Comments

Reality Check

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.

Through strategic…


Added by Whitney Richardson on August 27, 2013 at 11:07am — 3 Comments

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