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Protecting Your Modern American Relic

Like baseball and apple pie, log homes are about as American as you can get. If you're building one, you likely want to pass it down to your children and grandchildren so they, too, can enjoy its warmth and hominess for generations to come. But unless you act early to protect and maintain your logs, your home, and your savings, could be in serious…

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Added by Danielle Taylor on May 14, 2012 at 5:10pm — No Comments

Dream-Worthy Homes

Whether you're building a small, simple cabin or an expansive, ornate estate, some of the best places to find inspiration for your design are magazines that feature homes in the style you wish to emulate. While our regular publications feature a handful of home tours in each issue, they also offer advice on a lot of the nitty-gritty details of planning, building and…

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Added by Danielle Taylor on April 24, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Best of the Best

Maybe you're not looking for advice on what kind of dishwasher to buy, or you've already figured out your financing and bought your land. If you just need inspiration gleaned from other log homes, then you won't want to miss the Best Of 2012 issue of Log Home Living that just hit newsstands this week.

This issue deviates from what you normally…

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Added by Danielle Taylor on April 18, 2012 at 5:08pm — No Comments

Your How-To Guide to Creating Enviable Outdoor Living Spaces

As the weather warms up, the trees and grass grow greener, and the springtime sunshine comes out, we're all more than ready to get outside and enjoy ourselves. If you appreciate the simple, natural beauty of a forest or a lakeshore during the spring, a cabin is the perfect place to spend your summer days lazing in the sun.…

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Added by Danielle Taylor on April 3, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Your Guide to Finding the Perfect Site for Your Log Home

Before you can build, you need to have land. Many future log-home owners already have that aspect of the planning covered, whether they inherited family-held land or bought their property specifically for their log home. Others may not have bought their property yet, but they know exactly where they want to build, perhaps along a picturesque lake or near their family's…

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Added by Danielle Taylor on March 8, 2012 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Cozy Cabins 2012 — Get Your Copy Today!

The word "cabin" was once used derisively, evoking images of a rundown shanty with Jed Clampett sittin' on the front porch. But it's become a popular ambition in recent years, and the trend has been so overwhelmingly positive that we have an entire special issue called Cozy Cabins…

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Added by Danielle Taylor on March 6, 2012 at 3:07pm — No Comments

The Essence of Home

To the stoic, the only thing that sets a log home apart from a traditional home is, well, the logs. Instead of drywall and 2-by-4 stud framing and itchy insulation, a log home is just made of logs instead, right?

To the log-home enthusiast, nothing could be further from the truth. A log home evokes a sense of charming simplicity no modern-styled house could…

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Added by Danielle Taylor on January 31, 2012 at 5:26pm — No Comments

Your Guide to an Affordable Dream Retreat

If you think there's no way you could ever afford your dream log cabin, given the current economic climate, you're not alone. With investments tanking and savings dwindling, many people have given up on their long-held plans for a vacation or retirement home in the wake of global economic meltdown. There is some good news, however; with smart planning and the right…

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Added by Danielle Taylor on January 26, 2012 at 11:55am — No Comments

The Log & Timber Home Workbook

So you're new to the whole world of log and timber homes, and you're starting absolutely from scratch. You probably have a lot of questions (like, say, what's the difference between a log home and a timber home?), but you may feel they're too basic to ask. Or you may be so overwhelmed that you don't even know where to begin.

Never fear — we've got your back.…

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Added by Danielle Taylor on December 27, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Hot Off the Presses

Ready for your next shot of log-home information and inspiration? Then head out to the newsstand — this week, we just released the February issue of Log Home Living and the Annual Buyer's Guide for Country's Best Cabins. Inside, you'll find information to help you get your dream off the…

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Added by Danielle Taylor on December 22, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

How To: Build an Affordable, Comfortable and Durable Log Home

In this economy, we all want to find ways to pinch pennies without sacrificing too much of what we want, and when it comes to your dream home, the last thing you want to do is settle. In the January 2012 issue of Log Home Living, which arrives on newsstands today, you'll find plenty of informative articles that detail how you can have your figurative…

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Added by Danielle Taylor on November 15, 2011 at 1:32pm — No Comments

A behind-the-scenes look at the makings of a magazine... and a cabin

  One of the best parts of my job is speaking with fascinating people and learning interesting things as I gather materials for the articles I write, and I love chatting with sources to learn everything I can about whatever topic is at hand. For the December issue of Country's Best Cabins…

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Added by Danielle Taylor on October 18, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Get your log home ready for the holidays

If the December issue of Log Home Living, out on newsstands today, doesn't get you in the holiday spirit, nothing will! Aside from three gorgeous home tours featuring beautiful Christmas decor, we've included info on log-cabin vacation destinations, Michelle Obama's contributions to a Extreme Makeover: Home Edition log home for disabled women…

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Added by Danielle Taylor on October 11, 2011 at 4:55pm — No Comments

The latest issue of Dream Home Showcase is on newsstands now...

... and if you're looking for inspiration on how to create, well, your dream home, look no further. This Fall/Winter 2011 issue features a wide variety of homes, all offering luxury looks and inspiring ideas that can help get your mind going for your future home. It includes:

 

- 11 gorgeous home tours,

- decor ideas for creating welcoming guest…

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Added by Danielle Taylor on September 14, 2011 at 2:53pm — No Comments

It's the most wonderful time of the year...

... because Log Home Living's 2012 Annual Buyer's Guide has just arrived on newsstands!

 

If you're ready to stop dreaming and start planning, you absolutely will not want to miss this issue. Inside, you'll find 168 fact-filled pages with information on how to choose a log producer, compare kits, understand the appraisal process,…

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Added by Danielle Taylor on September 1, 2011 at 5:56pm — No Comments

The Cabin Life

Although folks have differing opinions on what makes a cabin, most generally agree on one point: a cabin is a retreat from the world where you can kick back and just enjoy the simple pleasures of life. As a complement to our regular issue, Country's Best Cabins has also created a special lifestyle section aptly titled "Life at the Cabin," which is… Continue

Added by Danielle Taylor on August 17, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Get Cookin'

Most homeowners spend more time designing their kitchen than any other area of their home, and with good reason — creating a kitchen that perfectly fits your needs takes a lot of thought. The best layout will depend on how often you use your kitchen, how elaborate of meals you create, the number of cooks that will share the space, the amount of storage you need, how often you…

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Added by Danielle Taylor on June 15, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Make a break for it

If you're a subscriber, keep an eye out for the latest issue of Country's Best Cabins, which should be arriving in your mailbox any day. If not, you'll want to stop by your nearest bookstore to pick up a copy — the August issue is our ultimate getaway guide, so if you're looking for tips and inspiration for creating the perfect cabin retreat, you've…

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Added by Danielle Taylor on June 7, 2011 at 4:47pm — No Comments

Get your June issue of Log Home Living and find the best places to build

Many dreams of a log-home future come to a head in the summertime, when the draw of backyard barbecues and lakefront lounging are at their strongest. The latest issue of Log Home Living, new on newsstands this week, shows you some of the best places to build in America. Want a taste? Here's an excerpt from "Hidden Charms: 6 oft-overlooked places to build your log…

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Added by Danielle Taylor on May 11, 2011 at 2:12pm — 2 Comments

Check your local bookstore for our latest issues

The Best Log Homes of 2011 issue of Log Home Living and the June issue of Country's Best Cabins just hit newsstands yesterday, so you can get a double dose of the latest and greatest info from the log-home world. Here's an excerpt from an article in the Best Log Homes of 2011 issue:

 

"Log homes aren't typically impulse buys, but sometimes the…

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Added by Danielle Taylor on April 6, 2011 at 1:46pm — No Comments

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