The “package,” (sometimes referred to as the “kit”) is the starting point of log homes for obvious reasons — it contains the logs. Logs are the bulk of the building materials used in log homes, rivaled only by stone and, in some cases, glass. So when you’re selecting a package from a log home producer, you’re buying the majority of the structural components that will comprise your log home.
The two most important things to remember about the package are what it contains and what it doesn’t contain. The distinction is important because all log packages are not the same. This fact is perhaps the most perplexing aspect of buying a log home. Some packages only contain the logs themselves; other manufacturers include much more than merely the wood. Packages vary because customers’ needs, preferences, budgets and time frames vary and because log home producers have different philosophies about how to best serve their customers. Your circumstances will guide you toward choosing the right package and producer for you.