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What is a Turnkey Budget?

Most of our clients dream for years about building the log home or timber frame home of their dreams. Whether as a refuge for their family, a place to get back to nature, a custom designed log & timber home is a reward for a lifetime of accomplishment. But like everything else in life, cost [...]

What stage should I be at?

The average time needed to finish a custom log or timber home project is anywhere from 6 months to 5 years. We have put together a framework to help you know what you should be concentrating on as you progress toward your goal. If you plan to break ground in 5+ years Giving yourself five [...]

Build Green and Save Green

Being motivated to build a greener log home and knowing how to do it are two different things, and once you bring the budget into the picture the sustainable building process can become shrouded in a green fog.  A recent article from the Log Homes Council will give you a clear picture of 11 affordable [...]

Log Homes: Kit or Custom

Falling in love with a log home is easy. Whether you spot your ideal in a magazine, at a home show, or from behind the wheel as you travel, when you see the “perfect” log home it hits you like cupid’s arrow: you must have one. The more complicated part is determining the best way [...]

Interior Maintenance Questions, Answered

Recently, Mountain Architects was asked to provide insights about log home maintenance for an article in Log Cabin Homes magazine. You can read the final edited version, along with other great stories,  in the latest issue of Log Cabin Homes, on news stands now.  Below is the entire conversation. What are your top things to [...]

Lighting Strategy from the Log Homes Council

How to create a lighting strategy for your log home is an important topic and the Log Homes Council has recently published a great article on the subject. We have provided some highlights below, but you can read the entire article by visiting the The Log Homes Council website at http://loghomes.org/bright-ideas-in-lighting-94/ Point One: The most [...]