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When Do I Need to Get Serious?

You’ve read the magazines, you’ve researched countless companies and you have made the decision to embark on the journey towards building and owning your own log or timber home. Now it is no secret that homes aren’t built over night, the average log or timber home can take anywhere from 1-5 years to complete from [...]

Design Covenants and Restrictions

When beginning the design process most people are concentrating on how the final home will look and flow. That’s how it should be, however before you invest your time and energy into the design process it’s important to know if there will be any restrictions imposed on your design, due to your location. Restrictions often [...]

Stock or Custom Floor Plans

The search for your dream mountain style home often begins with trying to find the right floor plan.  As you start your search you might find websites that show or sell log home plans.  You might purchase magazines that showcase floor plans, and of course most manufacturers will have plans listed on their websites.  While [...]

Codes, Loads and Other Specifications

You have the land and you have a design concept, but before the actual home can be built there are many plan specifications which must be understood, addressed and handled before actual construction can begin. What do these include? Who is responsible? How important are they? We address them all in this week’s article. What [...]

How Long ‘Til My Log Home Is Built?

Soon there will come a day when you decide that you are finally ready to kick-start your dream of building a custom mountain home.  Even though you will have waited so long already (maybe you are waiting for retirement or the sale of an existing property) you may find that your wood home can’t be [...]

Deciphering and Understanding Log Home Plans

We sometimes forget that everyone doesn’t spend every day dealing with and looking at architectural designs for log and timber homes.  For most of you, the first time you ever saw a floor plan was when you first decided that building a custom home was an idea you might like to pursue.  Even if you [...]