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The Importance of View Corridors

You’ve seen pictures of log homes with large windowed prows proudly framing a view unseen from behind the camera lens. You’ve even pictured yourself in these homes, next to a roaring fire, peering out that great room window. But what if that unseen view did not showcase the unique landscape that caused you to purchase [...]

Fire Prevention Landscaping

Is a log home more susceptible to fire damage than a conventionally framed house? Seeing the exposed logs might lead some to make that quick assumption and statistics have even tried to prove that more log homes perish in fires than stick built homes. It may not surprise you to know that the most influential [...]

Purchasing Land

What considerations should you make when deciding where to buy your land? The Log Homes Council has a list of tips to help you find a deal on the property that’s right for you.  We’ve excerpted a few of them here, but be sure to see them all at http://www.loghomes.org/content/how-locate-land Start Shopping Online Begin your [...]

Building on Land with a Slope

When those of us with log or timber home aspirations begin looking for property, a site with a great view is the goal for most.  This usually means a place on high ground, and often, sloped ground. Whether your lot is atop a gently rolling hill or a steep mountainside, building on a slope presents [...]