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Energy-Efficient Systems for Your Cabin
By Jim Cooper

When it comes to cabins, many people dismiss the need for energy efficiency. After all, it may experience only occasional use, and its principle heat source may be a wood-burning stove or fireplace — hardly a candidate for extreme energy-efficient construction.


Log Home Research FAQs
By Roland Sweet, Editor, Log Homes Illustrated

How much of a hassle is it if I live in Pennsylvania and want to build my log home in California but buy it from a company in Michigan? Download this article to learn the answer to this question and many others.


Forever Classic
By Esther & Franklin Schmidt/Log Cabin Homes Magazine

Probably more than any other style of house, a log cabin conjures up a sense of homestead and history, a place in which family can live over decades and generations. Logs, with their organic feeling, exude a sense of a handmade construction and are a huge draw for people who want a long-lasting home.


General Log Home FAQs
By Roland Sweet, Editor, Log Homes Illustrated

Buying and building a log home is so different that a conventional home. This informative article will answer many of your questions.


Park Lodges Of Yesteryear
By Ronda Mollica

Many folks looking for vacation log homes have fond memories of week-long stays in Western lodges with enormous great rooms and fireplaces, of dinnertime at Scout camp spent at picnic tables beneath an expansive overhang of massive logs, or the dusky windows and rooflines of a tucked-away hotel partially hidden in the pines.


Indoor Climate Control Basics
By Jim Cooper/Loghome.com

The best way to ensure your comfort and budget — and to control heating and cooling costs — begins with attention to architectural design. It is essential to control solar gain while maximizing daylight and natural ventilation. Proper insulation and sealing your home will reduce the cost of the HVAC (heating, ventilation & air conditioning) system you need and the costs to operate it.


From the Simple Life Reading Room ... One of Our "Must Read" Log & Timber Frame  Home Articles that will help you find the Log or Timber Frame Home of Your Dreams!


Living With Bears And Living To Tell About It
By Linda Masterson

Bears don’t have much choice about where they live, but people do. If you choose to build your log home in bear country, there are some simple precautions you can take to reduce the chances you’ll wake up one morning and find a bear on your deck—or in your kitchen.

If the log home of your dreams is still just a gleam in your builder’s eye, you can locate, design, build and landscape in ways that will discourage bears. If you already live in bear country, there are many simple adjustments you can make to help keep your wildlife wild.


From the Simple Life Reading Room ... One of Our "Must Read" Log & Timber Frame  Home Articles that will help you find the Log or Timber Frame Home of Your Dreams!


Easy On The Environment
By Jennifer Donahue/Log Cabin Homes Magazine

You hear a lot of lingo when talking about the environment and building: LEED certification, efficiency, green building, eco-friendly, sustainability. It can be overwhelming! But the simple truth is that making sensible choices in your home’s design can lead to lifelong benefits.


Stay Dry | 7 Tips for Managing Bad Weather
By Country’s Best Cabins/Loghome.com

Flooding can be one of the devastating effects of a hurricanes. If your home happens to be located in an area frequently affected by these storms, early summer is a great time to get it ready. Here are seven tips courtesy of Generac (generac.com) to help you prepare.



The Log Home: An American Dream
From The Log Home Council - National Association of Home Builders

Since the dawn of the United States, the log home has been a constant presence. As the country expanded, grew and modernized, so too has the log home. Stone Mill Log & Timber Homes has been providing these secure and beautiful structures to their customers since 1974. Today's modern log home manufacturer combines the experiences and lessons of a 400-year old process to produce an exemplary residence.




From the Simple Life Reading Room ... One of Our "Must Read" Log & Timber Frame  Home Articles that will help you find the Log or Timber Frame Home of Your Dreams!


Why Are Log Homes Better Than Conventional Building
The Log Home Council

Download here to learn the 12 Advantages Log Homes Have Over Stick & Brick Construction. Beyond a steady stream of visitors seeking to soak up some rustic ambiance and connect with Mother Nature, there are other advantages of owning a log home over more conventional construction.




The Log Home Market
By The Log Home Council- Bevier Creative

Many people are drawn to log home, and the appeal of log homes has fueled the development of a modern log home industry. Log homes have been a part of America’s housing heritage since colonial days.




Energy Efficiency of Log Buildings
By The Log Home Council

Many people just starting out in their research of log homes wonder about the energy efficiency. This report by The Log Home Council shows that in a three week spring test using a log structure and a insulated wood frame building, the log structures used 46% less heating energy than the insulated wood frame building.


10 Log- Home Maintenance Myths
By Loghome.com

Throughout time many myths have developed about log homes. This article from Loghome.com dispels these myths with the facts. Download this article to learn what is myth and what is fact.