Do You Dream About
Living in a Log Cabin?
Welcome to Log Cabin Connection! This is a collection of tips, advice and resources pertaining to cabins and log homes, gleaned from years of experience as a licensed contractor and log home builder in the mountains of western North Carolina.
Our aim is to provide a complete compendium of ideas and best practices for everyone intrigued by log home living. We will follow the process of achieving your dream of living in your own log home from start to finish.
Log Cabin Connection is a one-stop resource for questions, guidance, advice and practical step-by-step instructions for your log home needs.
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PLANNING THE PERFECT LOG HOME
All great journeys begin with the first step, and this can be the most fun of all as you dream about the perfect cabin design and begin to make preparations by buying land for your cabin.
Do you see this as your long-term home? Consider universal design ideas that would allow you to retire in your cabin.
Learn about the different styles of logs used to build cabins and how you can save money right from the start with clever cabin design tips.
Are you concerned how you can finance a log home? WeвЂ™ll cover:
We provide you with cabin floor plans as well as options and resources for online cabin plans. Or design your own cabin using log home design software that provides 3-dimensional views and virtual walk-throughs.
BUILDING LOG CABINS
When youвЂ™re ready to begin building your log cabin, you can turn to this section where we cover all the best building practices and share the building tips weвЂ™ve learned building cabins. We discuss log home building tools and log home building schools. We cover everything from cabin roofing to SIPs to choosing the best cabin ceiling fans.
If youвЂ™re interested in cabins, youвЂ™re probably already interested in green living.
Some people will be interested in building with a log home kit so we share what to shop for, and discuss log home manufacturers, cabin kits and what you can expect to spend, the new trend towards smaller log homes, and the surprising value offered by modular log homes, including a prefab cabin construction timeline.
LOG HOME LIVING
Every home requires on-going maintenance and log homes are no exception. To keep your log home in top shape we cover the issues unique to log homes:
Should it get a bit run-down, we cover cabin repair and the more extensive log home restoration, along with ideas and checklists for cabin inspections to help you evaluate a cabin youвЂ™re buying or your own cabin.
Our section on cabin rentals covers what to keep in mind when renting a cabin, some great areas of the country to visit while renting and some of the best honeymoon rentals available.
If youвЂ™re curious about the tiny house movement, you want to live off the grid with limited funds or you just want to enjoy the land you bought on the lake without building a large log home, check out our Small Cabin page for more information on: