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Do log homes inspire you?

I guess the better question is…can an inanimate object serve as as source of inspiration?  According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, the word “inspire” means:

  • to influence, move, or guide by divine or supernatural
  • to exert an animating, enlivening, or exalting influence on
  • to infuse (as life) by breathing

Inspired Living Log Home by PrecisionCraftSo, would you include a beautiful log or timber frame home as a source of inspiration?  If you ask people who are in the dreaming or planning stage of their heavy timber home, I would bet that most would say yes, they are inspired.

For those of us blessed enough to already be living in a log home, the feeling of inspiration is a constant.  When I began thinking about this topic I pictured a few things in my mind’s eye. I visualized the pleasant feeling I get when I drive up the road to our home and see it standing on top of the hill. I think about those snowy winter evenings sitting at home with a roaring fire in the woodstove. I think of those warm summer nights when the smell of pine is like a subtle perfume.

Hopeless romantic?  Maybe, but living in a log home truly is different, and I have to admit it creates an inspiring atmosphere that my wife and I absolutely love. My answer to the headline question is yes, log homes inspire me.

Apparently, I am not alone in this conviction, and I was not the first to make the statement. One of the premiere log and timber frame manufacturers in the country beat me to it.  PrecisionCraft has an area on their website called (what else) “Inspired Living“. This showcases some of the homes they crafted for their customers and tells the stories from the customer’s perspective.

Additionally, PrecisionCraft has a contest running at this time where they are asking people to vote on the next “Inspired Living Showcase” home. I want to tell you that it is a tough call. You have to choose one winner from six inspiring handcrafted homes. If you want to get inspired, click on over to PrecisionCraft and vote for your choice.


3 comments to Do log homes inspire you?

  • What a truly inspiring blog. Your passion for log homes is evident and reinforces my own. Check out our website for log home care products that bring out and maintain the beauty of natural wood living. You may also want to take a look at our blog. Perhaps we could “guest blog” for one another at a future date? All the best! World of Stains.

  • Thanks for the very inspirational blog. It reinforced my own love for the warmth that wood brings to a home. Log homes are a particular favorite. You may want to check out our exterior wood care products including log home stains and finishes at We also have a blog. Perhaps we could guest blog a time or two down the road? Best wishes, World of Stains.

  • Janice

    I have been inspired by log homes since I was in college and that was a long time ago. My husband and I are planning to build next year in NE Pennsylvania. Love your site, we used it to find our builder.

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