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Joys of Log Home Living

Does it get better than this?

This morning I was sitting at my desk, which faces a window overlooking our front yard, and movement caught my attention. And what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a magnificent male deer…this 60 second video shows a buck having brunch in our yard.

Maybe I should have titled this post “Joys of Rural Living” to be more specific, but since I was looking out from a log home, I took some liberties. I only got about 60 seconds of video of this fine creature, but I watched him graze and walk around for 8-10 minutes. It is why I choose to live in a rural area away from the conveniences of city or suburban life.

These nature appreciation moments happen quite frequently around our home.  Here in NW Montana we share our space with a good variety of wildlife from squirrels to deer, black bears and even an occasional mountain lion.  The cool thing is that you never get tired of watching these creatures.

In the past I’ve shared some photos and videos of bears, turkeys and deer from our yard and some have been “National Geographic” quality. Experiencing those moments is one of the things that makes living “out” so appealing to us and to most people who build log homes.

I was born and raised outside of Pittsburgh, PA and we lived in typical middle class neighborhoods (and yes, I remain a diehard Steeler fan). I can’t remember how old I was before I saw a “real” log home outside of television or a magazine, but I was always infatuated with them and wanted to live in one as long as I can recall. When the opportunity to move to Montana presented itself, there was not any doubt the kind of home I wanted to buy or build.

My story is not unlike the thousands of people who build a log home every year.  Some spend their entire lives dreaming and saving for retirement before they make the move, while others find the right setting to build that is convenient to work and schools and make it their primary residence.

Don’t wait to build your log home

What we can be sure of is that nobody wakes up one day and just decides to build a log home.  The idea usually develops over time from a love of nature, an appreciation of wildlife, the allure of a secluded lifestyle or maybe a sense of history, but turning that dream into reality is most assuredly one of the best days of our lives.

If a log home or cabin is part of your future, my recommendation is that you do everything possible to fast-track that dream. The future is one giant unknown…we don’t know what it holds, what’s in store for us or even how long we’ll be here.  We all have a tendency to put things off until the moment is right or when we have more money or less stress, etc. I can tell you from personal experience that I wish I had made the move ten or twenty years prior to getting my log home. I have never felt more at peace, more connected to nature and less stressed than I do living here.

If you want to jumpstart that dream of yours, start by browsing through our log home directory. Find a floor plan that works for you, contact some manufacturers and log home builders and get your questions answered. Seriously, what are you waiting for?

4 comments to Joys of Log Home Living

  • I could not agree more. The future is a big unknown but life is not a rehearsal and all the worlds a stage according to Shakespeare so if you want to experience log cabin living my only advice is to go for it but get as much advice too from informative web sites like this, great job Tom.

  • This is one of the advantage of log home living, nature has more to offer fresh air, scenic views of wildlife, less stress, tranquil environment and many more.

  • No better time than now to start. Stop wasting each passing year when you could be sitting inside your beautiful log cabin by next year. You will love yours as much as I love mine.

  • What a fantastic advert for living in the country! We are getting more and more customers coming to us because they want a complete lifestyle change, they want to become more engaged with the countryside and are looking for a healthier lifestyle. I think attitudes have changed and clients think more about the atmosphere in the house as well as their surroundings, do you agree that your home offers a much cleaner and fresher living environment as well?

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