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Log Home Industry News

You know how the saying goes, “In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of…log cabins and fine homes made from heavy timbers”.

Well, I know it goes something like that, but if the traffic to this website is any indication, young and not so young people are getting serious once again about building a log home.  We are seeing an increase in visitors that is 100% greater than it was just a few short months ago.

It is my opinion that most people are still disgusted with the state of the economy and the out-of-control antics of our ‘representatives’ inside the Beltway.  However, I believe that many of us are just tired of keeping our plans on hold waiting for things to get better.  It’s time to build something!

There has also been a lot of positive news happening in our industry of late and these two items hit my desk today, so I thought I’d share it with you.

MSN Real Estate Profiles Estemerwalt Log Homes

Longtime Log Homes Council member Estemerwalt Log Homes was recently featured on MSN Real Estate, which gets over 2.6 million visitors a month, produced a slideshow about traditional fireplaces.

A log cabin in rural Pennsylvania was profiled by MSN Real Estate. While the owners of this elegant cabin use it year round for a hunting and fishing getaway, they prefer to keep this home a refuge from modern life. It has no running water or electricity. Pioneer-like, all heat comes from the wood burning stove in the kitchen and and the fireplace in the great room. The fireplace is made from locally harvested rock. Logs were milled by Estemerwalt Log Homes. Read more.


True North Log Homes Receives Forest Stewardship Council Certification

True North Log Homes, the most technologically advanced custom log home manufacturer in the world, has furthered their commitment to lessening their carbon footprint on the environment by becoming Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified. True North is the first FSC certified log home manufacturer who produces a finished product in Ontario, Canada.  Read entire press release here…


Until next time, if you are one of those people who is fancying a log home, start your journey here by browsing more than 100 log home floor plans.

Keep the faith,


3 comments to Log Home Industry News

  • Shauna

    Estemerwalt? I never heard of them, thanks for the tip. I visited their website and they build beautiful homes. My husband Rich and I have peen planning our retirement home for a couple years now but I never heard of this company before I saw them mentioned here.

  • Shauna

    I just sent you a note about Estemerwalt, and forgot to ask if there are any other big companies we should talk to? Thanks, SD

    • Tom

      Hey Shauna, our industry is comprised of many great builders and manufacturers and unfortunately it is possible to miss some of the best ones if for no other reason than the sheer size and scope of the Internet and all that information. More often than not, most of us don’t dig past page 1 or 2 in a Google search for information and yet that’s were some of the gems are often uncovered.

      Excuse the shameless self-promotion, but was one of the reasons behind our Log Home Directory, helping people find information more easily. In fact, you can find most of the major manufacturers here and browse the log home companies that are located in your particular state. With transportation costs being what they are, finding a local company can be a plus. ~ Tom

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