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Your Log Home Floor Plan

What’s your (floor) plan?

People who build log homes tend to fall into one of two camps. There are those who have designed their own floor plans or hired an architect to design their home based on drawings, photos and the interpretation of the dreams of their customer. Once the plans are perfected, the search […]

American Log and Lumber Interview

Today we have a great interview with John Harper, the owner of American Log & Lumber based in Arkansas. John has a great perspective on the business and decades of experience in the commercial and residential sectors of the log home industry.

Tell us about American Log and Lumber; what products and services do you […]

To Build or Not To Build...

That is the Question!

As many of you know, I am a woodworker; not by profession, but by love of the craft – it’s my hobby. It is something I enjoy immensely, but I never seem to have enough time to do as much as I would like to do. This is a problem for […]

Gastineau Log Homes

A Candid Interview with Lynn Gastineau

Lynn Gastineau is celebrating her 35th year in the log home business and she was gracious enough to give us this interview and share her thoughts on her business, the economy and some tips for people considering building a log home. Gastineau Log Homes has been unique in featuring […]

Attention Log Home Companies...Have you ever sold a log home online?

Have you ever sold a log home online? It wasn’t until the deal was done; money was in hand and the process begun that he realized that he had never spoken to the buyer. […]

Log Home Industry News

The vast majority of log home companies (manufacturers, builders, etc.) are reliable, well-managed and trustworthy businesses. Doing business with them can be a pleasant and fulfilling experience. However, in any economic climate, we must always research a company and conduct our due diligence before we sign contracts and part with our money. […]

Groundhogs and Treehouses

When you harvest standing dead trees and ‘recycle’ them to be used as thermal batteries in the walls of log homes, you’re building using ecologically friendly and self-sustaining green methods. […]

What is your ideal log home design?

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have asked for faster horses — Henry Ford

That is an insightful quote from Mr. Ford and it pertains to every business or service I can think of. As it relates to the log home industry, I believe that it is profoundly important for both […]

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

So, would you include a beautiful […]

Germany’s Snow Dome Log Homes

Scott Rouleau of Rouleau Communications, was kind enough to pass this along to me and I thought it was really interesting. Also, with this ‘challenging’ economy, hearing about a log home company that is making news and earning bragging rights deserves some kudos.

Estemerwalt Log Homes is Exclusive Log Provider for Germany’s Snow Dome […]