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.
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? We’ll cover:
log home construction loans
log home lenders nationwide
mortgage money-saving tips
log home insurance
log home financing primer
understand the cabin mortgage loan process
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.
When you’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 we’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 you’re interested in cabins, you’re probably already interested in green living.
we show you how to green build your cabin
we offer the best green building tips
we explore the energy efficiency of log homes
we show you how to use solar power in your cabin
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.
In log home living we cover cabin decorating and rustic décor as well as log home interior design and specific design elements such as fireplaces, outdoor rooms and outdoor kitchens, iron railings and cabin kitchen countertops.
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:
log home landscaping
spring maintenance tips
log staining techniques
fall maintenance recommendations
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 you’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.
This section covers general topics, such as log home FAQs, a cabin glossary as well as a cabin restoration glossary so you can speak intelligently with contractors, builders, and other log home owners.
Advance your log home education and learn something new through our virtual library, with recommended books and magazines, cabin book reviews to help you decide (submit your own review and we'll post it for everyone to share) and assorted log cabin articles related to log home living.
We introduce you to the larger log home community with the vast array of cabin blogs online, Log and Timber Home Shows, and other ways to link up with fellow log home enthusiasts.
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Finally, if you have learned something here or like what you see we ask that you share this log home site with others, Like us on Facebook, browse our links page for helpful connections and add a relevant link, and consider advertising on Log Cabin Connection if you offer a log home related service or product.
Wherever your personal journey may take you, feel free to step in along the way and join us as we explore all things related to log cabins.
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- Log Cabin Connection Blog
- Visit the Log Cabin Connection Blog to stay up to date with new information and changes at Log-Cabin-Connection.com and in the world of log homes and cabins.
- Buying land is the first step towards achieving your wilderness dreams.
- Buying land can be a daunting task. Learn what to watch for and how to find the perfect spot.
- Log Cabin Home Design – Evaluating All the Factors
- The ideal log cabin home design is different for everybody and must be determined after evaluating all the factors involved.
- Cabin Interior Design Blends Form and Function
- Cabin interior design combines layout and functional design with aesthetic cabin decorating decisions for the perfect log cabin interior.
- Finance a Log Home in Different Ways
- Finance a log home by doing your homework, tapping into these resources and working with experts.
- Log Cabin Floor Plans
- Log cabin floor plans help you envision your dream cabin and allow you to make changes before you begin building.
- Home Inspection Advice for Log Homes
- A home inspection for new buyers of log homes will add reassurance to the process and alert buyers to potential problems.
- Build a Log Cabin
- To build a log cabin means coordinating many aspects and prompt decision-making.
- Energy Efficient Log Home
- The energy efficient log home requires careful design to minimize air infiltration, control moisture and incorporate passive solar features.
- Green Building Cabins
- Green Building means conserving energy and resources using a best-practices approach.
- Log Cabin Kits
- Log cabin kits are a convenient way to buy a log cabin ready to be assembled.
- Modular Log Homes
- Modular log homes and prefab cabins are economical choices for highly efficient, sustainable log home living.
- Log Home Manufacturers -- How Do You Choose?
- Choosing between log home manufacturers comes down to doing your homework and staying local.
- Log Cabin Decorating and Rustic Decor
- Log Cabin Decorating can seem like an overwhelming task, but it's easy if you break it down into cabin interior design themes and rustic decor elements.
- Landscaping for Log Homes -- Do's and Don'ts
- Landscaping for log homes and cabins requires careful planning and addressing of some unique concerns.
- Log Cabin Maintenance -- Issues Unique to Cabins
- Log cabin maintenance is a necessary chore but it's important to address issues unique to log homes.
- Log Cabin Rentals Offer Adventure and Comfort
- Log cabin rentals offer adventure and comfort at some of the best vacation spots in the country.
- Get a Log Home Education
- Getting a log home education isn’t as hard as it seems, but you may need a few good places to begin. There are many cabin resources available covering every aspect of the log home lifestyle.
- Log Home Community
- The Log Home Community offers a vast array of information in many forms.
- Log Cabin FAQs
- Answers to many log cabin FAQs and other questions about building with logs and timbers.
- Log Cabin Articles
- Our collection of log cabin articles is packed with practical information to inspire you and answer your questions.
- Virtual Library
- Virtual library offers an array of resources for log home enthusiasts.
- Log Cabin Glossary Defines Common Terms
- This log cabin glossary defines and explains many common terms encountered when researching log homes and cabins.
- Builders in Murphy North Carolina
- Cabin and Home Builders in Murphy North Carolina specializing in log homes, cabins and timber frame homes..
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