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Log home shells, log home kits,
and log home packages

In most states across the US you can act as owner contractor or owner builder. Our recommendation, if you are going to be an owner, builder or contractor, is to study up on project management. Know what is involved before committing and have a written project plan and contract with a Log Builder to supervise you. Both men and women have successfully managed the construction of their own log home and they saved money doing it. Check out this article.



Small log cabin shell set on log floor joist.



Small hunting cabin with log floor joist, has porch and roof overhang,
windows and door are cut on site, the roof ridge beam is in place.
Cabin kits can be cut to different sizes.



Log Home Plans:
Every log home or cabin starts out as a plan.You can view models and plans here.


The Home Log Shell:
Once the walls are up you have the basic log shell. Depending on the size of the home we recommend you have a builder stack the logs on the foundation.



Here is a basic log home shell


The Log Kit:
The shell you purchase can be expanded to include floor joists, loft or second floor joists, rafters or purlins and ridge beam. This is called a log kit. The balance of the building materials for log kits are generally purchased from a local supplier. Depending on the size of the home we recommend you have a builder stack the logs on your foundation.



Log Home Package:
While log home and cabin packages vary from mill to mill, you will have everything needed to build or dry-in your log home or cabin unless your contract calls for something different. Again, depending on the size of the home we recommend you have a builder stack the logs on your foundation.


Log package under construction.



Log package nearing completion.


Turnkey Log Home or Cabin:
A turnkey log home or cabin is just like buying a conventional home. Pick out the model, sign the contract, and have your log home built for you. Turnkey simply means stick the key in the lock, open the door, move in and start living.

Please note: More details for log shells, log kits and packages can be found in the left links.

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First published in 1994 we feature three styles of log homes today; the milled log home (or manufactured log home), the handcrafted log home and the timber frame log homes.  Whether you are looking to buy a log home package or have a custom log home or log cabin built for you, LogHomes.com has your needs covered.  The established American and Canadian log home mills and log builders featured here provide information for 460 models of log homes, handcrafted log homes, log cabins, fishing cabins, hunting cabins and retreat cabins.  Log construction styles include Round logs, D logs, Half logs, Square logs, Saddle Notch, Post and Beam Log Homes, HandCrafted Log Homes and the Timber Frame Log HomeA log house becomes a log home when you add your personality to its natural beauty and warmth.©

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Log Home and Log Cabin  Models and Plans.

In Models and Plans section you will find photographs of affordable log homes and log cabins. These stunning homes were built by true log craftsmen. The mills and skilled log home builders listed with Loghomes.com will help you make quality building decisions every step of the way. Feel free to contact them as they have the answers to all of your questions about building a log house, a custom log home, or a custom handcrafted log home, a log home or a log cabin.

Log Home and Log Cabin Real Estate For Sale.

Looking for an existing log home, log cabin or timber frame log home real estate to purchase?  We have Luxury Log Homes, Classic Log Homes, and the Best Country Log Homes for Sale.   Under the Log Homes For Sale Tab you will find United States, Canadian Realtor and FSBO "for sale by owner" listings.  These log home and cabin real estate listings are for new and "rustic log homes" - including short sales,  log cabin foreclosures, lease option possibilities.  Looking for real log home design ideas?   Look at the interiors of log homes for sale in our for sale section.

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Have a log home or cabin to sell? Our Log Home Real Estate advertising rates are very reasonable. Click "Login / Register" and then register to create an advertising user account to list your log home or cabin for sale. "Michigan Log Home sells in 2 days after being listed.  Tennessee log home sold 8 days after being listed on www.loghomes.com for cash." Log homes and log cabins often sell in 30 to 120 days.

Pictures of real log homes and log cabins.

Looking for real log home or log cabin design ideas? Look at our log home and cabin real estate for sale section to browse photos of real log homes and cabins throughout the United States and Canada. You will learn a lot about the interior construction, decorating ideas and the design of log homes and cabins by looking at the photos of our log home properties for sale.

Unique Log Home:  (1) Kentucky Log Home for Sale  with Big Price Reduction is the most beautiful custom log home I have ever seen. Click to view.

Log Shells, Log Home Kits and Packages.

The construction process of a log home or cabin starts as a log shell, progresses to a log kit and then to a complete log home package. The owner/builder or owner/contractor may purchase a shell, a kit or a complete package. For details click on the Shell Kit Package Tab.

Contracting or Building a log home or cabin.

Contracting with a builder and building a turnkey (ready to live in) log home has never been easier. Buying a log home package and acting as the owner/builder/contractor has never been easier. Erecting a log home or cabin kit has never been easier. Log Builders will also erect log kits for you to finish. We are an American Spirit web site with a "can do" attitude. Here at Loghomes.com hope does spring eternal.

Preserving log homes and log cabins.

Log home maintenance information is available from PermaChink - "Your Wood Care Resource", log home maintenance companies, and other supply companies listed with loghomes.com. Preparing a log home maintenance plan is no different than preparing a plan to maintain any other home. You can find log home and cabin maintenance information here.

Requesting log home or Log Cabin information.

When you request log home information via Loghomes.com you will be contacted by one or more log builders who can assist you in planning your dream home budget. Log homes are for everyone and on par cost-wise with a standard home of comparable size. Here is a link to our free log home catalog and information request.

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