Places to Build


Renting Your Log Home

Quick tips for how to get the most out of your log home investment by renting it out to others when you're not there.

The Cost of Building a Timber Home: Location

This video series will discuss different ways to plan your timber home's layout to best fit your land's shape, size and topography.

The Cost of Building a Timber Home: Introduction

This video series will discuss the ins and outs of building a timber home, and will outline the details of cost variations, material prices and budgeting.

The Cost of Building a Timber Home: Location

After you determine your budget, you’ll need to know where you want to build your custom timber home. You’ll also need to learn how to plan your home’s layout to best fit the size, shape and contours of your land.


Classic Design

Play up your log look by basing it on regional styles.

An appeal of building your log home is the opportunity to design it as you like. Doubts set in, however, because A) most people have never designed a home before and B) the few who have, haven’t designed a LOG home.
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Guide to Building Your Log Home

Detailed "how to guide" to building a log home, covering everything from site locations to log raising to interior finishes.

Mountain Style Homes

Explore the many different architectural design ideas for custom log and timber mountain homes.

Video: 5 Steps to Site Your Home

This free video demonstrates 5 easy steps to help you site your home and understand the impact your property has on your future floorplan.

Ask Professor Rob About Your Log Home – 2014 Collection

Professor Rob answers your questions regarding planning, building and renovating your wood home.

Picking Your Property

Before you start designing and building your home, you'll need to pick your property. Here's what you need to know about buying land.