I guess I just don't get it. Ever since I got interested in building a log home I was told that a true log home is going to cost me close to 30% more than a conventional stick framed log home. Being a purist at heart I spoke with a number of log home manufacturers as well as builders who assured me that I was doing the right thing in looking at a true log home, delineating the plethora of reasons for a log home. None of which was that log frame house is actually MORE expensive to build. Not knowing this I contacted a highly reputable builder in Waynwsville, NC, telling him that I was working on a very tight budget and had to change my plans from full log to log siding. He was the first one to tell me that it was more expensive to go the siding route. His estimate to me was $10,000 higher for the stick frame/ siding job.
Am I the first hick not to know that or can some of my neighborhood friends put some additional light on the subject.