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December 2015 Blog Posts (11)

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Added by Kristen Hopf on December 21, 2015 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Building a Log Home: the Step-by-Step Breakdown

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The entire construction process for a modest log home (built by a pro) ranges from four to six months, but it can run a year or more for large or complex designs. Factors that affect construction time include season, weather, availability of labor and the level of experience of the builder and subcontractors.…


Added by Kristen Hopf on December 18, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

5 Log Home Retreats That Couldn't Get More Remote

This post was originally published at Sky and mountains as far as the eye can see are the only things in sight at this Montana retreat.



Added by Kristen Hopf on December 16, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Gathering Place

An Adirondacks lakeside retreat offers year-round rest and recreation.

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All Phyllis and Steve Domnitz needed was a week’s vacation at Schroon Lake in New York’s Adirondack Mountains to realize that this was where…


Added by Kristen Hopf on December 15, 2015 at 1:55pm — 1 Comment

Dream Destination: Dunton Hot Springs

Log home living meets the lap of luxury in Dunton, Colorado.

Glamping: The activity of camping…


Added by Kristen Hopf on December 14, 2015 at 12:36pm — 1 Comment

10 Unique Timber Home Bathrooms

This story was originally posted at Timber Home Living.…


Added by Kristen Hopf on December 8, 2015 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Riverfront Retreat: A Montana Timber Home

A serene, nature-inspired home provides the perfect setting for soaking up a little R & R.

Story by: Suzanna Logan

Photos by: Heidi Long

Deep overhangs protect the home’s interiors from sun exposure and create amply-sized covered porches. “We never have to worry about fighting heat gain,” the homeowner says.…


Added by Kristen Hopf on December 7, 2015 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Polishing a Minnesota Gem

A cabin bought in the 1970s gets a big re-do.

Story by Gina Chiodi Grensing

Photos by Rick Hammer

Courtesy Lands End Development

If you’re like most cabin owners, you feel pretty passionate about your cabin. And you know that somehow through the design, construction and décor, both inside and out, your cabin conveys your…


Added by Kristen Hopf on December 3, 2015 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Crack the Code on Log Home Construction

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There is a national standard by which all log homes in the United States should be built. Make sure your builder knows it.

By Rob Pickett


Log homes spark the imagination with images of pioneers, ax in hand, clearing…


Added by Kristen Hopf on December 2, 2015 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Tips to Put a Fresh Spin on a Tired Furniture Set

If you're moving into a new apartment or home, you're probably encountering some high upfront move-in costs. All those expenses might not leave much left in your bank account for buying new furniture or decorations. 

Don't get discouraged if your budget for new furniture is low or nonexistent. If you already have an older furniture set you’ve been using for a while, it's easy to make the whole thing look fresh and new when you move it into your new space. We're here to help with tips…


Added by Brooke Chaplan on December 1, 2015 at 3:01pm — No Comments

10 Tiny Houses You Can Rent

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Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably noticed that tiny houses are taking the residential market by storm. But could you really live in a teeny tiny house all the time? Why not try before you buy with one of these 10 tiny houses located in 10 different states. (Click on the picture for full details.)…


Added by Kristen Hopf on December 1, 2015 at 11:40am — No Comments

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