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Milled Log Kit Vs Handcrafted Kits

Have you heard that handcrafted log homes are more expensive that milled kit homes? It makes sense after all, when you imagine people hand peeling and crafting log cabins with chainsaws it does sound more labor intensive. However, the truth may surprise you!

What Is A Handcrafted Log Home

Have you heard that handcrafted log homes are more expensive that milled kit homes? It makes sense after all, when you imagine people hand peeling and crafting log cabins with chainsaws it does sound more labor intensive. However, the truth may surprise you!

5 Insider Tips To Efficiently Plan Your Dream Home

5 insider secrets to plan ahead for your dream home : You’re finally ready to plan and build your dream log home, but you are unclear about where to start, who to talk to first, and maybe you even have difficulty getting people to call you back. Today we reveal 5 insider tips to help you efficiently plan your dream log home construction and avoid time sucking mistakes that can delay the production!

What Log Fiber is Best To Build A Log Home

Darin Byler, General Manager of Caribou Creek Log Homes, discusses with his father David, the Founder of our company, the pros and cons of various species of log fibers and what construction qualities they each possess.

-Lodgepole Pine
-Engleman Spruce
– Western Red Cedar
– Douglas fir
– Ponderosa Pine
– Cypress
– Oak

The Ultimate Log Home Planning Guide

Have you been dreaming of building a custom log cabin, but aren’t sure where to start or how to get the process rolling?

The Ultimate Log Home Planning Guide Will Layout a List of Priorities. Find Your Log Cabin Vision and Help You Find Land. Determine a Budget. Find and Hire The Right Team. Layout the Perfect Design. Commence Construction and Help You Know What to Expect.

After helping hundreds of people we compiled all of our best tips and expert advise into the Ultimate Log Home Planning Guide!

Log Cabin Floor Plan Design: The Creekside

In true Appalachian style, the Creekside is a straightforward, 3 bedroom 2 ½ bath design. We’ve taken it to the next level with a timber loft support and roof system with fully vaulted ceilings. It includes features of an open loft, front and rear dormers, covered porch, and corner fireplace. It’s no wonder it is one of our most popular floor plan options.

Pros and Cons of Settling vs Non Settling Log Home Construction Methods

Due to the complexity of modern log homes, construction methods have needed to upgrade. Anymore, log homes that settle are not the most effective way to build. Non-settling log home construction is an engineered system that keeps the logs from moving in relation to the ground. Slip joints, plumbing, settling joints, and more can be wiped out of the design with non-settling construction. This video will answer key questions.

How We Design a Log Home | Taking a Dream and Making it Real

Part of the experience of building a custom log home is designing and planning the house structure and layout. At Caribou Creek Log Home we have in house draftsmen that uses 3D technology to design floor plans, shop drawings, and 3 dimensional images for clients in the planning stages.

We offer no obligation design agreements which provides our clients with buildable blue prints, shop drawings, and a virtual BimX file that a consumer can virtually “walk through” their future home. 

Why is pricing a log home so difficult?

“What will my log cabin cost per square foot?” This is the most common question we are asked. Unfortunately, it is also one of the hardest questions to answer.

This video helps to demonstrate why. In addition to floor plan layout, there are many other factors that contribute to the cost of a log home. After watching this video, if you would like more information, read our blog called “Choosing Your Log Home Style” that outlines various log home styles and their cost analysis.

We offer no obligation design agreements which provides our clients with buildable blue prints, shop drawings, and a virtual BimX file that a consumer can virtually “walk through” their future home. 

Lakeside Log Home Reset Construction Time-lapse Video

Watch as this gorgeous lake side log home comes together. Reset by Caribou Creek crews. Caribou Creek carefully crafts log homes at our facility in North Idaho and then labels the logs before loading them on the trucks. Once delivered, putting the log kit together is just like putting together a numbered puzzle. Easy enough for a homeowner or contractor to do; however, most customers hire us to perform the restructuring of the log shell because of our familiarity with the home, we are able to complete it in less time and save the homeowner money.