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After nearly 40 years and thousands of happy homebuyers, we know the hardest part of building your dream log or timber frame home can be just getting started. Get to know other log home homeowners, learn about design and decor options, download the plans we share - you'll find it all here and we're adding new content all the time!
When Rustic Meets Modern
Love the idea of a log or timber frame home but also lean towards the clean look of contemporary architecture? Here’s the good news: you don’t have to choose.
What’s small today? The great size debate.
What do people consider “small” today? The answer may surprise you. Find out how can you live large in a home that’s a perfect size for you.
Cottage Collaboration: The Log Home That Brought 3 Housing Experts Together
After renting cottages for ten years, Ian and Elaine were ready to build a place of their own. Says Ian: “I could see beyond the overgrown trees and teardown of a building.”
Against the Storm: When a House Is a HOME
Owners share their story about their difficult journey to building their log home refuge by the lake.
Rich’s New Home: Finally Under Way!
The latest update on Rich Kinsman's timber frame home, The Revelstoke, a home built for a growing family.
A Classic Log Cottage Comes to Life
Relax, this cottage was built to last A couple creates a cottage getaway perfect for relaxing now and for generations to come.
Steve and Helen’s Log Home Dream by the Lake
A family breathes life into their summer getaways with a brand new Confederation cottage.
Our Commitment to Sustainable Log Homes
You can feel good about building one of our homes because we are committed to doing things the right way, the eco-friendly way.
The Insider: Ritch shares the lessons learned from building his new log home
If you’ve been wondering about the latest on Rich Kinsman’s new build, he has gone back to the drawing board. Literally. He’ll be back with an updated plan soon, but for now, Ritch Cameron is stepping in to reveal his new log cottage—and the life lessons he learned while building...
How this customer went OFF THE GRID
BONUS! Looking for ways to decrease your skyrocketing energy bills? See what happened when one Confederation log home owner pulled the plug seven years ago … and get his suggestions for how to start saving energy (and money!) today. When Derek Zoldy believes in something, he goes all in. So...
Q&A Roundup! Answers to our most-asked log home questions
Want the extra 10 answers to our most-asked questions? At CL&TF, we know that building your dream home is a major commitment. From the vision and design stage to the financial considerations and actual building process, there is a lot of information to sift through and decisions to make. Thankfully,...
Building on a Budget: Six Money-Saving Secrets of Log and Timber Home Design
One of the most frequent questions we get asked is “how much does a log home cost?”
3D Walkthroughs: bringing your floor plan to life
Want the floorplans shown in this article that show how we bring your floorplans to life? (not available in our floorplans section). Want to feel 100 percent confident about your home’s floor plan? Our two-step design process has you covered. (And step two is pretty exciting … so let’s dig...