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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!
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...
Three options for constructing your log home: which is right for you?
When you choose a log or timber package from Confederation Log and Timber Frame, one thing is certain: you’ll love your completed home, custom designed with your wants and needs in mind. But what isn’t set in stone is how your home will be built and finished out. Because we...
Rich’s Home Building Journey:  It All Starts Here
Recently, our own Rich Kinsman, VP of Sales, received an offer he couldn't refuse for his beautiful log home — The Elwood. Join Rich and his wife, Kim on their journey to create a new custom home for their family!
Building your own log home: is DIY for you?
Whether you’re craving a rustic-heavy look, a contemporary creation or something in between, we can guarantee one thing: those dark, cramped images of log and timber frame homes of yesteryear are nowhere to be found.
6 steps to make the custom home building process doable, not daunting.
When thinking through the process of building a custom home, the words “overwhelming” or “daunting” might come to mind. We believe that what should come to mind are words like “rewarding,” “straightforward,” “thrilling," even.
Find your style: options for your log or timber frame home
Whether you’re craving a rustic-heavy look, a contemporary creation or something in between, we can guarantee one thing: those dark, cramped images of log and timber frame homes of yesteryear are nowhere to be found.
No floor plan? No problem! How one couple designed their cozy log home retreat.
When it came to creating their dream home, Al Kaminskas and his wife Lucia knew they deserved something truly special — a place that would bring together the warmth and comfort of their extended family with the wild beauty of a lakeside log home. Living a busy life in Toronto,...
How to plan the perfect log home for retirement
For so many of our great clients, their log or timber frame home is the realization of a dream – of a long-held dream. And often it’s retirement that provides the reason or the ability to finally design the home of their dreams and the home that will launch a...
Log Home Pricing: the key to happy outcomes, is a realistic budget
One of the most frequent questions we get asked is “how much does a log home cost?”
Build the Cottage of Your Dreams
Ah, the cottage. Will this be the last summer you rent? No matter what you call it – chalet, cottage, your summer cabin, at some point you start to think, “Wouldn’t it be great to design and build our own cottage exactly the way we want it?“ If building your...
[VIDEO] Are Log Homes Energy Efficient Homes?
Wrapping up our 3-video series, Rich Kinsman answers this often-asked question: are log homes energy efficient homes? Here in Ontario where hydro electric bills are climbing at rates never seen before, home buyers are more and more concerned about energy efficiency. And rightly so. In this article, we’ll look at...
[VIDEO] Choosing the Perfect Wood Stain for Your Log Home
In the second installment of Rich’s appearance on the Marc & Mandy Show, he and Evelyn talk about the wide range of wood stain colors for log homes along with a look at the “Bobcaygeon” model and his own home. (Did you miss the first installment? You can watch it...
[VIDEO] Log Home Ceiling Ideas & Options for Your Dream Home
Join our VP of Sales, Rich Kinsman on the Marc and Mandy Show to discuss the unique features of the Green Woods. Recently we were excited to have our VP of Sales, Rich Kinsman, appear on the Marc & Mandy Show! Rich gave a tour of the Green Woods log...