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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!
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,...
TIME SENSITIVE: Lock in your price on your 2018/2019 home
You know what they say about “death and taxes” right? You can’t escape price increases either, as it turns out. … Or can you? Let’s do some time travel. It’s fall 2019 — two years from now and you’re about to move into your brand new, custom-designed Confederation Log &...
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...
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.