Confederation Log Home and Timber Frame Featured in the National Post

Check out an article on Confederation and our Log Home Educational Seminars in the National Post…This is LIVING!



About 30 years ago, my mother took me to see the log cabin built by her great-grandparents, the St. Pierres, in the Ottawa Valley. It was in shambles. On the same trip, I visited a gentleman in a log home older than that of the St. Pierres’s, but it was in excellent shape. Why had one survived while the other had failed? The answer came to me only recently at a log home seminar.

Rick Kinsman started 1867 Confederation Log Homes 35 years ago in Bobcaygeon, where he hosts regular seminars for people interested in building log homes. I sat in a closely packed presentation centre with about 30 people of all ages. One engaged young couple had a five-year plan to acquire land and amass the money they’d need to build, while others were farther ahead in the process and were choosing a company to work with or even a home design. Only a handful were planning to build in 2014.

The energy level went up in the room when Rich Kinsman, the company vice-president of sales and Rick Kinsman’s son, asked us to guess why people choose log homes….