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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!
Another Confederation…Another satisfied customer
Nothing takes the winter chill off better than being beside a crackling fire in your air tight Confederation Log & Timber Frame home/cottage.  Imagine staring at the frozen lake as the winter winter winds change the snowy landscape.  Spring may be on the horizon but winter is still holding on...
A million dollar view
Well Confederation has done it again.  We’ve not only incorporated log walls, a structural timber frame prowl, and a plan that captures the magnificent views from almost any room, but this home is also made entirely from western red cedar!  “we were educated on the differences between eastern white pine and western red...
Forestville Seminar another success
For those who live in Southwestern Ontario and want information on log and timber frame homes but dread the 4 hour drive to Confederation’s Head Office in Bobcaygeon can rest easy because  we have taken our Educational Seminars on the road and the first stop is Forestville. Besides the numerous...
Get ready Eastern Ontario!
Live in or plan on building in the Ottawa area? Come check us out at the Ottawa Home & Garden Show March 21st – 24th. Confederation builders, dealers, and Head Office representatives will be there to answer all your questions.  Bring your plans and see numerous examples of log, timber frame, and...
1867 Confederation Seeks U.K. Presence
Canada’s established log and timber frame expert – 1867 Confederation Log & Timber Frame – is looking to launch in the U.K. market. “Shipping our award-winning log home system overseas isn’t new to us,” said 1867 owner Rick Kinsman. “Our international dealer network reaches as far as Japan, Italy, Greece...
Texas Dealer Puts Log Homes ‘on the Range’
Building log homes ‘ain’t the first rodeo’ for Mike Robare, owner of Robare Custom Homes in San Antonio, Texas. A green-certified master builder, Mike turned his focus to logs more than a decade ago and currently builds about five homes a year. Now he’s tipping his Texan hat to 1867...
Fantastic kitchen!
This open and inviting kitchen holds lots of space whether you are cooking for the kids or the entire family. The center island makes the whole room a gathering place so nobody is left out of the conversation….or helping prepare the meal    
Delivery is a big part of the build…
One aspect of the build that is often overlooked is delivery.  At Confederation we use our own delivery truck for province wide deliveries but it doesn’t stop there!  Our truck is also equipped with a crane so unloading of materials is part of delivery as well. Instead of setting materials...
Dealer Projects
This is a new area of our dealer portal. Do you have an interesting project on the go? Why not document it with some good photos and share your experience?  In fact, if you can take some good quality shots of the completed project, we will share it in our new public...
International Home & Garden Show 2013
Live from the International Home & Garden Show in Toronto. Come by our booth and see our display home as well as countless other past projects…THIS IS LIVING!
12 Mile Lake is ‘Family Friendly’
If you plan on entertaining guests or need to create space for growing teenagers, 12 Mile Lake is your ticket to privacy. This spacious 3,019-square-foot floor plan features two bedrooms plus a den and balcony located above the garage at the opposite end of the house from the master bedroom...
Copper Hill Demonstrates Great Use of Space
From the covered porch at the entrance and screened-in sunroom off of the main living area to the open ceiling and main floor master bedroom, this 1,251-square-foot, two-storey home packs a lot of features into an economical space. You get three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths and a layout that makes perfect...
The Economical Eldorado II
Affordable. Efficient. Timeless. That about sums up the Eldorado II, one of our earliest log home designs that remains popular today. This one-bedroom plus loft floor plan offers plenty of main floor living space with its open concept entertaining area and good-sized master bedroom. Meanwhile, the versatile loft area can...