🏠 Log Homes and Other Topics

  • Making Your Log Home Energy Efficient

    Many buyers have fond memories or cozy fantasies of living in a Virginia log home but are worried that log homes are less energy-efficient than conventional homes. With rising energy costs and concerns about climate change, buyers want their home to be as energy-efficient as possible. Fortunately, log homes actually provide several advantages for energy efficiency, and problem areas can be updated to boost efficiency – all without diminishing the beauty of the log walls.Β  Continue reading

  • Log Home Considerations

    Are you considering buying a log home? Log homes have a rich history starting back thousands of years. When starting out, many log homes were built with rough-hewn logs and by stacking them on top of each other and overlapping the corners. These interlocking corners were then set, and weather protected materials such as moss, clay, or another sort of soft material were put into the joints to make the home more resistant to the climate. Β We’ve come a long way in the material put into the joints, however, the same layouts persist and those that want to use all-natural material for a more sustainable home can do so with ease. Continue reading

  • Old World Appeal in a Modern World

    Log homes and cabins have long been hailed as an early American settler staple. Coming from as far back as 3500 BC, these building types have persevered through the course of time and its basic form was imported overseas for its ease of build as well as the suitability of the readily available woods and easy insulation. While log homes were seeing the start of popularity in America in the early 1600s today’s log homes are usually built with milled logs and represents a higher degree of sustainability and are considered to be leading the green building movement that is catching speed. Continue reading

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    5 Tips on Purchasing a Log Home

      I fell in love with log homes when I moved to Central Virginia. The rustic appearance, smell of pine, and the amazing views of the Blue Ridge Mountains I have seen are breathtaking. A friend of ours had a custom luxury log home built atop of a mountain and it was the most spectacular home I have ever been to. Everything was custom for that family. The views from the picture windows, large pantry, open kitchen, master suite on one side of the log home to the kid’s bedrooms on the other side was amazing. But finding a log home to purchase can be quiet difficult because of how unique these homes are. Continue reading

  • Uniqueness of Log Homes

    Log homes have risen in popularity over the past decade because of those wanting a quiet country escape, desire for individuality and wanting to live one with nature. Continue reading

  • Purchasing a Log Home

      Log homes have always been a favorite of mine! Who can beat the fresh scent of pine, maple, cedar or whichever wood was used to construct the home. Originally, log homes started from Scandinavia and Eastern Europe Continue reading

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