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‘Springbrook,’ the 540-square-footer Making the Most of Every Inch

Log Homes October 1, 2016

Springbrook house

Experience a simple type of living in a place where you can start to downscale and disconnect for a while from the busy metro pace. This 540-square-feet log home is an abode that has minimalist structure yet provides rustic comfort to its residents.

Custom Timber Log Homes created Springbook to reflect a touch of élan as residents go back to life’s basic needs. It is a chance to cut back down while retaining the spirit of individualism.

This log home has a simple floor plan. The unique exterior provides the elegance of a beautiful home and its interior offers comfort and a nice space for the family. The second level can be utilized for a bedroom or it can also be turned into a home office.

The design and structure of Springbrook log home allows residents to maximize every corner of the house.

For more of Custom Timber Log Homes’ work, find them in our shipping container homes directory.

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Edgewood Log Home Builders

Log Homes April 27, 2016

Edgewood Log Home Builders

Some of the most talked-about log homes out there are built by this Idaho home building company called Edgewood. It’s a 30-year-old company founded by a fellow named Brian Schafer.

The company sets itself apart, in part, by only building a few log home projects each year, and each one is built from start to finish before starting the next one. They “encourage thinking outside of the box” when it comes to design.

They are also the only company, according to Schafer, that requires that the custom log home building company itself provides the designs, the log and other building materials, and that they will deliver the structure and assemble it on site.

Because of their long and varied experience (Japanese island cabins, 24,000 custom lakeside houses, cabins at 10,000 feet in the Rocky Mountains), combined with their task-by-task approach, they can complete a log home build on time, on budget, and with precision.

This is the opposite of another building method we frequently blog about here at Building Homes and Living: prefab. Not quite the absolute opposite, but somewhere near. Everything Edgewood does is custom and specific, while the prefab mindset wants some things to be taken care of in a prefabricated way.

To visit the log builder company or see more of their work, find their link at our Home Builders Directory.

Samples of Edgewood’s log home building work:

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Live in A Desirable Log Home

Log Homes January 11, 2016

Live in A Desirable Log Home

Mountaineer Log Home

“Our Mountaineer series gives a whole new dimension to modular log homes. With its attractive steep roof line and expansive front porch, you are sure to impress friends. Invite relatives over for a time of relaxing and reminiscing in your knotty pine great room, and serve them from your custom-built kitchen. Many options and customizable floor plans make it simple to design a Mountaineer for your lifestyle.  And, in addition to the space you have on the first floor, there is a full-length upstairs room which can be finished at a future date for more bedrooms, office – or whatever you can dream of!”

Check out the gallery of photos below (all images on our site are expandable, even the featured image at the top).

Find more from Cozy Cabins, LLC, and other log homes builders we’ve indexed in our Home Designers and Builders Directory. You can search the company’s name and look builders near your area. And to see more log homes, click here.

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