Log Home Learning

May 20, 2015

Country’s Best Cabins! – Chilhowee Mountain Retreat

By |2019-03-11T13:06:58-04:00May 20th, 2015|Builders Corner Blog, Design, Log Home Construction, Log Home Learning, Log Home Pictures, Magazine Features|

One of our past homes has been featured in the May issue of Country's Best Cabins!  Grab a copy and take a look.  See the online version from Country's Best Cabins. The Chilhowee Mountain Retreat, owned by Jim and Mary Haider,  in Maryville, Tn, has been serving their bed and breakfast guests since their establishment [...]

January 1, 2015

November 4, 2014

October 22, 2014

The Top 3 Most Luxurious Log Homes

By |2016-11-30T11:59:51-04:00October 22nd, 2014|Design, Geeky Stuff|

Chilhowee Mountain Retreat - Maryville, TN There’s luxury: finally installing that beautiful fireplace you’ve been wanting in your home for as long as you remember. And then there’s luxury: 20 Million dollar log homes with the works, including a full bar and hundreds of acres of land. Long gone are the days of [...]

September 22, 2014

Picking your Perfect Floor Plan

By |2016-11-30T11:59:51-04:00September 18th, 2014|Builders Corner Blog, Design, Log Home Construction, Log Home Learning|

Choosing the perfect floor plan for your log home can be time consuming, difficult, and challenging. You want to select the ideal space for your family (and friends!) There are several factors to consider when planning out your dream log home. This article will help you map out your space while taking nature and location [...]

March 11, 2014

Poured Concrete Walls vs Block Walls

By |2016-11-30T11:59:53-04:00March 11th, 2014|Builders Corner Blog, Design, Log Home Construction, Log Home Learning|

Building log homes in East Tennessee for many years, we are very familiar with building on steep, mountainous lots.  While we understand that not all lots have the same advantages and disadvantages, it is from within our own background of experience that we note our ideas on using poured concrete walls vs block walls.  Obviously, if [...]

Log Home Profiles and Corner Options

By |2019-03-01T17:03:41-04:00March 11th, 2014|Builders Corner Blog, Design, Log Home Construction, Log Home Learning|

Many things in the log home industry are specific to each manufacturer or builder.  However, log home profiles (which means the shape of the log) and log corners are two essential log home elements that remain fairly constant throughout.  Without these two factors, in some form or another, your home isn’t really a log home. The term “Log [...]