Log Home Education Center

Asking questions and gaining knowledge specific to log homes is an important step for any future log home owner. Through our Articles Page we strive to cover topics  pertinent to your log home journey. Below is a collection of the articles you, our customers, have found the most helpful. If there is a topic you would like our insight into, please let us know. ~ Mike and Sue Lemmon, Cowboy Log Homes

Two part article series on Parts of Log Homes:

Anatomy of Log Homes

Interior Log Home Anatomy

Two part article series on Log Shrinkage:

Log Homes and Shrinkage

Log Homes Shrinkage- Slip Joints

Log Home Packages and Costing

Top 10 Worst Things To Do When Building New Log Homes

Log Home General Cost Estimates

Log Home Packages– What is really in there??

Caring for Log Homes

Log Home Insurance – Are You Covered?

Log Homes and Energy Efficiency

Log Home Maintenance

Wildfires and Defensible Space Around Log Homes

Log Home Living Features

Cowboy Log Homes In the News!

Cowboy Log Homes In the News Again!

Love of Log Home Construction

Just for Fun

Cabins, The Smaller Log Homes

Top 10 Log Home Customer Awards


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Any projected costs, cost estimates, material costs, and estimated construction/ building costs, are only the opinion of Cowboy Log Homes and are drawn from our experience. Every home is custom tailored to meet our individual client's wants and desires. The construction of a log or timber home is based on two primary costs: material provided by the log home company and construction costs contracted with Cowboy Log Homes as the builder or another builder of the customer's choice. Final costs are obtained and contracted with each respectively. Cowboy Log Homes is simply the "glue" that helps bring these two together to provide a final culmination of a customer's project. *Please note floor plans may differ some from photo or elevation. The level of log shell pre-cutting depends on what customer orders.