Stock Plans Planning Sets

Sue | March 6th, 2021 - 9:26 pm
Stock Plans Planning Sets

Planning Sets- To help with planning your new log home, we are pleased to offer a Planning Set for any of our stock plans for $99. For $99 you receive an emailed PDF file and a permission slip granting you permission to print hard copies for planning and gathering subcontractor cost purposes. The plans can […]

Fun and Affordable Log Home Design Options

Sue | May 16th, 2019 - 10:03 am
Fun and Affordable Log Home Design Options

Sometimes adding a few frills to your log home really don’t cost much more. One of these frills is an upper level exterior balcony. Here we see the Cowboy II Plan from the view side. The upper balcony is accessed from the half loft. The main cost difference to the original log package is to […]

Understanding Log Home Pricing

Sue | May 3rd, 2019 - 7:03 pm
Understanding Log Home Pricing

Several elements go into log home pricing. Owners can purchase just a log shell from Cowboy Log Homes, a complete dry-in shell, or a combination of log shell plus some other materials. We begin with log shell pricing on three sizes of logs: the 6×8 D-log with square timbers, the 8×8 D-log with square timbers, […]

Dry-in Package Pricing

Sue | April 29th, 2019 - 3:13 pm
Dry-in Package Pricing

Dry-In Package Inclusions Please Call or Email For Dryin Material Package Pricing DRY-IN PACKAGE INCLUSIONS: 1. First Floor Sub-floor 2. Second Floor Sub-floor Including: Girder Beam, Rim Board, Support Posts, Floor Joists, Sheeting Framing for Dormers, Sheeting for Dormer Walls (as per plan) 3. Dormer Materials: Framing for Dormers (as per plan) Sheeting for Dormers […]

Round Log Shell Description Sheet

Sue | March 29th, 2019 - 11:21 am
Round Log Shell Description Sheet

Round Log Shell Detail Sheet All of our log home pricing begins with a log shell only. The items included in our standard Round Log Package are detailed below (click on image to enlarge). A round log profile provides rounded surface on the interior and exterior of the home. Round log packages are priced with […]

D- Log Shell Description Sheet

Sue | March 29th, 2019 - 10:59 am
D- Log Shell Description Sheet

D-Log Shell Detail Sheet All of our log home pricing begins with a log shell only. The items included in our standard D-log package are detailed below (click on image to enlarge). A D-log profile provides a flat surface on the interior of the home and a rounded profile on the exterior. D-log packages are […]

Construction Time Line for New Log Homes

Sue | March 22nd, 2018 - 10:29 am
Construction Time Line for New Log Homes

A new log home holds the allure of being decidedly yours from day one. Having the opportunity to make all the selections, from wall log size to the complete kitchen layout, insures the home is custom tailored to meet your specific wants and needs. But one drawback is the time required to build the log cabin […]

Heat Systems and Log Homes

Sue | March 20th, 2018 - 12:04 pm
Heat Systems and Log Homes

All log homes need a heat system of some sort. Over the years we have seen homeowners put many different kinds of systems in log cabins. Factors such as climate and what fuel sources are available all impact the final choice of which heating system is the best option for your new home. Typically, banks […]

Log Home Budgets Putting Money Where it Counts

Sue | March 19th, 2018 - 1:47 pm
Log Home Budgets  Putting Money Where it Counts

Log Homes are so much more than just logs. If  you think about what drew you towards a log home in the beginning you will probably find that it wasn’t just the log walls that captured all of your attention. Most likely there are a number of other features that makes a log home so appealing […]

Love of Log Home Construction

Sue | November 20th, 2015 - 11:06 am
Love of Log Home Construction

We are proud to have supplied a few photos for the Log Home Living July 2015 issue. These photos showcase a log home under construction, but with materials that are not as expensive as some on the market. When the home below was built the owners chose the large diameter handcrafted logs because they fell […]

Log Homes and Slip Joints

Sue | October 22nd, 2015 - 7:57 pm
Log Homes and Slip Joints

In our article, “Log Homes and Shrinkage“, we illustrated and discussed shrinkage channels. Now we would like to share with you an illustrated article regarding slip joints. For our Log Homes and Shrinkage Article Please Click Here Log home shrinkage is not something to be overly concerned with, so long as the log home construction […]

Interior Log Home Anatomy

Sue | October 22nd, 2015 - 5:31 pm
Interior Log Home Anatomy

When you are reading down through a log home bid you soon find yourself thinking, “Gee, what does some of these terms mean?”. Right at that moment you have crossed over from being a log home observer-– to being an owner. The dreaming stage of reading log home magazines, looking through cabin websites, and browsing […]

Log Homes General Cost Estimates

Sue | April 24th, 2015 - 7:22 am
Log Homes General Cost Estimates

Its Spring! Are you itching to start your new log home? Usually at this point, when you are ready to move into building the house, the best thing to do is start out with a ball park turnkey price to determine if the floor plan is within your budget. For a full turnkey, where everything […]

Cowboy Log Homes In The News Again!

Sue | February 6th, 2015 - 2:17 pm
Cowboy Log Homes In The News Again!

Have you bought your Log Home Living issue for March 2015?? If you have take a look at page 68 and see if you see something you recognize from our website! We would like to thank Log Home Living for choosing this photo of our Montana Plan while under construction. The accompanying article focuses on […]

Snowy Montana Log Homes

Sue | December 2nd, 2014 - 4:37 pm
Snowy Montana Log Homes

If you have ever spent time in Montana in December or January then you probably experienced a taste of one of our winters. As the snow blows by my windows and the little red man climbs down his ladder, our thermometer soon read -20 F. These conditions really show if a home is cold or […]