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 […]

Aspen 1,084 Sq. Ft.

Sue | February 23rd, 2016 - 7:06 am
Aspen 1,084 Sq. Ft.

  The Aspen Plan (Scroll down for Floor Plan) Click Here for Printable Version of  Aspen Plan Dimensions: 24′ W x 36′ D Levels: 2 Square Footage First Floor: 672 Square Footage Second Floor: 412 TOTAL Square Footage: 1,084 Deck Square Footage: 360 Bedrooms: 1 + Open Loft Baths: 1 First Floor Laundry, Upper Balcony, […]

Pony Plan 480 Square Feet

Sue | February 23rd, 2016 - 6:48 am
Pony Plan 480 Square Feet

The Pony Plan (Scroll down for Floor Plan) Click Here for Printable Version of Pony Plan Dimensions: 16′ W x 20′ D Levels: 2 First Floor Square Footage: 320 Second Floor Square Footage: 160 TOTAL Square Footage: 480 Bedrooms: 1+ Loft Baths: 1 Pony Log Shell Only Pricing: Log Shell Prices Include Free Shipping Up […]

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 […]

Log Homes ~ Shrinkage

Sue | February 5th, 2015 - 2:07 pm
Log Homes ~ Shrinkage

Look at the photo below. Do you know what it is? You may have guessed it is a stacked log wall with a log ridge beam and some interior framing. But look again. What else do you see? Try the next log home photo were I have some things noted… While we all can spend […]

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 […]

How Much Does it Cost?

Sue | November 5th, 2014 - 9:40 pm
How Much Does it Cost?

We all love to dream about our new log home, but the reality behind every dream is, “How much does it cost?”. Cost is the vehicle that carries that dream. Well laid budgets can encounter surprise costs during the build, but overall the well prepared budget vehicles will get to the finished home line in […]

Log Home Packages

Sue | October 24th, 2014 - 6:52 am
Log Home Packages

Log Home Packages are a collection of materials that you purchase when you order your log home. What becomes confusing is, “What is really in that package?”.  All the years we have been providing high quality log home kits (oh no, another term!) there is always confusion of what is included in a package. The […]

Why Log Cabin Kits Are Not Prefab

Sue | July 1st, 2014 - 9:39 am
Why Log Cabin Kits Are Not Prefab

When you buy one of our log cabin kits for sale you are actually buying a custom log cabin package. The cabin is customized to your needs and desires. Sometimes there is a misconception that a ‘kit home’ is the same as a prefab home. That is not the case. A prefab home is a […]

Plans for Small Log Cabins

Sue | June 27th, 2014 - 7:14 am
Plans for Small Log Cabins

Small log cabin plans are usually those under 1,000 square feet. On one ends of the spectrum we have the little Lariat at 480 square feet. At the other end are plans like the Pony with 996 square feet. Within small cabin floor plans under 1,000 sq ft there is only so much space. One […]