For the Love of Log Homes

Sue | April 3rd, 2014 - 5:29 am

More and more it seems that there are two types of people that we personally encounter: those who love log homes and those that do not. If you are one who has a passion for log, then you are probably not satisfied with a conventionally built home. The log home love affair may bite you the first time you walk into a vaulted great room with exposed log beams and a stone fireplace, or it may slowly seep into your very soul as you live in a log cabin. But none the less, your criteria for a desirable abode changes to where all else seems to pale in comparison with your love of log homes.

log home with 3 car in winter

Let me share such a story with you ~

A Log Home Journey

One retired couple that we have been friends with for 10 years are log home lovers. Several years ago they purchased some property, built a 32’x50′ handcrafted log home. After a few years they reluctantly decided to sell their log home and move to another area of Montana with less snowfall. After searching for property they purchased 20 or 30 acres in the Jefferson Valley with an existing frame home. This is when we first met them.

Colorado log home with mountains

Shortly after getting acquainted with our new neighbors they discovered we built log homes. Over the next few years they made point to come and see every log home we had under construction within a few hours drive. Their affinity for log homes was obvious and their knowledge of log construction was very impressive.

A few years later they sold the house on the property and decided to build another home. After seriously considering some small log homes they settled on a poured cement home as it was less expensive than a log cabin and other various reasons. After several months they moved into their new house. While satisfied with many aspects of it, they still pined for a log home.

Today this sweet couple is in their late 70’s. After only living in their new cement home for three or four years they are now planning to build a new log home this summer. When you visit with them they consistently say their log home was warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Then they roll their eyes. Their current residence is lovely, but it isn’t log!

Beginning a new log home at their age is a big undertaking. But their love of log homes is that strong.

log home kitchen

The Log Home Bite

To me– I am one who’s love of log homes crept in slowly, over time, after living in our first.

On the other hand– Mike wanted a log home from the time he was in high school, and he had never lived in one.

Yes, log homes cost more to build than a conventional house. But we have found that our personal log homes have also appraised for more and resold for more than a conventional home. 

log home budget bank

Dream Log Homes


If you are one who shares a passion for log homes, then it is probably dream log homes that float through your mind. Often our customers save for many years and finally build their log cabin when they retire. Our log home floor plans section offer many designs with single level ranch layouts or with the master suite located on the first floor.  Features such as a bedroom on the first floor, a full bath with a shower, and a spacious kitchen with a pantry are all features than appeal to those who don’t like to climb steps or simply like a single floor layout. We also can draw a custom design based on your personal desires.  So start turning your love of log homes into reality!

Cowboy Log Homes

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 photos and elevations may differ some from accompanying floor plans.
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