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Log Home Secrets Of Success: An Insider's Guide To Making Your Dream Home A Reality

A savvy guide that takes you from dreaming of a log home to actually building and living comfortably in one. Industry insider Roland Sweet reveals tips and insights about the various facets of designing a log home, selecting a log-home producer, and evaluating log packages. Plus you'll get real-world advice on calculating costs, what to look for when buying land, making energy-wise decisions, the importance of assembling a team that shares your vision, working with a builder, and much more. An invaluable resource, complete with photos, advice from log-home owners and an extensive and useful appendix. Table of Contents 1 - Keep Your Eye on the Prize 2 - Learn the Common Log Home Myths and Why They Are Myths 3 - Understand Wood 4 - Think Green 5 - Do Your Homework 6 - Gather Ideas 7 - Decide on the Look 8 - Calculate How Much House You Can Afford 9 - Know When and How to Compromise 10 - Anticipate the Unexpected 11 - Buy Your Land Before You Buy Your House 12 - Make Sure You Can Build on Your Land 13 - Assemble Your Dream Team Early 14 - Design for Yourself and Your Lifestyle 15 - Design for Protection 16 - Design for the Future 17 - Think Inside the Box 18 - Choose a Company that Offers the Look You Love 19 - Understand How Your Log Producer Provides for Log Settling 20 - Know What's in Your Package and What Isn't 21 - Understand What a Log Home Costs 22 - Get to Know Your Dealer 23 - Visit Several Actual Log Homes by Your Producer and Builder 24 - Hire the Best Builder, Not the Cheapest 25 - Determine Your Level of Involvement 26 - Expect Delays 27 - Don't Forget Furniture 28 - Landscape for Beauty and Wildlife 29 - Have Realistic Expectations 30 - Move In and Move On Appendix - Preserve Your Home's Good Looks - Warranties: Buyer Be Wary - How Your Log Home Happens - Cost-Estimating Checklist

Paperback: 224 pages

Publisher: PixyJack Press (August 11, 2010)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0977372472

ISBN-13: 978-0977372478

Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 7.8 x 9.5 inches

Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Log Home Secrets of Success: An Insider's Guide to Making Your Dream Home a Reality is for any homeowner who dreams of entering log home ownership. It covers all the basics, from choosing between log home models and manufacturers to building and living in one. Insights about designing and selecting a log home or producer covers everything needed, from assessing land suitability for building to making energy choices. Simply outstanding!

Read this book with the knowledge that we will be building a log cabin in the mountains. The book was very helpful with hints and ideas for the homeowner. Bringing many items forward that we never thought of! Great buy if you are going to build, or having a log cabin built,

This book covers everything. I never thought to think about what lifestyle I want to live. How isolated do I want to be? What view do I want? How removed from services do I want to be? Do I want to be in a resort community or on my own? I'm in the beginning thought stages and this book is a wealth of information.

I bought this for my husband as a Christmas gift. We are considering building a log home, and this book had a lot of information. We got many ideas and things to think about from this book. I thought it was a great gift!

Was looking for a book with pictures of log cabins.

Absolutely satisfied with the content. If you are looking for answers from the bottom up I recommend this book.

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