Even More Ways to Get Your Log Home Education
THE COVER OF THE 2018 Log Home Living Annual Buyer’s Guide
declares that you’ve found “Your Ultimate Guide” to help you plan, design and build your dream home, and it’s true: For over three decades, people have turned to Log Home Living to help them plan and build their log homes. But just because this issue has the info you need, doesn’t mean there isn’t more. Outside of these pages (whether you’re reading our print or digital editions), we offer additional resources, both live and virtual.
For starters, attend one of our Log & Timber Home Shows and/or the Log & Timber University, where you can meet the people who actually design, manufacture and build the most amazing log homes you’ve ever seen and ask them questions about your future log home plans. These traveling two- to three-day events are held across the United States and offer a rare opportunity to visit scores of industry professionals, from log home producers to furniture makers, all under one roof. Free workshops at each show help make you an informed and educated buyer. (See page 126, or visit the logandtimbershow.com for dates and locations.)
Can’t make it to a show? You can always go digital. But search the internet for terms like “log homes” or “log cabin” and you’ll wind up with millions of results. Indeed, the internet can be as much of a curse as it is a blessing, so stick with the sources you can trust, like the new-and-improved loghome.com and The Log Home Neighborhood at loghomeu.com. Then, engage with other enthusiasts on our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest pages (see page 6 for direct links to these sites). And don’t forget to sign up for Editor Donna Peak’s weekly newsletter, Log Home
Living Weekly, at loghome.com/ newsletters.
Combined, these resources bring you the most current, relevant content in inspiring and truly fun formats. Join hundreds of thousands of log home enthusiasts just like you and become part of the Log Home Living family.
From financing tips to design and construction advice to upkeep, our 2018 Annual Buyer’s Guide is brimming with useful information to help you achieve your goals. And once you do, we’ll share designer tricks of the trade to outfitting it successfully and comfortably with our brand new furnishing section!
Whether they are tricked out with technology or not, log homes remain the most organic, handcrafted and true-to-nature type of housing there is. When properly built, they’re strong, adaptable, energy-efficient and unbelievably beautiful. Each one is as personal and unique as the people who own them. Which one will be yours?
After a childhood spent enjoying summers at her family’s riverside cabin in western Pennsylvania, Donna Peak has been a log home industry professional for 18 years. She thinks there’s no other type of home on the planet that can compare to the beauty and authenticity of a log home.
Perhaps it’s the technology and automation permeating our lives that’s fueling our desire to get in touch with what’s real. To reconnect with nature. To create a haven where privacy still reigns supreme. To live in a log home.
See the Log & Timber Home Show’s 2017/2018 schedule on page 126