Small Log Homes


Small log homes; whether as a second home, a place in the mountains or your primary residence, are in fashion today like never before. And, your first consideration might be whether to build from the ground up or buy a more twenty-first century version. If you’re on a budget, some of the “kits”, including the cheapest log home kits, may come to mind, as they offer the most cost-efficient living accommodations. There’s really a lot out there.

Search log home kitmodular log cabin homes or prefab log home using the Bing Custom Search (right).

The benefits to living in any smaller home—if you’re downsizing or empty-nesting—can be easy to adjust to for most people and, if a more pioneering spirit is in your blood, there is no doubt that small log homes offer friendly and comfortable lifestyles. You can even have it outfitted with the most up to date techno-marvels the retailers have to offer!

There are a few things you have to think about, though. Remember; this is not the eighteenth century, and the building codes apply to log homes the same as any other single family residence. Only if you can find a county where those codes don’t come to play can you chop the logs and chink the walls however you wish. Good luck.

Also, there are many options you might want to consider (see below) if you love the idea of small log homes or cabins, and even ways you can make your home in the city fit this lifestyle.


Modular log homes are more affordable than you might think and they are the “greener” option, because many are built in controlled environments with energy efficiency in mind. Also, there is less building material waste because they’re built to governmental specifications. If you’re considering a small log home, think about the “more space for your money” aspect of going modular, not to mention that once your foundation is ready, your new home can be transported, assembled and have the finishing touches added in a very short time.


Mobile log homes are a fairly new concept. They offer a more “personalized” appearance, but are built on the same concept as any other mobile home. They’re on wheels, can be moved, and take up no more space than a standard mobile home.

They all have bedrooms, baths, kitchens and enough space for a family to live comfortably. The facades are really the main difference and these trailers can be installed in any trailer park or rural property just like their metal counterparts. They just look like small log homes!


Log home kitchens can be created in any home, anywhere! If that’s your thing, and you like where you now live, go for it! You may be the talk of the neighborhood, and maybe even thought of as somewhat of a pioneer.

With a little creativity and research, you could be “cookin’ in the woods” (with your built-in microwave/convection oven combo) just down the street from the mall! The only consideration—as usual—are the codes.

What goes better with natural wood than natural greenery? Learn everything you need to know to add happy, healthy houseplants to your log home interior. Read about how easy it is to become a successfulIndoor Gardener.


You can decorate your home to feel comfortable and cozy, even if its a condo on the fifteenth floor of a highrise! Really, decorating a log homeneed not be confined to an actual log home. There are a number of things you can consider. Choose from rustic accessories and furnishings, western motifs or go wild with eclectic colors, American Indian themes and hand made furnishings.

Whether you live in a small log home, a log mansion or a bungalow in the ‘burbs, there are many options today allowing you to make your home yourhome!

Use the Bing Custom Search box on the right of this page and searchdecorating log homelog home motif or log home decor for decorating ideas, or click on any of the links above for more information.

Learn how Larry Angell built his home—by himself—from scratch! Free information on how he chose, as he puts it, to “make my own house” and saved over $100,000.00 in the process!

If, however, you just want to reclaim as much of the Earth-friendly log cabin lifestyle as possible, see what’s available at Rain Barrel World. Here you’ll find free expert advice on ways to get closer to nature, save some money and take another step toward getting off the grid!

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