Log Cabin Blueprints & House Floor Plans
Log house plans no matter if you’re building a lakefront home or a mountain retreat. The beautiful wooden finishes will ensure you’re building a space you will never want to leave, if this isn’t your main residence.
Want a small, simple log house, or would you rather build a 2-story or 3-story mansion? By using the filters on this page, you can choose the amount of bedrooms you want, the square footage, whether you want a ranch-style option, or something else. Some are L-shaped, some are rectangular and it all comes down to your individual preferences.
Log and cabin homes are very popular on our platform, but there are a bunch of other features we also get asked about, such as:
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|With porch||6 bedroom||Small ranch|
|Walkout basement||Small, with garage||With basement|
|3-story||Stilt home||Timber frame|
These creations may have the outer, historical, rustic appeal, while having the luxurious amenities on the inside. We’re additionally seeing a lot of users being very intrigued by the option of having a wrap-around porch, too.
By contacting our support staff, you can also explore the option of customizing the plans that you may have found yourself liking to create your perfect log cabin.
The prairie style is a type of Craftsman houses that is characterized by being low and flat, often single-story. They have very distinct horizontal lines, and some of them are very modern in their look. The flat, distinctive liens complement the landscape where they are often used.
These homes have low-pitched roofs, clustered roofs and a distinct, but secluded entrance. We have many different prairie style options with their open floor layout.
Interestingly, unlike the Tuscan homes, perhaps due to their lack in prairie landscape, the style of these did not originate in Europe, but was an architectural creation that originated in the Midwest. Frank Lloyd is credited for being the architect who gave prairie-style houses the name they have today.
These homes will also usually use earthy materials that additionally go well with the prairie landscape. Wide porches, distinctive features, elaborate masonry are all part of the traditional prairie look.
So, you may not be the biggest fan of the modern, mid-century homes or the duplexes with garages conveniently placed in the middle, no you want something different. Something a little raw.
For that, you have come to the right place as this is the page dedicated to rustic homes. Whether you’re looking to put it on the side of a mountain or make it your coastal retreat, there are many great options to choose from.
Perhaps you’re a person who loves going hiking, and it just wouldn’t feel completely right if you came back to something too modern. It just doesn’t accurately reflect that feeling you have when you’re in your element, surrounded by small streams, out enjoying nature.
This specific house style will wow your senses and make you feel at one with nature. There’s something idyllic about the mountains that you just won’t get if everything is feeling too polished. The majestic flora should be enjoyed with exposed wooden beams, preferably overlooking both mountains and a lake, if your property permits it. We also encourage you to check out all the post and beam options we have posted on the site.
Know that we’re here to help you find the right designs that capture that rustic vibe.
Are you looking for the right chalet to live out your various dreams? To perhaps give you that getaway place that can take you away from the bustling sounds of the city to a more quiet place?
The word “chalet” will get you thinking about those Swizz mountain homes with beautiful woods and sloping roofs, and that is exactly the inspiration we’re hoping that these plans on this page may invoke in your home building process.
Should you not be able to find what it is you’re looking for on this page, we also invite you to visit our respective pages that contain homes classified as both cabins or cottages, as you may otherwise have more luck going there.
Chalets are a testament to the fact that just because you’re building a rectangular home does not mean it has to be a visually boring one to look at. You also just may get inspired to make sure it has that wraparound porch, too, you’ve always been wanting.
Be ready to get inspired by those overhanging eaves knowing where you’ll be spending a lot of your free time in the future!
Cabins have a certain charm to them that traditional rectangular homes do not, and this page is dedicated to honoring that specific purpose and helping bring your dream to life.
They come in a range of different sizes depending on your various needs. Are you looking for a medium sized 1,400 square foot cabin, or do you want something more extravagant with 7 bedrooms? Or is it perhaps crucial that your cabin has a wrap-around porch that ensures you can be sitting outside no matter the time of the day, if the weather in fact permits it?
Whether you want a large or a small cabin, we have the plans for you. When you think of a cabin, you often think of the traditional log homes, but your options are not limited to those as there are a bunch of modern ones, too, among our vast selection, and we’re adding more every single day.
If you’re not finding the cabin you want, but you see one that you think has a lot of potential, there’s a significant chance that they can be modified as per your wishes.
While modern houses may be for some people, it’s definitely not for all, why we have also created this page that aggregates all the historic homes you are able to find on our platform.
What characterizes older-looking, historic homes? They have a certain charm and nostalgia not offered by more modern ones. It’s an architectural class of its own, and you’ll find architects that solely go about creating the designs for such houses. You won’t get the sharp edges of some newer, and some of them have wraparound porches too.
While other houses may go out of fashion as the winds turn, these have stood the test of time and will provide a home for your family for years to come. As such, materials are usually chosen that complement the desired feel.
They do not just come in one style either, but can have various features like resembling classic Ranch-style homes, or perhaps have open floor plans.
Victorian houses may not be quite as popular as they used to be starting in the 1820s going into the early 1900s, however it is still one of the styles we get asked about, why we have dedicated this page to the style. These historically-inspired homes tower steep roofs, bays, eyebrow window and other things you wouldn’t usually find on modern homes.
We’re proud to say that we are committed to increasing our repertoire of this magnificent style, hoping to be able to provide you with the kindof service that will make your home building a successful one.
If you’re after something with unique curb appeal, but our mansion plans are out of your budget, the Victorian designs are definitely ones to look out for.
The Georgian colonial-style houses featured on this site are one of the most popular revival subtypes when it comes to colonial architecture, and these homes can be found a lot of places throughout the country, especially in the New England area where Cape Cod houses, saltbox houses and traditional colonial architecture is still popular.
In order to make these homes more affordable, and more widely available, the newer Georgian inspired homes would have significantly less detailed facades than the earlier versions did. Usual homes would have 5 windows across the facade of the second floor, while the lower floor would have just 4 windows, with a door placed underneath the top, central window.
While having been revived around the 1900s, the Colonial Revival houses were already significantly more modest by the 1920s, with fewer details.
The traditional Georgian homes were more true in creating, symmetry, proportion and balance, while the later models would be more loose in pursuing those ideals. Many of the homes will additionally have two chimneys, one on each side of the house. Houses are often either white, red or tan and made of brick while have a stately appeal to them.
These are majestic creations that are sure to stand the test of time.
While plantations have a bad reputation because of the associations tied to them, it is undeniable that the Southern plantation-style homes command a level of respect with their symmetrical appearance and beautiful white pillars.
While wraparound porches may look impressive, they do not have much going for them in comparison to these creations. These are not your triplex buildings built to be rented out for as much rental income as possible. No, these are mansions in themselves, made to impress.
They were originally made possible from the rise in wealth in the South, but now look majestic in the way they present themselves.
Not only do they have impressive porches, but also balconies where you can sit and enjoy the morning view from. Beautiful French doors and arched windows are common features to find in these creations.
Fine amenities and gorgeous design is combined in this style in a manner only few can create. They have a certain historic and old appeal to them that you won’t get from a Mid-century modern home.
Even if you are building a wooden home, it is important that you consider a bunch of other factors as well, including the amount of floors that you want in the home.
While you can go in either direction you want, we have found that our users seem to have a lot of interest when it comes to the 1.5-story homes, that make it very easy for you to naturally include multi-purpose rooms. With this option, you can also easily get the high ceilings in the living room without necessarily having to have it in the room that you will be sleeping in. It’s also a type of design that provides a lot of openness that your standard single-storyor 2-story home won’t be able to achieve the same way.
Small or big?
While you may really like the beautiful of bigger, more luxurious places, they may not always be the ones that actually are best in terms of what it is you are trying to achieve. If you are building this home as your personal retreat, you may be instead looking for a smaller house rather than a bigger one. Smaller homes have a lot of benefits including being significantly cheaper to build, but you will also have a lot less maintenance to have to worry about for those homes. This can be especially nice if you aren’t planning on living in the house full time.
The good news is that you can easily use the filters on the platform to specifically choose the size that you are looking for.
More modern or more classic?
Although you may be building something out of wood, you’re not necessarily forced to have to give it a more traditional look, and it may just be that you really like the modern look for a home better.
The amount of bedrooms and bathrooms in the house
How many bedrooms you will need will depend on what it is you are trying to use the space for. If you are using it as the retreat you go to a couple of times per year, you may not necessarily be all too concerned with whether you choose to have 3 bedrooms or 4 bedrooms, but a decision like that can be what ends up really bothering you if you have to stay there every single day instead. The same goes when you are having to choose the amount of bathrooms.
If you live in a house full time, you would likely prefer to have your own bathroom coupled with the master bedroom, but if you are going to the mountains to get away with your spouse and no one else, then it doesn’t really matter if you have a private bathroom or not. After all, you will be the only ones using it anyway.
While there is a time and a place where you might be looking to build a duplex or a triplex, chances are that is not currently the case. Instead, we have tried pairing you with all the various options that we believe are the most relevant for you right now.
Log cabins are great! Usually they have a specific style, but you can build them with a range of features, including mother-in-law suites, double garages and more.
|Special factors to consider|
|With mother-in-law suite||Double garage||Daylight basement|
Why you will come to love choosing the log cabin for your future home
A properly built log cabin is not just one that adds charm, but can definitely be a home that you will come to love for many years to come. Whether you choose to use it mainly when you want to get away from the big city, or whether you are building a place that you can retire in, making sure that you make the right choices as you’re building, is important.
While the typical features of an old log cabin may be that they were missing some of the features that we have come to love so much over the last couple of decades, these newly built wonders will have all the features on the inside that your heart desires. Is it a modern kitchen that you want to have installed – why not add it? Although there are other parts of the home that may be rustic, you can easily include modern components too.
Whether you’re building a sizeable log home, or rather the smaller log cabin, you are still having to figure out the important features that you want to include in the building project. While it’s possible to build an extensive wooden mansion, the ones featured on this page tend to be slightly more modest, why you may not have the space to build an interior bowling lane or an impressive swimming pool. There are still features that predominantly define what a log cabin looks like, including the impressive amounts of wood and there rustic feel, but that does not mean that you can adjust some of the finishes in the home to have them better meet your expectations.
By taking steps to properly ensure that you are bringing in large amounts of natural light, you can bring out the best parts of the wooden colors. A lot of the house designs on here are made so as to ensure that a lot of natural light is allowed to enter the home, a feature that can easily be neglected in the mountains where homes are often surrounded by tall trees. You’ve probably walked into a home before, not realizing that the reason why you never thought it felt very welcoming was because of the lack of natural light. We want to ensure that when you’re building this log home, that you won’t end up with a feeling like that after completing construction.
Although you may be building a log home, it doesn’t mean that you will be giving up the luxury of having some of the same amenities as do other homes. It’s important that you and your family sit down and make sure that you figure out what’s important to you. Why is it that you are building this space? Are you planning on moving into this mountain retreat year round or is it rather a place that you plan on going on occasion? The answer to these questions will heavily influence the house plans that you look at on our platform, and which one you consider purchasing.
When people think of a log house, they usually think of cozy and calm surroundings, but without thinking about the lifestyle you are trying to have, you may not necessarily end up choosing the design that best accomplishes what it is you’re trying to achieve.
Whether you’re building something in a part of the country that gets severe weather during the winter months, or whether you’re building where the weather is milder, it’s important that you take the property into account when you are choosing which design to go with. That is, of course assuming that you have already bought the plot of land that you’re building on. If you are planning on entertaining a lot of guests in this cabin, it’s important to make sure that there are the necessary bedrooms, exactly the same way that you would ensure that your suburban 3-story home has the amount of bedrooms to comfortably accommodate everyone who will be staying there. While you may be able to have someone sleep on a couch for brief periods of time, you’ll soon come to regret your decision of not building a place that is sufficiently big, if you’re always finding that you are having to let people sleep on the couch.
The benefits of these homes
Log cabins are great places for a variety of reasons, whether you are looking to live there full time or whether you are simply looking to get away from the city a couple of times per year. No one will likely argue with us when we mention that getting away to a more peaceful existence can be a blessing in itself, and that it will do most people a lot of good to simply get out of the house and get in closer contact with nature, if for nothing more than a couple of hours. There’s a reason why it feels so good to actually leave the house and go talk a walk in the middle of a forest!
The great thing about log cabins is not just their rustic appeal, but there are also various health consequences that you may get from spending extensive amounts of time in such surroundings. If you need additional convincing, we are sure that taking a weekend in the mountains will make you even more convinced that you are doing the right thing by considering building this majestic home.
If you are tired of purifiers and humidifiers, we have some good news for you. The log cabins are commonly made of wood, which has a bunch of air purifying quality that will significantly help improve the quality of the air inside. Air circulation and humidity control are just some of the benefits that you get from this type of structure. Rather than depending on these man-made machines that are made to control these various factors, the wood will help do that job for you instead in a much more natural way. In periods of higher humidity, a lot of it gets trapped in the walls, and will then get released as the moisture levels drop. Have you ever noticed how your skin might start feeling significantly different when you are starting your HVAC system towards the end of the season? A lot of these nuisances will be significantly less in a house made of wood. Being inside a wooden cabin will also very likely lead to you having fewer issues when it comes to allergies, especially if you don’t have a carpet installed in the home that will trap all these allergens.
Besides doing great things for the air that you breathe, log cabins also have the benefit of providing a very eco-friendly way of living life. Want to get back to basics? You can either try one of these homes with lots of beautiful exposed wood, or one of your other good options is to try a minimalist home. These brick, stone and wooden homes are great on the environment, while providing the mental health benefits associated with the calm living you can experience living there.
Wood also has good natural insulation properties that can help ensure that there is a relatively constant temperature inside the building, meaning you will be less likely to experience those vast drops in temperatures you may experience at night time in places like historical homes. While you are able to get the same level insulating effects when you are building a new home, like some of these popular angled garage homes, it is more commonly done with a range of synthetic materials rather than taking advantage of the beneficial properties of something like wood.
There is no denying that you can either go with some of the more substantial options when it comes to building a log cabin, or you can go with a smaller option. Regardless, these homes are commonly designed so that they are easy to build.
When you choose to build a cabin, you are not just choosing to build a charming place where you can go and hang out. You are also building a space that fosters closeness between individual family members that you simply won’t get if you’re building a bigger home. If you are building it as a place to retreat to, one of the smaller options on our site would be a great way to ensure that you get to spend some quality family time with those people you love.
Promoting an active lifestyle
When you are otherwise tucked away in your suburban Mediterranean home for most of the year, drinking perhaps one too many glasses of red wine, it is easy to start neglecting your health. It is easy to not forget that we are fundamentally a species that has been used to living in nature. While we are reminded on a weekly basis that we should be more active, it is still easy to push it aside and leave that project for another day. It is easy to say that you are going to start that gym membership that you have been talking about for the last year, while ending up doing nothing about it.
While it may be tempting to simply build a house that has a pool, if you live in the suburbs, there is nothing better than waking up in the morning and going for a hike with a view of the mountains. While building a log cabin may be a relatively sizeable financial commitment, it is also one that puts you in a great position to actually do something about those health goals you have been talking about.
Log homes can be built in many variants and styles, here are just some of them.
|Styles to consider|
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It is our heartfelt belief that too many people that start the journey of building their dream home, unfortunately end up spending both too much time and money on the project because they haven’t fully prepared themselves for the project they are undertaking. Have you found out what it takes in order to apply for building permits in the county that you are living in? If you aren’t building the home yourself, have you found out which contractors you are looking to work with?
While building your dream home can be an amazing journey, it can also be a stressful nightmare if you don’t know what you are doing. In order to hopefully make sure that you won’t go through a lot of trouble as you are wanting to build your dream home, we not only offer high quality designs on this website, but we also offer some of the resources that users may want to check out as they are getting started. For instance, we have a very extensive resource on how to build a house, but we also have different resources on the importance of obtaining the necessary building permits and guides on how to do so. In addition to that, we offer a lot of advice on how to choose the right types of homes for people, and we always encourage our users to think about what it would be like to live in the type of home that they are considering.
If you choose to move from the suburbs to a mountain home, building one of the cabins that we offer on this site, there’s no denying that it will also cause a major shift in your lifestyle. The same is the case when you go from living in a small apartment in the middle of the city to building your first duplex and becoming a landlord. While building a duplex can be a great way for you and your family to start building a substantial amount of wealth, you will also need to prepare yourself for some of the responsibilities that a landlord has. Are you ready for the maintenance work associated with someone else living in a piece of real estate that you own?
Building your own log home is exciting, and there’s no doubt in our minds that you will absolutely love all the fresh air that you get from it! However, there’s also no denying that you would probably feel a bit sad if you end up building something that turns out to be substantially different from what it really was that you needed.
While we truly appreciate everyone who chooses to buy their blueprints through us, we also want to ensure that you have in fact found the house design that works best for you and your family.
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