Some log cabin house plans

I am trying to scrounge together log cabin plans of different types so we can get some good ideas. Log homes are fun and functional. Some say that log cabin homes are building “green”.



My favorite log cabin plans are small cabins. Large cabins are rather hard to maintain because of the exterior surface. The logs need to be treated every few years or they will tarnish and rot.

Here are a few plans I got from a web site called Appalachian Log Homes. I really liked the simplicity of their designs, so I put some of their plans here.






houseplangallery.com









The majority of log homes I see are summer homes. I live just about 50 miles Southwest of Yellowstone Park, so there are plenty of summer homes above the timber line.

Log homes are particularly durable in heavy snow loads, but I think people build them to match their surroundings in the forest.
















Next, log cabin foundations


Back to log cabin plans main page





Over 4 million visitors to this site since it was born!

My newsletter keeps you up to date on home construction and design ideas.



home construction










I just wanted to say that I love your website. My husband and I followed your instructions on building our own home. Most of the work we did ourselves, but not all. We saved $90,000 in labor costs and now have a beautiful home that we own.

--Sue and Les Carrigan, Draper, Utah






I built my own home doing all my own labor. My house costs me around $70,000 for materials. It took me 8 months to build and is about 2,000 square feet. I didn't think I could do it, but your house web site encouraged me. I used all the info you had.

Thank you,

Benny Luis Lopez,

Gainsville, Florida






I can't thank you enough for your free information web site about home building. I was looking for Electrical wiring diagrams when I found your site. It was very helpful.

Steve Lundquist,

Little Rock, Arkansas





My wife and I lost our home to foreclosure but we kept a plot of land to start over. We are halfway through the construction of our house. Your website gave us hope to start over and build a house with low payments. We are in our late 60's but we find it rewarding to put so much effort into a project that will reward us for years to come.

Name respectfully withheld