Frequently Asked Questions
Questions about how to submit a home feature idea
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Questions about our online floorplans
Questions about our magazines
Questions about the log home industry
Questions about our home shows and seminars
Questions about our company
Questions about our online floorplans
Q: I am interested in one of the floorplans featured on your site. Can you send me more information or kit prices?
A: We are pleased to serve as a host for the many companies that feature log and timber frame home plans on this site. However, we do not sell these homes ourselves—we are merely a link between you and the various producers. If you are interested in a specific home, please reference the contact information that appears at the top right of the web page with the floorplan. There, you will find the name of the company that produced the plan, along with their address, phone number and (where applicable) links to their e-mail and web addresses. You must contact the company directly to get any more information about the home featured.
Q: What exactly is included in a log home kit or package?
A: Log home kits are as individual as the companies that sell them. Some kits include nothing but the logs necessary to frame the home. Other kits include windows, doors, roofing systems, assistance in erecting the home and other extras. Do not use the log package price, or research from other log home companies to make assumptions about what exactly a particular kit contains. Rather, ask the log home company to provide you with a detailed list of what they specifically provide in their packages.
Q: What would be the cost to build one of the plans I see on your site?
A: We do not sell these homes ourselves, so we cannot quote you prices on the plans you see on our site. Please contact the specific home's producer directly to discuss pricing.
Q: Where can I find more log and timber home floorplans?
A: Every issue of our publications contain pages of floorplans like the ones we provide for this site.
If you find the home plans of one specific company to be especially appealing and want to narrow your search, you can purchase a plansbook or catalog from that particular producer. The prices of these books, as well as the number of plans they include, varies by company. Our online Log and Timber Home Bookstore offers dozens of different log home company plansbooks, making it easy for you to compare the various companies and their literature before choosing which ones to order.
Questions about our magazinesQ: Where can I find contact information for the builders and companies that make the furnishings and accessories appearing in homes featured in your publicaitons?
A: At the back of every issue, or at the end of the online features, we print a Resources directory with the contact information (address, phone number, web site) for the companies that contributed to the homes we feature. The Resources directory also contains information on the companies and products showcased in our special interest articles.
Q: How can I order a subscription to one of your publications?
A: Please visit the following page to select the title you are interested in or call toll-free 800-234-8496 for Log Home Living, 877-235-2233 for Log Home Design or 866-298-5649 for Timber Home Living .
Q: When will I receive my first issue?
A: Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of your first issue.
Q: How do I cancel my subscription?
A: Please call us, write us, or just write cancel on your invoice. You may call (866) 298-5649 (U.S. and Canada) or (386) 447-2398 (International). You can also write to P.O. Box 420235, Palm Coast, FL 32142-0235.
Q: Will I get my money back if I cancel my subscription?
A: A refund will be issued for all the remaining copies that haven't been mailed at the time of the cancellation.
Questions about the log home industryQ: Where are log homes built?
A: All over the world! The top five states for log home construction are Colorado, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Texas and New York. Worldwide, log homes are being built in Canada, Japan, Germany and Finland, to name just a few countries.
Q: How can I get started with the log home building process?
A: Recently, Log Home Living ran a comprehensive 15-part feature called "15 Steps to a Log Home." This series traced the process of building a log home from Step 1 ("A Beginner's Guide") through financing, buying land, designing the home, choosing a builder, construction, finishing, maintenance and beyond. Its convenient step-by-step format makes it a great resource for someone who is just getting started. Our online bookstore sells a compilation of these 15 articles for $4.95.
Q: Where can I go for the latest log home information?
A: We have two log publications... Log Home Living and Log Home Design
Log Home Living was the first log home magazine and, over 20 years later, is still considered the premier source for information about the process of designing, building, furnishing and maintaining a log home. A subscription to Log Home Living gets you 12 monthly issues, each one tackling imperative aspects of the log home experience: floorplan design, decor/accessories, stains/sealants, windows, doors, flooring, lighting, fireplace/hearth, kitchens/baths, landscaping and more. The subscription also includes our Annual Buyer's Guide, which answers all your questions about the log home process from start to finish. The current Annual Buyer's Guide is currently on sale on newstands and in our Log and Timber Home Bookstore .
Log Home Design focuses on the design and style of your home...showing you how to get the details or your log home just right with helpful tips on decorating, landscaping and so much more. A subscription to Log Home Design gets you 11 issues, each one filled withn helpful information: design, decor, do-it-yourself projects, small home planning and more. The subscription also includes our Annual Buyer's Guide, which answers all your questions about the log home process from start to finish.
Our online Log and Timber Home Bookstore is another great resource for new information. The world's largest log home bookstore, it features more than 70 books specifically geared towards the log home experience, from building manuals to cost cutting to design to cookbooks! The bookstore also sells the plansbooks, videos and CD-Roms of 83 log home companies, making it easier for you to find the right producer.
Q: I'm looking for a builder, dealer or general contractor in my area. Can you send me a list?
A: Our publications consider impartiality an important part of its publishing mission. Therefore, we do not rate or recommend individual companies over others. However, our magazine does include a monthly classified section, the Builder/Dealer Marketplace, which lists companies by state or province.
Our Log Home Living Annual Buyer's Guide and Log Home Design Planning and Buying issues contains several sections that are designed to allow you to find log home manufacturers and compare them to one another. This issue features over 150 of the top producers. Each issue is available in our Log & Timber Home Bookstore.
Q: How can I reach people who are interested in log homes?
A: Anyone can reach our audience by advertising in our publications and/or by exhibiting at our Log and Timber Home Shows . Whether you are a log or timber home producer or supplier with a product to sell to log or timber home enthusiasts, you will receive a high quality response from our readers.
We have many advertising opportunities available to you. Display advertising, regional advertising, floorplan advertising, a Handcrafter's Gallery, special advertising sections, web sponsorships and classifieds. Read more about the marketing opportunities we offer , or contact us toll-free at 800-826-3893 or by e-mail at Sales Department@loghomeliving.com to request a media kit.
Questions about our Home Shows and SeminarsQ: How much does it cost per person to attend a home show?
A: The cost is $15.
Q: Do I have to pay for my children to attend the home show?
A: All children 18 and under attend our shows for free.
Q: Can I register for a home show by just showing up at the door?
A: Yes, but please allow a few extra minutes to go through our registration process.
Q: We registered ahead of time, but have not received our tickets. What should we do?
A: Go to the "Will Call" booth at the show's location. (Do not stand in line.) Your registration packet will be waiting for you.
Q: I received my tickets, but some of my information is incorrect. Can I get the tickets reprinted?
A: Yes. Please come to the "Will Call" booth at the show's location. (Do not stand in line.) We will take care of it for you.
Q: What is the difference between a seminar and a show?
A: A seminar is a full-day event in a classroom type environment. There are a small number of attendees (100- 300). An unbiased speaker presents on every stage of the log home building process, answering questions, and encouraging input. There are around a dozen builders and producers present and exhibiting.
A show, on the other hand, is a three-day event involving dozens of exhibitors and thousands of attendees. There are 50-minute free workshops on a variety of topics (building, financing, choosing a company/builder).
Q: How does it benefit me to attend both a show and a seminar?
A: A show provides the opportunity to "shop around"?. This is the opportunity to gather and to see the possibilities available. The short workshops offer a brief look at decisions and pitfalls you may encounter along the road to attaining your dream home. A show is appropriate for people at every stage of the building process from "just thinking about it" to "moved in and living the log home life." The variety of exhibitors offers something for every one.
A seminar is geared towards people who are either beginning their research or are on the path to achieving their log home dream. In the six-hour lesson, all the information that one collects at shows is whittled down in a manageable step-by-step format. A seminar offers the opportunity to ask specific questions of an unbiased source as well as to listen to others' questions and experiences. A seminar is a true learning and sharing environment.
Questions about our companyQ: Who publishes Log Home Living, Log Home Design and Timber Home Living ?
A: Our company is called Home Buyer Publications LLC, a division of Active Interest Media. We are based in Chantilly, Virginia. Besides the three magazines featured on this web site, we also publish Building Systems Magazine , a publication geared towards construction professionals. In addition, we present building seminars and home shows .