MLS# 5236703 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
LEECH LAKE YEAR AROUND FAMILY ESTATE OR CORPORATE RETREAT ON FAMOUS WALKER BAY! HOME AND COTTAGES TOTAL 22 BEDROOMS AND 10 BATHROOMS FEATURING APPROXIMATELY 11,000 SQ FT . . .
MLS# 5285421 - LOG HOME | 4 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
EXCEPTIONAL YEAR ROUND COMPATIBLE LOG HOME. THIS BEAUTIFUL LOG HOME HAS JUST BEEN COMPLETED INSIDE AND OUT. THIS PROPERTY HAS A WONDERFUL FAMILY HISTORY STORY, SEE IT IN . . .
MLS# 5630890 - LOG HOME | 21 BEDROOMS | 12 BATHROOMS
A LAST BEST PLACE. SECLUDE YOURSELF WITHIN MAJESTIC RED PINES FILLED WITH PRIVACY AT WAMBOLT’S CAMP ON UPPER BOTTLE LAKE IN CENTRAL MINNESOTA’S LAKE REGION. THE . . .
MLS# 5131442 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
HERE'S A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME, TRULY UNIQUE PROPERTY! 44 ACRES WITH 860' OF COMPLETE SERENITY. TUCKED OUT OF THE WIND WITH BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OF ROGER'S POINT & PIPE . . .
MLS# 5580638 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
WELCOME TO RASPBERRY COVE. PEACEFUL AND UNDERSTATED THIS IS TRULY A ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE A FULL LOG HOME BUILT ON THE LEDGE ROCK OVERLOOKING LAKE . . .
MLS# 5608354 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
PRIVATE PENINSULA RETREAT ON LAKE VERMILION FEATURES 2 CLASSIC CABINS (1 LOG), HISTORIC LIGHTHOUSE/GAZEBO ON POINT, EXTRA LARGE WET BOATHOUSE W/ELECTRICITY & WATER, . . .
MLS# 5573803 - LOG HOME | 5 BEDROOMS | 4 BATHROOMS
STUNNING CUSTOM DESIGNED LOG HOME ON A PRIVATE PENINSULA SURROUNDED BY WATER VIEWS, SUNRISES AND SUNSETS. INCREDIBLE ELEVATION AND LANDSCAPED YARD LEAD TO AN EXCELLENT . . .
MLS# 5636418 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 5 BATHROOMS
LH4806 BEAUTIFUL WILDERNESS LOG HOME, BUILT WITH SPLIT LOGS & 6" WALLS MAKING A SUPER INSULATED HOME. GRADUAL ELEVATION TO EXCELLENT SHORELINE ON ONE OF THE AREAS . . .
MLS# 5329647 - LOG HOME | 4 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
EXQUISITE 4 BR HANDSCRIBED LOG HOME! MASSIVE RED PINE LOGS WITH LARGE ROOF OVERHANGS, NEW 10X46 COVERED DECK PLUS 34X16 OPEN DECK ALL SURROUNDED BY LOG/HOGWIRE RAILINGS . . .
MLS# 5574503 - LOG HOME | 4 BEDROOMS | 4 BATHROOMS
IMMACULATE 4 BEDROOM 3.5 BATH LOG HOME NESTLED IN THE NORWAYS ALONG LAKE VERMILIONS BIG BAY. THIS CUSTOM BUILT HOME SHOWCASES CUSTOM CRAFTSMANSHIP AT EVERY TURN. THE . . .
MLS# 5613653 - LOG HOME | 4 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
YOU CAN TRULY HAVE IT ALL WITH THIS STUNNING AMISH BUILT LOG HOME ON BIG PINE LAKE HOME. BREATHTAKING LAKE VIEWS FROM BOTH LEVELS FROM THE FLOOR TO CEILINGS WINDOWS. THE . . .
MLS# 5572239 - LOG HOME | 4 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
LH4791 LONG LAKE LOG HOME WITH SANDY LAKESHORE! HEIRLOOM QUALITY HOME BUILT WITH MASSIVE LOGS. THE 4 BEDROOM FLOOR PLAN IS LIGHT, MODERN AND TASTEFUL WITH BREATHTAKING . . .
MLS# 4764683 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
LIST PRICE IS $100,000. BELOW ASSESSORS VALUE! PROPERTY INCLUDES 138 ACRES WITH 5670 FT OF WATER FRONTAGE ON THREE LAKES. YEAR ROUND LOG HOME OVERLOOKING PRIVATE PINE . . .
MLS# 5563988 - LOG HOME | 4 BEDROOMS | 4 BATHROOMS
PANORAMIC HILLTOP VIEWS! THIS IMPRESSIVE CUSTOM BUILT LOG HOME BOASTS UNPARALLELED VIEWS OF WOODS, NATIVE PRAIRIE AND THE DUSCHEE CREEK WATERSHED. SITED FOR OPTIMAL . . .
MLS# 5621553 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
SPECTACULAR HAND SCRIBED LOG HOME LOCATED ON THE MAGNIFICENT AQUAMARINE WATERS OF SISSEBAKWET/SUGAR LAKE IN COHASSET. AMAZING ATTENTION TO DETAIL THROUGHOUT. MASSIVE . . .
MLS# 5559927 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
BEAUTIFUL LAKE HOME ON LEECH LAKE CLOSE TO WALKER! LOT OFFERS GRADUAL ELEVATION DOWN TO THE LAKE, GOOD PRIVACY, AND GOOD WATER DEPTH AT THE END OF THE DOCK FOR SWIMMING. . . .
MLS# 5632820 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
EXCEPTIONAL AND PRIVATE 26 WOODED ACRES AND 750' OF PRIME LAKESHORE LOCATED ON PINE ISLAND. EXQUISITE HANDSCRIBED LOG YEAR ROUND CABIN CRAFTED BY LEGENDARY LOG HOME . . .
MLS# 5472989 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
SECLUDED LAKE VERMILION VOYAGEUR LOG HOME W/EXCELLENT SWIMMING SHORELINE, PRIVATE GRADUAL LOT NEAR END OF ROAD, TOWERING OLD GROWTH WHITE PINES, BEAUTIFUL VIEWS! SET ON . . .
MLS# 5629645 - LOG HOME | 5 BEDROOMS | 4 BATHROOMS
BEAUTIFUL, CUSTOM BUILT, 4000+ SQFT LOG HOME ON CRYSTAL CLEAR HORSESHOE LAKE. HOME FEATURES BEAUTIFUL LOG/WOOD ACCENTS, HARDWOOD FLOORS, MAIN FLOOR MASTER SUITE WITH A . . .
MLS# 5475256 - LOG HOME | 4 BEDROOMS | 4 BATHROOMS
MOTIVATED SELLERS! PREPARE YOURSELF TO BE IMPRESSED WITH THE WARMTH AND GRANDEUR OF THIS HANDCRAFTED - TRUE LOG HOME. MASSIVE WHITE AND RED PINE LOGS BROUGHT IN FROM UP . . .
MLS# 5576304 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
YOUR MONTANA STYLE RANCH - JUST AN HOUR NORTH OF THE METRO. HERE IS A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN AN AMAZING 20+ ACRE RANCH ON THE RUM RIVER! THE BEAUTIFUL LOG HOME AND 56 . . .
MLS# 5328432 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
GORGEOUS SPLIT LOG HOME ON CRYSTAL CLEAR AMEN LAKE. LOCATED ON ALMOST 4 ACRES & 400+ FT. OF SHORELINE THIS PROPERTY PROMISES PRIVACY & UNIQUE ARTISTIC TOUCHES . . .
MLS# 5568946 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
BEAUTIFUL & UNIQUE LOG LAKE HOME WAS CUSTOM-BUILT WITH LOVE! LOCATED ON PICTURESQUE PERRY LAKE OFFERING APPROXIMATELY 260-FEET OF LAKESHORE, PLUS ADDITIONAL LOT FOR . . .
MLS# 5637282 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
THIS HILLTOP RETREAT IS LIKE BEING UP NORTH,WITHOUT THE DRIVE. THE CUSTOM DESIGNED LOG HOME OFFERS AN EXPANSIVE OPEN FLOOR PLAN. THE STONE FIREPLACE,WITH IT'S . . .
MLS# 5510524 - LOG HOME | 4 BEDROOMS | 4 BATHROOMS
TRADITIONAL REAL LOG HOME LOCATED ON GORGEOUS SAUK LAKE WITH OVER 200' OF SANDY LAKE FRONTAGE & 1 PLUS ACRE GENTLY SLOPED LOT. THIS HOME IS ONE OF ITS KIND! . . .
MLS# 5636395 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
WEST SILENT LAKE: COME AND GET AWAY FROM IT ALL! PEACEFUL AND PRIVATE 5.3 ACRE WOODED LOT. 2 BEDROOM LOG HOME WITH EXTRA SLEEPING ROOM IN THE SPACIOUS LOFT. HOME IS COZY . . .
MLS# 5634543 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
STUNNING LOG HOME SET BACK OFF HIGHWAY 53 ON SECLUDED MURPHY LAKE, LEVEL LOT WITH 206 FT SOUTH FACING SHORELINE, SANDY SWIMMING, JUST 10 MINUTES TO EVELETH & . . .
MLS# 5614652 - LOG HOME | 4 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
COME SEE THIS BEAUTIFUL LOG HOME ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER WITH ROOM FOR YOUR HORSES. THIS CUSTOM MN LOG HOME FEATURES A FANTASTIC PANORAMIC VIEW OF THE RIVER, GAS . . .
MLS# 5565658 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
THIS 7+ ACRE SECLUDED RETREAT IS PERFECT FOR THE COUPLE THAT WANTS TO ENJOY THE NORTHWOODS WILDERNESS BUT HAVE ALL THE COMFORTS OF HOME. THE 1400 SQ. FT. YEAR-ROUND . . .
MLS# 5623181 - LOG HOME | 4 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
FREEBORN LAKE HOME ON 1.4 ACRES WITH 250' OF SANDY LAKESHORE! THIS LOG SIDED HOME DEFINES LAKE LIFE WITH IT'S STONE WOOD FIREPLACE, VAULTED PINE CEILINGS, WALK OUT . . .
MLS# 5616734 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 0 BATHROOMS
OWN YOUR OWN PRIVATE ISLAND ON FARM LAKE WITH 2,320 FEET OF SHORELINE! THIS TWO BEDROOM, RUSTIC, FULL LOG CABIN SITS ON 2.5 ACRES WITH TOWERING WHITE PINES, MAPLE, BIRCH . . .
MLS# 5617299 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM-BUILT ASH LAKE YEAR-ROUND HOME IS A MIX OF FULL LOG AND LOG SIDING. VAULTED AND BEAMED CEILINGS, UNFINISHED WALK OUT BASEMENT, AND PLENTY OF PRIVACY. 2 . . .
MLS# 5635248 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
TUCKED AMONG THE TOWERING PINES ON 1695 ACRE ELBOW LAKE IS THIS LIKE-NEW LOG HOME WHICH CAN BE USED YEAR-ROUND. THE QUALITY OF THIS HOME IS SELF-EVIDENT: HAND SCRIBED . . .
MLS# 4958870 - LOG HOME | 0 BEDROOMS | 0 BATHROOMS
TEN MILE LAKE LOG HOME SHELL TO FINISH TO YOUR LIKING. FRAMED FOR 5 BEDROOM 5 BATH. TOWERING PINES AND LEVEL ELEVATION TO THE LAKE. JOINS ADDITIONAL LAKE LOT FOR SALE . . .
MLS# 5638194 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
COZY LOG HOME ON POKEGAMA LAKE WITH LEVEL ELEVATION AND CLOSE PROXIMITY TO GRAND RAPIDS. NEW 4-SEASON PORCH, WINDOWS AND DOORS MAKE THIS A TURN-KEY PROPERTY AT A VERY . . .
MLS# 5634886 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
GORGEOUS LOG CABIN UNDER THE PINES ON ROOSEVELT! DEAD END ROAD AND LONG DRIVEWAY FOR PRIVACY. THIS 2 BED, 1 BATH LOG HOME HAS A BEAUTIFUL WOOD BURNING FIREPLACE, A . . .
MLS# 5611969 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
FASHIONED AFTER THE LAKE RETREATS FROM THE ADIRONDACK MOUNTAINS, THIS STUNNING LAKE LODGE STYLE FEATURES A THREE LEVEL HOME WITH VAULTED CEILINGS, MASSIVE FIELDSTONE . . .
MLS# 5636402 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
MUST SEE BEAUTIFUL LAKE FRONT LOG HOME WITH OPEN FLOOR PLAN, 3 BEDROOMS, 3 BATHROOMS, 2 DECORATIVE GAS STOVES, SUN ROOM, MAIN FLOOR LAUNDRY, HEATED AND INSULATED TRIPLE . . .
MLS# 5562267 - LOG HOME | 4 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
AMAZING ARCHITECTS DESIGNED LOG HOME RESTS IN A SPECTACULAR LOCATION ABOVE THE GENTLE TAMARACK RIVER WITHIN ST.CROIX STATE FOREST. PEACEFUL, PRIVATE, AND SECLUDED. THE . . .
MLS# 5632627 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 4 BATHROOMS
THIS 3 BR, 3 BA ON 30.87 ACRES HAS IT ALL! TIMBER-FRAME CHINKED LOG HOME HAS BEEN METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED. OVER 220' OF WATERFRONT ON HAY CREEK, JUST A STONES THROW FROM . . .
MLS# 5561938 - LOG HOME | 1 BEDROOM | 1 BATHROOM
BEAUTIFUL HAND-SCRIBED LOG CABIN LOCATED ON ONE OF THE MOST INCREDIBLE SAND BEACHES ON THE LAKE. SOUTHERN EXPOSURE, FANTASTIC BIG WATER VIEWS, LEVEL WOODED LOT. THIS . . .
MLS# 5555472 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
LOG HOME WITH SEVERAL OUTBUILDINGS ON A MILE OF THE LITTLEFORK RIVER. OPEN FLOOR PLAN ON THREE LEVELS ALLOW FOR EXTRA ROOMS AS YOU SEE FIT. USE THE 169 ACRES TO YOUR . . .
MLS# 5634230 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
LOOKING FOR COUNTRY LIVING WITHOUT THE COMMUTE? THIS GORGEOUS LOG HOME SITS ON A NICELY WOODED 2 ACRE CORNER LOT DIRECTLY ACROSS THE ROAD FROM ANDERSON LAKE AND ONLY 4 . . .
MLS# 5578908 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
LH4795 PEACEFUL, CALM, AND QUIET ARE WORDS I WOULD USE TO DESCRIBE THIS YEAR ROUND HOME ON BASS LAKE. THIS 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH LOG HOME OFFERS AN OPEN FLOOR PLAN WITH A . . .
MLS# 5575804 - LOG HOME | 5 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
WHAT A HOME! OPEN FLOOR PLAN LOG HOME ON 6 ACRES! PRIVATE, WOODED LOT WITH A CREEK RUNNING THROUGH IT. THIS HOME HAS BEEN PERFECTLY AND LOVINGLY MAINTAINED BY IT’S . . .
MLS# 5614481 - LOG HOME | 0 BEDROOMS | 0 BATHROOMS
STUNNING CUSTOM LOG HOME SITTING ON ALMOST 4 ACRES AND 324 FT OF LAKESHORE. THIS PROPERTY IS THE DEFINITION OF PEACEFUL, THE BULLFROGS ARE THE ONLY THING YOU WILL HEAR . . .
MLS# 5609137 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
ASHBY'S PELICAN LAKE: CHARMING CABIN WITH GENTLE SLOPE TO A HARD SAND BOTTOM. BEST VIEW ON PELICAN LAKE! WONDERFUL SUGAR SAND SWIMMING BEACH FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT! THERE . . .
MLS# 5492815 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
SECLUDED ELY ISLAND LOG CABIN W/PANORAMIC FARAWAY VIEWS SET IN TOWERING PINES & ROCK OUTCROPPINGS ON LAKE VERMILION, SHORT BOAT RIDE TO MCKINLEY OR STUNTZ BAY . . .
MLS# 5488897 - LOG HOME | 1 BEDROOM | 2 BATHROOMS
HAND SCRIBED LOG HOME ON 22 ACRES WITH KETTLE RIVER ACCESS. THIS SOLID BEAUTIFUL HOME OFFERS AN OPEN CONCEPT WITH VAULTED CEILINGS, GAS FIREPLACE AND LARGE WINDOWS . . .
MLS# 5484312 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
BEAUTIFULLY HAND SCRIBED NORWAY LOG, 3 BEDROOM 1 BATH HOME. LARGE WINDOWS TO ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL LAKEVIEW. VAULTED CEILINGS, WOOD FIREPLACE, AND IN-FLOOR HEAT. GREAT . . .
MLS# 5640380 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
THIS COZY LOG CABIN IS LOCATED A STONE'S THROW FROM BEAUTIFUL LAKE SUPERIOR! A STAND ALONE UNIT AT GRAND SUPERIOR LODGE HOSTS 2 BEDROOMS AND FULL BATHROOM WITH A JETTED . . .
MLS# 5572052 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
BEAUTIFUL LOG HOME WITH PEACEFUL PRIVACY AND WONDERFUL VIEW OF RICE RIVER. ENJOY THE OPEN FLOOR PLAN WITH VAULTED CEILINGS OR SIT IN THE SCREEN PORCH. A HEATED 88X36 . . .
MLS# 5510617 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
CHECK OUT THIS BEAUTIFUL MOVE-IN READY, SINGLE LEVEL HOME ON BIG SUCKER LAKE! THE PROPERTY FEATURES 2-BEDROOMS, 1 BATHROOM, A 3-STALL GARAGE AND A LAKESIDE SAUNA. THE . . .
MLS# 5236024 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 0 BATHROOM
WANT PRIVACY AND LOTS OF IT? LOOK NO FURTHER. THIS OFF THE GRID LOG CABIN WITH GENERATOR POWER IS SURROUNDED BY MAJESTIC NORWAY PINES MAKING A GREAT MULTI-PURPOSE . . .
MLS# 5628861 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
THIS VINTAGE COTTAGE IS PACKED FULL OF UP NORTH CHARM! LOCATED ON 50 FEET OF SHORELINE ON WABEDO LAKE IS THIS 2 BR 1 BATH SEASONAL LAKE CABIN. THE INTERIOR HAS SEVERAL . . .
MLS# 5617514 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
"THIS NORTHWOODS 2 BD/ 1 BA RETREAT IS LOCATED LESS THAN 2 HOURS FROM THE TWIN CITIES ON THE BANKS OF THE SCENIC TAMARACK RIVER. THE NEARBY ST. CROIX ST. FOREST HAS . . .
MLS# 5627111 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
LOG CABIN CHARM, ACREAGE, & LAKE MILLE LACS LAKE SHORE ACCESS: THIS PROPERTY HAS EVERYTHING YOU NEED WITHOUT THE HIGH PRICE TAG & TAXES! “THE LITTLE CABIN IN . . .
MLS# 5633352 - LOG HOME | 1 BEDROOM | 1 BATHROOM
LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT CABIN TO MAKE MEMORIES? HERE IT IS, THIS VERY SPECIAL SEASONAL CABIN SITS RIGHT ON THE WATER'S EDGE OF SAND LAKE . THIS CABIN BOASTS ONE OF THE . . .
MLS# 5640491 - LOG HOME | 1 BEDROOM | 1 BATHROOM
THIS IS THE RIVERFRONT GETAWAY YOU'VE DREAMED OF. NEARLY 1 1/2 ACRES OF PRIVACY WITH 200' OF FRONTAGE ON THE SNAKE RIVER NORTH OF MORA THE OWNERS HAVE ENJOYED WEEKENDS . . .
MLS# 5623546 - LOG HOME | 1 BEDROOM | 1 BATHROOM
QUAINT, COZY, RUSTIC HALF-LOG SIDED CABIN ON PICTURESQUE CEDAR ISLAND LAKE. 1 BR, 1 BA, LARGE LIVING ROOM AND A 12.5 X 14.5 CLOSED IN SCREEN PORCH, LAKESIDE, SANDY . . .
MLS# 5577044 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 0 BATHROOM
HARRIET LAKE CABIN WITH SAUNA AND DOCK, SOLAR ELECTRIC AND GAS REFRIGERATION, ALL IN A VERY REMOTE SETTING WITH GOOD FISHING. 2BR CABIN, SAUNA, OUTHOUSE, SOLAR . . .
Re: Minnesota Log Home Sales
The Legend of the Log Cabin
There are few images of the American frontier as iconic as that of a log cabin. To this day, a picture of a Minnesota log cabin evokes feelings of nostalgia for the wild, free spirit of the American frontier in the 1700's and early 1800's. Sure, they were rustic and often simple, but no other structure so embodies the intrepid spirit of early American settlers. We have images of folks such as Abraham Lincoln and Laura Ingalls Wilder, in their respective childhoods, living in these iconic structures.
The Historic Minnesota Log Cabin
Centuries ago, settlers eager to lay claim to their very own piece of property travelled westward to Minnesota in search of a new life. The new frontier wasn't always as welcoming as they might have hoped. Native Americans sought to preserve their way of life, fighting the encroachment of these new settlers. Wild animals posed a daily threat to the physical safety of the new residents of the Minnesota frontier. Harsh weather in winter and summer posed significant risks to these new settlers, as well. In order to lay claim to property while simultaneously protecting themselves from the elements, the wildlife and the Native American tribes, many of these settlers chose to build log cabins.
Early log cabins were constructed from felled trees, carefully selected as being approximately the same size in circumference. Red pine and cedar were common woods to use; however, in the North Woods of Minnesota, the plentiful white pine forests provided building materials for many of the historic log cabin structures. Notches were traditionally cut in the ends of the logs in order to safely and effectively stack the pieces. Logs were placed on alternating sides of the structure, building up the walls like a box. Once the sides of the cabin were built up, the spaces in between the logs were often filled in with mud or clay in order to insulate the structure from the wind and the elements, along with the added benefit of keeping out bugs in the summer. Early cabins frequently had no more than a dirt floor. More deluxe varieties included wood floors, fireplaces in the home and lofts. These structures were particularly common in heavily wooded areas, such as the forested lands of the North Woods in Minnesota.
While log cabins were originally used as a basic home structure for early Americans, their use gradually changed as the years went by. People became more familiar with other types of construction. Canal systems were replaced by railroads, which were replaced by highway systems. With better transportation methods, brick, aluminum, concrete and vinyl became increasingly common building materials. More unusual building materials came into fashion and it was no longer necessary for people to forage through the woods for logs in order to construct their cabins. As a result, the nostalgic log cabin sadly fell into a period of disuse. Fortunately, the demise of the log cabin home was extremely short-lived as a result of their charm, livability and affordability.
The Modern Era of the Minnesota Log Home
Today, log homes have made a dramatic resurgence in our culture. People are seeking more affordable and ecological building options. In lieu of expensive building materials, which are increasingly expensive to transport with rising gas prices, folks are opting for locally found materials, such as trees for their construction projects. People are looking to reduce their carbon footprints by minimizing the distance their building materials have travelled. Sustainable woodland farming has made log homes ecologically and economically advantageous for many folks looking to build their very own vacation home on the shores of one of the outstanding lakes of northern Minnesota. Imagine owning your very own log home on the shores of a MN lake. The very thought evokes images of the frontier and the wondrous freedom that accompanies experiencing nature first hand. Step outside your door; breathe deeply of the crisp, clean air. Plan a day of fishing or an afternoon of water-skiing. Regardless of how you choose to spend your day, you are sure to appreciate and enjoy having a cozy Minnesota log home to return to as the cool night of evening descends in the North Woods.
Perhaps when you think of a log cabin, you think back to the primitive structures of yesteryear. While it is true that log cabin construction does hearken back to a simpler time, it certainly isn't true that modern log homes need to be simple structures. Today's log homes can be equipped with virtually any amenity your heart might desire. Multi-storied structures complete with modern kitchens, luxury baths, decks and swimming pools are all within the realm of possibilities today. Many log homes have wood interiors, which create a warm, cozy atmosphere where residents and visitors alike will always feel welcome. After an active day in the North Woods, imagine grilling up your freshly caught fish for dinner and then relaxing out on the deck, perhaps in the hot tub, of your log home. Or, in winter, imagine cozying up to a roaring fire in a stone hearth fireplace, listening to the sounds of the snowy wind whistle through the tree tops outside. Nothing could be cozier than enjoying time with your family in a secluded log cabin on a cold winter's night. Log homes provide a tangible connection to both our past and the great outdoors. The very feel of a log home encourages those who enter it to turn off their cell phone, set aside their laptops, kick up their feet and just take the time to enjoy the company of friends and family.
Build It and They Will Come
If constructing a log home sounds like a wonderful idea, there are several possible routes. First and foremost, it is necessary to secure an ideal piece of property, preferably lakefront. Carefully consider all aspects of your property before you make the commitment to buy. What type of sun exposure will your home have here on this piece of property throughout the year? What is the view from the property? Is there a possibility of building a deck, or is there a swimming beach? What sorts of building restrictions or codes are in effect in the jurisdiction where you are buying the property? Do you need any sort of special building permit in the area? What sort of drainage does the property have? These are all important considerations as you embark on the adventure of buying real estate where you plan to construct.
Once you have identified and obtained the perfect piece of lakeshore property, constructing your own dream home in the North Woods can be a terrific idea! Buying a pre-fabricated or modular home can be a great way to get started. These sorts of log homes are terrific for those who are handy, but not entirely familiar with architecture and building techniques themselves. For those who are truly familiar with architecture and general contracting, it is possible to start from scratch. Be cautious though and know your limitations. Biting off more than you can chew with a building project can have disastrous consequences and all of the "do-it-yourself" saving can be quickly rendered obsolete by the cost of an expensive correction.
If you are familiar with construction materials yourself, you can plan and construct your own log home; however, most of us will probably seek a contractor to assist us with the building process. It is important to make sure that you carefully select a reputable contractor with a proven track record of success and customer satisfaction. If you have friends, family members or neighbors who have constructed their own homes, ask them for comments, both positive and negative, about the contractor they chose. Research and read all available online reviews concerning your contractor. Be mindful though; online reviews can be easily manipulated by contractors or their competitors, so take these with a grain of salt, so to speak. Don't be afraid to ask your prospective contractor for references from former clients. A contractor who refuses to allow you to speak with past clients should not be trusted to handle your building project. Do your homework before you sign on the dotted line with any contractor. Once you have chosen a contractor, make sure that you carefully oversee the process and feel free to ask questions. It is your home, after all.
Why Build When You Can Buy?
It is true that building a log home can be a daunting, monumental task. For those who are hesitant to embark on such a project, never fear. There are other possibilities. While the challenge of building can be enticing, many fans of renovation opt to purchase a pre-existing log home and then redecorate and refurbish the property to suit their needs and specifications. There is a certain satisfaction that occurs when you take an existing property and adapt it to your own needs and preferences. Not to mention, moving in this direction can be very affordable, particularly if you are willing to roll up your sleeves and do a lot of the work yourself. Real estate prices are historically very affordable in the North Woods of Minnesota, particularly when compared with the overly inflated prices of the east and west coasts of the United States. The North Woods offers property that is affordable without sacrificing any of the charms and activities that can be found in more densely populated areas. While buying real estate in Minnesota is relatively affordable for the average American family, it is also important to realize that property values have historically appreciated, often very well in this region. With the right location and proper maintenance, your dream log home can be an investment in your family's financial future.
When contemplating ownership of a log home, it's important to remember that this can be so much more than a vacation home for you and your family. Log homes can be excellent for year-round living and many folks - from relocated families to retired individuals - choose to live in these outstanding structures in the beauty of the North Woods. Even if you are unable to utilize a log home on a year-round basis yourself, use of the property can always be made by other friends and family members. Alternatively, the property can be rented out to other vacationers in an effort to generate some income from your property. Renting out the home to others can be a great way to avoid idle times when the property sits unused.
So often, our modern vacations are packed full of expensive amusement parks and high-priced attractions. Many times we return from our vacation and joke about needing, "a vacation from vacation." Why do we continue to do this to ourselves? Why not choose a secluded spot to return to year after year; a spot where you can truly relax in the peace and solitude of the great outdoors, free from the pressures of everyday work and living? The North Woods of Minnesota provides such a place. A place where you can fish, hunt, hike, bike, antique shop, sunbath, read, water-ski, cross country ski or inner tube until your heart is content. Returning here year after year to your very own log home will provide you with countless memories and ample opportunities to truly relax in the tranquility of the North Woods.
To start the process of searching for a piece of land or an existing log cabin, it can be invaluable to have a professional agent to assist you through the process. The folks at Lakeplace.com can provide extremely useful advice as your embark on the journey of owning your very own MN log home. Furthermore, the professional agents of Lakeplace.com can assist you in your commercial real estate buying ventures, as well. This can be particularly useful for folks who are looking to relocate their businesses to the North Woods. So, what are you waiting for? Peruse through the listing online at LakePlace.com and contact an agent today. With a myriad of breath-taking lakes and countless acres of pristine old world forests, there is perhaps no better location in the world than Minnesota to own a gorgeous log home!
|Log Home Builder||Phone Number||Location||Website|
|Log Homes Minnesota||218-547-2023||Walker, MN||http://www.loghomesmn.com/|
|Lakeland Log & Timberframe Homes||320-859-2346||Osakis, MN||http://www.lakelandloghomes.com/|
|Northwoods Log Homes||218-224-2251||Laporte, MN||http://www.northwoodsloghomes.com/|
|Whispering Pines Log Homes||218-631-1974||Verndale, MN||http://www.wploghomes.com/|
|Voyaguer Log Homes||218-757-3108||Orr, MN||http://www.voyageurloghomes.com/|
|Minnesota Log Homes||320-274-7443||Annandale, MN||http://www.minnesotaloghomesinc.com/|
|Expedition Log Homes||800-426-5647||Albert Lea, MN||http://www.logdreams.com/|
|Heim Log Homes||218-243-2880||Bemidji, MN||http://www.heimloghomes.com/|
|Andersen Log Homes||218-547-3433||Walker, MN||http://www.andersenloghomes.com/|
|Yellowstone Log Homes||218-426-4696||McGregor, MN||http://www.yellowstoneloghomesofmn-inc.com/|
|Best Properties||218-252-2371||Nevis, MN||http://www.loglady.com/|
|Top Notch Log Homes||218-326-5616||Grand Rapids, MN||http://www.top-notchloghomes.com/|
|Minnesota River Valley Log Homes||320-564-5741||Granite Falls, MN||http://www.mnvalleyloghomes.com/|
|Edlund Construction||320-292-7878||Richmond, MN||http://www.edlundconstruction.com/|
|Majestic Log Homes||763-263-3050||Becker, MN||http://www.majesticloghomes.com/|
|Erickson Log and Timberframe Homes||952-473-2015||Outing MN||http://www.loghomesbyerickson.com/|
|Pineridge Handcrafted Log Homes||218-326-9174||Grand Rapids, MN||http://www.pineridgehandcraftedloghomesinc.com/|
|Grand Arbor Log Homes||218-556-2811||Bagley, MN||http://www.grandarborloghomes.com/|
|Evergreen Log Homes||763-389-2718||Princeton, MN||http://www.evergreenloghomes.com/|
|BayPoint Log Homes||612-280-0826||Plymouth, MN||http://www.baypointloghomes.com/|
|Dincau Construction||218-865-4108||Virginia, MN||http://www.dcibuild.com/|
|Tandem Moose Builders||218-365-2928||Ely, MN||http://www.tmoose.com/|
|NWC Log Works||218-568-6676||Pequot Lakes, MN||http://www.nwclogworks.com/|
|Senty Handcrafted Log Homes||218-387-2644||Grand Marais, MN||http://www.senty.com/|
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