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$2,495,000

Walker MN Log Home For Sale

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 . . .

LISTED BY: LAKEPLACE.COM - CROSSLAKE : 04/03/20
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$299,900

Tower MN Log Home For Sale

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 . . .

LISTED BY: LAKEPLACE.COM -BLOOMINGTON : 04/03/20
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$2,995,000

Walker MN Log Home For Sale

MLS# 5353658 - LOG HOME | 5 BEDROOMS | 7 BATHROOMS

HONEY STOP THE CAR! SEEKING LAKE RETREAT W/ALL LUXURY AMENITIES? LOOK NO FURTHER! RELAX AND ENJOY EVERYDAY LIFE HERE AS YOU GET READY FOR SOME AWESOME FISHING ON AGENCY . . .

LISTED BY: EDINA REALTY, INC : 04/03/20
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$2,600,000

Pine River MN Log Home For Sale

MLS# 5493878 - LOG HOME | 4 BEDROOMS | 4 BATHROOMS

HAND-SCRIBED, CUSTOM BUILT FULL LOG HOME ON DESIRABLE BIG TROUT LAKE. LOW LEVEL LOT, OUTSTANDING SUGAR SAND BEACH, LAKESIDE DECK W/PANORAMIC VIEWS & A PRIVATE, . . .

LISTED BY: EDINA REALTY, INC : 04/03/20
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$1,435,000

Walker MN Log Home For Sale

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 . . .

LISTED BY: BILL HANSEN REALTY/LONGVILLE : 04/03/20
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$995,000

Spicer MN Log Home For Sale

MLS# 5541679 - LOG HOME | 5 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS

THIS IS ONE OF THE LAST CHANCES TO OWN 250' OF PRIME GREEN LAKE WATERFRONT! THIS PROPERTY INCLUDES 4 SEASONAL CABINS, A BOATHOUSE AND PLENTY OF HISTORY. THERE ARE . . .

LISTED BY: LAKES AREA REALTY, INC : 04/03/20
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$969,000

Hackensack MN Log Home For Sale

MLS# 5324324 - LOG HOME | 4 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS

THIS STUNNING LARGE LOG HAND SCRIBED LAKE HOME OFFERS THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF CRAFTSMANSHIP AND MATERIALS. THE LARGE OPEN FLOOR PLAN IS PERFECT FOR RELAXING WITH FRIENDS . . .

LISTED BY: BILL HANSEN REALTY/LONGVILLE : 04/03/20
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$900,000

Hackensack MN Log Home For Sale

MLS# 5331937 - LOG HOME | 4 BEDROOMS | 4 BATHROOMS

A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A STUNNING LOG CABIN ON BEAUTIFUL 10 MILE LAKE! BUILT IN 2003 BY ANDERSEN LOG HOMES, THIS CABIN WILL TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY WITH ITS GORGEOUS . . .

LISTED BY: KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY ELITE : 04/03/20
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$895,000

Tower MN Log Home For Sale

MLS# 5541441 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM

THIS PROPERTY HAS PRIVACY & IS SURROUNDED BY 270 DEGREES OF LAKE VERMILION! THE SEAMLESS TRANSITION BETWEEN INDOORS & OUT FROM A TOTAL 3000 SF, INCLUDING THE . . .

LISTED BY: VERMILION LAND OFFICE, INC : 04/03/20
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$849,000

Tower MN Log Home For Sale

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 . . .

LISTED BY: VERMILION LAND OFFICE, INC : 04/03/20
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$749,500

Tower MN Log Home For Sale

MLS# 5285036 - 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, . . .

LISTED BY: JANISCH REALTY, INC : 04/03/20
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$747,500

Ely MN Log Home For Sale

MLS# 5346855 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS

HANDSCRIBED LOG HOME, PRIVATE PENINSULA & BAY, LIKE DRIVING TO YOUR OWN ISLAND IN THE BOUNDARY WATERS AREA! IDEAL LOCATION JUST OUTSIDE ELY, SET ON 5.5 ACRES OF . . .

LISTED BY: JANISCH REALTY, INC : 04/03/20
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$700,000

Cass Lake MN Log Home For Sale

MLS# 5322560 - LOG HOME | 4 BEDROOMS | 4 BATHROOMS

STUNNING MN LOG HOME ON SUCKER BAY OF LEECH LAKE. THIS HOME IS DESIGNED TO ENTERTAIN, 5,868 SQ. FT., 4 BED, 4 BATH, 2 FULLY FINISHED LEVELS, WITH MANY UPGRADES AND . . .

LISTED BY: SHEILA JOHNSON REALTY GROUP : 04/03/20
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$699,900

Park Rapids MN Log Home For Sale

MLS# 5474483 - LOG HOME | 4 BEDROOMS | 4 BATHROOMS

DON'T - MISS - OUT! THIS MUST SEE, FISH HOOK LAKE OPPORTUNITY INCLUDES A GORGEOUS CUSTOM BUILT LOG HOME 'AND' A BONUS LAKE LOT. THE HOME FEATURES 5500 FINISHED SQ FT . . .

LISTED BY: AFFINITY REAL ESTATE INC : 04/03/20
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$679,900

Aitkin MN Log Home For Sale

MLS# 5327271 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS

WELCOME TO YOUR DREAM HOME! IDEALLY LOCATED ALONG THE "BEAVER BAY" SHORELINE OF FARM ISLAND LAKE. MAIN LEVEL LIVING, WOOD THROUGHOUT, VAULTED CEILINGS, UPGRADED KITCHEN, . . .

LISTED BY: RE/MAX NORTHLAND : 04/03/20
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$655,000

Marcell MN Log Home For Sale

MLS# 4764683 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM

LIST PRICE IS $100,000. BELOW ASSESSORS VALUE.138 ACRES ON 3 LAKES THAT TOTALS 5670 FT OF WATER FRONTAGE. YEAR ROUND LOG HOME OVERLOOKING PRIVATE PINE LAKE THAT HAS ONLY . . .

LISTED BY: COLDWELL BANKER NORTHWOODS : 04/03/20
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$599,000

Ashby MN Log Home For Sale

MLS# 5542454 - LOG HOME | 4 BEDROOMS | 4 BATHROOMS

PELICAN LAKE: CUSTOM BUILT, HANDSCRIBED FULL RED PINE LOGS, LOG HOME ON 3.59 ACRES WITH 1,000+/- FEET OF LAKE SHORE FOR YOUR PLEASURE. PLENTY OF ROOM WITH 4 BEDROOMS AND . . .

LISTED BY: CENTURY 21 ATWOOD : 04/03/20
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$595,000

Tower MN Log Home For Sale

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 . . .

LISTED BY: JANISCH REALTY, INC : 04/03/20
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$580,000

Becker MN Log Home For Sale

MLS# 5475256 - LOG HOME | 4 BEDROOMS | 4 BATHROOMS

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 NORTH, CREATE THE . . .

LISTED BY: KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY INTEGRITY NORTHWEST : 04/03/20
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$575,000

Deer River MN Log Home For Sale

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 . . .

LISTED BY: COLDWELL BANKER NORTHWOODS : 04/03/20
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$575,000

Nevis MN Log Home For Sale

MLS# 5474342 - LOG HOME | 4 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS

SITUATED ON TWO VERY PRIVATE PARCELS TOTALING 10.28 ACRES AND OVER 1,000' OF FRONTAGE ON THE LAKE AND RIVER BETWEEN 5TH AND 6TH CROW WING. THE 4 BED, 3 BATH LOG HOME . . .

LISTED BY: WOLFF & SIMON REAL ESTATE : 04/03/20
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$499,500

Sauk Centre MN Log Home For Sale

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! . . .

LISTED BY: CENTRAL MN REALTY LLC : 04/03/20
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$424,900

Eveleth MN Log Home For Sale

MLS# 5272949 - 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 & . . .

LISTED BY: JANISCH REALTY, INC : 04/03/20
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$415,000

Park Rapids MN Log Home For Sale

MLS# 5258013 - LOG HOME | 5 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS

A PRIVATE POTATO LAKE HIDEAWAY! THIS HOME SITS ON A BEAUTIFULLY TREED LOT WITH OVER 10 ACRES. THE PRIVATE OUTDOOR FIRE PIT, OVER-SIZED DECK AND SCREENED-IN PORCH PROVIDE . . .

LISTED BY: RE/MAX LAKES AREA REALTY : 04/03/20
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$405,000

Hackensack MN Log Home For Sale

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 . . .

LISTED BY: BILL HANSEN REALTY/HACKENSACK : 04/03/20
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$400,000

Randall MN Log Home For Sale

MLS# 5290384 - LOG HOME | 5 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS

24 HOUR NOTICE REQUIRED. SHOWINGS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY DUE TO VRBO AND AIR BNB GUEST SCHEDULE. BEAUTIFUL NORTH WOODS LOG CABIN ON NEARLY 5 ACRES ON CAMILE LAKE. RECENTLY . . .

LISTED BY: KELLER WILLIAMS CLASSIC REALTY : 04/03/20
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$400,000

Merrifield MN Log Home For Sale

MLS# 5318932 - LOG HOME | 5 BEDROOMS | 4 BATHROOMS

PERCH LAKE AND 495 FEET OF GRADUAL ELEVATION! YOU’LL ENJOY NEARLY 5 ACRES OF WATERFRONT, WOODS AND PRIVACY WHEN YOU OWN THIS PROPERTY. NATURALLY THE PROPERTY DOES . . .

LISTED BY: EDINA REALTY, INC : 04/03/20
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$360,000

International Falls MN Log Home For Sale

MLS# 5226424 - LOG HOME | 4 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS

BEAUTIFUL MN LOG HOME SITTING ON 9.5 ACRES RIGHT ON THE LITTLE FORK RIVER. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS GREAT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY OR CHERISH THIS PROPERTY ALL TO YOURSELF. . . .

LISTED BY: EDINA REALTY, INC -DULUTH : 04/03/20
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$359,000

Crane Lake MN Log Home For Sale

MLS# 5545950 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM

BEAUTIFUL ROAD ACCESS YEAR-ROUND LOG CABIN ON CRANE LAKE. ENJOY THE BIG WATER VIEWS FROM YOUR NEW LAKESIDE DECK. NEW ROOF AND LAUNDRY IN 2018. NEW DECKS AND UPGRADED . . .

LISTED BY: RE/MAX LAKE COUNTRY : 04/03/20
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$349,000

Cass Lake MN Log Home For Sale

MLS# 5541304 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS

BEAUTIFUL 3BR/2BA HOME ON CASS LAKE. PRIVATE END UNIT SURROUNDED BY TREES WITH A WETLAND IN THE BACK THAT IS HOME TO A VARIETY OF WILDLIFE AND THE SYMPHONIC SONG OF . . .

LISTED BY: EDINA REALTY, INC : 04/03/20
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$299,500

Ely MN Log Home For Sale

MLS# 5471629 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 0 BATHROOMS

EXTREMELY RARE YEAR ROUND LOG CABIN RETREAT--NORTH PROPERTY LINE IS THE BWCA, E LINE IS FEDERAL FOREST! LOCATED JUST OFF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF MILE ISLAND, SET ON APX 15 . . .

LISTED BY: JANISCH REALTY, INC : 04/03/20
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$284,900

Tower MN Log Home For Sale

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 . . .

LISTED BY: JANISCH REALTY, INC : 04/03/20
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$269,000

Effie MN Log Home For Sale

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 . . .

LISTED BY: EDGE OF THE WILDERNESS REALTY : 04/03/20
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$249,000

Willow River MN Log Home For Sale

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 . . .

LISTED BY: NEXTHOME PERRINE & ASSOCIATES REALTY : 04/03/20
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$225,000

Nashwauk MN Log Home For Sale

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 . . .

LISTED BY: EXP REALTY : 04/03/20
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$219,000

Crane Lake MN Log Home For Sale

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 . . .

LISTED BY: RE/MAX LAKE COUNTRY : 04/03/20
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$199,900

Pine River MN Log Home For Sale

MLS# 5326527 - LOG HOME | 1 BEDROOM | 1 BATHROOM

UP NORTH PRIVACY. LOG HOME ON 21 ACRES WITH 40 X 63 POLE BUILDING FOR ALL YOUR TOYS. 1085 FEET OF LAKE SHORE ON SWEDE LAKE.

LISTED BY: BILL HANSEN REALTY/HACKENSACK : 04/03/20
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$129,000

Crane Lake MN Log Home For Sale

MLS# 5240135 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM

CLASSIC LOG CABIN ON CRANE LAKE A SHORT BOAT RIDE FROM AREA MARINAS AND BOAT LANDINGS. THIS CABIN HAS A SAND SHORELINE AREA, LARGE PINES AND FACES SOUTH. THE LOCATION . . .

LISTED BY: RE/MAX LAKE COUNTRY : 04/03/20
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$122,500

Mcgregor MN Log Home For Sale

MLS# 4990771 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM

GLACIER LAKE 2 BEDROOM FULL BATH LOG CABIN WITH ALL WOOD INTERIOR & FLOORING. BRICK WOOD BURNING FIREPLACE. ATTACHED GARAGE, PLUS STORAGE & WOOD SHED. OVER 2 . . .

LISTED BY: ASPEN REALTY : 04/03/20
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    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.

    Getting Started

    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!

    MN Log Home Resources

    Log Home Builders in Minnesota

    Log Home BuilderPhone NumberLocationWebsite
    Log Homes Minnesota218-547-2023Walker, MNhttp://www.loghomesmn.com/
    Lakeland Log & Timberframe Homes320-859-2346Osakis, MNhttp://www.lakelandloghomes.com/
    Northwoods Log Homes218-224-2251Laporte, MNhttp://www.northwoodsloghomes.com/
    Whispering Pines Log Homes218-631-1974Verndale, MNhttp://www.wploghomes.com/
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