MLS# 4739899 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
BOOT LAKE YEAR AROUND LOG CABIN, WITH THE UP NORTH CHARM WE ARE ALL LOOKING FOR. LOTS OF PRIVACY ON THIS 3.46 ACRE PROPERTY WITH 177 FEET OF FRONTAGE AND 3 CAR GARAGE . . .
MLS# 4735517 - LOG HOME | 1 BEDROOM | 1 BATHROOM
BEAUTIFUL FULLY FURNISHED LAKE HOME ON BIG SANDY LAKE. 217 FEET OF SHORELINE. MAIN CABIN HAS 1 BEDROOM AND 3/4 BATH. LARGE LIVING AREA. BIG SCREENED IN PORCH FACING THE . . .
MLS# 4873996 - LOG HOME | 5 BEDROOMS | 5 BATHROOMS
STUNNING STRAIGHT LAKE PROPERTY. ANDERSON BUILT LOG HOME SET ON 3.32 ACRES WITH 364' FRONT FEET OF HARD BOTTOM SHORELINE, WESTERLY FACING EXPOSURE AND SECLUSION. SET UP . . .
MLS# 4842099 - LOG HOME | 6 BEDROOMS | 6 BATHROOMS
FULLY HAND SCRIBED 6,718 SQUARE FOOT WHITE PINE LOG HOME IS SITUATED ON 310 FOOT OF SANDY SHORELINE ON LEECH LAKE IN THE FOREST ROYALE 65 ACRE COMMUNITY. THIS LEECH LAKE . . .
MLS# 4733885 - LOG HOME | 6 BEDROOMS | 4 BATHROOMS
ULTIMATE UP NORTH RETREAT!CUSTOM DESIGNED LOG HOME W/ALMOST 9000SQFT OF LUXURY ON THE SHORES OF PRAIRIE RIVER & JUST MINS FROM BIG SANDY!NO PENNY SPARED & NO . . .
MLS# 4904888 - LOG HOME | 4 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
FURNISHED BURNTSIDE LAKE LOG HOME W/PANORAMIC VIEWS OF BOTH MAIN LAKE & NORTH ARM. SET ON APX 600 FT S FACING SHORELINE & 17 ACRES OF 200 YR OLD WHITE PINES, . . .
MLS# 4859476 - LOG HOME | 5 BEDROOMS | 5 BATHROOMS
THIS CUSTOM TIMBER FRAME HYBRID LOG HOME BOASTS OVER 10,000 SQ FT OF SPRAWLING LIVING AREA, INCLUDING GOURMET KITCHEN, MASSIVE STONE FIRE PLACE, THEATER ROOM AND 2,100 . . .
MLS# 4917774 - LOG HOME | 5 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
YOUR DREAM LOG HOME ON LEECH LAKE! THE CRAFTSMANSHIP IS AMAZING ON THIS HAND-SCRIBED LARGE LOG HOME BY JOHN ANDERSON, THE AREA'S PREMIER LOG HOME BUILDER. YOU'LL ENJOY . . .
MLS# 4898338 - LOG HOME | 4 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
CUSTOM 3 BR, 3 BATH YEAR ROUND UNIQUE LAKE HOME, NESTLED IN A PRIVATE WOODED SETTING OF 2.5 AC AND 280' OF LAKESHORE. THIS FAMILY RETREAT HAS HAND HEWN LOG DETAILS . . .
MLS# 4697344 - 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 . . .
MLS# 4847618 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
WELCOME TO THIS MAGNIFICENT LOG HOME LOCATED ON RAINY LAKE. THIS HOME SITS ON KEYES ISLAND LOCATED JUST A MILE OFF THE MAINLAND. THIS LOG HOME OFFERS 2,738SQFT OF LUXURY . . .
MLS# 4859908 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
202 FEET OF SAND BEACH ON PELICAN LAKE ENJOY FANTASTIC SUNSETS, PRIVATE SETTING THIS PROPERTY COULD BE SPLIT ENJOY EXISTING HOME OR BUILD YOUR NEW DREAM HOME ON ADJACENT . . .
MLS# 4870529 - LOG HOME | 5 BEDROOMS | 4 BATHROOMS
AWESOME, AUTHENTIC LOG CABIN HOME ON SWAN LAKE, FEATURED IN LAKE & HOME MAGAZINE! THIS SPECTACULAR RESORT-LIKE HOME HAS PANORAMIC VIEWS OF SWAN LAKE FROM ALMOST . . .
MLS# 4764683 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
138 ACRES ON 3 LAKES THAT TOTALS 5670 FT OF WATER FRONTAGE. YEAR ROUND LOG HOME OVERLOOKING PRIVATE PINE LAKE THAT HAS ONLY ONE OTHER CABIN. HOME FEATURES A LOFT . . .
MLS# 4862169 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 0 BATHROOM
LOG CABIN RETREAT ON WHOLE PRIVATE ISLAND, LAKE VERMILION. RESTORED HISTORIC LOG CABIN IN TOWERING PINES OF VIRGIN TIMBER NEVER LOGGED PLUS GUEST CABIN AT WATERS EDGE, . . .
MLS# 4917930 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
WELCOME TO YOUR DREAM HOME! IDEALLY LOCATED ALONG THE "BEAVER BAY" SHORELINE OF FARM ISLAND LAKE. WITH OVER 200K IN UPGRADES THIS IMPECCABLE HOME BOASTS PRIVATE . . .
MLS# 4787155 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 4 BATHROOMS
LARGE BEAUTIFUL LOG HOME ON APPROX 1/2 ACRE ON DIAMOND LAKE W 100 FT OF FRONTAGE. THE HOME HAS A OPEN FLOOR PLAN W APPROX 3,500 FINISHED AND A LARGE SEMI FINISHED ROOM . . .
MLS# 4855243 - LOG HOME | 4 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
4 BED/3 BATH, HAND HEWN LOG HOME ON PRISTINE TEN MILE LAKE . THERE IS CHARACTER THROUGHOUT INCLUDING THE BARN BATHROOM FEATURING RECLAIMED WOOD AS OLD AS 150 YEARS. . . .
MLS# 4763262 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
CUSTOM BUILT TRUE LOG HOME IN A VERY PRIVATE SETTING WITH 2 ACRES 3 BEDROOMS 3 BATHS. KITCHEN HAS CUSTOM CABINETS WITH A CORNER PANTRY, GRANITE COUNTERTOPS. MASTER HAS . . .
MLS# 4913942 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
THIS HOME IS A STUNNER!! FROM BEING FEATURED IN THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE TO GRACING THE COVERS OF LOG HOME GUIDES, THIS CUSTOM BUILT 3 BEDROOM WALK-OUT HAS EVERYTHING . . .
MLS# 4914448 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
"LAKEFRONT OASIS" DESCRIBES THIS HANDCRAFTED LOG HOME BUILT BY A LOCAL ARTISAN LOG HOME BUILDER ON TROUT LAKE, PART OF THE WABANA/BLUEWATER CHAIN OF LAKES. PHENOMENAL . . .
MLS# 4905689 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
PERFECT FAMILY RETREAT! MAIN CABIN, GUEST CABIN AND BUNK HOUSE SLEEPS UP TO 25. CRYSTAL CLEAR LAKE, WEST FACING, FLAT ELEVATION, HUGE SAND BEACH. MAIN CABIN IS FULL LOG . . .
MLS# 4888517 - LOG HOME | 4 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
ONE OF THE MOST TASTEFUL AND QUALITY BUILT LOG HOMES TO HIT THE MARKET! THIS NEW 4 BEDROOM, 3.5 BATH LOG HOME HAS EXQUISITE CRAFTSMANSHIP INSIDE AND OUT... THE ULTIMATE . . .
MLS# 4863872 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
THIS PROPERTY IS ABSOLUTELY STUNNING IT FEATURES A CUSTOM BUILT MINNESOTA LOG HOME, 40X60 FULLY FINISHED SHOP, AND 2.22 ACRE LOT ON BLACKDUCK LAKE! THIS HOME HAS MANY . . .
MLS# 4902197 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
BEAUTIFUL LOG HOME ON 1+ ACRE LOT W/ 120 FT ON BEAUTIFUL RUSH LAKE, ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER LAKES ON THE WHITEFISH CHAIN. THIS LOG HOME HAS MUCH TO OFFER, STARTING . . .
MLS# 4909930 - LOG HOME | 4 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
THIS CAPTIVATING HAND SCRIBED CEDAR LOG HOME IS A RARE FIND NESTLED ON OVER 19 PRIVATELY OWNED ACRES IN THE BEAUTIFUL CHIPPEWA NATL. FOREST. THIS HOME LENDS ITSELF WELL . . .
MLS# 4883501 - LOG HOME | 4 BEDROOMS | 4 BATHROOMS
IMPRESSIVE 4BR/4BA LOG HOME BUILT IN 1996, SITUATED ON 2.23 ACRES OF BEAUTIFUL WOODS & 196' OF SHORELINE. FISH/BOAT/CANOE/SWIM/RELAX/ SNOWMOBILE ON THE LAKE OR HIKE . . .
MLS# 4892083 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
GULL CHAIN, 3 BEDROOM LOG HOME. 2 BATH, GAS FORCED AIR WITH CENTRAL AIR. LIVING ROOM HAS ENERGY SAVING LOPI FREE STANDING FIREPLACE, MAPLE HARDWOOD FLOORS, KNOTTY PINE . . .
MLS# 4734952 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
750 FEET OF FRONTAGE ON THE EAST END OF JACKFISH ISLAND! THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A PIECE OF RAINY LAKE. JUST MINUTES FROM A NUMBER OF BOAT LAUNCH AREAS BOTH . . .
MLS# 4798596 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
159 FT OF SHORELINE ON ELBOW LAKE NEAR COOK MN & LAKE VERMILION. ELBOW LAKE HAS THE FEEL OF THE BOUNDARY WATERS WITH THE CANADIAN SHIELD ROCK OUTCROPPINGS, TOWERING . . .
MLS# 4886361 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
COMPLETELY UPDATED QUAINT 1940'S AUTHENTIC HAND-HEWN LOG YEAR ROUND CABIN W/2 BRS, & 2-3/4 BATHS W/TILED WALK-IN SHOWERS ON EACH FLOOR. MBR W/WALK-IN CLOSET/OFFICE, . . .
MLS# 4865510 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
2.8 ACRES OF PRIVACY, NEARLY 400' OF SHORELINE, AND A ONE-OF-A-KIND FINNISH VERTICAL LOG HOME WAITS FOR YOU ON THE CROOKED LAKE CHAIN. IMMACULATE LOG HOME, OUTSTANDING . . .
MLS# 4823981 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
SECLUDED 2 ACRES WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS FROM ALL ANGLES OF THIS STUNNING LOG HOME/CABIN RETREAT! 3 BED 2 FULL BATHS, FIREPLACE, AND ONE OF A KIND DéCOR! ALL FURNITURE . . .
MLS# 4913482 - LOG HOME | 4 BEDROOMS | 3 BATHROOMS
FAMILY CABIN AND SPORTSMAN'S PARADISE ALL WRAPPED INTO ONE PROPERTY! THIS IS THE PERFECT PLACE FOR THE FAMILY THAT WANTS A LAKE CABIN FOR THE FAMILY, ALONG WITH A . . .
MLS# 4842278 - LOG HOME | 0 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOMS
COME GET AWAY FROM IT ALL AND RELAX AT THIS METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED HISTORIC SEASONAL FAMILY GETAWAY. THIS RUSTIC LOG CABIN HAS A BEAUTIFUL STONE FIREPLACE AND EXPANSIVE . . .
MLS# 4892521 - LOG HOME | 1 BEDROOM | 2 BATHROOMS
30+ ACRES ON KEGO LAKE ADJACENT TO STATE LAND. RARELY DO YOU FIND THIS TYPE OF PROPERTY! FANTASTIC LOG CABIN WITH AWESOME VIEWS OF KEGO LAKE! BEAUTIUL LOG INTERIOR AND . . .
MLS# 4891702 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
AMAZINGLY GORGEOUS HAND SCRIBED LOG HOME ON 175 FEET OF LEVEL SANDY PRAIRIE LAKE SHORE.
MLS# 4876222 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 0 BATHROOMS
SECLUDED BOUNDARY WATERS LOG CABIN RETREAT W/PANORAMIC WATER VIEWS, SET IN PINES ON APX 15 ACRES ADJOINING FEDERAL FOREST & 527 FT SOUTH FACING SANDY SWIMMING . . .
MLS# 4894188 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
YOU WILL FALL IN LOVE WITH THIS CHARMING CABIN ON GORGEOUS STONY LAKE WITH 150 FT OF SHORELINE. ALL FURNITURE IS INCLUDED FOR CONVENIENT READY-TO-USE CABIN OR HOME! CUTE . . .
MLS# 4885230 - LOG HOME | 0 BEDROOMS | 4 BATHROOM
CEDAR LOG CHALET ON EAST LOST LAKE! ENJOY TREMENDOUS VIEWS & OPEN SPACES THIS HOME OFFERS. GRAND LOFTED MASTER WITH PRIVATE BATH AND LAKESIDE LIVING SPACE. ISLAND . . .
MLS# 4854752 - LOG HOME | 4 BEDROOMS | 4 BATHROOMS
CUSTOM ONE OWNER SQUARE LOG HOME, LEVEL LOT ON PRIVATE GOLF COURSE W/PRIVATE DOCK ON LAKE ESHQUAGUMA AT COUNTRY CLUB, JUST 12 MILES TO VIRGINIA AND ONLY MINUTES FROM . . .
MLS# 4912715 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
EXPLORE FROM CRANE LAKE TO SAND POINT AND BEYOND INTO VOYAGEUR'S NATIONAL PARK AND CANADA. WAKE UP TO THE SOUND OF THE LOONS IN THE MORNING AND TAKE YOUR KAYAK OUT OR . . .
MLS# 4728548 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
IMMACULATE LOG BUILT FAMILY RETREAT ON LITTLE BEAR LAKE. LOTS OF ROOM TO ENTERTAIN. THIS IS FINISHED FROM TOP TO BOTTOM WITH 2 BEDROOMS ON THE MAIN FLOOR, BEAMED . . .
MLS# 4851773 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
NATURAL LOG HOME ON THE ASH RIVER. 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH YEAR AROUND HOME WITH 60 FEET OF SHORELINE WITH NICE DOCK AND BOAT LIFT. HOME HAS ALL THE NORTH WOODS TOUCHED WITH . . .
MLS# 4864002 - LOG HOME | 1 BEDROOM | 1 BATHROOM
1 BED/BATH CLASSIC 3 SEASON CABIN BUILT IN 1924 ONLY 12' FROM WATERS EDGE. APPROX 1 ACRE GENTLY SLOPING LOT BECOMING LEVEL WITH APPROX 150' OF MOSTLY SANDY SHORELINE. . . .
MLS# 4811370 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
LH4565 YEAR ROUND LOG HOME WITH OPEN FLOOR PLAN AND VAULTED CEILINGS WITH BIG WINDOWS TO ENJOY THE LAKE VIEW. LOWER LEVEL FAMILY ROOM WITH A WALKOUT TO THE LAKE. . . .
MLS# 4869973 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
150X215 FOOT LOT ON MINNEWAWA LAKE.CEMENT STEPS TO HARD SAND SHORELINE. 3 BEDROOM LOG CABIN AND ADDITION WITH PARTIAL BASEMENT. FA & FREESTANDING WOOD STOVE IN LARGE . . .
MLS# 4838383 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
SIMPLY GORGEOUS NORWAY LOG HOME ON BEAUTIFUL CONNOR'S LAKE IN BIGFORK. HOME IS VERY PRIVATE WITH A LOVELY VIEW OF THE LAKE. 2 BEDROOMS, 1 3/4 BATHROOMS, THIS PROPERTY . . .
MLS# 4878036 - 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 . . .
MLS# 4775751 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
THIS SOUTH WALKER BAY LAKE ACCESS LOG HOME IS COUNTRY LIVING WITH A BONUS. ENJOY THE NICEST SAND BEACH THAT LEECH HAS TO OFFER. THIS COZY LOG HOME HAS THREE BEDROOMS, . . .
MLS# 4896825 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
THIS UPDATED LOG CABIN IS TUCKED INTO THE WOODS ON ALMOST 4 ACRES WITH A BEAUTIFUL VIEW OF THE LAKE, 100' OF DEEDED ACCESS AND PRIVATE DOCK RIGHT OUT FRONT. THE . . .
MLS# 4861212 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
ENJOY PANORAMIC VIEWS OF BEAUTIFUL SAND LAKE FROM THIS HISTORIC LOG CABIN SET AMONG A GORGEOUS MIX OF PINES & HARDWOODS. THERE IS A LARGE 3+ STALL DETACHED GARAGE . . .
MLS# 4890267 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
2 BEDROOM 1 BATH LOG HOME WITH A 2 STALL GARAGE ON JUST UNDER 2 ACRES OF LAKE FRONT PROPERTY. THIS TRUE LOG HOME WITH WALK-OUT WAS BUILT IN 1998 AND HAS 190' OF FRONTAGE . . .
MLS# 4754081 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
GLACIER LAKE 2 BEDROOM FULL BATH LOG HOME WITH ALL WOOD INTERIOR & FLOORING. BRICK WOOD BURNING FIREPLACE. ATTACHED GARAGE, PLUS STORAGE & WOOD SHED. OVER 2 . . .
MLS# 4859455 - LOG HOME | 1 BEDROOM | 1 BATHROOM
80 ACRES AND FRONTAGE WITH DIRECT ACCESS TO CRANE LAKE. WHAT CAN BE BETTER THAN THE SOLITUDE IN ROLLICK CREEK AND HAVING THE NATIONAL PARK AND BWCAW JUST AROUND THE . . .
MLS# 4912705 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
MITCHELL LAKE LOG 3 BEDROOM 1 BATH 2 STORY CABIN THAT CAN ACCOMMODATE 6 EASILY. FRENCH DOORS LEAD TO LARGE CEDAR SCREENED PORCH. PRIVATE DOCK & FIRE PIT. PART OF . . .
MLS# 4912703 - LOG HOME | 2 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
MITCHELL LAKE THIS LOG CABIN WAS COMPLETELY REMODELED AND PLACED ON NEW FOOTINGS IN 2007. THERE ARE 2 BEDROOMS 1 BATH SLEEPING LOFT WOOD BURNING FP IN LR AND LARGE . . .
MLS# 4885993 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
TREMENDOUS POTENTIAL IN THIS PROPERTY! WITH SOME TLC THIS QUAINT HOME ON 4+ ACRES, WITH PUBLIC ACCESS TO LAKE SYLVIA NEAR BY, WILL SHINE AGAIN. BEAUTIFUL AREA. SALE . . .
MLS# 4912701 - LOG HOME | 1 BEDROOM | 1 BATHROOM
MITCHELL LAKE 1920'S ERA LOG CABIN LOVINGLY RESTORED AS A DELUXE 1 BEDROOM, YET THE RUSTIC COMFORTABLE INTERIOR IS PERFECT FOR RELAXING AFTER A DAY OF HIKING OR CANOEING . . .
MLS# 4889103 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 1 BATHROOM
ALWAYS WANTED A LOG CABIN? TAKE A LOOK! 5 ACRES OF COUNTRY WITH THOMPSON LAKE ACCESS. FIREPLACE IN BASEMENT AND UPSTAIRS. TAKE A LOOK AND BRING AN OFFER. AS IS PROPERTY.
MLS# 4890689 - LOG HOME | 3 BEDROOMS | 2 BATHROOMS
FIRST OFFERING OF THIS GORGEOUS LOG HOME BUILT IN 1977 ON THE PARTRIDGE RIVER JUST OUTSIDE OF AURORA ON 5.59 ACRES. HOME FEATURES AN OPEN MAIN LEVEL FLOOR PLAN WITH . . .
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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