Building log homes

Choosing The Right Building Site for Your Pioneer Log Home

09 May 2018, Posted by AleeshaMousseau in Building log homes

At Pioneer Log Homes of British Columbia, we know we are the final stepping stone in the process of owning a log home. Before we can commence our work there are a few crucial steps that need to be undertaken by the homeowner in order to prepare for your future log home. One of the most challenging and rudimentary steps buyers will need to consider is the “Where”. Location is key when building a log…

Choosing a Custom Built Home

25 Aug 2016, Posted by Amanda Fuller in Building log homes, Custom Log Cabins

Buying a home is easily the front-runner for the most important financial investment you will ever make. Each day, hundreds or even thousands of homes go up for sale, giving buyers a myriad of choices. While purchasing pre-built real estate may seem like the quickest, easiest and most cost effective route to purchasing a new home, it may not be your best option. Here are just a few perks of custom building your dream home….

Pioneer Log Home Floor Plans: Alamo

03 Nov 2015, Posted by Amanda Fuller in Building log homes, Custom Log Cabins, Design

The Alamo log home floor plan is available in both full log and log post and beam construction styles. (Note: most Pioneer floor plans are easily transferable between the two styles). At 2481 square feet the Alamo is a perfect family home; although, if you need more space a basement is an easy addition to this project. Large windows on the front of the Alamo plan create a bright, open living space. The possibility of…

Western Red Cedar: The Timber of Kings

07 Apr 2015, Posted by Paula Freeman in Building log homes, Custom Log Cabins, Log Cabin Home Information

In order to provide the finest log homes in the world, it’s essential that we use the finest timber species in the world: Western Red Cedar. Western Red Cedar is by far the most superior timber species in terms of beauty, quality and durability – but don’t just take our word for it, here’s a look at the facts.   1. It outperforms the competition. Western Red Cedar is by far the best insulator and…

Environmental Influence: Keeping Your Build Green

21 Oct 2014, Posted by Paula Freeman in Building log homes, Log Cabin Home Information

One of the biggest concerns here at Pioneer Log Homes of BC is our impact on the environment. We use green building practices from design to construction to create the custom log home of your dreams. Building with logs is the most environmentally friendly form of building; but we realise that our environmental responsibility reaches beyond just manufacturing ecofriendly homes. We understand that it is the obligation of our generation to conserve our ecosystem. We…

Fall Update!

23 Sep 2014, Posted by Paula Freeman in Building log homes, Custom Log Cabins

While some may be enjoying the slower pace fall brings, we here at Pioneer Log Homes are still going in full force. Here’s a look at some of the projects we’ve been working on lately, as well as a look at where in the world we’ve been! Bryan Sr. spent the final week of August in the great state of New York, along with Beat and his son Eli.  The trio finished an existing log…

Maiden Voyage to Kazakhstan

28 Jan 2014, Posted by Paula Freeman in Building log homes

Pi•o•neer: a person who is among the first to explore a new country Although Kazakhstan has indeed been explored for thousands of years, this is the first time Pioneer Log Homes of BC has worked in the country and so Joel & Shawn are our very own “Pioneers” on this project. They have headed off to Almaty, Kazakhstan to install a 920 square foot Sauna. This sauna is our trial run as the next project…

Five Myths about Custom Built Log Cabins

14 Dec 2013, Posted by Paula Freeman in Building log homes, Custom Log Cabins

With many contractors taking on unique projects, like log homes, there can be some confusion between what’s commonly known, and what’s actually true. When majorities of people believe and spread inaccurate information, it’s a myth. This is exactly what happens when inexperienced builders jump into the world of building log homes. For almost four decades, we’ve been doing nothing but creating custom log homes for people in Canada, so we know our stuff. The Most…

7 Reasons to Own a Log Cabin Home

26 Nov 2013, Posted by Paula Freeman in Building log homes, Custom Log Cabins

At some point, nearly all log cabin owners were one the fence about whether or not they should choose a log cabin over a more “traditional” home. However, the overwhelming majority of those owners quickly realized the many benefits and advantages of owning a log cabin home. For those who may be on the fence about owning one, take a look at this list of seven reasons why you may want to own one. 1)…

Why Western Red Cedar is Ideal for Log Cabin Homes

26 Nov 2013, Posted by Paula Freeman in Building log homes

Often times, we are asked what type of wood we build our homes with.  For Pioneer Log Homes of British Columbia, we choose to use Western Red Cedar for a variety of reasons.  Let’s take a closer look at why. Western Red Cedar is common in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest. It grows in forests, on mountainsides, and in or near bodies of water, such as forested swamps and stream banks. As a tree,…

How a Log Cabin Home Can Increase Your Savings Account

13 Nov 2013, Posted by Paula Freeman in Building log homes, Log Cabin Home Information, Log Home Maintenance

With living expenses as high as ever, individuals and families are faced with the continual challenge of finding ways to cut costs, and increase their “nest egg.”  We all work hard throughout our lives so that we can enjoy our retirement years.  In addition, those with children hope they can save enough to provide their son or daughter with opportunities to jumpstart the next phase of their life.  But how can you save enough to…

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