Custom Log Cabins

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 Homes Floor Plans: Marion Ridge

05 Apr 2016, Posted by Amanda Fuller in Custom Log Cabins, Design

With multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, and an incredible open concept great room, kitchen and dining area, the Marion Ridge is the perfect multi-family getaway. This 3,770 square foot log home floor plan was originally designed as a three-generation holiday home, offering room for children and grandchildren to make endless memories. Main Floor. An open concept kitchen and dining room that flow beautifully in the great room are the centre pieces of this log home design….

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…

Pioneer Log Home Floor Plans: Copper Mountain

06 Oct 2015, Posted by Amanda Fuller in Custom Log Cabins, Design

Pioneer Log Homes of BC is excited to be bringing our readers a new and exciting blog series! The first Tuesday of every month, you will see a post totally devoted to one of our outstanding custom log home floor plans! The Copper Mountain log home floor plan is an incredible 4,250 sq. ft., two-storey, single family plan with optional basement. This open concept design makes a great mountain or lakeside cabin, or a primary…

The Effect of Location

12 Aug 2015, Posted by Amanda Fuller in Custom Log Cabins, Design, Log Cabin Home Information

Whether you’re building a full-time family residence or a cabin by the lake, location can have a significant impact on building and designing your custom log home or log cabin. We’ve complied a number of factors to consider when constructing your home in four major location types: mountains, prairies, desert and lakeside.   Mountains: Mountain environments provide pristine views and absolute privacy; however, they come with a few challenges. Aggressive slopes can cause problems (and…

Top Notch in Log Home Joinery

20 May 2015, Posted by Paula Freeman in Custom Log Cabins, Log Cabin Home Information

In order to be considered the Best Log Home Builders on Earth, the mentality of perfection must be incorporated into each and every detail of one’s log homes. One of the most important elements in terms of a log home’s longevity is the type of notch or log joinery used. Pioneer’s unique notch system is fundamentally sound, negating drawbacks of more traditional log joinery styles, and is additionally aesthetically pleasing and distinct. Many traditional log…

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…

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…

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…

What Do You Use Your Log Cabin For?

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

Log cabins are renowned for their versatility, as they can be used to suit an array of needs. As such, a log cabin’s flexibility is a key buying point for many owners. With that in mind, let’s take a look at 4 ways in which an owner can use their log cabin. 1) As the place to raise a family in; a place to settle down in; or a place to enjoy your retirement years…

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)…

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