Log Cabin Home Information

Pioneer Log Homes Floor Plans: Goldrush

02 Aug 2016, Posted by Amanda Fuller in Design, Log Cabin Home Information

The Goldrush, constructed on the historic British Columbia Goldrush route, is a spacious and homey 2,280 square foot, post and beam log home. This rancher style log home is a perfect single family dwelling, ideal for home bodies or those who love to entertain. If you’re concerned one floor may not be enough space, add a full or half basement to accommodate your specific needs. The Goldrush houses three bedrooms on the main floor. Two…

Pioneer Log Homes Floor Plans: Safari

02 Mar 2016, Posted by Amanda Fuller in Design, Log Cabin Home Information

The Safari is a perfect 1,146 square foot log cabin with open concept main floor plan and a 314 square foot loft. Whether you’re looking for an ideal retirement log home or a mountain-side ski cabin, the Safari floor plan is ideal for a small family.   Main floor. The master bedroom, kitchen, living room and bathroom all on the main floor make this log home ideal for retirement as the stairs won’t pose an…

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…

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…

Log Home Maintenance Checklist

08 Oct 2014, Posted by Paula Freeman in Cabin Maintenance, Log Cabin Home Information, Log Home Maintenance

To continue with the theme of preparing your log home or log cabin for winter, we bring you our maintenance check list. In six easy steps your home can be fully protected and ready for winter!   1. Clean gutters – Having clean gutters will help to keep water from running down your logs. Additionally, cleaning the gutters will help prevent damage to the gutters themselves, avoiding an unwanted mess and expense come spring.  …

Preparing Your Log Home for the Winter Months

09 Sep 2014, Posted by Paula Freeman in Log Cabin Home Information, Log Home Maintenance

With the seasons changing, we are naturally taking steps to gear up for the harshness that winter is sure to bring. Warmer coats, car maintenance, heating system services; but what about protecting your log home or log cabin? With the increased precipitation that the fall and winter seasons bring, your log home or log cabin become increasingly susceptible to mold and fungus growth, as well as general weathering. In order to combat these log home…

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…

Choosing the Perfect Vacant Lot for your Log Cabin

16 Sep 2013, Posted by Paula Freeman in Building log homes, Log Cabin Home Information

Building a new log cabin home may be a long process, but it’s also a very gratifying one. A myriad of variables go into building your dream home, making it essential that you do your research, and build a cabin that will suit you and your family for years to come.   Ultimately, your dream home is more than just the foundation and decor you choose; every facet of your new property will affect your future…

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