Log Home Secrets of Success: An Insider's Guide to Making Your Dream Home a Reality

Log Home Secrets of Success: An Insider's Guide to Making Your Dream Home a Reality

by Roland Sweet
     
 

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A savvy guide that takes you from dreaming of a log home to actually building and living comfortably in one. Industry insider Roland Sweet reveals tips and insights about the various facets of designing a log home, selecting a log-home producer and evaluating log packages. Plus you’ll get real-world advice on calculating costs, what to look for when buying land…  See more details below

Overview

A savvy guide that takes you from dreaming of a log home to actually building and living comfortably in one. Industry insider Roland Sweet reveals tips and insights about the various facets of designing a log home, selecting a log-home producer and evaluating log packages. Plus you’ll get real-world advice on calculating costs, what to look for when buying land, making energy-wise decisions, the importance of assembling a team that shares your vision, working with a builder and much more. An invaluable resource, complete with photos, advice from log-home owners and an extensive and useful appendix.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - DIY reviewer
“Sweet (editor in chief, Log Home Living magazine; 100 Best Log Home Floor Plans) shares a wealth of practical advice and tips to consider when building a log home. He includes detailed pros and cons, along with information on log home construction. This book is key for anyone considering a log home—a romantic and perfectly attainable dream.”
log home author/expert - Jim Cooper
“Log Home Secrets of Success is invaluable in helping sort through the hype and sometimes conflicting information that can befuddle and discourage log-home enthusiasts. I can think of no better place to start (or re-start) the quest for your own log home than in these pages.”
Maple Island Log Homes - Eric Gordon
“This is one tool that every prospective log-home buyer should have before they begin their search for that dream home. Roland has cut through all the log-home propaganda with his usual sense of humor in this concise, informative, research tool. I highly recommend it.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016417684
Publisher:
PixyJack Press, Inc.
Publication date:
06/07/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,055,160
File size:
9 MB

Meet the Author

Roland Sweet is the editor-in-chief of Log Home Living magazine, which he helped launch in 1989. Over the years he has also has been editor of Log Homes Illustrated, Timber Homes Illustrated and Distinctive Wood Homes. His book, 100 Best Log Home Floor Plans, was released in 2007. Roland received a master’s degree in magazine journalism from Syracuse University. He lives with his wife, artist Theodora Tilton, in Mount Vernon, Virginia, where he can be found hiking, flying, and compiling news of human folly, which he chronicles in a weekly syndicated newspaper column.

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