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When it comes to dreaming about a log home build, this Log Home 11 checks off all the boxes. This is without a doubt one of the nicest log homes you will find, with so many log details and features that you find yourself falling in love. This log home is stunning; you can't help but want to know more about it. Is it a log home for a family? Is it a log lodge? Is it a vacation home, and where is it located? One thing that is for sure is that this log home was built by people who are passionate about what they do, you can't help but see it in the details.
This log home has three levels of living space, from it's lower level that would be great for a recreation room area, with some extra bedrooms downstairs. The use of stone and the fact that it is built into the ground at spots would make it a cooler space on hot summer days. The covered downstairs patio is a great place to sit outside when the weather isn't cooperating, and you want to be outside. The use of large log pillars on both the lower level and the main level are what sets this log home apart from other log homes you will see. The log pillars are handcrafted and retain the look of the trees they once were, only adding to the strength and appeal of this beautiful log home.
Pioneer Log Homes is a family run business that has been around for over 40 years. Located in Williams Lake, British Columbia where it is in proximity to lots of quality logs from Red Western Cedar, Spruce and Douglas Fir. The company started with Bryan Reid Senior, and as it grew his brothers, Andre Chevigny and David Chevigny joined in. Later on Bryan's son, Bryan Reid Junior apprenticed under his uncle Andre, and they continue to work together today.
When it comes to building a log home, the location is one of the most important factors when it comes to building and designing any log home or log cabin. Depending on the type of location you choose, there will be several factors to consider.
If you choose a mountain location as the backdrop of your log cabin or log home, you are sure to get some of the most beautiful views and privacy. But with that there can be challenges. Slopes can cause issues for foundations, and you want to make sure that both you and the contractor are aware of any issues before the log home build starts. Where you place your windows in a mountain side log home is also important as you want to maximize any passive solar gains you can. If your windows have the southern exposure, they will get more light and warmth than those placed with northern exposure. You will also want to capture any scenic views of mountains when thinking about where to put your windows. The slope of your roof is another factor to think about in a mountainside home, when there is a lot of snow fall, you want the slope of the roof and the materials used in the roof to be adequate. If you are going to be enjoying mountainside activities, you will most likely need the space in your log home to accommodate equipment and ski in and ski out space, or room for snowmobiles.
If the desert is where you are considering your log cabin or log home build, there are other factors that you will need to think about. Things like UV rays can cause colour damage, and make for extreme and quick drying. Pioneer Log Homes pre-construction log drying will help to eliminate any movement and settling that might occur with green logs.