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Old 07-08-2012, 01:37 PM
 
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I saw land in a development I like to purchase. I'd like to have a log home built on. Anyone buy land and then have a log home built on it? I know the basics: soil tested, water hook up, electric, clearing the land, ect... All of which is complete.

My only concern, it's seems like a lot of planning, permits, ect....
Just tring to figure out if it's worth the process? Just looking to have built a 2BR/2bath, large kitchen/den.
I have NO idea on cost?

Log Builders in mid coast Maine?
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Old 07-08-2012, 04:06 PM
 
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I saw land in a development I like to purchase. I'd like to have a log home built on. Anyone buy land and then have a log home built on it? I know the basics: soil tested, water hook up, electric, clearing the land, ect... All of which is complete.

My only concern, it's seems like a lot of planning, permits, ect....
Just tring to figure out if it's worth the process? Just looking to have built a 2BR/2bath, large kitchen/den.
I have NO idea on cost?

Log Builders in mid coast Maine?
Log Homes and Log Home Floor Plans Cabins by Hilltop Log & Timber Homes - Home They were good but I don't know how is company now. We built log home in Fayette and we love it.
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Old 07-08-2012, 05:49 PM
 
Location: NJ
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these guys are in Kenduskeag

Northeastern Log Homes
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:24 AM
 
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Good luck with your project. Building a log home is a substantial engagement.

Go down to your local book store and pick up any one of several magazines which focus on log homes. These things are mostly infomercials in print, and outline the building process from A-Z. They also have lists of builders, by area, which you can then research as to fit with your project.

The first thing i would check out is whether your chosen development will allow a log home. Some will not, for a variety of reasons.

You need to decide whether you wish to go with manufactured logs, or a full scribe log. There are pluses and minuses to each one. I personally wouldn't do anything other than full scribe, but that is pure personal choice. It is more costly, and in general, log building is more costly than traditional stick building. IN GENERAL! Don't go jumpimg down my throat with all sorts of examples which show otherwise.

Building with logs requires special expertise. Erecting the log shell is just one part of the process. The 'trades' (plumbing, electric, HVAC, roofing, etc.) need to have expereience in building with logs. It is a LOT different than traditional construction. These add to the cost, and add to the timetable.

It is easy to do homework. Take your time and learn. Go to a log home show and you will see all sorts of variations (mostly manufactured logs) on the theme.

Good luck. Have fun. Talk to the folks at Rockport Post and Beam. They can guide you.
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Houlton
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Log Home Plans - Katahdin Cedar Log Homes

Check out Katahdin cedar log homes. Located just south of Houlton so not mid coast, but they build beautiful homes. One was donated to the ABC show Extreme Make Over Home Edition a couple of years ago.

Great company with great people.
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:58 PM
 
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There is nothing more beautiful than a log home. BUT . . . the reason we decided not to build one is they are very high maintenance. Wood is constantly shrinking and must be re-chinked. Wood is susceptible to the elements and must be re-sealed. Make sure you allow time, money and labor to maintain every 2 - 4 years (either yours or paying someone el$e) as part of your budget - it goes waaaay beyond the actual cost of the house, permits, etc.
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:15 PM
 
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Log Homes and Log Home Floor Plans Cabins by Hilltop Log & Timber Homes - Home They were good but I don't know how is company now. We built log home in Fayette and we love it.
Built a post and beam thru them and they were great. Honest folks. They mainly do log and they do them right.

Mark
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Old 07-10-2012, 06:08 AM
 
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Built a post and beam thru them and they were great. Honest folks. They mainly do log and they do them right.

Mark
Great! Thank you. I know if VARIES, how much you think per SF? I know there are a lot of things/upgreades to consider. Ball Park? I just need a 800-1000 SF 2 BR, Kit & Den

Before I head up there (L.I. NY), I want to have SOMEWHAT of a figure.
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