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Planning a timber frame home involves more than just the floor plan; here you'll find expert advice on everything you need to get started, including budgeting, buying land, choosing wood, specifying a timber frame style, and more.

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Draft Your Dream Team
Here’s how to choose the right subcontractors to build your home.
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Where the Smokies Meet the Rockies
This hybrid timber home is reminiscent of the lodges of the West, and it’s the perfect showcase for a husband’s passion for the...
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Staying Energy Efficient Amid Chillingly High Heating Costs This Winter
The average cost of home heating is expected to increase by 17.2% since last winter, according to the National Energy Assistanc...
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Make Your Home Built to Last
The keys to log and timber home longevity — and low maintenance — start in the construction stage.
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Top 10 Reasons You Need a Log or Timber Home
If you never thought a house could improve your health or allow you to leave a legacy for generations to come, then let us make...
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Our Readers' Favorite Timber Homes of 20
Here are the timber homes that captured readers' attention in 2022.
The Top Timber Frame Home Floor Plans of 2021
The Most Popular Timber Frame Floor Plans of 20
We ran the numbers, and according to our readers, these are the most popular floor plans on timberhomeliving.com this year!
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5 Distinctive Elements of a Timber Frame Home Interior
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These Floor Plans Prove Mid-Size is Magical
Perfect for young families, retirees and everyone in between, these 10 plans may be middle-of-the road in terms of size, but th...
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Fan Favorite Floor Plans for Timber, Log and Cabin Homes
Check out these 10 log, timber and cabin designs readers can’t get enough of.
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Pitch Perfect: Designing for a Sloped Lot
Designing for a sloped lot has its ups and downs, but with creativity and proper planning, you can call a mountainside site home.
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Preparing for Your Loan Application
The phrase “loan application” is one that can cause shivers of dread and concern. Take a deep breath and approach the loan appl...
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5 Ways to Keep Your Energy Bills in Check
While the new dynamic promises an improved work-life balance, it will also cause energy use and utility bills to skyrocket with...
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Inside the Floor Plan: a Charming Cabin Made for Entertaining
Though originally conceived as a weekender, the size, amenities and layout of this plan make an ideal primary home for those lo...
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10 of the Dreamiest Mountain Locales
As the saying (almost) goes: the higher the home, the closer to heaven. These 10 divine mountain locales offer broad appeal, wi...
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Designing a Timber Home for Multiple Generations
Designing a log or timber home that suits multiple generations requires a careful balance between togetherness and privacy. W...
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7 Home Investments That Make Your Life Easier and Healthier
There’s no time like the present to prepare your log or timber home for the future.

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