This July Builder Magazine devoted an article to the modern log and timber home industry, as part of the fourth annual National Log Home Month.
The article is authored by Tom Woods, a builder in Blue Springs, MO, who is also the 2015 Chairman of the National Association of Home Builders.
“Although log homes originated in Europe, they are a symbol of the American frontier. Seven U.S. presidents were born in log cabins, most famously Abraham Lincoln,” Woods writes.
“The modern industry began in the 1970s, when consumers voiced preferences for these elegantly rustic homes. Today’s residences capture that vacation feel and connection to nature while including the latest amenities.
“Log and timber frame homes are systems-built houses, meaning that their main components are constructed in an enclosed, climate-controlled environment and then delivered to the building site, where they are assembled and completed to become a home.” writes Woods.