On Aug. 8th, 2016 the Cleveland Plain Dealer featured the Log and Timber Homes Council in a story on affordable log homes.
Entitled, “Log Homes may be more affordable than you think,” and written by reporter Jill Sell, the feature emphasizes that one need not be a Hollywood star to afford a rustic home that can provide one with a powerful connection to Mother Nature.
“Even modest log homes can be attractive, energy efficient, inviting, and for many people, the symbol of a lifestyle more in tune with nature.,” Sells writes for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, which may share this real estate feature with as many as 30 other media outlets it owns around the United States.
“Many of today’s contemporary homes are incorporating sustainable building materials with highly energy efficient performance and designs that bring the outside in,” said Douglas C. Parsons, chair, the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Log and Timber Homes Council, and president, Appalachian Log Structures in West Virginia. “These trends are echoed in today’s log and timber home design.
“In fact, council members argue that log and timber homes are the original sustainable building material. The carbon in the log and timbers is stored within the wood, taking that carbon out of circulation for the life of the home and helping the environment in the process.
“It is a trending viewpoint that wood is again a healthy and desirable construction and finish product,” added Parsons. “We believe solid wood will become more prominent and be used for bigger and more extravagant designs.”