Introduction to the Buyer's Guide

LHC Buyers Guide 2012“I took the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”– Robert Frost

If you’re dreaming of buying and building a log or timber home, you are not alone. More people live in these modern, rustic residences than in any time in history. The warmth of wood, the solid construction and that powerful connection to nature, all add up to a feeling of safety and sanctuary that many of us crave in today’s uncertain world.

While log and timber homes have grown in popularity since the 1970s, embarking on this journey puts you squarely on the path less traveled. But just because it’s a rare experience, doesn’t mean it has to be difficult. That’s where the Log and Timber Homes Council Buyer’s Guide comes in handy. The council has created the Perfect Path To Your Dream Home to make the buying and building process far easier.

On this website, you will find all the answers you need to make your dream of log or timber homeownership a reality. This information is sponsored by the Log and Timber Homes Council (LHC), part of the Building Systems Councils of the National Association of Home Builders.

Members of the LHC are a very exclusive association. While more than 400 companies offer log and timber homes in the United States and Canada, less than 40 companies qualify for membership in the LHC. What sets these companies apart? They offer peace of mind.

Building your dream home is likely one of the largest investments you will make in your lifetime. LHC members have adopted a number of membership requirements designed to protect your investment. All Log and Timber Homes Council’s members must:

  • Abide by a strict code of ethics
  • Grade their logs and timbers by a third party agency to ensure quality
  • Provide construction manuals to ensure homes are built to meet building codes
  • Sponsor scientific studies that advance log building technologies
  • To discover more about what sets these LHC companies apart, read more here.