Are you making the big decision to build your own home? Has the time finally come? Well, when the time does come you are going to want to be pretty sure what type of house you want to build!
There's something very dreamy and very warm about a log home. They are incredibly charming and just seem to excite our senses. But how do you know for sure that you want to move into a log home? Here are some of my reasons.
- Energy Efficient
Believe it or not, living in a log home can be a lot more efficient energy-wise. Wood has a natural insulating property which makes keeping your house warm on those cold winter nights easier.
The best part about building your own home is customizing it exactly to your liking. You can really get into detail about exactly how you want your log home to fit your lifestyle.
Like I said before, log houses are just jaw-dropping gorgeous! They have a timeless look to them and make a wonderful place to raise a family.
So, before you get all excited and jump right into it, you will probably want to do a lot of research! Research starts with inspiration. Below are 30 log home plans for you to look through, analyze, and to feel inspired by as you think about how you want your home!
Maybe you will fall in love with one of the log home plans below and just go with that one!
1. Family Home
This spacious log house is designed with the warmth of a small cabin but the size of a full house. It has three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms as well as a square footage of 2,200.
2. Log Style Getaway
3. Patio Deluxe
Now that's a patio! A separated screened-in patio that has a small hallway connecting it to the main floor of the house. Absolutely gorgeous! Here we have 1,300 square feet, 2 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms.
4. Big and Beautiful
With a whopping 3,500 square feet, this house can fit the whole family and the relatives too! 4 bedrooms and 2 and a half bathrooms. This house also features a walk-in closet and master bedroom ensuite. Go big and go home!
5. The Chalet
A dreamy home that will keep you warm all year round. Just take a look at the gorgeous wrap-around porch and beautiful tall windows. This one comes in at 1,600 square feet, with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
6. Log Retreat
How gorgeous is this two-story log home with a giant fireplace dominating the entrance? Almost 2,500 square feet that include 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms!
The attention-grabbing aspect of this house is the huge double garage. It is perfect for people with multiple cars. It has a wrap around porch, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and just under 2,000 square feet. Talk about a luxury home!
8. Front Entrance Patio
Okay, this has to be my favorite front entrance to any house I've seen so far! It's absolutely show-stopping! Those grand logs forming not only a statement A-Frame but underneath is a spectacular patio. The living space is a little under 2,000 square feet but there's an extra 1,200 square footage in patio space! And that huge patios space are perfect for an outdoor fireplace. Inside there are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
9. The Acadian
How cool is this house? It's so unique and interesting you are sure to fall in love. Although it looks small it's actually about 1,500 square feet and believe it or not, there are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in these log home plans! The kitchen is located in the middle of the circle which makes it the heart of the home.
10. 1 Bedroom
Coming in at only 360 square feet, this log home is perfect for a young couple with no plans for kids or a bachelor(ette) wanting to live the tiny house lifestyle! Here we have only 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom. The exterior has a rustic charm and the inside will easily
11. Charmingly Quaint
A cozy home with 2 floors, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a sweet little porch to sit and drink your coffee in the morning. If you don't need a lot of space because you prefer to spend your time outdoors, then you will definitely be interested in this log home plan!
Yes, that does say gym, and yes that does say cigar room! This house is truly luxurious. However, those are just ideas. You can make the rooms whatever you want them to be! How about a meditation room? Back to the details, we've got 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and 4,700 square feet!
13. Country Home
Can you imagine raising your kids in this beautiful country log home? It has a square footage of 1,800 and includes 3 bedrooms and 2 and a half bathrooms. An open floor plan lets you enjoy the fireplace from both the kitchen and the dining room.
14. Simply Lovely
Here is a simply lovely wood log home that you can build for you and your family. It features an A-frame and gorgeous large windows letting in a lot of sunshine. This house is 2 stories and it has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, at over 1,200 square feet.
15. Extreme Makeover
Okay, this house is pretty fancy but if you're capable of going big then this is a plan you'll probably want to look at! You won't believe everything that's in here; 3 bedrooms, 3 and a half bathrooms, a basement with a two car garage and dance studio, a loft, and more. All in 3,100 square feet of log home!
2,300 square feet makes a lot of room for living! This gorgeous design would look great on your new forest property. Here we have an option of 2 or 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
This home looks stunning all covered in snow like a winter wonderland! It has 2 floors that add up to more than 7,000 square feet! This is the home for those who always have relatives showing up at the door; you need the extra space! You will also need the extra bedrooms which is why this design has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms!
18. Winter Cabin
Enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and tobogganing in your winter log home complete with a large fireplace to dry your boots! In this plan, there is room for 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in the 2,100 square foot layout. We've also got a walk-in closet in the master bedroom and a beautiful loft area.
19. The Bear Home
Just a lovely 1 story home with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a desirable open plan layout. The kitchen, great room, and dining room are all open so you can really enjoy visiting with guests. This house is 2,100 square feet.
20. Jasper Home
How do you feel about 3,400 square feet, 3 bedrooms and 3 and a half bathrooms? What about if it's all wrapped up in a stunning two-story log house? Sounds pretty good!
21. Meadow Home
I love 1 story homes, they just feel so cozy and friendly! So, if you don't have a big family to try and squeeze in you might be interested in something like this log house plan. 1,000 square feet, 2 bedrooms, and 1 bathroom could be all you need!
This house is protected from the elements with a large eave in front and a gorgeous porch underneath, perfect for a porch swing. This house also has an awesome attic storage area or it could even be transformed into another bedroom. For now though, it still has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom over its 1,200 square feet.
23. Post and Beam
This house is built using a post and beam technique. Some information on the modern yet classic log house is that it has a square footage of just under 2,000 and is designed with 3 bedrooms and 2 and a half bathrooms.
24. Lookout Tower
Yes! You read that right! This house includes a lookout tower. What else does it include? Well, 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 1,600 square feet of dreamy open plans and luxurious additions like a hot tub!
25. Windows Galore!
How dreamy is this A-Frame log house that has almost just 1 big window at the front! Imagine all that radiant natural light you'll get into your home. It's 2 floors, 1,400 square feet, 3 bedrooms and 2 and a half bathrooms.
26. Cabin in the Woods
It looks so tempting to just pack everything up and move to the woods, doesn't it? Let yourself be tempted with 1,800 square feet over 3 stories that include 3 bedrooms, 3 and a half bathrooms and an open deck with hot tub. That's right… a hot tub outside!
Sort-of a classic looking home that is perfect to raise a family in. It has a charming design that will make you feel happy to come home. 1,600 square feet are the dimensions of this house and that includes 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
Okay, bachelors and bachelorettes, this one is for you! How adorable is this small log house that is towering up 3 floors? Over those 3 floors, we only have 1 bedroom, we've got 2 bathrooms and a total square footage of 480! What do you think?
29. Slanted Roof
Here's a lovely 2 story home that's large and in charge! It has wonderful slanted roofs so that the snow can easily slide off and not cause damage. As far as how big the house is, it's approximately 3,700 square feet including the two-car garage! And did you see that it has 4 bedrooms and 3 and a half bathrooms? Awesome!
30. Woodland Wonder
This darling house is great for the woodsman who wants to live near the fresh scent of pine trees. It has a square footage of 2,050 and is complete with 3 bedrooms as well as 2 and a half bathrooms. Ready to build?
Wow! Are you completely inspired? I know I am!
We have seen all types of log homes. Everything from small, quaint cabin-looking homes to giant 3 story luxurious wooden castles! Depending on your budget, your taste, and your necessities you will be able to pick one of these log home plans in no time.
There are so many cool and fun designs out there once you start looking! Most companies will customize plans to a degree if you contact them. Or, you can just design your own with a professional who will make sure your home is safe and sound and exactly to your liking.
While busy dreaming and planning, also have a look at our homestead layout plans to ensure your dream homestead plan and log home plans go well together. And while you are at it, build one of these playhouses for the kids!