However, if you’re the type of person who still wants to make ‘em like they used to, you still can with a little help from a log cabin kit from Wisconsin-based Golden Eagle Log & Timber Home.
Providing most of the benefits of a prefab home but still allowing even a moderately experienced builder to take control of the assembly process, Golden Eagle’s kits come complete with all the interior and exterior components (cabinets, sinks, flooring, fireplaces, shingles, etc.) that are needed to put together an up to 12,865-square-foot log cabin.
All of the precut logs and timber that Golden Eagle produces are compatible and guaranteed to fit, and all of their kits can be expanded or shrunk based on preference. (Their smallest offering is only 672 square feet.)
Log Cabins (3 images)
Additionally, all of the wood that Golden Eagle uses is dried in a kiln before shipping, a process that ensures each log is sanitized for pests, free of water and ready to be stained immediately. That process also means the logs are light enough for two people to lift even the largest one.
Pricing for the builds varies depending on size, with the smallest starting around $67,000 and the largest costing over a million. Paying for a builder, if you use one, is on you too, Bob Vila.
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