A modular log home, or log home kit, is a prefabricated log home delivered right to your property. Modular log homes come in a wide variety of designs, and sizes to fit your needs. Although you run the risk of having your neighbor put up a home exactly like yours, modular log homes can be more cost effective and save time on design.
Using high grade cedar or pine logs, modular log homes are built to be sturdy and resilient, while still maintaining that natural, wood look. Just like the original pioneers, youll feel youre braving the elements, even if youve built youre new modular log home on an urban street. With a blending of the rustic and modern, youll enjoy all the comforts of a luxury condominium, as well as adding the cozy, warm feeling that comes with being surrounded by wood. For the person who wants woodland feel, but not the headaches of design and cost, a modular log home is the perfect choice.
A log cabin is different than a traditional home, and for that reason you want to know that your builder and manufacturer (if you bought a prefab or sectional log home) are able to handle the task of getting the job done right. A surprisingly large number of builders arent completely sure of how to handle the construction process for log cabins, and even more manufacturers are content to leave their clients in the dust after they have made the purchase.
A simple internet search can yield good results, though you are likely to pick up riff-raff from all over the globe. A good place to start your search for a reputable and reliable manufacturer for your log cabin may actually be with the local home builders. Ask to see if they know or deal with any manufacturers of log cabins that are local, or at least deliver locally. Networking in this way will give you names of companies that home builders prefer to deal with, and chances are good that they are reputable manufacturers of log cabins, making life easier for both yourself and your home builder.
A manufactured log home is a log home that has the design, and perhaps even some preexisting components, pre-made and ready to order. This reduces the cost of the log home, as it does not have to be drafted, designed, and then built on site.
The pre-made sections of the home are usually built in a very regimented situation, meaning that they take less time and less money to construct. They are constructed, and then shipped to the job site, where they will then be placed on a permanent foundation. A manufactured log home experiences all of the same advantages associated with a traditional home, including the ability to utilize a mortgage, and an appreciation in value.
A manufactured log home is a good way to acquire a premium log home, with all of the luxuries that you have come to expect in a home, while saving tens of thousands of dollars in design and construction costs. All of the manufactured log homes that are currently on the market and available come with my customization options, such as interior walls (wood, drywall, or combination), exterior finishes, fireplaces, and more. In this respect, they are no different than a regular home.
Mobile homes are a welcome addition to the housing market, and with the recent popularity of log homes we are starting to see log mobile homes become popular as well. A log mobile home is similar to a regular mobile home, save that it is made using the same practices as a log home, and experiences many of the same advantages and disadvantages of a regular log home.
The exterior of a log mobile home is one that is dominated by an obvious log home theme. The interior can also follow suite, or you can opt to have it dry walled (as you see in traditional homes) if you plan on decorating and redecorating often. Depending on the size of the mobile home, the interior may or may not have visible buttresses and other styling cues which give a nod to the log home construction.
If you are planning on purchasing a log mobile home you will need to be on the lookout for many of the same traits and quirks of a log home, including insect infestations and termite colonies.