We get quite a few calls and emails asking if we sell log cabin kits here in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The term “log cabin kit” has been used for years but really what is a log cabin or log home kit? Years back there used to be smaller, build it yourself kits but things have changed over the years. It is phrase that gets used about as often as “log home package”.
Heres the deal – log cabin kits or log packages really come down to building materials figured for a particular plan. A kit or package are components such as logs, lumber, windows and roofing. Some companies offer interior products in their packages as well. Every log home company offers a package. It is up to you to decipher what is and what isn’t included from each one in your research. For too long the log home industry has used the terms kits and packages. Many people end up spending way too much time on the materials side of it and seem to forget the other part of the equation is build costs. We will work with you on both the materials and log home construction costs so you know what the end result of the project will be. I’ve seen quite a few over the years spend too much time on finding that less expensive log cabin kit only to find that once the builder supplies everything else that isn’t included and needed to complete the project they are over budget.
We do work with some log cabin enthusiasts that do plan on building their log cabin or log home on their own. The log cabin kit theory applies to these types of people being they will be hands on for the project. However, with stricter building and energy codes throughout the upper midwest it is making it a bit more difficult for the owner/builder. One thing you need to be aware of is out of the region log home companies may not have designed the kit to meet local codes such as snow load and energy requirements. Items like these do have an impact on the log home materials pricing. Being we are a local company and have a network of log home builders throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin we are able to provide a log home plan and package that meets all the codes for where you are building.
Getting back to that log cabin kit just keep in mind that kits or packages really are just building materials and construction costs need to be figured in. We are here to help you from the concept to completion of your log home or cabin. For more information on Minnesota log cabin kits just head over to our website.