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Old 12-05-2016, 10:06 AM
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In the few scenarios I have seen people do this the finished cost of the log home was more than a stick built so there is little to no cost savings time and material wise. It was the style they wanted.

As others mentioned if you have no experience building a house the material of the house is secondary at this point you first need to nail down the county and state code requirements for zoning, setbacks, well and septic, and a laundry list of structural, electrical, plumbing and related construction codes you will have to follow.

You're talking about this like it's going to be a fun project, but effectively you are building a code compliant residence using non-traditional materials and neither one of you has significant residential construction experience. It can be done but do not underestimate the cost, time and complexity of what you re undertaking.