Some folks like to set a date that they want to be moved in to their new log home like Christmas, Thanksgiving or a special anniversary or birthday. Setting goals is a great idea but they need to be matched with realistic expectations. If you’ve never had a custom home built before, now may be the time to investigate a bit further.
There are several factors that will affect how long a log home building project will take. Here are just a few:
- Complexity and size of the house plan
- Location of the building site
- Availability of building supplies
- Size/experience of construction crew
On average our homeowners have told us that from the time they started clearing their lot until the time they moved in, it took them approximately 12 months to complete. Remember, this is an “average” so some folks building smaller, simpler designs may have spent fewer than 6 months and some with very large (7000+ sq ft) complex houses on difficult building sites may have spent 18 months or longer.
If you have a move-in date selected be sure to keep the time lines and what can effect them in mind so you know when you have to start. To help you along, click here for a sample time line to help you along in planning. For further assistance, use your local Log Home Consultant as a wonderful resource for insights in to the time line planning process.
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