Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Review: Small Log Homes by Robbin Obomsawin

Whether you're planning a starter home or a lifelong retreat, Small Log Homes is an indispensable idea book for planning, building, and outfitting your cabin in the woods or on the prairie. Lush photographs show how log-home owners, builders, and contractors around the country have achieved the richness and warmth of cabin living within the bounds of economy and space management. And all without feeling cramped or hamstrung.

Wow! This book really shows how building a custom home is very pricey and time-consuming. The idea of living in a log home, especially one heated with wood, concerns me though. It seems like a giant fire trap with all that wood around!

I must mention that by the Small in Small Log Homes the author means a home under 2,500 square feet. I'm not sure what he's comparing it to, but good to know.

The floorplans presented represented a variety of home sizes and elevations, which was a very pleasant surprise.

This one get eight stars. It was a nice, quick read, with beautiful pictures and a good flow to the rather brief, but informative text.

Rating: ★★★★★★★★☆☆


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