Average Cost to Build a Log Home: What’s the Price?
For the vast majority of our customers, building a log home is the culmination of a lifelong dream. Most people who call a Gingrich log cabin “home”, get to do so thanks to years of planning, preparing and saving. To help you out with saving, we’re breaking down the average cost to build a log home right here. While all of our homes are custom — built to your needs, preferences and budget — we can still give you an idea of average costs. Our average log home’s cost between $350,000 to $400,000 from start to finish, as a turnkey package. That cost is right in line with a wide variety of traditional homes.
In today’s blog, we’re breaking down what a log home in that cost range will include as well as our budget-friendly floor plans and some of our largest models. Keep reading to learn more about the average cost to build a log home — or simply reach out today to discuss your project with us.
How Much Does It Cost to Build a Log Home?
Answering the question of “How much does it cost to build a log home?” can be challenging. We build 21 different log home models, offer ample customization and can even build you a custom home from the ground-up. However, the average cost of $350,000 to $400,000 is standard across our 21 base models. These prices reflect the state of the market when this blog was written in 2020 and may go up or down as time passes.
For that price, you can generally expect your log home to feature the following:
- More than 2,000 square feet
- 3 bedrooms
- 2.5 bathrooms
- Huge great room and loft
- Luxurious interior touches
- Medium sized deck or porch
Once again, we compare the average cost to build a log home to the price of a well-equipped suburban home. However, this is just one price tier. We also offer higher and lower priced options.Budget-Friendly Log Homes
If you’d prefer more of a basic cabin style with a reduced size, you can absolutely get a log home with a drastically reduced price point. For just a little bit over $200,000, from start to finish, we can build you a gorgeous cabin you can call your own. At this budget-friendly price, you can expect the following:
- Between 1,000 and 1,500 square feet
- 2 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- 2 stories
- Basic interior amenities
- Small porch
These houses are something of a surprise answer to the question, “How much does it cost to build a log home?” For a bit less than the price of a typical suburban home, you can enjoy a true log home experience!Deluxe Log Homes
While our average log homes cost a fairly average amount, we have had the privilege to build some true log home mansions for some very fortunate customers. If you have the budget to go far above and beyond the standard packages, you’ll find the sky is the limit. Log homes in the highest price tier tend to be very spacious and come with a high degree of customization. It is not uncommon for one of these deluxe builds to cost more than half a million dollars. Here’s what some of the homes in this tier contain:
- 3,000+ square feet
- 4 bedrooms
- 3.5 bathrooms
- Large outdoor living space
- Luxury kitchens
- Upgraded bathrooms
- Gorgeous stone work
- Finished basements
- Massive great rooms with a loft
- Much more!
The size of these homes makes them ideal for taking vacations with a large extended family. This top-end-of-the-price-spectrum log home shows that you can build almost anything you can dream with your log cabin!
Find Out the Cost to Build Your Log Home
While we’ve answered the question, “How much does it cost to build a log home?” this blog is just the beginning. More than anything, we want you to know that whether you are opting for the budget-friendly end of our spectrum or you’re aiming to be near the top, you can absolutely have an amazing log cabin. If you want to discuss specific models, extra add-ons and your dream home, we encourage you to contact us.
Whether you want to call or stop by our log home showroom, we can help you plan the unique log home you’ll adore for a price that matches your budget. Reach out to start the conversation today!