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The interior and exterior of each log home reflects the individual tastes of the owners. Each home is different, and you can tailor it the way you want it. Take a look at our packages. Nothing too custom here, just beautiful hand picked character log posts and beams, hand peeled Swedish coped logs, notched and trimmed on each end. They go together nicely, and our floors, ceilings and custom railing is the nicest stuff you will see.

Glen and Jacob work together to design each component, like stairs and railing, and when perfected, each is produced individually for each home. We do spiral, straight, L-shape and U-shaped stairs, and can use full log stringers with half log treads (shown) or half log stringers (each side), with 3x11 treads, for a more conventional look. All of excellent quality. The character log posts here are standard interior stairposts, with burned cat faces. Ask for more or less rustic, burned or just massive logs, etc. We aim to please and customize to your individual taste.

On our interior walls, as in most log homes, walls are framed. This means easy electrical runs, lighting, and plumbing. Walls can have sheetrock, Tongue and Groove, barn wood, whatever you prefer. Most do a combination, for high contrast, as sheetrock is light and reflects light well, and with wood log walls, wood trim, railing, and T&G ceilings, that is a lot of wood that needs to change up with darks and lights, perfect with character logs.

This is called a grand entry, with a truss. This feature can be added to most any home, and really sets off a Lodge, like this Columbia Lodge Log home design.

Interior walls are done in sheetrock most commonly, as they contrast and complement the natural beauty of log homes. This is the center hallway of the Black Bear Chalet.

The Kolendich residence sports a huge stonework wall and fireplace. The way each interior is handled and discussed is unique to each owner, and we feel Kathleen did a fantastic job here.

Railing can finish off nicely, even with a 5/8 loft and a 12/12 pitch roof.

Dave and Tracy Sandry did a nice job in a short period of time. Dave is a concrete contractor, but his concrete crew set up a 5200 square foot house and garage in 3 weeks, in January, in Montana!

Even with a smaller Glacier Chalet or Black Bear Chalet, the ridge is 21’ up! The interiors are always tailored to your taste. Our wholesale price makes the T&G ceiling the same price finished, as sheetrock

The Lodges, like this Columbia Lodge log home kit, incorporate large glass areas for view, and solar gain. LowE windows we provide keep the UV and heat gain down and the light in. We can remove windows and doors from our bids, and rock for floors is optional, only slightly higher than wood

Our loft flooring is SPF premium, a unique product with Tongue and Grooves on the sides, so it looks great from the main floor, is super thick, and when sanded and cleared, looks fantastic, and costs the least. Our premium railing is done in our log home factory, is peeled, tenons are cut, and assembled for you.

This is a Lodge style home interior, looking from the dining room to the great room. This is a standard package, with the most common elements of log loft joists, beautiful and colorful ceilings, floors, and logs. This is not standard for other log home manufacturers, one of the reasons we got into this business!

Some builders or owners like to see recessed trim, which is an option, and the same price. This is a little more work to finish, but still looks great, as there are several ways to do trim on our log cabin kits. This is 10” hand peeled logs with a light stain.

Whether you choose a metal roof or shingles, our log home kits make it look right. Metal roofs on a log home work well with pine and fir trees near, as they shed needles best. Snow sheds nice too, but you get a huge buildup sometimes if in a heavy snow area. Many use the heat tape on the edges of the roofs in high snow areas, with shingles, as that insulates, and melts the snow along the edges slowly, and allows the water to go down a French drain. We do not provide metal or shingles for the roof, as we cannot save you money on those items. Montana has to ship them all in, they are heavy, and then they have to ship to you! Common sense you buy that locally (hey, just being honest here).

Troy Pilgeram has some nice character logs in the basement of his modified Alpine Lodge log home package, and instead of using GluLams for beams, he chose log to keep it more rustic. Same money from us.

This small kitchen is a snap on even the smaller log cabin kits. We call this a 5/8 loft, when a post goes up to support the loft and railing above. Cheap log home square footage, and it works with the U shape of the smaller kitchen.

Log cabin bedrooms are cozy and nice, warm and you can’t stop staring at the log floor joists above, and T&G, all awesome in color.

This Alpine Lodge log home kit is getting closer to being completed. Build them in the winter or any season. 11’ tall walls help in the loft headroom, and you can add the deck on the whole prow side later, especially when you are just trying to get the roof on quickly in the winter.

The basement of a log home looks fairly conventionally built. Log posts and beams are featured to break up the walls. A functional, inexpensive fireplace insert can be added with river rock and aggregate hearth, and a small log mantle can be done in hours. This is a nice alternative to expensive rock walls, and is very light.

Electrical outlets on the exterior log wall are run within the first two row of logs, so you can have them on the half log starter, the full log starter, or on a wall log. We have a slick way that is fast and no wires show, and the whole log home electrical job is only about a day of work for one man to prepare the logs and the runs under or on top of log joists, etc.

This custom bay window sill in a dining room was made from a $60. Slab of spruce, and with windows, rough sawn frame, and framing, was less than $550. About a third of a pre-made bay window. Labor to do the base, roof and trim was 23 hours, which makes sense, making a statement on this log home cabin interior, and exterior!

Dave modified his Columbia Lodge log home package to include a ground level deck, front prow window change, 3 car garage, a mirrored floorplan, etc. and did it within a week in the design stage. We can work as fast or as slow as you need us to.

Glen designed this remarkably innovative and strong staircase, and together with Thor, his brother, built this very first model for a customer. Now we have done many. Ask for one in your kit. They are slower to build than a log staircase, but cost a little less in materials. You save thousands from other spiral staircases from other log home suppliers.

The picture above and those below all look different, on the same style of home, just different ways to suit different customers of our log homes.

Glen and his son Jacob (the architectural designer) sanded, then sprayed this concrete floor with acrylic stain in 5 colors, moving across the rooms in about a 3’ swath, spraying a base color, then using small spray bottles, spraying and spitting 4 other colors to get a mottled, runny, spotty granite look. The stain and clear coats together were only about .50 per foot. 3 hours sanding, 1 hour mopping, 3 hours to tape the base of the walls, 2 hours to stain it, and about 2 hours for each clear coat (4 coats best so no peeling) for 2 people makes for not much time, and the finish is one that a professional would charge $20 bucks a square foot for.

Our standard log home package is anything but standard, compared to any other log home manufacturer. This log home was completely finished, with loft and basement, for about 80 bucks a square foot, hiring out labor to subs (the owner acts as a general contractor). Most of our log home packages are built this way. Log Cabins with 3 floors cost the least per square foot, so with a basement and a loft, they are more efficient, as you have the smallest roof, exterior wall, and foundation, the 3 major costs in building your custom log home. The most expensive log home package, per square foot, is a small log home on one level! The least expensive, per square foot, is 3 levels, and larger is cheaper! I know that doesn’t make sense at first, but it is true, every time. Things like water, power, septic aren’t changing much on the lot, you need one fridge, one stove, etc. and that is probably not going to change much on a slightly larger model. We try to advise how to make the log home cost less per square foot, stay within your budget, keep what you like, and get the budget and your dream log home to come together. This is the challenge, not to sell you a home, but design a log home or log cabin that fits your budget, and has everything you want in a log home design and log home floorplan. This is not hard, this is common sense. When you have done over 2000 turn key estimate on our specific log home kits, completely to the move in stage, you probably can guess we can help you estimate quickly and get really close, so you don’t have to guess and spend weeks finding out for yourself you are over your desired budget!

Easily Design Your Own Dream Log KitchenInterior options on beams include natural log beams and floor joists, or GluLam beams with log floor joists, as shown, for the same price (just a custom decision by you). The super hard fir floors are included with our package. This custom spruce countertop on the island was cut at our mill, and with 2-22” wide pieces, was glued together on site, to make a 40” wide island, 10’ long. We custom cut these for our customers, and this whole island top is about 200 bucks, so this top – the whole structure is less than 6 bucks a square foot! We do not provide cabinets or granite, appliances, plumbing fixtures, etc., but can advise on where to get them if needed, and help show you costs for your taste in those items, whether cut corner, mid-line, or luxury. That is why we like to do a turn-key estimate, as it helps you understand all the other costs, so you aren’t blindsided like other log home companies do. They hire a sales staff that just wants to sell you a log home package, and you are on your own. Their salespeople just don’t have the knowledge to help you with the 3D log home design, customizing your plan and backing that with estimations and helping you get on budget. I think they are like the government on budgeting when you get your design and final costs, as I keep hearing that!

This entry to a log home is showing character posts from a forest fire, 5 miles from Canada, and 200 yards from Glacier National Park in Montana. You cannot get these from anyone else. We have an exclusive provider. You need super old, dry, slow growth trees that grow on high elevation, wind-swept alpine ridges. Do you have those where you live? =)

This is Glen and Carrie Prestegaard’s home. They started with the Cascade Lodge Design, widened it 4’ to 28’, lengthened it 2’ on one side, 6’ on the other, added a sunroom/gazebo deck, 6 skylights, a longer, angled 3 car garage, and put it on a daylight (walkout) style of basement. 3 times the equity and made it affordable.

The entry side of a lodge home has a lot of potential. This is the grand entry with truss, kind of a big dormer for the loft area, and a couple of entry character logs with burned cat faces. 4 extra rows of logs were added in the main wall so the loft has 5 rows above the loft floor, at a much lower cost and more headroom than the gable dormers. Not as beautiful as gable dormers, but more efficient, and still looks good. To each his own! Log home kits and cabin packages from Lazarus are simply the best log homes from any manufacturer, no matter where you live. Get the best, get it cheap, and build it fast and stronger than any other.

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Interior & Exterior Log Home Package pictures & Information

The interior and exterior of each log home reflects the individual tastes of the owners. Each home is different, and you can tailor it the way you want it. Take a look at our packages. Nothing too custom here, just beautiful hand picked character log posts and beams, hand peeled Swedish coped logs, notched and trimmed on each end. They go together nicely, and our floors, ceilings and custom railing is the nicest stuff you will see. We have more color in our logs than anyone, select the best woods that are in the best area (our high elevation dry forest), and we ship this direct to you at wholesale prices. The best log home package money can buy, at the best price, and fast!

Glen and Jacob work together to design each component, like stairs and railing, and when perfected, each is produced individually for each home. We do spiral, straight, L-shape and U-shaped stairs, and can use full log stringers with half log treads (shown) or half log stringers (each side), with 3x11 treads, for a more conventional look. All of excellent quality. The character log posts here are standard interior stairposts, with burned cat faces. Ask for more or less rustic, burned or just massive logs, etc. We aim to please and customize to your individual taste.

On our interior walls, as in most log homes, walls are framed. This means easy electrical runs, lighting, and plumbing. Walls can have sheetrock, Tongue and Groove, barn wood, whatever you prefer. Most do a combination, for high contrast, as sheetrock is light and reflects light well, and with wood log walls, wood trim, railing, and T&G ceilings, that is a lot of wood that needs to change up with darks and lights, perfect with character logs.

This is called a grand entry, with a truss. This feature can be added to most any home, and really sets off a Lodge, like this Columbia Lodge Log home design.

Interior walls are done in sheetrock most commonly, as they contrast and complement the natural beauty of log homes. This is the center hallway of the Black Bear Chalet.

The Kolendich residence sports a huge stonework wall and fireplace. The way each interior is handled and discussed is unique to each owner, and we feel Kathleen did a fantastic job here.

Railing can finish off nicely, even with a 5/8 loft and a 12/12 pitch roof.

Dave and Tracy Sandry did a nice job in a short period of time. Dave is a concrete contractor, but his concrete crew set up a 5200 square foot house and garage in 3 weeks, in January, in Montana!

Even with a smaller Glacier Chalet or Black Bear Chalet, the ridge is 21’ up! The interiors are always tailored to your taste. Our wholesale price makes the T&G ceiling the same price finished, as sheetrock

The Lodges, like this Columbia Lodge log home kit, incorporate large glass areas for view, and solar gain. LowE windows we provide keep the UV and heat gain down and the light in. We can remove windows and doors from our bids, and rock for floors is optional, only slightly higher than wood.

Our loft flooring is SPF premium, a unique product with Tongue and Grooves on the sides, so it looks great from the main floor, is super thick, and when sanded and cleared, looks fantastic, and costs the least. Our premium railing is done in our log home factory, is peeled, tenons are cut, and assembled for you.

This is a Lodge style home interior, looking from the dining room to the great room. This is a standard package, with the most common elements of log loft joists, beautiful and colorful ceilings, floors, and logs. This is not standard for other log home manufacturers, one of the reasons we got into this business!

Some builders or owners like to see recessed trim, which is an option, and the same price. This is a little more work to finish, but still looks great, as there are several ways to do trim on our log cabin kits. This is 10” hand peeled logs with a light stain.

Whether you choose a metal roof or shingles, our log home kits make it look right. Metal roofs on a log home work well with pine and fir trees near, as they shed needles best. Snow sheds nice too, but you get a huge buildup sometimes if in a heavy snow area. Many use the heat tape on the edges of the roofs in high snow areas, with shingles, as that insulates, and melts the snow along the edges slowly, and allows the water to go down a French drain. We do not provide metal or shingles for the roof, as we cannot save you money on those items. Montana has to ship them all in, they are heavy, and then they have to ship to you! Common sense you buy that locally (hey, just being honest here).

Troy Pilgeram has some nice character logs in the basement of his modified Alpine Lodge log home package, and instead of using GluLams for beams, he chose log to keep it more rustic. Same money from us.

This small kitchen is a snap on even the smaller log cabin kits. We call this a 5/8 loft, when a post goes up to support the loft and railing above. Cheap log home square footage, and it works with the U shape of the smaller kitchen.

Log cabin bedrooms are cozy and nice, warm and you can’t stop staring at the log floor joists above, and T&G, all awesome in color.

This Alpine Lodge log home kit is getting closer to being completed. Build them in the winter or any season. 11’ tall walls help in the loft headroom, and you can add the deck on the whole prow side later, especially when you are just trying to get the roof on quickly in the winter.

The basement of a log home looks fairly conventionally built. Log posts and beams are featured to break up the walls. A functional, inexpensive fireplace insert can be added with river rock and aggregate hearth, and a small log mantle can be done in hours. This is a nice alternative to expensive rock walls, and is very light.

Electrical outlets on the exterior log wall are run within the first two row of logs, so you can have them on the half log starter, the full log starter, or on a wall log. We have a slick way that is fast and no wires show, and the whole log home electrical job is only about a day of work for one man to prepare the logs and the runs under or on top of log joists, etc.

This custom bay window sill in a dining room was made from a $60. Slab of spruce, and with windows, rough sawn frame, and framing, was less than $550. About a third of a pre-made bay window. Labor to do the base, roof and trim was 23 hours, which makes sense, making a statement on this log home cabin interior, and exterior!

Dave modified his Columbia Lodge log home package to include a ground level deck, front prow window change, 3 car garage, a mirrored floorplan, etc. and did it within a week in the design stage. We can work as fast or as slow as you need us to.

Glen designed this remarkably innovative and strong staircase, and together with Thor, his brother, built this very first model for a customer. Now we have done many. Ask for one in your kit. They are slower to build than a log staircase, but cost a little less in materials. You save thousands from other spiral staircases from other log home suppliers.

The picture above and those below all look different, on the same style of home, just different ways to suit different customers of our log homes.

Glen and his son Jacob (the architectural designer) sanded, then sprayed this concrete floor with acrylic stain in 5 colors, moving across the rooms in about a 3’ swath, spraying a base color, then using small spray bottles, spraying and spitting 4 other colors to get a mottled, runny, spotty granite look. The stain and clear coats together were only about .50 per foot. 3 hours sanding, 1 hour mopping, 3 hours to tape the base of the walls, 2 hours to stain it, and about 2 hours for each clear coat (4 coats best so no peeling) for 2 people makes for not much time, and the finish is one that a professional would charge $20 bucks a square foot for.

Our standard log home package is anything but standard, compared to any other log home manufacturer. This log home was completely finished, with loft and basement, for about 80 bucks a square foot, hiring out labor to subs (the owner acts as a general contractor). Most of our log home packages are built this way. Log Cabins with 3 floors cost the least per square foot, so with a basement and a loft, they are more efficient, as you have the smallest roof, exterior wall, and foundation, the 3 major costs in building your custom log home. The most expensive log home package, per square foot, is a small log home on one level! The least expensive, per square foot, is 3 levels, and larger is cheaper! I know that doesn’t make sense at first, but it is true, every time. Things like water, power, septic aren’t changing much on the lot, you need one fridge, one stove, etc. and that is probably not going to change much on a slightly larger model. We try to advise how to make the log home cost less per square foot, stay within your budget, keep what you like, and get the budget and your dream log home to come together. This is the challenge, not to sell you a home, but design a log home or log cabin that fits your budget, and has everything you want in a log home design and log home floorplan. This is not hard, this is common sense. When you have done over 2000 turn key estimate on our specific log home kits, completely to the move in stage, you probably can guess we can help you estimate quickly and get really close, so you don’t have to guess and spend weeks finding out for yourself you are over your desired budget!

Easily Design Your Own Dream Log KitchenInterior options on beams include natural log beams and floor joists, or GluLam beams with log floor joists, as shown, for the same price (just a custom decision by you). The super hard fir floors are included with our package. This custom spruce countertop on the island was cut at our mill, and with 2-22” wide pieces, was glued together on site, to make a 40” wide island, 10’ long. We custom cut these for our customers, and this whole island top is about 200 bucks, so this top – the whole structure is less than 6 bucks a square foot! We do not provide cabinets or granite, appliances, plumbing fixtures, etc., but can advise on where to get them if needed, and help show you costs for your taste in those items, whether cut corner, mid-line, or luxury. That is why we like to do a turn-key estimate, as it helps you understand all the other costs, so you aren’t blindsided like other log home companies do. They hire a sales staff that just wants to sell you a log home package, and you are on your own. Their salespeople just don’t have the knowledge to help you with the 3D log home design, customizing your plan and backing that with estimations and helping you get on budget. I think they are like the government on budgeting when you get your design and final costs, as I keep hearing that!

This entry to a log home is showing character posts from a forest fire, 5 miles from Canada, and 200 yards from Glacier National Park in Montana. You cannot get these from anyone else. We have an exclusive provider. You need super old, dry, slow growth trees that grow on high elevation, wind-swept alpine ridges. Do you have those where you live? =)

This is Glen and Carrie Prestegaard’s home. They started with the Cascade Lodge Design, widened it 4’ to 28’, lengthened it 2’ on one side, 6’ on the other, added a sunroom/gazebo deck, 6 skylights, a longer, angled 3 car garage, and put it on a daylight (walkout) style of basement. 3 times the equity and made it affordable.

The entry side of a lodge home has a lot of potential. This is the grand entry with truss, kind of a big dormer for the loft area, and a couple of entry character logs with burned cat faces. 4 extra rows of logs were added in the main wall so the loft has 5 rows above the loft floor, at a much lower cost and more headroom than the gable dormers. Not as beautiful as gable dormers, but more efficient, and still looks good. To each his own! Log home kits and cabin packages from Lazarus are simply the best log homes from any manufacturer, no matter where you live. Get the best, get it cheap, and build it fast and stronger than any other.

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