How Much Do Golden Eagle Log Homes Cost to Build?
After building over 5,000 homes in 49 states, we came across this formula: Take the 8" Log Complete Package price – let’s say it is $100,000. Multiply $100,000 by 2.6 times and now you have a very close ball park of $260,000 ( includes package ) completely built or “Turnkey,” meaning: basement, foundation, heating/cooling, flooring, and even the kitchen sink. Lot costs, such as well, septic, and landscaping, are extra. NOTE: This multiplier works with our 8" log packages. Call us at (800) 270-5025 if you would like a turnkey estimate for other log sizes.
Is this how you really price a log home?
No, absolutely not. We wish it would be that easy. This is called a ball park price. This just lets you know it is going to be somewhere in that range. For instance, you may not even have a basement or have conservative tastes. In that case, you may be able to use a multiplier of 2.2. If you are used to having the best of everything, you may want to use a multiplier of 3.3. Let’s say the ballpark price is in your budget and your credit union or bank agrees with your budget numbers. The next step is to ask us to draw up your home. At this point, we will ask you about every detail of your new log home. From basement wall height, to your kitchen cabinet layout, to what you would like on all your walls and ceilings. Such as pine, tongue and groove, drywall, stone, half log, etc. With this information we can now complete your blueprints and price your log home and in the meantime we will provide the mason, plumber, HVAC, electrician, drywall installer, flooring installer, etc. with a set of plans to also provide you with an exact bid.
Below are great examples of how easy it is to make the wrong pricing assumptions without us asking a lot of questions first.
Now, imagine a 1,500 sq. ft. log home in your mind. Then you call us and ask how much is a 1,500 sq. ft. log home? Below are three 1,500 sq. ft. log home floor plans. All are exactly the same sq. ft., but have different things to offer. Two of them have garages, one has a walk out basement, one has a porch, all three have different windows, roof overhangs, etc. Which one were you picturing in your mind?
That is only what you can see. What about the log size? Granite countertops vs. Formica countertops? How about a lot of dry wall vs. a lot of wood tongue & groove? Plus, the unlimited amount of other variables and choices.
Then there are many differences in lot costs: Mountain side vs. flat land, full basement vs. concrete slab, long driveway vs. short driveway, deep well vs. shallow well, conventional septic vs. mound system, etc.
The only way to give you an exact price is for you to discuss things with us very thoroughly, meaning several hours of your time. Only after we fully understand exactly what you are looking for would we be able to offer you a written 17-page contract on your home.
For more information on how you get started read our Typical Process description.
The three log homes below all have the same “livable” square footage and base floor plan. However, the materials needed to build each home differ. This home is one of our most popular designs.
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