Every year Amy and I make a point to rent a log home and disconnect for a few days. We take this time to step away from emails, read a few books, admire the log home and the nature that surrounds it. Amy coordinated a getaway this year to coincide with my 30th birthday, and boy was I in for a surprise. Those who are close to me know that there are two topics that I’m passionate about (some may say obsessed with): Log Homes and Technology. Amy, being as brilliant as she is beautiful, put those two passions together and surprised me with one of the coolest gifts I’ve ever received – a drone!
One thing that I’ve noticed over years of researching different log home styles and builders is the surprising small amount of high quality photos and footage that is readily available. Log and timber frame builders, architects, and buyers spend months and in some cases years designing and crafting the home of their dreams. Why are we not taking more photos? A large reason why the Log Cabin Bureau’s social network has grown so quickly and consistently is because we work with builders to distribute high quality photos which demonstrates their exceptional work. People love to see the fruits of hard labor, especially when it’s the high level of quality craftsmanship that our members provide.
Amy and I are committed to sharing our knowledge and experience, and we believe the best way to do so is to document our adventures. So with the drone in hand, Amy and I hopped in the car and traveled down to Nashville, Indiana. Each time we vacation in a log home, we make an effort to stay in different styles of homes, which were built by different builders. We’re still in the pursuit of building our dream log home, and we use these trips to help determine the pros and cons of each style and layout – it helps us tremendously when we organize all of the features we want in our home.
This trip led us to the Adventurewood Log Cabin, a beautiful and secluded 3 bedroom, 2 bath which was complete with a 6-person hot tub, 2 fireplaces, a romantic master suite with a 2 person jacuzzi, and a loft with a pool table.
The Adventurewood Log Cabin featured a D-Log profile. A D-Log profile provides the owner with the look of a log home on the exterior and a milled flat surface on the interior. Log homes with a D-Log profile are typically milled with a double tongue and groove and they’re put together with a double gasket to prevent air infiltration, maximizing the inherent energy efficiency of a log home.
While the Indiana winter doesn’t lend itself to the most beautiful exterior and nature photos, we did take some time to get the drone up in the air and take some shots of the cabin.
Are you interested in having your log home featured in a blog post and shared across our network? Amy and I have stayed in log homes all across North America, and we’d love to chat with you about what opportunities are available. You can send us a message here: https://www.logcabinbureau.com/contact-us/ And yes, the drone will travel with us!