Most professionals acknowledge that the greatest source of potential headaches while designing and building a log home is the integrity of the budget. Operating without cost parameters is akin to walking the financial high wire without a net. Scrambling to cover a cost overrun by borrowing against or liquidating assets that were not a part of the plan is painful, not to mention going hat in hand to the lender and asking for more money.
Designing and building a log home takes time, money, and patience. Expect anxious moments, but remember to enjoy the ride as much as possible. Then, relax and embark on that rewarding log home lifestyle.