If you’ve been considering buying a log home, you likely already know that there are dozens upon dozens of companies vying for your attention, from mom-and-pop shops to international players in the log home arena. Each of them has its merits, and each asserts that its systems are “the best.” With so many choices, you’ll have to narrow the field, but where do you start?

This article in Log Home Living introduces to you the four “S” words: Style, Species, Systems and Shrinkage.