Today’s buyers are trying to re-create that look by asking log companies to incorporate large-diameter logs, chinking, timber, and grand entries into their rustic-setting homes. This architectural trend, informally called “Parkitecture,” takes its design cue from the shelters at national parks such as Yosemite, Yellowstone, or Zion, as well as from the great Eastern camps.

These 18 steps will help you from Creating a planning schedule, to your perfect home site to shopping for financing, to listening to yourself and so much more.