If you are living in the US and exploring options for building a new log home or cabin, now is a great time for you to consider purchasing one from British Columbia, Canada. You may be wondering what the benefits are for purchasing across the border compared to buying one locally—great question!
There are a number of advantages of buying your log home in Canada, but we want to share the top two with you:
#1 US and Canadian Exchange Rate
Building your dream log home can be quite costly so it becomes a balancing act between building the home of your dreams and not breaking the bank.
Today, in early spring of 2015, the US and Canadian exchange rate is the lowest it’s been in over 5 years. Approximately, every $1.00 USD is worth $1.27 CND.
To build a log home worth $100,000 CND, it would cost approximately $78,651.29 USD—that is equivalent to a 20% discount!
The US and Canadian exchange rate could allow you to afford those little additions to your home and truly build the home you’ve always wanted.
*Please note that the USD and CND exchange rate is constantly changing. The above is just an estimate. Please refer to the National Bank of Canada for the latest rates.
#2 Building Your Log Home with Western Red Cedar
The second benefit of purchasing log home in Canada is Western red cedar. Found primarily on the Pacific West Coast of British Columbia, Western Red Cedar is the “official” tree of British Columbia; it is sought after by homeowners and builders around the world. Red cedar is naturally resistant to moisture, wood rot and decay, which will ensure the longevity of your home. The cinnamon-red and deep amber color tones give the wood a warm and cozy feeling where the flared butts of the wood provide unique characteristics to the home.
Artisan Log Homes is proud to have been helping families build homes around the world for over 30 years. We understand that there are numerous decisions that come with building a log home so we have put together a Log Home Building 101 section that will walk you through the most common questions asked when building a home including:
- How much do log homes cost?
- How are log homes imported and exported?
- What are the Differences between a Full Scribe Log Home, Post & Beam, Timber Frame and Hybrid log home?
We also encourage you to check out and spend some time exploring our log home plans and galleries to help you decide what styles you like and don’t like.
At any point we are here if you have additional questions or want to consider a quote send us an email or give us a call.
We are grateful to be part of your log home journey!