Because they're built with structural insulated panels (or SIPs) and boast an ultra-tight envelope, timber-frame structures are more energy efficient than other types of homes. Plus, because of the unique frame, timber homes require few, if any, load-bearing walls, so they're a natural choice for open layouts. And that openness can make a smaller home feel much larger. Not to mention, timber homes are beautiful and well-crafted, meaning their style and substance is designed to last.
To prove just how wonderful timber homes are, we've assembled our annual "Best Homes of the Year" issue, which hit newsstands yesterday. The 12 featured plans truly showcase the best of the best from this past year, with homes ranging from sprawling rustic lodges to fresh, farm-style retreats. We even feature a LEED-certified timber home that's just as smart as it is stylish.
This issue is only available on newsstands and online, so order your copy now from the Log & Timber Home Bookstore.