Budgeting & Financing

While dreaming and designing your timber home is the fun part of the planning process, budgeting and financing a timber home build is the most important. Make sure you are ready to commit to the build with our expert advice and answers to common questions about budget and financing.

8 Steps to a Smooth Timber Home Build
Construction is the most critical phase of the custom-home buying process, but it doesn’t have to be difficult or stressful. Knowing how the process unfolds will allow you to preview the work ahead and know who’s responsible for making sure everything goes according to plan.
Small, Green & Affordable: A Well-Designed Timber Home in Colorado
A timber framer builds his home on a tight budget, trading square footage for space and special touches in a few important places.
Q & A: How to Convey Your Ideas to Timber Frame Professionals
The things you need to do before you start talking to your timber frame professional.
3 Tips for Downsizing Your Timber Home
Good things come in small packages — even when it comes to your timber home. Check out these tips on downsizing your home.
The Cost of Building a Timber Home: Introduction
The most common question timber home builders are asked is, "how much will my custom timber home cost?"
Top 15 Questions About Timber-Frame Houses
No doubt you’ve got questions about timber-frame houses: building them, designing them, living in them. Thankfully, we have answers.
Cutting Costs in Timber Home Construction
Your home-building budget may have shrunk in the past 12 months. But you can still get the home you want while spending less.
6 Tips for Working with Contractors
Developing a positive relationship with your contractor is a key to keeping headaches to a minimum.
5 Essential Questions
Five essential questions you should ask (and answer) before you plan the timber home of your dreams.
Can We Afford This?
How to develop a timber frame home building budget.