Who we are

Who we are

The Log Home Builders Association is a non-profit educational association that teaches average men and women how to build their own house from scratch. We do not work with commercial or "kit" builders, only owner-builders and others who are interested in building a... Read more

What we do

What we do

We offer a 2-day class on how to build a house from scratch, without a kit. Some quick facts:
  • This class is for average men and women who have never built anything before
  • We teach the butt & pass method, which doesn't settle like "kits" do...
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When to attend

When to attend

Our founder, Skip Ellsworth told everyone to attend his class two years (if possible) before starting to build their house. This is to give you enough time to find the best deals on tools and supplies that you will need for building.

If you have plenty of time in your pre-build schedule, you can pick and choose the best deals and the best prices. On a tight schedule you will need to run out and buy items as you need them, which may not be the best deal.

Sign up now

Sign up now

Our next class will be June 4th & 5th, (Sat/Sun), 2016 in Las Vegas.
  • Last class before the summer building season -- sign up now if you want to get started building this year
  • Read more details here including our iron-clad money back guaranteee, what is included with the class, and the class location.

Log homes by Students

Student log homes

Want to see houses built by some of our own students? No problem. Continue on to see some houses built by our students

Why you shouldn’t buy a kit

Why you shouldn't buy a kit

Do you want to know why you shouldn't buy log cabin kits? Here are all the things the salesman won't tell you when you talk to them. Anyone who is thinking about buying a kit should start here... Read more

More warnings about kits

Warnings about kits

In case you were still thinking about buying a kit, here are a few more warnings about what to expect and why you should consider building your own house from scratch instead. Read more

How to build it the right way

How to build a log cabin

Take a look at some families who have built their own house and see how to build a log cabin the right way... Read more