“The Montana” Log Cabin – PLAN / DESIGN & BUILD WITH TAMLIN

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Main Floor – 1020 sq ft – Loft Floor – 555 sq ft = Total 1575 sq ft

Enjoy stunning mountain, lake and ski slope views from this 1575 sq ft log cabin with 8×8 milled precut logs. This beautiful structure features high vaulted ceilings in the living/dining areas easily accessible from the double  french doors. You can also admire the high ceilings from the open loft floor plan. Enjoy the beautiful yet elegant wood timbers from British Columbia’s forests. Tamlin’s house packages feature douglas fir and western red cedar for paneling, soffits, posts and beams, and other components.  The large front windows provide for stunning views while allowing for the natural light expanses.  With an optional living space you will be assured friends & family will be entertained during their stay.


  • 3 spacious bedrooms – master on the main floor & 2 bedrooms upstairs
  • Mudroom which can be used as a laundry or storage room
  • Loft area open to below (can add third bedroom or play room)
  • Big picture windows for snow filled mountain, lake or ocean viewing
  • 2 dormers – which gives you more space in the bedrooms
  • Open concept for entertaining friends & family
  • 8×8 Premium Douglas Fir logs are standard in this plan
  • Optional – Western Red Cedar logs
  • Low maintenance energy star rated windows
  • Low maintenance insulated fiberglass (stainable) exterior doors with glass
  • Optional deck and walk out basement
  • All Tamlin Log Home packages include floor systems, ready to assemble log walls, roof system, exterior doors, windows, premade stairs, and much more!


  • Logs are precut, milled, 8×8 “D” profile (or optional square profile)
  • Solid logs have thermal mass to capture ambient heat (heating remains inside the home to reduce loss of energy)
  • Easy and fast assembly of the log package
  • Optional decks, porches, handrails, and other interior finishes
  • Windows – are double glazed with low-e, argon gas and screens; and optional triple pane windows for colder locations
  • The walk out basement is a nice option to add secondary bedrooms, space for the boat, snow mobile or ski equipment
  • The Montana is one of our most popular milled log home plans. Perfect for a getaway in Whistler, Big White, Silver Star, Apex Alpine or wherever your cottage location may be !

For more information on The Montana plan or other Tamlin Log Home designs & plans visit our log home website at  com or our main timber frame website at tamlintimberframehomes.com or tamlinconstruction.com

Do you need help with planning design or construction? We can help!

Please call us toll free at 1.877.826.5461 or 1-877tamlin1 or 604-856-1190

Log Cabin Specials


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Features and Benefits:
• Premium Quality Hybrid Timber Frame Materials Package
• #1 Appearance grade Douglas fir posts & beams, precut, and ready to assemble
• Pre-made stair system
• Panelized wall system
• Pre-insulated panelized roof system (optional R30)
• Pre-hung doors & energy star vinyl windows
• Douglas fir trim kit (for exterior window/door casings)
• Ready to Assemble – Post & Beam, Walls, Roof, Loft, and Pre-made Stairs
• 40 year standing seam metal roof
• Optional site supervision, project management, or assembly crews available
Post & Beam Materials Package:
• Includes complete weather tight lock up package
• Douglas Fir floor joists with plywood sub-floor, joist hangers, sill plate
• Pre-made 2×6, panelized walls
• Pre-made R30 panelized insulated roof
• Pre-made stair system or optional pre-made hand crafted heavy timber stairs
• Interior wall framing and structural framing
• Open beam douglas fir loft floor, tongue & groove v-joint douglas fir floorboards
• Premium western red cedar exterior trim (barge, fascia, window casings)
• Premium douglas fir v-joint for soffits, eave strip venting
• Premium douglas fir liner and casings for windows and doors
• Premium metal roof with 40 year limited warranty & waterproof membrane
• Windows – Double glazed, vinyl, low-e, with screens (optional triple glazed)
• Exterior Doors- Insulated fibreglass, 1 lite
• Exterior Siding – western red cedar and Hardi cement board, with rain screen moisture protection system
• Special hardware for timber and structural connections per plans
• Full construction and assembly plans.
• Optional pre-stain package for timbers and exterior siding

Note: Check with your Tamlin representative for materials specifications in your building zone; specifications subject to change at any time; manufacturer’s warranty subject to change at any time

TOLL FREE 1-877-826-5461 or tamlinhomes.com

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