Southland Log Homes offers a free custom log cabin design tool on its website, SouthlandLogHomes.com, as of 2015. Users are able to save, print or export designs, and they can also submit designs to the company for a price quote. Registration is required to use the tool.
To use the custom design tool, visit the SouthlandLogHomes.com home page, and then click Design Tool. Choose the Click Here To Get Started link, and either log in or register for an account when prompted. The tool opens in a new window.
The tool allows users to start with an example design from the site's gallery, a basic shaped room, or a blank space. Users can then add structural components and other items to the design using the symbols menu, and check or adjust dimensions using the dimensions tool. The tool is able to accommodate designs with multiple floors.
An alternative option for custom log cabin blueprints is a design company, such as Golden Eagle Log Homes or Ron Dirkson Design Services. Both companies offer stock log cabin designs and custom designs tailored to the customer, although the companies do charge a fee for these plans. Customers can order custom plans by contacting the companies through their websites, GoldenEagleLogHomes.com and DirksonDesign.com.