Wow...2017, it's really here and there is no better time to build your dream log home. First let's take a look at what's hot and what's not in log homes this year. 1. Log Homes are not Abe Lincoln's log cabin anymore. Whether it is an expansive log home mansion or a cozy vacation retreat, luxury rules. Fireplaces, large walls of glass, dramatic exposed beam timber ceilings, and covered porches all tell a story of a very different connotation of what a log home is in 2017.