Cedar Log Homes Transform to

Contemporary Style!

Introducing Arborwall Solid Cedar Homes, a new custom-built option that moves the traditional log constructed home into the realm of modern design. Featuring clean lines, open interiors and fresh exteriors, Arborwall mixes centuries-old construction techniques with modern precision manufacturing and a sustainable, energy efficient mindset.

If you’re looking for a log home that is more rustic, Big Twig Homes also offers Katahdin Cedar Log Homes.
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Why Arborwall Solid Cedar Homes?

Because sometimes rustic doesn’t fit in. Some of our Katahdin customers truly wanted the benefits of a log home’s solid craftsmanship but were not building in an area where a traditional log home was allowed. Some Asheville & Hendersonville NC homeowners’ neighborhoods needed a more contemporary approach to blend into suburban settings. Our long-standing relationship with Arborwall’s sister company, Katahdin Cedar Log Homes, made our participation an easy choice!

Flexibility Inside & Out

Using the milling and construction techniques honed by sister company Katahdin Cedar Log Homes, Arborwall is able to combine whole log construction and stability with high-efficiency insulation and a myriad of options for finishing the interior walls. This ability to use Northern White Cedar’s natural low-moisture qualities provides a finished home that is technologically and esthetically more complete than a log-sided, traditionally-framed home.


When we choose cedar for the homes that we build, we put all of the materials through an intensive five-step inspection process. We do not use any subpar materials, and that is why we can offer top quality homes to you. The best part is that Big Twig Homes works hard to provide Arborwall to you at affordable prices using beautiful and durable cedar logs.

Superior Energy Efficiency

Arborwall Solid Cedar Homes go beyond the minimum when it comes to standards for energy efficiency. Our designs meet and often exceed efficiency standards—to save energy dollars over the life of your new Highlands NC home. Starting with the high natural R-value of cedar, we add insulation to the interior of the log wall to meet efficiency specifications for a cozy, comfortable home. If desired, Arborwall can even meet demanding LEED residential building standards.

Contemporary Style

Arborwall, like Katahdin’s primary product line of traditional log homes, takes a custom-designed and personalized approach that features open, purlin and truss-style interior spaces. The Arborwall format allows for alternative interior finish work using traditional cedar paneling, “shiplap,” drywall, stone, tile or other available materials. Whether your dream home is a farmhouse chic or a breezy coastal cottage, Arborwall can translate your dreams into a beautiful new custom home.

Cedar Makes the Difference

Our northern white cedar protects your log home’s interior against heat and cold better than any other type of commonly used wood. Many other local builders use pine logs. Traditional pine logs have 2.5 times more water content than cedar logs. The large amount of moisture in pine can lead to a number of problems like cracking, splitting, shrinkage, setting, air seepage and rot after your home is built. Cedar’s superior stability avoids all these problems and allows for added insulation.

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