Log Home Building School

Are you building your own handcrafted log home or log cabin, but need help finishing the project? Looking for hands-on training in one particular area of log home building? Graduated from a log cabin building course and want to continue your education? We can help!

We offer Basic, Intermediate, and Expert log home building courses for anyone at any level of log home building! We personalize our training so that every learner at our school comes away with an in-depth understanding of the materials covered. There’s no substitution for the experience gained from the hands-on learning we provide.


Why should you register for our Log Home Building School?

  • Through direct hands-on training, you’ll learn skills and techniques that have been perfected by Canada’s foremost log builder.

  • You’ll receive one-on-one instruction and coaching from 15 master log-building instructors; our teaching approach is highly personalized to the needs of our learners, and we have three levels of log home building courses to choose from. You can see a complete list of the skills taught in each course in our skills table.
  • New tuition fees for 2012. Please click on  log home building courses for updated tuition fees.
  • It’s all in a beautiful lakeside setting, in the heart of the Madawaska valley.

  • You can work at your own pace, stress free.

  • You’ll have access to our yard, crane, and sawmill in our 8-acre facility and log building yard.
  • You can build your resume and skills for future employment in the log building industry.

NEW!!! 1 week log staircase COURSE STARTING December 10th, 2012. Enroll today!!

Learning Environment

In the Coyote Yard, you will be working side-by-side with master log home craftsmen who have spent years refining their skills. With large building projects constantly underway at Coyote, your instructors will not only describe log home building techniques, they will show you on real projects.

As North-Eastern America’s leading log home builder, we will give you access to state-of-the art equipment and facilities. Taking advantage of top tier tools will allow you to work quicker, work safer, and progress further into your project.

Finally, don’t forget the view. The Coyote yard is located in a forest clearing just steps from the lake in the heart of woodland Ontario.  We believe there is no more appropriate environment for building log homes.


Safety is always the first priority on any project at the Coyote Log Home School. At the beginning of the course, students are given a comprehensive tour and instruction on yard safety policies, tool safety rules, and safety apparel requirements.

Policies include but are not limited to:

  • Wearing Hard-Hats at all times
  • Using Eye and Ear Protection
  • Proper Safety Boots
  • Extensive Chainsaw policy.
  • Proper Log Fastening
  • Tools are replaced to the rack after use

For a detailed breakdown of required safety apparel please see Safety Gear in the Tools and Apparel section.


There are many accommodation options in and around the historic town of Barry’s Bay. School administration can help you determine a residence while attending the school.

  • Pleasure Point Cottages - $400-500 / week
  • Blue Moon Retreat - $500-600 / week
  • Red Deer Lodge and Campground - $350–600 / Week, Tent or Trailer - $150-175 / week


Register for the Log Home Building School fall semester now by using the contact form below! 

Register Now!  

 Craftsmen level course begins Fall 2012.Call us at 1-877-COYOTE-6 to Inquire!


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