Like the idea of a log home but not sure about the maintenance? Well, now you can have a log home built that looks like the real thing but is in fact made out of cultured concrete. With wood, you have to worry about mold, rot, insects, and fire. Concrete doesn't have those problems. It can offer the look and rustic appeal of a wood log home, but without the worries. It's supposed to be much easier to care for, and no trees need to be cut down to produce the walls of your home (just in case you're a fan of eco-friendly building materials).
For pictures and more information, visit the Cultured Log Systems home page: http://www.concretelogs.com/
The company offers a variety of house plans you can check out on their site, and they'll also do custom homes.