What is "Hybrid" Construction?
It is a meshing of several mediums of construction. Hybrid construction could be a mix of framing, log, timber framing, stone, stucco and more. Generally it is three or more types of construction.
Hybrids are becoming popular as it gives a homeowner more options, some want more beam work, some want more stone or log. These homes are easier to insure, easier to get loans and easier to maintain as well as higher appraisals.
Appraisals over the last several years have been difficult if not impossible for log homes or timber framed homes. Whereas appraisals for hybrids fit more into conventional construction standards, making the hybrid easier to qualify for loans and insurance.