Log cabin homes are a familiar sight in the mountains and the highlands. But they also have lesser-known, more obscure but nevertheless interesting facts about them.
This log mansion is festooned with the familiar Christmas colors of green and red. It makes you want to curl up beside the fireplace, sip a cup of hot chocolate with cinnamon and light up the Christmas tree.
Obviously, you cannot build a log cabin in the middle of the urban jungle! Log cabins need a certain landscape to go well with their utterly natural look. Some of the things you need are trees, shrubberies, rocks and pebbles. You can go with the lush forest look or the more minimal but elegantly-designed rock garden. Ponds are also a usual feature of log cabin front yards.
Modernized log cabins still retains the old charm of the country style, but with more modern fixtures and conveniences.
The great thing about some log cabins is that they can be also portable, depending on the construction. Homeowners can move their log cabins when needed. There are other log cabins (especially smaller ones) that are already equipped with wheels.
Although the origins of the log cabins remain unclear, they are widely believed to first exist during the early 17th century in North America. The small Swedish community by the Delaware River called Nya Sverige, are considered to be the first people to build these homes.
These smaller log cabins are still beautiful to look at, and are evidences of the rich history of the early settlers
The construction of log cabins commonplace for pioneers who settled in the highland regions of the US. Today, people have a slightly more different view towards log cabins, which are synonymous with living the backcountry with style.
Since living in the mountains tend to be chilly, a fireplace is essential for every log cabin. These will keep the occupants warm especially during the biting winter months — and also a great reason to snuggle up with your loved ones.
Most country log cabins are built with the technique called “chinking,” which closes off the gaps between logs as well as seals the house.
While a lot of log cabins used the chinking technique, smaller, hut-style log cabins did not seem to apply this building method. Log cabins are generally supposed to be having less-than-sophisticated structure.