Kinsley Lawson. Wooden House. July 28th , 2018.
Historically handcrafted log houses were started to build in Eastern Europe. Although log houses origin is not clear, researchers believe that the first Log cabins were constructed in Scandinavia in the Bronze Age. They were made from log piled up to form a pyramid. Archaeological research indicates that buildings similar to a log cabins became common living buildings in the Middle Ages and were usually built using only an axe and knife. There is a theory which suggests that the Vikings' shipbuilding methods were transferred to log buildings. In the Alps and the Balkans wooden houses became common due to the fact that in these areas most of the trees were straight, spiny and tall.
To begin with, you will need to have an idea of your dream house. You have to think about a lot of details. Begin with the small and simple plan. Imagine all the details. You should also think about the size, style, and furniture you want. It is useful to visit other log houses and take some pictures. Of course, do not forget to ask the homeowners if it is not forbidden to take pictures in their houses. You can also have a look at the various brochures and magazines about gardening and home improvement.
There are many benefits of owning a wooden house. Log houses need less energy to build and they need less energy for cooling and heating compared to traditional brick houses. For most thermal efficiency logs walls should be at least 6 to 8 inches thick. Log walls are natural sound insulators too. Today, wooden houses are created with all the conveniences that you would want from a regular house and much more. Log cabins are available in many structures, sizes, and configurations. Trees such as pine, spruce, cypress, and cedar are always used to build wooden houses, so these log cabins are sturdy and durable. Garden buildings such as log cabins, garden offices or wooden gazebos are very popular in many countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Malaysia, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Germany, and France.
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