Aubrielle Jensen. Wooden House. April 26th , 2018.
We hope that by sharing our knowledge, more people will be able to go from dreaming to planning their dream log cabin home. Do not forget that your log house is your dream house. So, do not forget to treat it like one. Nowadays log houses are a far cry from the primitive log cabins of years gone by. Modern log houses come in a variety of designs and have many conveniences as well. Long time ago, wooden houses were houses for the poor people but today wooden homes aren't as easily affordable as they used to be. Many people actually build log homes solely for the great look that they have.
A log house is a house typically built of logs that have not been milled into conventional lumber and is structurally identical to a log cabin. The definition "log house" is used more often than "log cabin" by most builders because log cabins are usually smaller and more rustic log buildings (summer house in the woods, hunting cabins, tool houses, or a small hunting cabins). The log home has a long history. Vitruvius Polio was the first architect who described construction with logs in his Tactato del'architectura (Treatise on architecture). He wrote that in Pontus (today Romania, former Roman Empire province Dacia) residential buildings were made by laying horizontally over top of each other and filling in the gaps with "chips and mud". Construction with logs was widely used in Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden and Finland), the Baltic States and Northern Russia where most of the trees are straight, spiny and tall (pine, spruce). Also log construction was common building technique in Eastern Central Europe, the Balkans, the Alps and some parts of Asia, where similar climatic conditions dominate. In today's fast-moving world full of technological innovations log houses are built easily and can last hundreds of years.
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.
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