Taliyah Kline. Wooden House. March 26th , 2018.
Step by step settlers built more and more log houses all over the United States. Later they became common in various regions of Canada. Of course it was not by a mistake - log houses spread to Canada because of the abundance of required construction materials and the heavy cold. Of course, the same situation (cold climate and the abundance of building material) made them widespread over wooded regions.
Even later, in the 19th century, the industrialization of society changed the look of the log houses. The log which people used before were replaced by various building materials which could be mass-produced by lumber mills, and log houses took on a different appearance. Subsequently Log houses became strongly related to North American identity. Log houses are usually constructed in the wooded areas as a place for living and today log homes reappears in a form of country residences, mountain cabins or garden buildings. A lot of older villages in Scandinavia have been built solely out of log homes, which have been decorated by wood cuttings. Today the construction of modern log homes as leisure homes is common and well-developed industry in Finland and Sweden.
It's quiet natural that you come across a log cabin that is as old as hundred years or more! As the quality of wood used to construct these cabins is very good and durable, so you can always ensure that these cabins are much more durable and ever lasting as compared to plastered rooms. They also demand less maintenance or replacement of logs. As they are sturdy and tough, so they are also weather resistant. This is also one of the reasons why they are more economical as they are considered as one time investment. Even if you need to replace a single log it does not cost much.
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