Kinsley Lawson. Wooden House. August 13th , 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.
The best way to find wooden home plans that you can be assured as being those which come from professional architects is really very ordinary. The best option is to look to those who are specialists in constructing wooden houses. Begin with making your plan and getting various offers from at least four or five suppliers for foundation, timber, and plumbing. The main thing is to be sure that you have enough money to cover all expenses. A log cabin can be built in a few weeks if you have all the building materials in your yard. It is recommended to secure the area where you will be storing all the materials to prevent theft. All the materials are quite expensive and you do not want to lose them. It is also reasonable to camp out at your site during building.
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.
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