The best place to settle down from your normal routine is in a house built of natural milled lumber. Here you can get back to basics and revisit Mother Nature. Many country-loving folks prefer the rustic charm of a modest cabin tucked into a shaded grove of pine trees, while others dream about a lofty log house in the mountains on a snowy night. Whatever your preference, they come in all shapes and sizes- build a place to get away for that yearly hunting trip or consider moving the family into a house that you can enjoy throughout the year.
The buildings that we now associate with weekend camping trips were the most common type of homestead in the pioneer days. In the 1800’s, they met the fundamental requirements of a single family dwelling- one that could be built in as little as several days using very basic tools. Construction methods were straightforward, and the results were durable yet inexpensive. Early homes stood the test of time and weathered every storm.
In present day, through the advancement of technology and design construction, these homes have evolved into contemporary domiciles. The novelty of living in a “pioneer” house is made all the more charming with modernization. Some are large enough to have hot tubs, skylights for natural sunlight and many urbanized amenities and satisfying creature comforts.
Small log cabins can be purchased through realtors, or you can browse through our selection of floor plans and build one of your own. Construction can approach the same price as some small traditional houses, or even surpass their price tags, dependent on the quality and design. When building your own, you may contact a logging mill that will cut, mill, and deliver the materials for your home plan specifications. In this case, a log home could be built for less than a traditional home.
If the quiet rural life is your kind of living, consider the alternative to a stick-built home. There are many unique designs to choose from. Plans can be purchased online and built following the same guidelines and building codes for a traditional home.
Historical Cabin Facts
Immigrants from Sweden and Finland introduced early log cabins to America during the late 1770’s in the state of Delaware. The building style soon spread throughout America, becoming very popular in the 1880’s. As a result, not only were homes built from lumber, but schools, churches, barns and various other commercial buildings were also constructed.
Fact: Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Jackson gained popular advantage because they were born in log cabins.