Downsize to This Lovely $6800 Wood House and Forget about Bills and Mortgages

Log homes, log cottages and log chalets have always been a popular type of home, with a variety of styles, plans, designs and sizes to choose from. If you like log homes, you'll want to take a look at this log cabin the "COCO $6800."

This cute tiny cabin the COCO is just $6800. It is a wooden chalet that is 333 square feet in size, made of Canadian spruce. The walls are one and a half inches thick, the floors and roof are 3/4 inch thick. This price include all the doors, locks, floor joist and floor, interior walls, roof boards, and the complete house structure without paint and roof tiles. A little cabin like this would be the perfect hunting/fishing cabin, a guest house, a tiny vacation home for holidays and vacations, a tiny backyard artist/writing studio or some people might even consider using it for full time living. This tiny cabin has a simple, yet durable design to use the way you want.

A log house (or log home) is structurally identical to a log cabin (a house typically made from logs that have not been milled into conventional lumber). The term log cabin is not preferred by most contemporary builders, as it generally refers to a smaller, more rustic log house such as a hunting cabin in the woods, or a summer cottage. Log construction was the most common building technique in large regions of Sweden, Finland, Norway, the Baltic states and Russia, where straight and tall coniferous trees, such as pine and spruce, were readily available. It was also widely used for vernacular buildings in Eastern Central Europe, the Alps, the Balkans and parts of Asia, where similar climatic conditions were present. In the warmer and more westerly regions of Europe, where deciduous trees were more dominant, timber framing was favoured instead.

Some of the different types of log homes can include; handcrafted, which are typically made of logs that have been peeled, but essentially unchanged from their original appearance as trees; hewn logs, logs that are hewn by an axe to an oval, hexagonal, octagonal or rectangular section; sawn logs, logs that are sawn to a standard width, but with their original heights; milled (also known as machine profiled), made with a log house moulder, made with logs that have been run through a manufacturing process which then converts them into timbers which are consistent in size and appearance. Handcrafted log houses have been built for centuries in Scandinavia, Russia and Eastern Europe, and were typically built using only an axe and knife. The Scandinavian settlers of New Sweden brought the craft to North America in the early 18th century, where it was quickly adopted by other colonists and Native Americans. Possibly the oldest surviving log house in the United States is the C. A. Nothnagle Log House (circa 1640) in New Jersey.


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