They're Easy to Build, Easy to Buy, Easy to Clean and Easy to Maintain
One of the amazing things about log cabins is that they have been being built for centuries. This lovely 580 Sq. Ft. Heritage Log Cabin , is a lovely example of a wonderful log cabin kit that you can purchase quite affordably. Log homes have been made even before the pioneers started to settle on the land when they first arrived from Europe. The indigenous tribes have been using logs to build a variety of different things. They used logs for buildings, tipis, canoes, totem poles and for many other things. The Swedish people then brought their techniques of building with logs from their homeland, and used their knowledge to build homes and buildings for themselves when starting out in North America. The indigenous people and settlers alike, made use of the materials they could find in their immediate environment, and so trees, since they grew so abundantly, were one of the best resources for building. Fast forward to today, and people still love the look and the strength of a home or a cabin built with logs.
This Heritage Log Cabin is a beautiful log home kit that cane be purchased from Conestoga Log Cabins and Homes. Their log cabins go up to 1,100 square feet, and their log homes are any where over 1,100 square feet. So as you can see there are many different ones to choose from, including the Heritage Log Cabin. This particular cabin is 14 feet and 7 inches by 27 feet, totalling 580 square feet. This is a smaller cabin, but has lots of space for sleeping. There is one larger room and a bunk bed room on the main floor, then there is a loft area above for more sleeping space. So as you will see, there would be enough space for several people in this cabin to camp out. It seems like the perfect little vacation cabin, nothing fancy, just a cozy and sweet cabin. The cabin kit can be purchased so that you can have it built by contractors, or you can try your hand at building it yourself if you have some experience or knowhow.
There is a sweet patio off of the front of the cabin, that would make for the perfect spot to enjoy a cold beverage and revel in the sights and sounds of nature surrounding you, perfect for a couple of sweet old fashioned rocking chairs, or maybe even a hammock to relax in. There are tons of great windows throughout the whole house, with lovely little green shutters on them, so light isn't a concern, and there would be plenty of natural light throughout. Then, the shutters can even be closed to darken the rooms at night for optimum sleep, or in the winter when you need a buffer from the cold winds and snow. With prices starting at $35,000, you might just be able to have a log cabin or home sooner than you thought!
This Heritage cabin, would make for a great full time home for someone interested in cabin living and smaller house living. Or, it would be the perfect sized recreational property, where you and your family could come to enjoy winter activities, or summer activities. Either way it is a great place to gather and to live. The sustainability of log homes far exceeds the sustainability of conventional dry wall and wood framed houses. Logs are one of the most natural, and sustainable building materials out there. Plus, they also have a very high thermal mass, meaning they can keep in the warm air, usually much better than the drywall houses can. Check out this great home and others on the Conestoga Log Cabins and Homes website.