Wow! The Interior of This Log House Is Simply out of This World!
Log homes, log cabins and log chalets have been around for thousands of years, built in a variety of styles, designs, sizes and plans. If you like log homes, you'll want to take a look at this "Gorgeous Log Home Interior."
This living room area in this gorgeous log home is stunning. The natural stone fireplace is nothing short of grand, along with the natural stone stairs that lead upstairs. The natural log railing, and log posts that go alongside the stairs is charming and adds so much character to this room. The glass french doors offer lots of natural light to this lovely room. This site started in 2012 has a variety of different local/travel homes and stories from all over the world. On this site you will find all sorts of log houses, stones house, cob cottages, hotels and resorts, timber frame houses, gingerbread cottages, stone fireplaces, log cabins, mountainside homes, chalets, treehouses, pod homes, solar power, treetop walkways, riverside homes, mountains, oceans, gypsy caravans, tiny houses, tiny houses on wheels, VW camper vans, and more.
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.