Small Log Houses
Small log houses are a way to bring us back in time. We are living
in a technological age where people are always busy with their
day to day activities. They do not even have enough time to spend
with their families.
Thus, in all such circumstances, if you are also one of those
people who want to spend some time on a regular basis away from
the hustle and bustle of the city and spend some time in rural
settings, then for such people, small log houses are an option
to be considered as a first or second home.
As these homes are very simple as well as beautiful, many people
have invested in small log houses in beautiful areas surrounded
by wildlife and trees. People prefer to spend their weekends away
from the busy life of cities at these natural places. Another
benefit of these small long houses is that one can also build
these homes on their own. There are blue prints available which
facilitate people in making these houses in an easy manner. The
point which distinguishes these homes from other small houses
is that people can very easily place them whenever they want especially
in mountainous areas.
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If we talk about the important facts of these small log houses,
then the foremost factor is that these dwellings are pretty environment
friendly. Thus, those people who are not yetconvinced to buy these
homes can instantly see their eco friendly features. The materiasl
used in building tiny log homes are easy to source.
There are two types of small log houses including the milled
log homes and the handcrafted log homes. In the U. S. the handcrafted
log cabin is the most popular as it gives one a feeling of "rugged
individualism" and "American Exceptionalism" to
build one. For those with less time on their hands, however, milled
log houses may make more sense since some of the work is done
upfront for you and is quicker to put up.
These days, people are more and more interested in using things
that are eco friendly. It is because non renewable resources are
getting extinct and thus the current generation has made a promise
that they will give a healthier environment to the next generation.
Thus, these small log houses are gaining popularity with every
passing day among people.
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Moreover, these houses are famous among those people who want
to have a different kind of home at the countryside or natural
wood places as compared to their houses and flats in the city.
Small log houses are very much popular among people who have been
born and bred in the busy city life. They may be closet environmentalists,
or history buffs who like a taste of what Abe Lincoln lived in
or what the pioneer days were like.
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Many people feel very excited in buying or building one of these
small log houses. Thus, buying or buillding one of these houses
has proved to be a fresh experience for the city born and bred
people. It is a new concept in the market and it has been welcomed
by people with open arms.
As people these days believe in do it yourself techniques, the
designs of the small log houses are easily available. At the same
time, there are many tutorials present (such as the Youtube videos
listed below) that help present day pioneers to construct their
own small log homes.
Here are some external links that will help you do just that.
External YouTube Videos
Log Cabin Project: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbHzt-HzQ1M
Building a small log house: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Di9fG1Iis5k
Handcrafted log homes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F28ddUdeopQ
Owner built small log house: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Qcm285o4Ys