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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.

Small Log House

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

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