Home Building Articles
The Log Cabin: A Different Kind of Statement
March 31, 2009
There are many options available for anyone looking to build a new home or vacation
residence. While most people opt for a traditional framed structure, it should be
noted that it is not the only option available. If you are a person with a desire
to live in and with nature, perhaps it's time to consider a more natural way to
build. We've all heard the horror story of the pig who built a house out of sticks.
With the right information, however, those folks with more rustic tendencies might
find a log cabin is just what the doctor ordered.
Log Cabin or Log Home
Essentially the same thing, a log cabin is generally thought of as a small structure
with few rooms that is not meant to be a primary residence. A log home, on the other
hand, is larger and has all the amenities of a traditional house. The two terms
are becoming more synonymous as the designs of log cabins become more like those
of any other home.
Do It Yourself?
One of the most appealing things about a log cabin is its simplistic design. Though
there are a large number of contractors out there who will happily design and build
a log home to your own personal specifications, many people have taken this task
in their own hands and with great deals of success.
The number of DIY log cabin kits available on the market may surprise you. There
are also many instructional books and videos out there that explain the process
from start to finish. Some even include how to install plumbing and the electrical
system. Anyone interested in building a log cabin has the option of having as little
or as much involvement in the construction process as they like.