If you've ever you thought about building and living in a log cabin, you are not alone. Log cabin living is more popular than ever before, and it's no wonder a log cabin is a perfect way to get away, relax and de-stress. There is something about a log cabin located in nature that melts away stress and helps reset things. This post and beam cabin building in the British Columbia woods is sure to inspire; its simplicity makes it wonderful. You'll want to take a look throughout this log cabin build and take away some ideas for a log cabin of your own. This cabin building is the perfect size for a couple or a small family (with a pull out couch), and a place where you can spend quality time in nature.
The owners of the cabin building are Sam and Monika Petersen. Sam is a log house builder while Monika enjoys photography and has an eye for choosing finishes. With their talents combined they built this beautiful log cabin. The log cabin was built in 2010 and has plenty of features to love. The tiny log cabin is located in Horsefly, British Columbia and has a classic small cabin building floor plan with an open living area, a cozy sleeping loft that is accessed by a ladder, and a porch in the front. The cabin building is post and beam and uses logs instead of squared-off timbers. Sizable logs support the roof on this cabin building, the loft floor, and the porch. The walls between the log corner posts on the cabin are standard two by six stick construction.
The exterior of this Horsefly cabin building has an appealing combination of naturally finished logs, and board siding that is painted barn red. There are cedar board and batten treatment up in the gables with the live-edge cedar boards that have a wavy edge that corresponds to the irregular outer surface of the tree. The kitchen has hand-built storage and maple countertops. They used a round wood top added to an old wringer washing machine to give it a new life as a kitchen island. The cabin building is grid-connected with electric heat, but with no running water. The bathroom facilities are in an overbuilt post and beam outhouse that matches the quaint cabin building.
The cabin building is quite small with just 320 square feet of space on the ground floor, and wood finishes inside that further add to the cozy feel. The floors and the ceilings are pine, but the walls are the real eye-catcher. The couple nailed live-edge boards over the painted drywall with gaps between the live edge boards to mimic chinked timbers, it's a great look and suits the cabin building perfectly. When you look up, you can also see the large log that serves as the roof ridge beam. This cabin building might not be large, but it has everything you need for a comfortable log cabin stay, a lovely place to sit back relax and enjoy the view.