You'll fall in love with this unique log house design by Polish and Slovak Goral Craftsmen using large semi-round and flat logs. They have unique character and beauty, and demonstrate such attention to detail, that they don’t resemble the many mass-produced log cabin buildings on the market that are often basic boxes with thin timber walls. This fairy tale log house uses thick logs, which also assure the structural integrity of this charming log cabin. This log cabin is beautifully finished inside and out with lovely details throughout.
Some of the best log cabins are the simplest rustic designs. Think of the family log cabin when you were a kid, quite often they were just a two-room cabin building on the lake, which made for perfect memories. If you are looking to build a cabin building, you will not only save money but still have the cabin of your dreams. If you want to build a small and simple cabin, you are in good company. Small cabins are just as popular as luxury log homes, and there is something about them that makes them even more special. Small cabin buildings capture the rustic appeal of living amongst the logs. A traditional rectangle log cabin design is less expensive to build than a more elaborate log cabin shape. A rectangle log cabin floor plan also captures the most usable space when you are trying to do more with less. Finally, building materials and labor costs will be far less when you keep things simple.
As you plan your log cabin, try and think about how you will use it. Maybe it will be a get-away for you and your immediate family members, or the log cabin will serve as a bunkhouse for gatherings of fishing and hunting friends. Or maybe you will use your wood cabin only seasonally or perhaps year around. You want to think about the cabin experiences you had growing up, maybe a summer camp or a weekend retreat at a friend or relative’s rustic hideaway. Think about the things that made those experiences special, and try and remember the log cabin’s location and what made it special. To make the most of a log cabin space, you want to keep interior partitions to a minimum.
In good weather, porches and outdoor decks can further expand your log cabin living space. You also don't want to overlook storage demands. While it’s probably not a great idea to leave your valuables at a frequently unoccupied log cabin, you’ll want to store some of the recreational equipment and basic cooking and cleaning supplies. A small, well-secured kitchen pantry can help to protect groceries. Before finalizing your log cabin plan, you'll want to be sure to check with local building-code authorities to make sure that your log cabin will meet requirements. Log cabins are usually held to slightly different standards than primary home residences but still require building permits. Septic systems and wells usually require permits and installers who are licensed.
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