The Cabbage Tree cabin building is a charming little hideaway located in Lyford, Canterbury, New Zealand. The cozy wood cabin can accommodate up to 5 guests with 2 bedrooms, 3 beds, and 1.5 bathrooms. During your vacation stay, you'll have the entire wood cabin to yourself. This is the perfect little wood cabin for a couple or a small family. The wood cabin has beautiful views, peace, and quiet, and is the ultimate outdoor paradise. This cute and cozy log cabin building is small but has all the functionality that you need. The views of the mountains from the wood cabin are amazing. In the winter months, you can snuggle up in front of the log burner which heats the cabin chalet in no time. In the warmer summer months, you can sit out on the deck and let the clear mountain air refresh you. Sit under the green canopy in the shade or play a game out on the lawn.
The Cabbage Tree cabin building is set on a big 4000 square meter section with a native bush. During your vacation stay, you'll enjoy magnificent mountain views. There is a private sauna that is located just two minutes away that can be hired on request with prebooking required. There is a playground that is available in the neighborhood just 2 minutes away. Skifield is only 8 kilometers up the mountain. You will have access to everything in the cabin building, however, the shed is private and you will want to respect this during your stay. The last 2 kilometers to Mt Lyford is on a shingle road. The cabin building is set in a true alpine setting with log houses that are scattered amongst the bush. This is a large private 4000 square meter piece of property so your privacy is guaranteed.
In the early 17th century, the construction of log houses became quite popular. Log houses that had one or more rooms became the typical style of home for most American pioneers during this era. It was at this time that you would also find log cabins used as outbuildings. Private log houses would be treated with wood chips in between the logs, along with flat stones that were embedded in clay and placed between the logs for insulation. The first log houses at this time were built on cleared plots of land. Log houses needed enough space around them so the pioneers could make a garden, keep some animals, and build a barn. Trees on the plot of land were cut down, and the tree stumps were removed to help clear the land and build the log cabin building.
When it came to building log houses the trees were cut down then the logs were used to build the log cabin. Straight tree trunks were the best logs to use in the log houses. The logs for the cabin buildings were cut to the right width and length and notches were cut at each end of the log. The bark from the tree had to be removed from the logs, as they tended to rot over time. Log houses started with the foundation and the walls.
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