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Jun 22, 2008
What is a log cabin? This abode is known to be a tiny house made out of logs. From the name itself, a log cabin is a log house that simple in nature. These infrastructures were built in both cities as well as rural areas all over the world that has a rich source of timber. With log cabin kits, you can now construct your own cabin instantaneously!

What is a log cabin? This abode is known to be a tiny house made out of logs. From the name itself, a log cabin is a log house that simple in nature. These infrastructures were built in both cities as well as rural areas all over the world that has a rich source of timber.

These log homes were built first by Swedes in the US back in the year 1638. At present, the location where the cabins are now standing is called Wilmington, Delaware. They were primarily used as animal shelters, coops as well as other practical uses.

These Log cabins have reached the peak of their elaboration as well as complexities during the 18th due to its Adirondack style. With this, a lot of lodges were built during the later part of 19th as well as in the early 20th century in most of the areas under the United States Park Service.

In the 1930's, a lot of cabins were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps as a place to stay in for the Forest Service as well as the Park Service. On Mount Hood, the Timberline Lodge was built as a dedication for President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

During the same year, the biggest log cabin in the world was built in a resort located at Montebello, Quebec, Canada. It is often called "log chateau" before. At current, it is popularly known as Chateau Montebello Hotel.

Moreover, at present, log homes are known to be the log cabin's modern version. It is a home usually built with pre-milled logs. When looking at the exterior of the house, the logs are visible. However, as for the interior, sometimes the logs are not seen. Due to modern technology as well as design techniques, these cabins are now mass produced throughout Scandanavia as well as Eastern Europe. They usually use pre-cut squared logs that were already milled for easier self-construction. In most rural areas and some suburban regions, these log homes are famously used. In Western America, log homes with stones are mostly seen in resorts. In addition, log cabin kits are known by the major consumers in the logging industry, especially in the western part of the US. As for people in Europe, they use log cabins there for their gardens, cottages as well as summerhouses.

Furthermore, if you want to see an original hand crafted log cabin kit, you can visit The Museum of the American West (MAW) which is located in Lander, Wyoming. The Museum of the American West is known as a historical working museum which provides its visitors with great demonstrations that is related to West America. The logs used originated from the actual Wind River Mountains. Moreover, these logs are known as standing beetle killed dead trees.

Aside from this, the logs used for the cabin kits are made to be skip peeled which reveals their unique patterns as well as designs of boring pine beetle bark. There are also various designs as well construction choices you can choose from. The logs' corners may be squared or beaver cut. Plus, the only logs used are the hand notched. Once these logs are assembled, they are then numbered as well as taken apart so that they can be ready for shipment in their destined location.

There are various types of Log Cabin kits:

* Wolverine - 16 inches by 18 inches equipped with lofts. Starting price is $13,000.
* Timberwolf - 20 inches by 24 inches equipped with lofts. Starting price is $15,900.
* Grizzly Log - 24 inches by 34 inches equipped with plenty of rooms. Starting price is $19,800.

Custom built log cabins are also sold. The price of the design is free. Only the amount and thickness of the logs are being priced. You need to view the logs first before a price can be settled.

Thus, log cabins are a favorite of many hikers and climbers especially during the summer and winter seasons. Not only do they provide refreshing air they also make you feel in touch with nature.
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