Your log home is your own personal paradise

Posted Aug 31, 2021, Category: How-to

Have you ever wished to own a wooden home? Imagine a log cabin with pine aromas, a fireplace crackling under a mantelpiece, and a lakeside view through large, top-down windows. If you select your builders and materials carefully, that dream could become a reality. Prefab or bespoke cabins can be complicated and have many variables. When building a cabin, you need to consider the location, sun direction, logs used, and how to choose your building materials.

It’s easier to accomplish if you have a clear vision and the right producer choices. Let’s get out a notebook and a pen to help us look at some things you should be aware of when building your log cabin dream. Make your vision clear and put it all together. You’ll be able to create your own plan of action by the end of this article and you will be closer to your personal paradise.

Step 1: Consider your location

Log homes are just like other houses. When choosing a location, there are three things you should consider: access to utilities, soil quality and sun’s path.

Accessibility to utilities- This will depend on how isolated your log home is. That is one aspect you’ll need to consider. You will need to select a log cabin that is more independent, equipped with a generator, water boiler, reservoir, and firewood shed if you want complete isolation. If you are looking to build a log house as part of a cluster you will most likely have access the utilities. You will then need to consider how to combine them.

The quality of the soil is a factor that will depend on how isolated your log cabin is. Consider how far the cabin is from any water source if you want total isolation. Underground streams can sometimes create unstable soil, which could cause your dream cabin sink. It is a good idea to consult local experts about the soil type and location of underground water. If you are looking to join a group of cabin owners, soil may not be a problem. Communities often build on tested soil and can offer advice on where to find the best spot.

Sun’s journey–the direction your log cabin faces will depend on how the sun moves. This will allow you to build in isolation with greater freedom. To get the maximum sunlight and keep your cabin warm and light, you can choose the orientation of the cabin. You will have fewer options if there are a lot of cabins. However, your log home will be built according to a preapproved plan. Take into account the size of your windows and adjust to the situation.

Step 2: Cabin size

There are many factors to consider when choosing the size of your cabin. The first is how you will use your log cabin. Are you going to be there on weekends? Or for a few weeks during summer vacation? Then perhaps a simple, standard log cabin is for you. Will you be moving to your cabin in the spring or autumn? For seasonal stays, a larger, more complex log yurt might be best for you. Perhaps you are looking to permanently move there. Then consider large, bespoke log homes for your needs.

Step 3: Cabin design

The design of your cabin will be influenced by the answers to two questions. You should consult an architect or a home designer if you are looking to live in your log cabin for a long time. Log cabin design should be both functional and beautiful. Find images of existing cabins to help you choose the best features. Next, see if these features can be integrated into your log home.

Step 4: Cabin producer

The log cabin industry is growing rapidly. There are many options available depending on where you live. But there are key factors to remember: reviews of services provided, cabin types, and wood type.

Types of available cabins – Now that you have determined your needs using the questions above, you can begin searching for the right producer. Producers that do not have the right type of timber house for you can be eliminated immediately.

Review of services – Consider whether your producer will also build your cabin, or if you’ll need to do it yourself. You can determine whether the producer is worth the investment by looking at the reviews and the age of the internet. Before you make a decision on a contractor, consider Google Reviews or Yelp and the feedback of other buyers.

Type of wood: Ask the producer what kind of wood they use. Any pine wood can be used for cabins, but it is best to choose a producer who uses Siberian pine only. Siberian pine is superior because it grows slowly, produces less resin, and retains a light colour. Siberian pine is a significant factor in the decline of many producers.

Now you have the information to help you know where to start. If you make the right decisions, your first log cabin will be closer than ever. Make a list of all the things we have discussed and narrow your search. You can hire professionals to help you realize your dreams, but only after you have the vision of your dream. Good luck!

Have you ever wished to own a wooden home? Imagine a log cabin with pine aromas, a fireplace crackling under a mantelpiece, and a lakeside view through large, top-down windows. If you select your builders and materials carefully, that dream could become a reality. Prefab or bespoke cabins can be complicated and have many variables. When building a cabin, you need to consider the location, sun direction, logs used, and how to choose your building materials.

It’s easier to accomplish if you have a clear vision and the right producer choices. Let’s get out a notebook and a pen to help us look at some things you should be aware of when building your log cabin dream. Make your vision clear and put it all together. You’ll be able to create your own plan of action by the end of this article and you will be closer to your personal paradise.

Step 1: Consider your location

Log homes are just like other houses. When choosing a location, there are three things you should consider: access to utilities, soil quality and sun’s path.

Accessibility to utilities- This will depend on how isolated your log home is. That is one aspect you’ll need to consider. You will need to select a log cabin that is more independent, equipped with a generator, water boiler, reservoir, and firewood shed if you want complete isolation. If you are looking to build a log house as part of a cluster you will most likely have access the utilities. You will then need to consider how to combine them.

The quality of the soil is a factor that will depend on how isolated your log cabin is. Consider how far the cabin is from any water source if you want total isolation. Underground streams can sometimes create unstable soil, which could cause your dream cabin sink. It is a good idea to consult local experts about the soil type and location of underground water. If you are looking to join a group of cabin owners, soil may not be a problem. Communities often build on tested soil and can offer advice on where to find the best spot.

Sun’s journey–the direction your log cabin faces will depend on how the sun moves. This will allow you to build in isolation with greater freedom. To get the maximum sunlight and keep your cabin warm and light, you can choose the orientation of the cabin. You will have fewer options if there are a lot of cabins. However, your log home will be built according to a preapproved plan. Take into account the size of your windows and adjust to the situation.

Step 2: Cabin size

There are many factors to consider when choosing the size of your cabin. The first is how you will use your log cabin. Are you going to be there on weekends? Or for a few weeks during summer vacation? Then perhaps a simple, standard log cabin is for you. Will you be moving to your cabin in the spring or autumn? For seasonal stays, a larger, more complex log yurt might be best for you. Perhaps you are looking to permanently move there. Then consider large, bespoke log homes for your needs.

Step 3: Cabin design

The design of your cabin will be influenced by the answers to two questions. You should consult an architect or a home designer if you are looking to live in your log cabin for a long time. Log cabin design should be both functional and beautiful. Find images of existing cabins to help you choose the best features. Next, see if these features can be integrated into your log home.

Step 4: Cabin producer

The log cabin industry is growing rapidly. There are many options available depending on where you live. But there are key factors to remember: reviews of services provided, cabin types, and wood type.

Types of available cabins – Now that you have determined your needs using the questions above, you can begin searching for the right producer. Producers that do not have the right type of timber house for you can be eliminated immediately.

Review of services – Consider whether your producer will also build your cabin, or if you’ll need to do it yourself. You can determine whether the producer is worth the investment by looking at the reviews and the age of the internet. Before you make a decision on a contractor, consider Google Reviews or Yelp and the feedback of other buyers.

Type of wood: Ask the producer what kind of wood they use. Any pine wood can be used for cabins, but it is best to choose a producer who uses Siberian pine only. Siberian pine is superior because it grows slowly, produces less resin, and retains a light colour. Siberian pine is a significant factor in the decline of many producers.

Now you have the information to help you know where to start. If you make the right decisions, your first log cabin will be closer than ever. Make a list of all the things we have discussed and narrow your search. You can hire professionals to help you realize your dreams, but only after you have the vision of your dream. Good luck!