A Post And Beam Cabin In The British Columbia Woods

This post and beam wood cabin go to show that you don't need a lot of space to have the log cabin of your dreams. The log house design was built by Monika and Sam who built this small log cabin near Horsefly Lake in central British Columbia. They had no real log home plans, but as Sam is a log home builder and Monika has an eye for choosing home finishes, it all came together beautifully, as you can see from the video. The wood cabin has a classic wood cabin floor plan with an open living area, a cozy sleeping loft space that is accessed by a ladder, and a covered porch that runs along the front. The wood cabin is post and beam, which uses logs instead of squared-off timbers. Sizable logs help to support the roof structure, the loft floor, and the front porch. The walls between the log corner posts are of standard size at two by six stick construction.

The exterior of this small log cabin displays an appealing combination of naturally finished logs and board siding that is painted barn red. There is also cedar board and batten treatment up in the gables of this log house design with live-edge cedar boards installed below. The wood cabin is pretty small at just 320 square feet on the ground floor, and wood finishes inside that add to its cozy feel. The floors and ceilings in this wood cabin design are pine, but the walls are the real unique detail in the room. Sam and Monika nailed some live-edge boards over painted drywall with gaps between the wood boards to mimic chinked timbers.

Responsibly sourced wood building materials are the only renewable building materials available. Responsibly sourced wood that is naturally grown removes CO2 from the atmosphere. Wood building products than store the carbon that the growing trees have already removed from the air at about 50 percent of the dry weight of wood which is carbon. The production and the processing of wood uses much less energy, known as embodied energy than most other types of building materials, giving wood products a significantly lower carbon footprint. Wood can also be used to substitute for building materials that require larger amounts of fossil fuels to be produced. There are several benefits of using responsibly sourced wood building material. The right type of wood helps to tackle climate change. Wood is the only building material that can help to tackle climate change. It is important to remove carbon from the atmosphere as well as reduce the new carbon emissions that are going into the atmosphere.

Wood is a building material that is good for health and well being. Research has identified that the increased use of wood as a building material in wood cabins and home design, has measurable physiological and psychological health benefits. Research shows that workers are less stressed and more productive, patients heal faster, students learn better, and people are happier and calmer when they spend time and stay in spaces that contain natural elements such as wood. The right wood used as a building material produces less carbon dioxide. The production and processing of wood use much less energy, which is known as embodied energy, than most other types of building materials, which gives wood building products a significantly lower carbon footprint. As a result, wooden building materials can be used as building materials in wood cabins as a low-emission substitute for other types of building materials that require larger amounts of fossil fuels to be produced. You will find this post and beam wood cabin on the Home Design Ideas site. On the site, you will find home designs, wood cabins, small log cabins, log house designs, tiny house designs and more. **

Learn MORE at Watch The Entire YouTube Video


To help with slow website load, we have put all photos for this article here: View photo gallery.