Log Houses Not Only Inspire Nature Lovers but Also Stand for Nordic Charm, Cosiness and a Healthy Indoor Climate

There is something about log cabins that people can't resist. Whether it be how cozy wood cabins are, their Nordic charm, and healthy indoor climate it's no wonder that they are so popular. Log houses and wood cabins inspire people to get out and spend time in nature. Built with natural building materials like wood and stone, log houses are a reflection of the locations they are built. Quite often a log house design is built from the logs that sit on the property, along with stones that are found in the area used for custom stone fireplaces and stonework in the log cabin design. And because log houses are built with natural building materials they are healthy to live and stay in. A stay in a wood cabin might be some of the best sleep you've had in years. Of course, because many log houses are located in natural locations the fresh air also helps to make a wood cabin stay that much better.

Living and staying in a wood cabin can also provide a healthy indoor climate as log homes have something known as thermal mass. Thermal mass in a log home is the ability of the logs to absorb and store heat energy. It takes a lot of heat energy to change the temperature of high-density building materials like bricks, concrete, and tiles. So these building materials are said to have high thermal mass. Log homes are built with lightweight materials such as logs and timber and are said to have low thermal mass. So thermal mass in a log home makes wood very energy efficient. Wood and logs also have a natural insulating ability. So the thermal mass of logs, allows the wood cabin or log house to absorb heat during the warmest part of the day and then return the heat to the log home during the cooler night. The thermal mass in a log house also means that the heat that is collected during the day won't be transferred out through the wall.

Handcrafted wood cabins and log houses have been built for centuries in Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, and Russia. Wood cabins and log houses are a good example of Scandinavian design. The term Scandinavian Design is used to describe the design movement that is characterized by its minimalism, simplicity, and functionality. This type of wood cabin and house design emerged in the 1950s in the five Nordic countries of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland. While the term Scandinavia is used to refer to the three kingdoms of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, it can also be used to refer to all of these five northern countries. The Lunning Prize, an award given to outstanding Scandinavian designers between the years of 1951 and 1970, was very instrumental in making both Scandinavian design a recognized style. This award was instrumental in defining the popularity of Scandinavian design. Scandinavian design especially works well for wood cabins and log houses as it helps to open up the wood cabin and make the space feel light and warm. Scandinavian designs work with the idea that simple, beautiful and functional everyday items and objects should not be affordable just to the wealthy, but to everyone. This concept is the core theme in the development of both modernism and functionalism. This is a fact that was probably most realized in post-WWII Scandinavian design. You will find that Scandinavian design often makes use of form-pressed wood, plastics, anodized or enameled aluminum or pressed steel building materials.

This beautiful wood cabin is just one of the log house designs you will find on the Immobilien Scout 24 site. **

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