Not Too Big, but Still Cozy, and Absolutely Gorgeous
If you've ever thought about log cabin living, you will want to take a look at this awesome cottage design! This log cabin might be small, but that doesn't limit you from the amount of things that you can use it for. Whether you are in need of a tiny log cabin for use at the lake for fishing, or you have always wanted a small space to use for summer vacations and holidays, this is a great little log cabin. The exposed truss above the front covered porch adds character to this tiny log cabin, and the dark stained wood is also appealing. The open concept design allows for a couch that turns into a bed for double duty, and a small space for cooking. There is enough room in this tiny log cabin for a small family or couple. Other possibilities for this log cabin can include a backyard office space, guest cottage, writers retreat, artist studio, playhouse, gardening shed and workshop. A quality log cabin like this is the perfect addition to a larger size house when you need a little extra space, or can be used on its own for whatever you are thinking.
There is a lot of history when it comes to log cabins, especially in the United States. New settlers might have first constructed log cabins by 1638. Historians believe that the first log cabins that were built in North America were in the Swedish colony of Nya Sverige, also know as New Sweden. This location was in the Delaware River and Brandywine River valleys. Many of the colonists who lived there were Forest Finns. This is because Finland was an integrated part of Sweden at that time. New Sweden only briefly existed before it became the Dutch colony of New Netherland, which in turn later became the English colony of New York. The Swedish-Finnish colonists' quick and easy construction techniques at building log homes not only remained, but spread throughout the country. Later you would find German and Ukrainian immigrants also using this technique. The Scots and Scots-Irish had no tradition of building with log homes, but they also quickly adopted this building method. The first English settlers on the land did not widely use log cabins but instead built structures that were more traditional to them. There are a few log cabins dating back to the 18th century that still stand, but they often were not intended as permanent dwellings. Settlers often built log cabins as temporary homes to live in while they were constructing larger, more permanent houses. The log cabins have they often used as outbuildings, such as barns or chicken coops.
Log cabins and log homes have certainly come a long way! With builders still using some of the traditional log cabin building techniques but combining them with modern technology, and more energy efficient windows and doors. The log homes and log cabins of today can still be small and rustic, but you will also find luxury log homes and lodges in the most elegant, modern designs. No matter what the log home design, size or floor plan log home are here to stay. Whether they are used for vacation homes, or for full-time living, there is a log home design that can suit most any lifestyle and need. There is something about living in a home made out of natural materials; that makes us feel comfortable while making us appreciate the natural surrounding that they often sit in. Log homes and log cabins are a healthier and more eco-friendly building option.