You Don't Have to Earn a Million Bucks per Year to Own a Log Home
If you like tiny house living, you'll want to take a look at this "Horsefly Cabin located in British Columbia. This adorable tiny cabin is located on a beautiful piece of land, and the tiny cabin is nicely done.
The Horsefly cabin is actually for sale right now, and it's a stunning tiny cabin on both the interior and exterior. The tiny cabin is 16 feet by 20 feet on the main floor, and 9 feet by 16 feet in the loft. The tiny cabin is on 2.3 acre lot. This tiny house was built in 2010 by Pioneer Log Homes Craftsmen. Inside you will find exposed log beams, a sleeping loft with a full sized bed, a cute cook stove and open living space. There is also an adorable matching log outhouse. This tiny cabin would make the perfect full time residence, guest house, or vacation home. This tiny cabin is a must see!
The term log cabin is not preferred by most contemporary builders, as it generally refers to a smaller, more rustic log house such as a hunting cabin in the woods. Log construction was the most common building technique in large regions of Sweden, Finland, Norway, the Baltic states and Russia, where straight and tall coniferous trees, such as pine and spruce, were readily available. It was also widely used for vernacular buildings in Eastern Central Europe, the Alps, the Balkans and parts of Asia, where similar climatic conditions were present. In the warmer and more westerly regions of Europe, where deciduous trees were more dominant, timber framing was favoured instead. Some of the different types of log homes can include; handcrafted, which are typically made of logs that have been peeled, but essentially unchanged from their original appearance as trees; hewn logs, logs that are hewn by an axe to an oval, hexagonal, octagonal or rectangular section; sawn logs, logs that are sawn to a standard width, but with their original heights; milled, made with a log house moulder, made with logs that have been run through a manufacturing process which then converts them into timbers which are consistent in size and appearance.
The small house movement also known as the tiny house movement, is a famous description for the architectural and social movement that advocates living simply in small homes. In the United States the average size of new single family homes grew from 1,780 square feet in 1978 to 2,479 square feet in 2007, and to 2,662 square feet in 2013, despite a decrease in the actual size of the average family. Reasons for this include increased material wealth and prestige. The tiny house movement is a return to houses of less than 1,000 square feet. Frequently the distinction is made between small between 400 square feet and 1,000 square feet, and tiny houses that are less than 400 square feet, with some houses as small as 80 square feet.