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Typically, when we think of log homes and cabins, we would picture something like this Traditional Style Log Cabin in Montana, set at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Flathead National Forest. What a gorgeous home, in such stunning surroundings. What makes log homes so appealing, is their comforting ambiance. Log homes are known for their cozy and familiar feeling, something that just makes people feel right at home. It might be connected to some personal nostalgia or memories, or it might be because the materials come from the earth itself, and that the trees are living beings themselves, that makes us feel so comforted in a log home. Log homes have also been built for centuries, and are a big part of our history as human beings. They are a part of our housing history and so, that makes them a part of how we have evolved as humans too. They are definitely one of North America's ways to build homes, and they have been a trusted way to build homes, that people know they can enjoy for decades to come.
This home definitely has that traditional appeal, that would look somewhat like a home that the first settlers would have build when pioneering North America. The Swedish brought over their concepts of how to build these impressive homes and these techniques are still continuing to be used today. For example, the Swedish Cope style, which is a style of cutting the logs in a concave shape, which allows for them to all connect and fit together forming the tightest seal. The logs are cut length wise as well, on the bottom, so that the groove of the log below can fit perfectly into the log above, again, creating the perfect seal. This also means that the weight of the logs are supported fully on each other, instead of just on the edges, creating a stable, and solid build. It can also be a great way to form a tight enough seal that you may not have to add chinking, which is basically a filler of the cracks between logs. This Swedish Cope style is one of the most popular styles for log home and cabin kits.
This home, is quite a lot larger than any home that you would find in the days of the settlers, but it still has that rustic charm in it's design. The quaint front porch is a staple to country living, and has a welcoming feel with the chairs placed out there, beckoning you to have a seat and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. The stone made chimney is a beautiful feature of the house as well, and is very functional too. The interior shows soaring cathedral ceilings, with floor to ceiling windows, to allow all of the natural light into the home, keeping it bright and sunny. The decor is impressive and very much flows with the theme of the traditional mountain log home. This is a wonderful example of how beautiful larger log homes can truly be.
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