Perfect Place To Retire Log Home Bliss with Stunning Water View from Deck
Log homes, log cabins and log chalets have been built for thousands of years, and it's easy to see why, with their rustic and cosy charm, log homes are a durable and long lasting type of home. If you love log homes, you'll want to take a look at this "Perfect Place To Retire Log Home Bliss."
This beautiful log home is the perfect place to retire. This log home is charming and a great size for a couple to live in comfortably. Imagine spending days on your covered front porch with log railings, while you watch the surrounding scenery and gaze out at the lake. The stone chimney just adds to the appeal of this log home. A log home like this would be a great place to have family and friends over to stay and visit. The green grass and simple gardens out front will provide you with the added enjoyment of gardening and landscaping in this lovely location. Retirement seems perfect in a log home such as this.
A log house (or log home) is structurally identical to a log cabin (a house typically made from logs that have not been milled into conventional lumber). 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, or a summer cottage. 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 (also known as machine profiled), 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. Handcrafted log houses have been built for centuries in Scandinavia, Russia and Eastern Europe, and were typically built using only an axe and knife. The Scandinavian settlers of New Sweden brought the craft to North America in the early 18th century, where it was quickly adopted by other colonists and Native Americans. Possibly the oldest surviving log house in the United States is the C. A. Nothnagle Log House (circa 1640) in New Jersey.
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