An important aspect to creating a cherished spot for your log cabin may be finding the right site.
Time to create another list and ask yourself some questions.
- How do you intend to use this cabin?
- Is it for weekends or year round living or extended vacations?
- What kind of terrain appeals to you? Majestic Mountains, Desert Vistas, Lakeside Hideaway...
- Will you want a place near your favorite sports? Fishing, Hunting, Skiing, Hiking
- How far from your main residence are you willing to travel (realistically)?
"The things we truly love stay with us always, locked in our hearts as long as life remains."---Josephine Baker
Log Homes Don't Waste Trees!
An average log home uses about the same volume of trees as a conventional stick-built house of the same size.
Example: 1825 sq. ft. built conventionally with 2x's uses 13 thousand board ft. (MBF). Assuming 40' long logs, having a 15' midspan, amounts to 57 logs.
The same house, if built with handcrafted logs, users 2,200 lineal feet of logs, including loft & roof system and using the same log diameter and 40' lengths, amounts to 55 logs.
So, building an 1825 sq. ft. house would use 57 trees if it were conventionally framed verses 55 trees if it were a log house. Log homes do not wast trees.
--Log Construction Manual, Robert W. Chambers
Here we are using Character Design in our current project on the Bud Neste home. We are building an addition and the customers picked out this unique tree to use in their home's project.
Until next time,