There Is Nothing More Beautiful Than the Look and Feel of a Truly Handcrafted Log Home

The charm and allure of log houses are everlasting. They are synonymous with rural, natural living at it’s finest and have an undeniable connection to peaceful living. We often think of log house, and log cabins tucked away in the forest, somewhere out of sight, and out of the chaos of city life. You may also think about the early years of Europeans settling in what is now called North America, building log houses to inhabit while they made a new life for themselves. These skills were passed down from generation to generation, and are still used in this modern day by people who want an all original home to live in rather than a replicated model. Designing your own home is such a rewarding process. Having the dream to build a log house can be exhilarating, but, like any home building project, log home building also comes with it’s challenges and skills to learn. Building a log house from scratch is an ambitious undertaking, but it can be done. When building any home, firstly a floor plan is needed. The floor plan and design can be purchased or worked on with a professional designer or engineer to ensure that it will meet building codes. There are many log home floor plans available for free or for a fee online, or, a prospective log home owner can sketch up their own plans and bring them into a designer.

Purchasing the materials for the log home building project will also take some diligent research. As with any project, it’s best to call around in the local area for pricing on materials, getting at least three to four estimates will help to narrow down which supplier to purchase from. Next, in the building process, you’ll want to make sure that you have a well-drained area to set the home’s foundation. The foundation work can be contracted out to save you the hassle, and be sure that it’s done right. Once that is all set, the building can begin. Building your own log house requires lots of measuring and cutting, so you’ll need to buy or borrow good quality tools. You’ll definitely need a chainsaw and a scribing tool to mark the logs. Building a small log house or cabin would be the best place to start and can be accomplished in a shorter amount of time than larger houses.
If all of this seems like too much work for you, there’s always the option of purchasing a log home building kit that already contains all of the necessary materials. Depending on the company selling the log home kits, the materials may come already pre-measured and pre-cut with labels and directions on how to assemble the house. The whole kit would be delivered right to your building site and you can take your time building it. Of course, for those who like a more hands-on approach, the do it yourself version would better suit them. The pricing of building the log house yourself, or ordering a kit could be comparable, but as always, do your research and find out. It’s advisable to have a budget in mind when working on any home building project, and always to allow for some leeway for hidden and unexpected costs. Usually 10% of your total budget will suffice.

Montana Log Cabin For Sale

Many log cabins in Montana are beautiful and surrounded by pristine nature. This off grid, rustic log cabin is located in Troy, MT, sitting on six acres that borders Kootenai National Forest.
It has one bedroom and one bathroom on 720 square feet, plus a separate building with extra storage space. The cabin is perfect for a hunting/fishing retreat, full-time home or a vacation getaway. Now let’s explore the interior and more:

The rustic interior is simple yet appealing for all natural wood lovers.

 

Carriage house turned into tiny cabin keeps impressive secrets behind its door

With only 750 square feet, you might expect this little carriage house, tucked away in the hills of Berkeley, Calif., to feel cramped. But step inside and you’ll discover a home fully equipped with every amenity, a bedroom with a walk-in closet, and a sizable deck area for relaxing.

The carriage house, nicknamed The Cubby, once belonged to renowned architect Bernard Maybeck. Also a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, Maybeck designed many of the most well-known buildings in the Bay Area, including San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts and Berkeley’s First Church of Christ, Scientist, which is considered to be his masterpiece.
Maybeck was actively involved in planning many of the nearby hillside communities, and believed that architecture should enhance its surroundings. The main house of the Maybeck estate has burned down, but the carriage house remains. The current owner lists it on Airbnb for short term renting, describing it as “private” and “rustic.”
The peaceful cabin certainly lives up to that description.  Even before you’ve entered, the entryway hides behind a canopy of foliage.  Its welcoming doors both transparent, while also being secluded.  Everything about this place speaks to those who might want a retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Take a step inside, and you’re greeted by a collection of everything you might need for an extended stay.  Everything from a washer/dryer to an oven, stovetop and sink, there’s nothing you could want that isn’t already here.
Light spews in through both the front door and the large windows that sit in front of the kitchen sink.  They peek out into the wooded surroundings so that you can cook and even clean up after a meal with a view.
There’s ample room for a sitting area next to a generous fireplace.
And even though the spaces are combined, they are separated through the placement and orientation of the furniture to create the feeling of separate environments.
Just look at the view from the cooking area.
Small touches, add depth and character to the abode.
A small dining table pulls out, ready for guests or a pleasant evening at home.
There’s a queen-size bed in the upstairs bedroom.
The tiny cabin even includes a walk-in closet.
And a master bathroom. There’s a second bathroom for guests too.
The guest bedroom is a splendid place to be.
And there is a “secret porch” off the bedroom.
A deck with plenty of room for guests.
And an outdoor seating area for two, that we could imagine spending endless hours on with a loved one.