See Why Refurbishing an Old Log House Can Be Better than Building a New One

If you have a soft spot in your heart for these beautiful structures, than you will love to see this wonderful rustic cabin. Log homes have been made since even before the Europeans started to settle the in North America. Log homes and cabins evoke a kind of nostalgia to most people, and they tend to remind us of a simpler time. It was the Swedish people that brought the log home building concept to North America and the people back then made use of the materials they could find in their immediate environment and usually practiced a conscious and mindful approach to all the things they did. But, even before they came to North America, different Native tribes all across the nation were also using logs as a material to build their homes, community buildings and even for making totem poles, tipis, and canoes.

This beautiful rustic log home is an example of a very old log home that has stood the test of time, it looks like it has been there for decades, or it could have been made with reclaimed and recycled materials, which is a great way to save money and be environmentally friendly. The logs are a perfect sustainable material to use when building a home, they are so durable, and have many different protective layers that will be able to stand up to any weather. This is what makes them so great for using as building materials. The layers of the logs also hold within them, an insulation layer, that is very good for keeping the warmth inside the house. Logs have a very high thermal mass, meaning they can hold in a lot of heat.

This home looks like a very country style home, one that a cowboy might live in, or someone who likes the rugged rustic lifestyle. The wrap around porch is so reminiscent of the old country style that we can see in old historical books, or museums even, and also in western movies. A lot of people are also choosing to refurbish older houses like this one, so that they can have the old rustic style, and so they don't have to start from scratch! What a great idea isn't it? This would also save a ton of money and time that it could take to build a new home from scratch.

Living in a log home gives you the true sense that you are connected to nature. A lot more so than you would living in the city surrounded by honking horns and sirens. In a house make up of man made materials, usually treated with chemicals. Wood is ultimately a better building material for the homes we live in and it carries so many benefits with it. The logs can act as a natural air purifier, helping to cleanse the air before it enters your home. Cleaning out some of the toxic chemicals that we are exposed to on a daily basis that are floating around in the air. Log homes are becoming more desirable and there are so many wonderful reasons to invest in one.


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