Always Judge a House by How It Looks Outside

Many people dream of the "Perfect Log Home," and this log home might be it. Lots of large logs, a covered porch, lots of steps leading to the log house, surrounded by green grass, and trees, it certainly doesn't get much better than this!

This log home is stunning with its extra details, such as natural log pillars on the covered porch, a carved wooden eagle at the front of the porch and more. This amazing log home fits in perfectly with its surroundings, and the green roof looks perfect too. The use of lots of stairs all around the covered patio is a nice touch, providing lots of sitting spots for guests. The way the corners join with their natural log ends makes the log house look unique. Those wooden rockers underneath the covered porch are exactly where I'd want to sitting after a busy day. This site is a great place to find lots of log home inspiration with unique and beautiful log home designs from all over the world.

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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