In the early 1700s is when log cabins had been introduced in North America, from then they had become very popular. In America log cabin designs had been brought along by the Homestead Act enforced in 1862. It was a law that stated all homesteaders were given the right of land, all they needed to do was to cultivated the land and build a home which had been at the least ten feet by twelve feet. Along with this the home needs to have at the least one glass window.
At first log cabins had been built without the aid of nails to hold them together. They were built using giant logs which had been carefully stacked together, this had in turn made a very strong home. These days log homes are choice for many people and they have everything that a regular home would contain.
If you are thinking about building a log home take your budget into consideration as building a log home will take ample amounts of money. Be sure to consider you current financial situation making sure you are not biting off more then you can eat. Take into consideration the types of rooms you want in your cabin. Perhaps you want a music room to learn the ukulele, piano, guitar or harp. Music rooms are one of the best additions. Or perhaps you want a hot tub room. Or a nice patio. Consider your desires into your planning.
Construction costs do vary; depending on the type of logs, and the other major supplies that will be needed. Also don’t forget about the pay for your contractor. There are log cabin kits that are available, you may trust one of these instead.
Another thing you must look into is to see if the land you are going to build on is suitable for building. Also it is a great idea to check all local agencies for restrictions, and buy any permits that you may need.
When you design your log cabin be sure to include all the basics of a regular house. Sketch your design it will help you get a clear picture of what you are looking for.
Love you beautiful log cabin. If you do decide on a log cabin it is a great investment for now and for the future.