Log cabin homes have been around for centuries, both in Europe and America, as well as elsewhere in the world. While these structures often bring to mind the rustic homes of the pioneers in the old west, or little log cottages in the Swiss alps which have stood for centuries, they have been build even to this day and over time have become quite luxurious and modern while maintaining the old-time simplicity in design. Even palatial mansions have been constructed using the ancient method of log building. But the idea of owning a log cabin for the use of year-round living in as a home often for some seems a secondary thought, as what first pops into the mind for some people is a vacation cottage used for fishing or hunting trips or as summer getaways. Are they really home-worthy?
Consider the fact of the durability of construction. Log cabin homes are thick-walled, naturally insulating, and even fire-retardant, depending on the type of wood. The way the logs interlock with each other, they’re even strong enough to withstand most earthquakes. The simplicity of their construction is also something to consider, especially with the advent of pre-cut, pre-shaped logs. Some log homes are made from “kits”… these aren’t same-looking cabins spit out on a conveyor belt, no – the ‘kit’ part of it all is in the uniformity of the shaping and notching of each log in a factory setting. This not only creates a quality of interchangeability for each piece, allowing for countless home design specs, but also the opportunity to acquire such supplies at a hugely minimal cost. Sets are delivered to the construction site with each part numbered for ease of construction that takes weeks, not months, to accomplish.
But modern-day log cabin homes are also an excellent investment. Of all non-conventional home types, log homes appreciate the most over time. Just look at the market today for log homes, and you’ll see what I mean. Yes, there are log-built structures that are more like hunting trip shacks, but there are also luxurious log homes that are beautifully built. Some are being offered for a half-million dollars, and that’s not including the property they stand on. This type of structure and how it is constructed can last for quite a long time indeed. There are some in Europe that have stood for many centuries long, and are still very sturdy structures that may last for centuries more. So yes, yes indeed, log cabin homes are very much home-worthy – and they stand to be very excellent investments as well, even if you decide to never sell your home… they can be investments in time, in that you can leave the home to future generations of your family.