Everybody Wants This 384 Sqft. Adorable Log Cabin With Loft
This adorable wood cabin was started in September 2013 built by Ji Haugen of Fusion Timbers. The finishing for the wood cabin was finished by the owners with a little help from their friends. The owners have lived comfortably in this small wood cabin for almost two years. Besides a small house, the wood cabin would also serve well as a seasonal cabin building, a guest house, a studio space, a bed and breakfast, or an office. The wood cabin is 16 feet wide by 24 feet long with a loft. There is electrical throughout the wood cabin, including two baseboard heaters. The wood cabin is currently used with an RV type water system with an on-demand water heater. There is a composting toilet along with a tiled shower. The door for the wood cabin came from an old house in Edmonton and was trimmed to fit. The wood cabin was built on piles and built to be moved. The logs for this cabin building are chinked inside and out. The most common comment heard as people walk in the door of the wood cabin is that it feels bigger on the inside. The loft for this cabin building adds a sleeping/storage area. And a queen-sized bed fits easily into the upstairs loft. To get up to the loft there are steep, but very sturdy stairs, which proves to be a better choice than a ladder, but still should be used with care. A small deck at the front of the wood cabin extends the living space.
One of the most important aspects of cabin building is the site upon which the wood cabin is built. Wood cabin site selection should be aimed at providing the wood cabin inhabitants with both sunlight and the proper drainage to make them better able to cope with the rigors of cabin living. By choosing the proper site, selection means that the wood cabin is in a location that is best suited to manage the cabin building. This was especially true of the early pioneers who first built wood cabins. These pioneers were also able to select the best logs for wood cabins. These were old-growth trees that had few limbs or knots and straight with little taper in the trees. Logs like this did not need to be hewn to fit well together. Careful notching of the logs helped to minimize the size of the gap between the logs and to reduce the amount of chinking or daubing with mud that was needed to fill the gap. The length of one log was usually the length of one wall, although this was not a limitation for most good wood cabin builders.
Wood cabin corners were often set on large stones, and if the cabin building was large, other stones were then used at other points along the sill which is the bottom log. Since the wood cabins were typically cut into the sill, with the thresholds to help support the rock. These stones for the foundation are found below the corners of many of the 18th-century wood cabins when they are restored. Wood cabins were set on foundations to help keep them out of the damp soil but also to allow the wood cabins with storage or for basements to be constructed below the wood cabin. Wood cabins with earth floors did not need foundations. Chinking is the process that refers to a broad range of mortar or other infill building materials that were used between the logs in the log house construction of wood cabins and other log-walled structures.
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