Can you live year-round in a log cabin?
We’ve been able to make year-round cabin life work through careful preparation paired with trial-and-error. If you’re considering full-time cabin living, there’s only one way to make it work: take the leap and give it a try! Megan lives with her husband and son in an 800-square-foot log cabin in Jackson Hole, WY.
Are 70mm log cabins warm?
70mm logs and double glazing provide a very well insulated building and with the addition of insulation in the floor and roof. The log cabin is very warm and suitable for lots of uses from offices, studios or additional accommodation.
What are the cons of log cabins?
3 Cons of a Log Home
- Pest Control Can Be an Issue. A disturbing detractor for log homes is the fact that pests are attracted to materials used.
- Increased Maintenance and Upkeep. It’s no secret that log homes require much more maintenance than traditional homes.
- Higher Insurance & Risk.
Are 19mm log cabins any good?
The cheapest log thickness option is 19mm. This is one of the most popular options due to its budget-friendly price, whilst it’s still strong! As it has an interlocking construction, the 19mm log thickness offers good durability but it is not as weatherproof as some of the thicker log cabin options.
What kind of wood is best for a log cabin?
The most common species used in the log home industry is Pine, Cypress and Cedar. Of those, Pine is the majority of what is used. The Original Log Cabin Homes uses Eastern White Pine as a standard. It is beautiful and durable, plus it performs well in all parts of the United States.
How long do log cabins last in UK?
While difficult to give an exact estimate, we believe a high-quality log cabin should last a minimum of 20 years with the correct maintenance. Log cabins in gardens may have only recently become popular over here, but in Europe, there are plenty of examples of timber constructions lasting over 100 years.