Log cabins have been widely used and built in the Northern part of the United States and have been developed and brought into practice by other regions in Europe as well. These cabins are usually seen and built where there is a farm or a ranch. These cabins established and complete the entire picture of a farm or ranch. It is convenient to stay in for a couple of nights if you are in a farm. Most of the time, it becomes a safe place to keep important equipment to be used on the farm or ranch more often then not. While there is a log cabin, there will also be a rest house located just a distance away from the ranch.
As they are basically made of logs or timbers, its creation depends upon a number of things to consider. One of the factors for sure is the availability of timber on the place. Another factor to consider is the place where you will build it. The next will be the specifications. While most of these cabins do not need much specification as it is just designed for a temporary place to stay in if not for safekeeping of objects, there are just those who love making it more comfortable and good looking. The reason why some people create these types of cabins is because logs offer good humidity for any kind of weather. Not to mention the fact that it is probably the most convenient way of building a cabin or a shelter that can stay under any types of weather especially when you are isolated from the city because you would not need to buy many materials. You just have to have timbers or logs to be gathered around in order to create these cabins and you will stack all these logs and notch them slowly so as to avoid too much gaps in between. Gaps by the way, could never be avoided. There will always be gaps when stacking these logs that is why if you can fill it up and minimizing these gaps by stacking these logs slowly, then you must do so. What others do about this is to fill the spaces with sticks in order for any openings to be completely shut.
The sizes of the logs vary as to the availability of the timber and the location of where the cabin should be made. These logs are great and heavyweight so that you will really need a lot of manpower, if not pack animals to help carry these logs so that you can build your cabin. When large timbers are far, you might then have to set up for building a smaller cabin log. Specifications such as the size of the windows or roofing also matter when making these cabins. It all depends to your preferred choices. These specs will define the ventilation you need for your perfect little cabin. That is why most people who love cabins made of logs avoid as much as possible unnecessary gaps in between stacked logs because because they do not like too many spaces when in fact they plan on having windows in their cabin.