This newly constructed cabin in the woods, with its rustic style, offers total privacy and seclusion, only five minutes away from La Grange. Two bedrooms, 1.5 baths and a wood-burning fireplace are included in the wood cabin. The rustic building is being used as a BnB that generates income. It has a fully equipped kitchen, refrigerator, washer/dryer, and all furnishings. Aside from the one-and-a-half-story log cabin, there is also a wood cabin that’s 100 years old, plus a 12-foot by 14-foot room. There’s also ten storage sheds and huts. A man-made babbling creek feeds a small pond adjacent to a lighted pavilion. There are plenty of benches, tables, chairs and fire pits to host an event. The cabin is located in a clearing within the thick, private woods. There are walking trails to explore.
Others may argue that the wood cabins originated in Germany. While others might say that they came from British settlers. Cabin buildings were used for many things, from sheltering people from the weather to providing homes. New York, Kentucky and Tennessee were among the states where settlers learned to build wood cabins. These areas had thick forests, which made them ideal for building cabins and providing homes to backwoodsmen. Early American wood cabins were made from stacked tree trunks with interlocking notches. Some cabins are constructed by nailing together the edges. Log houses were built on sturdy foundations, where the walls of the stacked trees trunks were placed. These foundations served to protect logs from wet soils and as storage areas or basements. Some wood cabins had earth floors and did not need any foundation.
Construction of log homes and cabins became popular in the early 17th Century. During this time, wood cabins with one or two rooms were the most common type of home for American pioneers. Cabin buildings were used for outbuildings during this period. In private log homes, wood chips would be placed between log spaces and flat stones encased in clay were also used to insulate.
During this period, the first log homes were constructed on plots of cleared land. The pioneers needed space around their wood cabins so they could build a barn, have a garden and keep animals. To clear the land for the log house, the pioneers cut down trees and removed tree stumps. Log houses allowed a family to live comfortably and independently.
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