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Monthly Archives: September 2017

  • A Look at Log Homes Through Time

    While the log cabin is a classic American icon, we usually don’t think about the actual roots of log dwellings. To us, it’s synonymous with ideals like American individualism, and it reminds us of historical heroes like Abraham Lincoln. But believe it or not, log cabins and homes have been around far longer than even America has. In fact, log cabins were one of the first real man-made dwellings in northern Europe. Similar to North America, centuries ago, countries like Finland and Sweden were covered in massive forests. So the people used what they had and constructed log homes, which probably would have looked something like the Finnish log cabin above. They were very rustic construction, since they were built before any kind of modern technology or machinery, and were usually inhabited by poor farming or mountain families.

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