A Dream In The Woods – Log Cabin Homes

Log cabins are a popular choice in the Tahoe area for obvious reasons. They blend in perfectly with the natural surroundings, are cozy, comfortable, and just plain cool. A well known and popular log home builder out of North Carolina aptly named LogHomeBuildersNC.com captured the sentiment of living in a log home perfectly and I wanted to share it here.

Once upon a time, log cabin houses were meant to be a home for people who worked near mines, or went hunting or stayed at the edge of the forest for similar activities. Today log cabins have become more of a holiday spot especially for those who love nature. Since most log cabins are situated near forests or near large green tracts of land, they afford a very good natural surrounding. Log cabin Houses are also made of natural material and exude a rustic air which itself is mostly appreciated by people who are very close to nature.

Staying at the log cabin house can make you feel very close to nature not only because of the wood finish of the house but because of the chirping of the birds, the cool wind which blows outside as well as the smell of the earth. You are definitely not going to find these things anywhere in the center of Manhattan. Many of us may not even know it, but we have a strong bond with nature. If you like, you can choose from a log cabin house situated either at the edge of the mountains or close to a water body.

The log cabin houses situated in the mountains are specially a perfect place for the nature lover. Not only is the view perfect and soothing to the eye it also provides an instant recharge to the body and soul. It has been scientifically proven that the color green is a perfect recharge to stressed eyes and mountain air can clear up the dust and grime which you might come across in the daily city life. So if you are a nature lover and need to get a really excellent weekend holiday, just head to the log cabin houses and let mother nature take over the rest.

Picking The Right Log Cabin Home Kit For Your Tahoe Home

The majority of log home kit companies will send, at your request, material explaining the various kits available, and many of these booklets include a toll-free number that can be used to ask follow-up questions of a representative of the company. In order to comprehend the information you’ll receive, though, you’ll need to know precisely what’s offered in the three kinds of home kits normally available. Once you have determined the package that is right for you, you will then need to check with the local building code compliance regulations before completing your purchase.

 

[1] Walls only. One of the most rudimentary-and thus least expensive-log home kits contain nothing but the pre-shaped logs needed to construct the walls. These low-priced packages may look quite appealing (at the time of this writing, Log Home Builders NC has a number of log cabin kits for homes of 1,000 square feet or more in the $3,000 range), but be sure to estimate the price of all the materials you will need to purchase on the side!

 

[2] Structural shell. Perhaps the most common log home bundle, the structural shell typically includes walls, roof, rafters, and beams. These kits are also very affordable (and also require a considerable “over and above” investment before they’re transformed into livable homes); they’re generally sold to contractors and serious owner-builders.

 

[3] “Complete” homes. Many log home producers now offer complete kits, that include (usually) all of the components required to construct a weather tight shell. The lists of items provided do differ from one manufacturer to another, though, so make sure you have done satisfactory research before you buy. (Complete packages may not contain spikes, floors, or the charming porches lovingly sketched in the artists’ renderings.) It’s advisable to keep in mind that anything not precisely pointed out in the materials list is most likely a priced-extra option.

 

No matter what package you choose, do not be scared to bargain. It never hurts, for example, to let the businesses you are negotiating with understand what their competition is offering. Sometimes a company will lower its price to match a low bid, or work out an additional incentive (an option included free of charge, for example) to help make the sale. During my inquiries, I came across just one company that declined to budge from its printed price.