I Have Always Loved Antique Square Log Cabins
April 12th, 2010
You may not know that log cabins were brought to America in the 17th century by European immigrants. The were usually very small- 10 feet wide by 12 to 24 feet long often with one main room with
a sleeping loft. Many cabins were made in the frontier construction style featuring logs that were squared and notched to overlap at the corners of the cabin. Large stones were used in the foundation to keep the logs off of the ground which of course would cause rot and deterioration of the logs. The term chinking was used by stuffing leaves, moss, dirt and dried manure between the logs for insulation and filler. By covering the stuffing with mud in and outside created the chinking which sealed out the elements.
Years ago, we almost purchased on old log cabin but we were transferred before we wrote the contract.
This one is amazing with acres of land, a waterfall, fish ponds and views that are so stunning they take your breath away.