More and more people are opting to buy a wooden construction for their garden, whether it is to have a room to work, relax, play sports or simply store things. At the same time, habitable cabins are becoming increasingly popular as holiday or temporary accommodation. However, there are still many preconceptions about log cabins, so let’s take a look at them to see if they are true or not!
Not True : The Primary Function Of Log Cabins Is To Store Things
Until about ten years ago, log cabins in the garden or on private property were mainly used for storage. Today, more and more individuals are turning to log cabins to meet specific needs: office, sports room, workshop, rental investment, etc. Indeed, log cabins can be fitted out like a room in the house, allowing a wide variety of uses. You can know find awesome log cabins with sheds storage here to suit all your needs. There are now a huge choice of log cabin models on the market, which come in a variety of styles and sizes.
True: Log Cabins Are Environmentally Friendly
Wooden constructions are by definition ecological because wood is a natural material that requires little transformation for its use. It has a long life span and is fully recyclable. Moreover, wooden constructions are particularly interesting in terms of energy consumption.
Log Cabins Are Difficult To Assemble
It is difficult to give a categorical answer to this common misconception. Large log cabins, such as the 70 m2, are more difficult to assemble than a simple garden shed of a few square metres but much easier than a 150 m2 chalet. Furthermore, the difficulty of the installation is proportional to your skills and experience in this type of work. If you are an experienced handyman and have the necessary equipment, you shouldn’t have any problems. In addition to the log cabin assembly, there are other arrangements to be made: connection to the water and electricity networks, interior fittings and finishing touches. You can call in a professional for the assembly of your log cabin or for certain stages of the work. Do not improvise yourself to be a plumber, carpenter or electrician if you do not have the skills, as you could compromise the integrity of your log cabin.
Not True :The Log Cabin Is Not Habitable All Year Round
Some log cabins offer enough space to live in and many people use them as a second home in the mountains or in the forest and rent them out when they are not in use. You might think that log cabins are not suitable for year-round living because it is cold in winter and hot in summer, but wood is a material with very good thermal performance. Of course, if you plan to live in your log cabin all year round, you should think about insulation (floor and/or walls) and double glazing. Since a log cabin can be furnished like a house and therefore with the same degree of comfort, there is no reason not to live in it all year long, especially given that wood offers a pleasant and warm atmosphere that you should not miss!