This newly constructed cabin in the woods is rustically designed and offers total privacy and seclusion. It’s only five minutes away from La Grange, Texas. The wood cabin offers all the necessities with two bedrooms and 1.5 baths. It also has a wood burning fire place. The rustic building is used as an income-producing BnB. It has a full kitchen with fridge, washer/dryer included, and all furnishings. The 1 1/2-story wood log house includes a one-room 100-year old wooden cabin plus a 4′ x 4′ outhouse, 7′ x 8″ storage cabin, and a 34′ x 16 feet open-air party pavilion. This is perfect for parties, family events, and special occasions. The cabin building is enhanced by a man-made babbling stream that feeds into a small, lighted pond. This pavilion is equipped with chairs, benches, tables, barbecues, and a fire pit. The cabin is located in the clearing of thick, private forest with many walking trails.
Some may claim that wood log cabins were originally built by German settlers, while others may say that British settlers built wood cabins. No matter where the cabins originated, they served many purposes. They were shelters from the weather and homes for people. New York, Kentucky and Tennessee were among the states where settlers learned how to build log houses. In these areas, thick forests were present that were ideal for building cabins and homes. In the early days of American wood buildings, a cabin was a stack of trees trunks stacked on top of each other with interlocking notches. Some cabins were constructed by nailing together the edges. Log houses had solid foundations built where the walls were stacked. These simple foundations kept the logs out of the muddy soil, and also served as basements. There were also wood-cabins with earth floors, which did not require foundations.
Construction of log houses and other cabins became popular in the early 17th Century. Most American pioneers lived in wood cabins with a single or multiple rooms during this time. During this period, cabins were also used as outbuildings. Private log houses were treated with wood chips between the logs, and flat stones embedded in a clay mixture placed between the logs for insulation.
The first log homes were built in this period on cleared plots. Wood cabins need enough space around them to allow pioneers the opportunity to grow a garden, raise animals and build a shed. 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.