Many people secretly (or openly) dream of running off to the Rocky Mountains and building their own log cabin with their bare hands. Cutting the trees down, mixing up the mortar, shingling the roof, it all sounds like a ton of fun, right?
Alright, the truth is that most people who want a log cabin hope to just stumble upon a beautiful house just sitting there, waiting for them to move in. You probably won’t get that lucky, but you aren’t stuck building the cabin from scratch.
You can of course look to buy an existing cabin that up for sale by the owner or a real estate firm, or you can look in to your own prefabricated log home.
Prefab log homes are very similar to ‘modular log homes’ or ‘kit homes’. A home is built from standard plans and materials on a lot, then transported to the location you intend to live at a later date. The lumber, roofing material, mortar and even studs and nails are all standardized, and each home is made to exacting specifications.
In fact, the biggest benefit of a prefab log home is that you cut out amateur guess work. Each home will be made of the appropriate materials – often with amateur log homes, different sized logs of different wood will be used, which can cause structural problems.
Nails, screws, and studs will be of the right size and shape. The roof will be made of good quality material. Mistakes are minimized by allowing trained professionals to make your home.
But the benefits don’t end there. Prefabricated log homes are available in many sizes and shapes, one or two stories, and with many features that a first time home builder would never be able to create.
The cost of a prefabricated home is often much less than buying retail homes, or building your own.
Prefab homes are often easy to expand at a later date, and often you can make improvements and turn it in to a house you can resell at a later date.
So if you’ve been dreaming of a log cabin, but don’t want to do all the work yourself, you should consider a prefabricated log home. The best deals for these homes can generally be found online, especially if you do not happen to be located near a home lot. Browse the internet and see if you can find your dream home, already made and waiting for you to buy it at a handsome discount.