When imagining your mountain dream home, what first comes to mind? For many, a quintessential mountain log cabin overlooking sweeping mountain views wins the day. These timber fortresses certainly come with a “wow factor,” but the desire to purchase a log cabin also has many practical benefits that may just provoke you to take the next step towards owning your own log cabin.
1). Log home construction is incredibly sturdy. There is a good reason why so many historic log homes are still standing. The construction is meant to withstand harsh weather and the test of time. The National Association of Home Builders notes that log and timber homes in Europe regularly date back over 800 years.
2). It’s a great option as a rental! The picture association you may have of what a mountain home should look like is often shared by others. If you’ve been considering purchasing a log cabin as a vacation home, there is a good likelihood that area visitors will also be excited to see and stay in your log home. Feel free to contact our rental division, Greybeard Rentals, if you’re looking for a property management company to rent out your home in between your visits.
3). Log cabins not only look great, but they also fit right into the natural landscape of woodlands, mountainsides, or beside a bubbling brook.
4). Log homes can provide energy efficiency. A recent National Association of Home Builders study suggests that homes with solid log walls are often up to 15% more energy efficient than standard stick-frame construction.
5). Trees are a renewable resource. Some log home builders will build with standing dead timbers (sometimes impacted by insects), or practice reforestation when they do utilize live trees. Even the milling process can reduce construction waste.
Whether your ideal log cabin is a cozy, rustic cabin buried deep in the woods, sitting on a mountaintop, or within close access to city amenities, our Greybeard agents are all well versed in the mountain cabin search and can help guide you the through the process from log cabin dream to log cabin reality.