|Log Homes have a long history. The first
documented log home dates from 1,500 B.C. Today, designs include everything from traditional
family homes and vacation cottages, to logs cut for buildings used for storages, clinics, offices, restaurants,
resorts and just about any other design and use
imaginable. A log home offers the client
not only a unique durable home, but one that is proven to be earth quake resistant. There are some other advantages of living
in log homes. Since woods are still "alive"
after being logged, they have an ability to absorb and release moisture so that moisture in the room stays comfortable
all year long. Woods also have slow conductivity of heat, which keeps the interior heat from escaping.
Log homes are human-friendly as well. Stresses on eyes and ears can be
relieved because woods absorb harmful noises
and ultraviolet rays. Elasticity of wood,
in comparison with concrete, steel or other
man-made materials, also minimizes the stress
on human body. And furthermore, fragrance
from wood helps us to ease fatigue, activate
a motor nerve and take virus or poison away
from the body. These effects make log home
buildings highly livable and attractive to those who suffer from
the stress of city life.