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The Fontana Log Home – Breathtaking

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The Fontana log home is part of Hochstetler Log Homes’ Heritage Series Log Homes, which includes 50 various models with quality, beauty, and classic design. The Fontana has a total area of 1,115 square feet, with two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

With the wrap-around deck on the side and back, as well as the gabled porch on the front, this is the ideal small cottage for that isolated area in the woods or on the lake, where observing nature up close and personal is a regular event. Inside, you’ll discover a quaint 2-bedroom log home with an open-concept living room with fireplace and exposed timber ceiling, as well as French doors leading to the deck from the dining area.

A full-length shed dormer offers an 8-foot high back wall in the bath and loft, as well as a second bedroom, on the second floor. Inside and exterior, this log cabin has a charming appearance. Plus, it’s at an unbeatable price.

There are several advantages to living in a log home. To begin with, log homes are energy efficient. Today’s log houses, unlike your great grandfather’s log cabin of the past, are extremely energy efficient. Years ago, logs were installed green, with the facing side hewn and the top and bottom round logs being natural. Chinking consisting of clay, mud, and straw was mortared in between the logs, frequently as broad as the logs themselves.

Constant temperature variations induced by freezing and thawing, as well as the drying of the logs, caused them to shrink and twist, making them inflexible. Mortar-like chinking cracked and pulled away from the logs, resulting in big gaps and drafts. In the winter, this made for a chilly log cabin.

However, today’s log cabins have very little shrinkage or movement since they are not only air-dried but also kiln-dried before being milled. Unlike in the past, today’s logs are tongue and grooved with a continuous double gasket system and are put together with large 14-inch screws every 30 inches or more.

The tongue and groove keep the logs straight, the lengthy screws keep them secure on top of each other, and the inflatable gasket ensures that no air gets in.

Built and designed by Hochstetler Log Homes.

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