The Black Fork log home has one bedroom and one bathroom and is 1,095 square feet. The Black Fork log cabin is ideal for a weekend or vacation escape. From inside or outside on the covered front porch, the expansive glass entry provides an unobstructed view of the lake or landscape. The popular open-concept great room with exposed timbers and fireplace, first-floor laundry area, convenient mudroom, bath, and generously sized loft are also included in this extremely economical cabin structure.
When people are thinking about building a log home, one of the most common questions they ask is if log homes require more maintenance than stick-built homes. In response, log home builders will claim that there is less on the interior. Most log cabin owners prefer wood on the inside walls over drywall, which, like wood furniture, requires little to no care. The outside of a log cabin, like the outside of any wood-sided building, requires more maintenance than, say, a vinyl-sided home. However, when everything is taken into account, there isn’t as much of a difference as you may assume. When it comes to the most costly types of upkeep, such as wind and hail storms, or even baseballs, log cabins are known to outperform. Many log homeowners claimed that their log homes withstood Hurricane Katrina when everything else was wiped off the map.
A log wall is thought to be an honest wall, which implies that if there is an issue, it will be visible on the first day. In reality, log cabin structures have a negative reputation as a result of this. In a stick-framed cavity wall, however, an insect or water problem can be hidden beneath the siding or drywall for years, and the naive homeowner may not be aware of it until considerable damage has been done. Wood, on the other hand, is a natural building material, making it warmer and cozier than drywall, vinyl, or concrete. Perhaps there is more upkeep, but you could argue the same thing about natural grass versus artificial turf. The truth is that most people would prefer play with their children on a real lawn than take time to smell the artificial roses or maintain a maintenance-free yard of fake grass. All types of houses require some level of upkeep.
This cabin is built and designed by Hochstetler Log Homes.