Log cabins, also known as wooden houses or chalets, stand out as an
alternative for those who want to escape the traditional (and, most
often, more expensive) option, which is the concrete house. Regarding
typical houses in the Philippines, prefabricated wooden houses are cheaper by about
40%. Besides the aesthetic value, both on the outside and inside, the
material eliminates the use of cement, bricks, and many other
complements, making it the best option for people with little time on
Is a log
cabin right for my family?
dwelling is extremely cozy and manages to keep the temperatures warm
during the cold, monsoon seasons in the Philippines, all without
losing the freshness and the tropical characteristic in the summer.
If you have a family, then you will feel the difference because it is
the perfect home to enjoy time with all the members without having to
worry so much about maintaining the various details that a masonry
home implies. This is certainly a choice that saves money and time in
the long run, leaving more space for you to worry about what really
matters: quality of life. And if the surroundings of your house have
an abundant vegetation, you can still bet on a beautiful backyard or
front yard with garden, perfectly matching a log cabin’s natural
style of living.
the materials and how is the maintenance?
If you are
living in the highlands such as Baguio or Tagaytay, it is important
for internal temperature to remain very pleasant. So, it is ideal
that some care is taken, such as betting on a thermal blanket so that
the cold and heat are absorbed, in addition to preventing
infiltrations. The maintenance of such a house is minimal, but some
people still prefer to varnish the entire exterior surface and ensure
an always new home. Constructing your home 50cm above the ground also
results in greater ventilation, thus avoiding the humidity. Massive
and lawful wood are the most common for this type of construction,
and they generally do not present any risk for termite infestation.
Although the owner or tenant may fear that this problem would occur,
there are several types of products and treatments to avoid any
headache. In addition to hardwood, many people also choose to build
their homes with reforestation or demolition timber, which offers a
much more rustic and country aesthetic when it is made with wood
without much treatment, varnish or color change.
How do I
avoid termites from attacking my log cabin?
infestations are actually a result of structural wood having direct
contact with the soil. This provides the termites easy access to food
and moisture, not to mention, entry to the house. Plan the
architecture of your house carefully to avoid this situation. Dark
and damp places are the favorite spots of termites. Wet wood is their
home! Check if there are holes or crack around the walls of your
house as this can be an exit hole for the termites.
build my log cabin in the city?
may have a rustic or rustic look, combining with the beachy look. But
that does not mean that whoever lives in the city or in an urban
context can not have such a lovely home! To match the warmth of the
flooring, bet on a light with yellow lamps and a few simple touches
of color, on decorative objects such as cushions and other
accessories. Now, if you prefer the modern style, then your house can
have a more square shape and wide windows around the entire
structure, taking advantage of the natural context if you have the
privilege of having an incredible villa in the middle of nature.
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