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What did pioneers have in their homes?

They might have a small table, a bed, and a chair or two. A lot of times they would have a chest that they brought with them from their homeland. This might have some decorations like a rug or candlesticks that the pioneers would use to make the log cabin feel like home.

Why did the pioneers build their cabins of logs?

They were often built as temporary shelters when first arriving in an area. Most pioneer log cabins were made with basic round logs. To make their log cabins warmer and resistant to bad weather, settlers would fill the cracks between logs with mud or moss (called daubing) or sticks and rocks (called chinking).

What happened to Pioneer Log Homes?

The owners of a well-known business are among those dealing with loss amid several devastating wildfires in B.C.’s Interior. Four one-of-a-kind log cabin homes being built near Williams Lake were destroyed when flames swept through the area on a property owned by Pioneer Log Homes of B.C.

How big was a pioneer cabin?

They didn’t have the equipment that we have today, so the height was due to how high a log could be lifted overhead. If they built the roof high enough, they could add a loft that would be another place for some of them to sleep. The length of the cabin was usually around twelve to sixteen feet.

What did the pioneers homes look like?

Building them was slow, hard work and most cabins were just one room. The trees had to be cut down, cut into equal lengths, and notched to fit together. The children stuffed moss, twigs and mud into the holes between the logs. The roofs were usually made from bunches of grass, thatch, tied into bundles.

Are log cabins more expensive to build?

Log homes typically cost 20 to 30 percent more than a conventionally built home. The same size log home is typically worth 30 to 40 percent more than a conventional home. Log homes are harder to build than traditional homes.

How did pioneers make fireplaces?

The early pioneers lived in a one-room cabin made of round logs minus nails and sawed lumber. Enclosed within this dwelling was a fireplace, which was cut out of one end of the cabin where a mud and stick chimney was constructed on the outside. Poles were placed on each side of the fireplace with a mantle over all.

How did log cabins not rot?

One method to prevent rot is large eaves which extend beyond the outer walls of your cabin. The eaves need to be long enough to stop rainwater from touching or dripping down the sides of the cabin. This doesn’t mean that if your cabin gets water on it that it’s doomed.

Where are the guys from Pioneer Log Homes from?

Williams Lake, British Columbia
The men and women of Pioneer Log Homes in Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada are followed as they make some of the most exquisite, sought after log homes around the world.

Where does Pioneer Log Homes get their logs?

Typically, we use only one species in the construction of our log homes – Western Red Cedar which is selected and harvested in the forests of British Columbia. It is by far the best in terms of beauty, quality, and durability; it is also by far the best insulator and has the best in thermal quality.

How many guest cabins are at the pioneer resort?

Our resort offers eight authentic and unique mountain cabins in a quaint and beautiful setting. Combining rustic beauty with modern conveniences the Pioneer is a truly unique mountain lodging experience. Surrounded in all directions by National Forest, you can hike, bike, fish, ski or snowshoe right from your cabin door!

How big is front porch of pioneer portable building?

Each of our Standard Cabins comes with a 4’ front porch, a 36-inch 9-lite door, and three 2’ x 3’ windows to allow for plenty of natural light. Pioneer Portable Buildings has a great Standard Cabin solution for you!

Are there custom colors for pioneer portable buildings?

Custom colors are also available for an additional charge. Pioneer Portable Buildings are known for excellent workmanship.