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The Best Log Cabins In The UK
An application to the council to build a number of 8×8 log cabins in a north-east England would have been turned down. Durham County Council rejected the preliminary application for six new flat pack cabins in the wood after two petitions and a number of objections against the proposal were received.
Local resident, Malcolm Sutcliffe, described the planned buildings as ‘Swiss Chalets’ (which I think look rather good!) it was reported in the Wear Valley Mercury.The idea behind the scheme was to bring tourists to the area and to help the local economy. One of the issues was the fact that a number of pine trees would have needed to be removed to enable the cabins to be built. However, I am sure that the they could have been screened to ensure they blended into the surroundings.
The committee chairman, Mike Dixon, said it was always a fine balancing act between the need for tourism revenue, which would help the local businesses and what would be best for the area.
He went on to say that the woodland is an attraction for tourists and if they disturbed that then they would lose these visitors. He never said how much income the visitors to the woodlands brought in and what the projected benefits could have been if these 8ft x 8ft wooden cabins had been allowed to go ahead.
Durham Council’s arborculturalist had suggested that the trees were of low quality and it was only the sheer number of them made them an important landscape feature. Why people would want to visit a wood with low quality trees, as important as they are to the air we breathe, seems to be a very strange argument in rejecting the plans.
Recently a similar plan for wooden log cabin construction was passed in South Derbyshire despite local objections, again the size was 8×8 as well.. Whether the arguments were the same, I don’t know, but obviously the council in Derbyshire took a different view. The moral is to always check if you are in any doubt.
8×8 Garden Log Cabins
As in England Australian first time buyers are desperately trying to get on to the property ladder. When a self build log cabin came onto the market a bidding war broke out. The garden cabin was an insulated model, not anything like the normal sheds which might be found in most gardens. This cabin which was 42 ft long was originally used to promote the state of Tasmania and was made from plywood and fibreglass; an unusual combination.
However, its appearance resembled a whole tree trunk laying on its side.This unique cabin had in addition to the doors on both ends, wheels attached which meant it could be transported anywhere. It certainly would be a very strange sight to see on the roads. A major bidding war broke out between prospective 1st time buyers, desperate to get on the property ladder.
The winner eventually having to pay £7600 for this unusual cabin. The entrepreneur who was selling it had put in his advert ‘ if you put in some plumbing and windows and obtain a plot of land to site it you will have your house which will become your home’.
The design company, Treehugger, which makes some of the best 8×8 log cabins for sale, claimed that they were the most efficient types of property when it comes to cutting carbon emissions. These type of property are certainly different to what most people would consider as a home and just goes to show what a little thought and initiative can do!