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The small home craze is sweeping the nation. This architectural and social movement merely advocates for simple living in small homes. Simple. If youíre a fan of small homes, you need to check out this Lovable Teak Log Facade Exterior Small Homes Design.
In the United States, the average size home grew from 1,780 square feet in 1978 to 2,662 square feet in 2013 despite the fact family sizes are decreasing. The small home movement sees houses returning to sizes of between 400 and 1,000 square feet. Smaller still are the tiny homes from 80 to 400 square feet! Part of the push behind small homes is the financial crises from the mid-2000ís, rising house prices and people who want more affordable, eco-friendly housing. Currently only around 1% of all home buyers actually purchase houses less than 1,000 square feet. More often than not small houses - at a typical cost of $20,000-$50,000 - are accessory dwelling units, serving as additional housing for aging parents or children returning to the homestead. Some of the pros for small homes include less expense in relation to taxes, building, heating, maintenance and repair.
This particular teak log small home is charming. Teak is typically valued for its durability and water resistance so is often utilized in boat building, exterior construction, carvings and other smaller wood projects. The natural oils produced in teak trees make it useful in the exposed elements and assist the wood in being termite and pest resistant. Untreated, teak is still a durable wood and doesnít require the application of oil or varnish. Overtime, if untreated, teak will often mature into a silvery-grey finish when exposed to direct sunlight. The biggest drawback to this popular wood is the increasing cost, which leaves buyers searching for alternatives and utilizing woods such as pupleheart, iroko and Angelique.
Groovexi, interior design, buildings and modern home library does well to include this beautiful teak wood small log home to their catalogue of creative and extraordinary designs. They include house plans for all sizes of homes in their architecture section which can assist potential home buyers with imaging themselves tucked snugly away in this beautiful home. For pictures and more information, please visit the Groovexi website at the link below.