This classic cabin building design is one of the top rated wood cabins at the Alpine Village Cabin Resort from North American Log Crafters. The cabin building located in Jasper, Alberta is built from premium Douglas Fir logs and a design that stands the test of time. The executive one bedroom cabin building was built in 2012 and featured a two-sided fireplace for viewing from both the log-beamed great room or the comfort of the queen bed in the separate bedroom. The cabin building has an upscale kitchen, designer bathroom with walk-in shower and bench. The wood cabin has a large outdoor deck with private barbeque and forest views. The maximum occupancy for this wood cabin is three people.
There are a variety of reasons that cabin buildings are so popular, with one of those reasons being sustainability. Every building material begins with the extraction of natural resources and ends with the disposal. The only truly renewable and sustainable raw building material is wood, which begins with logging. The extraction, the processing, the manufacturing, and the eventual disposal of the raw building materials involves economic activity and energy consumption. The full life cycle of a particular building material describes the impacts that the building material has from start to finish. The impact of building materials can have various measures, to include energy consumption, water use and carbon balance.
Wood, by most measures, is the most environmentally-friendly raw building material that humans have at their disposal. For these reasons, an environmentally-conscious person should be favoring wood as a building material over other natural resources. With that said if you are choosing wood for you want to make sure that the wood you are getting comes from a sustainably managed forest. Tree harvesting is where the extraction process begins that later gives as things such as wood cabins, home designs, paper products, and furniture. However, there are also chemicals, clothing fiber, pharmaceuticals, carbon fiber, energy products, foods, and many other things that start with wood products.
Forests are a building material that grows back after being harvested. Other natural resources such as coal, metal ores, petroleum, and natural gas do not grow back after extraction. No matter how much people reduce, reuse, and recycle, only wood is renewable. The extraction and the processing of wood building products take far less energy, carbon, and water than any other of the raw materials. When it comes to building a wood cabin or log house you want to find a managed forest landscape that captures solar energy, extracts carbon at no financial cost, and produces a wide range of goods and environmental services, to include wood, water, and habitat. A forest cannot be properly managed without adding and subtracting trees, and logging cannot occur without a healthy forest industry. A healthy forest industry contributes to both the economic health of communities and contributes to environmental health. These are all things that you want to think about when considering the type of home you want to build.
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