One of the most popular themes among the fairy tales that I have grown up with are wooden houses. I can remember sitting in my grandmother’s kitchen with a wooden spoon and a wooden milk bucket, drinking from the wooden milk bucket as I attempted to spoon out the milk, only to watch the spoon hit the floor and bounce back into the bucket. These wooden houses on this earth were my home, they were the places where my heart would beats, my dreams would become reality, and my dreams would be dreams that would one day become reality. This is why it is so special to me to know that there is a log house available to purchase today in Ireland. Log homes are ancient buildings that utilize stilts and beams to support themselves.
More Than Just A House
Viking men roamed the open coastal regions of what’s now Ireland and the rest of Britain between 925 and 1066. They constructed many impressive and large wooden houses that still stand to this day. Most of these wooden houses were constructed using birch, but there were even ones that were constructed from oak. Over time, the construction methods for wooden houses Ireland changed, but the basic structures remained the same. From these early wooden houses, many of the builders took the construction skills they had and improved on them.
The Irish people appreciated the beauty of the natural elements that they had to work with, and as a result, they constructed wooden houses Ireland that allowed them to have extra space and created gardens within the house. Many of the garden rooms became grander with additions such as balconies or verandas. Some garden rooms became barbecues or even schools for the children. These wooden houses Ireland are very popular today because they have the ability to add on to the beauty of the land while at the same time retaining the natural beauty that it started out with.