There are several reasons you might want to choose a log cabin building. For starters trees are a renewable resource, so you can feel good about building with logs and wood. And because trees are a renewable resource, that means that log and timber homes are one of the most green builds you will find. When a home is built from solid logs, you are taking the carbon that is contained in those logs out of environmental circulation over the entire life of the home. You will also find some log and timber home producers who harvest standing dead timber or purchase logs from forests that are certified as sustainable. Some wood cabin builders are constructing log and timber homes to green building standards as well. Custom built log cabins are long-lasting. You will find wood cabins in Europe that routinely date back more than 800 years. And there is one log-constructed church in Russia that is reportedly more than 1,700 years old. Wood cabins are known to withstand mother nature’s wrath. The log and timber home industry has all sorts of stories of wood cabins that have successfully weathered the worst weather Mother Nature can give.