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What Makes Wooden Homes Appealing

A house is a necessity for men. It is a place where a family can go home to unwind after a hard day at work, relax and just be themselves. In a house, there are no deadlines to be met or exams to pass. Owning a home where you can experience both fun and entertainment is every man’s dream. These are the reasons why a large part of one’s income is invested in buying a house for the family and own self.


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A house is a life time investment.

A house is built basically of bricks, stones, chips, cement and of wood. Some countries like Japan and the US are still sticking with the conventional way of creating their dream homes – with wood. Other continents on the other hand like Asia and Australia construct their homes with a combination of concrete, rocks and wood. Wooden houses however create a certain charm that makes it a favorite option when it comes to constructing rest homes, vacation houses and recreational places.

Wooden houses are generally found in the hills and in the cooler climates. Tropical or rainy climate is not suitable for the construction of wooden houses. In cold and dry weather countries wooden houses are more common than in tropical countries where wooden houses will be a mere waste of money. Wooden houses are built with planks of wood joined together. Their plan and layout is technically different from that of the brick houses. Their floorings and walls are also done up of wood .The cost of maintenance wooden houses is much higher than the maintenance of concrete houses.

What makes wooden homes appealing? The appeal of wooden homes comes from the homey and warm vibe that comes from its natural scent and color. This is why most wooden houses equip blinds and curtains in their window coverings to increase the relaxing appeal that it already has. Spacious layout, sufficient lighting and proper ventilation make a wooden home close to being perfect.

Wooden houses are generally built in the areas which are prone to earth quakes and landslides. That is because wooden houses cause less damage to life and property if a natural calamity strikes than the concrete houses. Therefore one is more likely to find wooden houses in the earth quake belts of the world


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In the cold countries we are more likely to find wooden houses. The climate of such countries is suitable for building wooden houses. The dry and cold climate does not weather wood much and thus the durability and lifespan of the house is maintained. Wooden houses are also warmer compared to the brick houses. Thus in cold climates it keeps people warmer as wood does not easily become cold and heat is trapped in the house.

Wooden houses are expensive and have become a possession of the rich and famous who can afford wooden castles for themselves. People buy expensive wooden houses and farm houses which become the symbol of their aristocracy. Whether your homes are made of wood or stone, what complete this haven is the people and the happiness found inside.



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