For some owners in search of authenticity, the interior decor takes years to complete. In fact, I cam across a couple who searched for close to 30 years to find all the period accessories and furnishings (doorknobs, chandeliers, bed frames, tables, chairs, earthenware, windows and even antique telephones) for their cherished 190-year-old home.
There are also some pièce sur pièce log homes from the 1970s and ’80s produced from milled logs and advertised in magazines as easy, build-it-yourself prefabricated kits. Initially, these kits appealed to those who were handy with wood-cutting tools or inspired to live more harmoniously with Mother Nature. Some of these homes are built with so much attention paid to the architectural details, both on the inside and outside, that they are often mistaken for an original pièce sur pièce log home.
Seana Moorhead of Chatsworth, Ont., headed out to the famous Lake Manicouagan with two friends for a wonderful kayak camping trip. Read her story!