The story of wooden log cabins can be traced back to the Bronze Age (around 3500 BC) in Northern and Eastern Europe. Early inhabitants of these regions put the abundant pine and spruce tree logs which are long and straight, to good use. They were preferred over the original timber frames of the time, which were covered with animal skins or felt.

These early settlers found that wooden logs provided better insulation against all weather conditions, especially icy winters, and were very durable. They could also be easily dismantled, moved, and rebuilt if required, and individual logs could be easily replaced when needed.