Posted by JWmHarmon on September 15, 2002 at 23:51:41:
In Reply to: cabin architecture posted by Jenny on September 12, 2002 at 18:18:17:
Historically, cabin suggests a small, one room dwelling. House suggests multiple rooms. The term cabin is often applied to small buildings located in vacation areas. These "cabins" often have several rooms. The overall size of these vacation "cabins" is often much smaller than the larger houses of the owners or renters. Some "cabins" are larger than some small houses. Many people think of cabins as being more rustic than houses, although there may be an infinite variety of designs of what people think of as cabins.
One of my ancestors built the second log cabin in a small town in northern Ohio USA in the early 1800's. It reportedly had two storeys.
I sometimes have dreams of having a small cabin in a clearing in the woods next to a babbling brook.