Russia – is inseparable from the notion of cottage. In forest areas hut known in IV-V centuries. Cottage called the ancient Slavs heated log cabin and lived under her roof as one family grandfathers, fathers, sons, grandchildren. All the outbuildings are gathered under one roof and can be a long time without leaving home perform all the chores. The first types of huts were similar to the simple wood house. Gradually, from one century to improved appearance hut complicates planning, increased size. Remained unchanged but its constructive framework – framework.
House cut not a simple matter. Russian peasant house put firmly on the century. Some simple tools – an ax, adz da bit. The whole house will fold without a single nail. From the side it seems as if a log through another is missing. From one village to another, from city to city were team of Russian craftsmen with an ax in his belt.
Their work, their talent, their hands rose monuments architectural art. What kind of house built for himself and his family, our ancestors, who lived 500-1000 years ago? Basis in the old dispensation – a wooden log hut. Traditions were largely determined by climatic conditions and the availability of suitable building material. A place in our grandparents had a lot of timber and, therefore, very early came home with a ground floor, even somewhat elevated above the ground. Although the tradition of housing in the Slavic tribes (Krivichy and Ilmen words) can be traced far back in time, but scientists have rightly believed that the wooden houses erected here in II millennium BC.