What is the difference between a house and a cabin?


LAST UPDATED: January 13, 2022 by Ryan M

Old European Log Cabin

Houses and cabins aren’t mutually exclusive. This means that something can be both a house and a cabin.

A house can be defined as a building where one or more people live and a cabin is a TYPE OF HOUSE where one or more people live.

What makes a cabin a cabin is its look and location, although there are exceptions to this. A cabin is traditionally a small rustic house in the woods or near a lake.

So, all cabins are houses but not all houses are cabins. Got it?

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  3. The children’s toy, Lincoln Logs, was developed in 1916 by John Lloyd Wright, son of Frank Lloyd Wright.

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