I am moving a century-old Finnish square log cabin to our property this summer. It is a 1.5 story, 15' X 15' building, with 5" thick timber walls. It will be used as a cottage year round in Northern Mn, so I would like to insulate the floor and ceiling reasonably well when we reconstruct it. Currently, it has no floor or roof, so am starting with a clean slate.
The plan is to set the building on a skid foundation of PT 6x6s (probably 2 courses high) on a rubble trench perimeter. I would like to keep the ceiling vaulted, with some t&g showing from the inside.
I lam curious how best to finish the floor and ceiling to get R-value, thermal breaks, and keep the critters on the outside all year.
Any thoughts appreciated!