A small wooden house in the woods is usually referred to as a cabin. The cabin is usually made of wood so that it looks like it was built by the trees surrounding it. Typically, a cabin sits in the middle of a group of trees with much distance between it and the next cabin or structure. This is because when people think of a cabin, they want isolation and for it to be peaceful.
Log cabins are built using the entire log of the tree. It is fitted together with an adhesive. When entering a cabin, you will notice that they are usually not very big. They are used to spend vacation time there. Many cabins can be found in the mountains.