DIY heaven made for only $4,000 (9 HQ pictures)
14 January 2018
Located in a two-acre property, surrounded by nature, this petite house by Herrle Custom Company is for those who want to purchase an aesthetically pleasing and affordable home. The trees surrounding the house offers privacy to the resident. It would serve as a break for those stressed out by their hectic schedules. As you go inside this humble abode, you will find a beautifully decorated interior with interesting knick-knacks placed all over to add color and cheer to the home. Don’t let the size of this structure fool you. The space may be limited but the amenities of this house are well-arranged and strategically placed to avoid that cramped feel and to give the illusion of spaciousness. In order to save space, there is a single hot plate for you to cook in and a composting toilet. As you climb up the ladder, you will find a cozy loft that serves as the bedroom. The windows provide a beautiful view of your surroundings and not to mention, inviting in the fresh air. In terms of heating, there is a kerosene heater to help you warm up during the winter. However, if the temperature gets too low, you can take refuge […]
Cozy Mountain Retreat for Single Individuals or Young Couples. (8 HQ Pictures)
6 May 2018
If you are looking for a home design that is unique and out of ordinary, yet elegant and sophisticated at the same time, then this retreat house built by Sok Designs is a great inspiration. The first thing you’ll notice is the quirky structure of the house. This is not your conventional square or rectangular structure; instead, it has a free shape that catches anyone’s attention right away. The floor-to-ceiling glass walls give the air of elegance that you want in a house. It is a perfect choice that allows you to appreciate the stunning view outside. The location is also another plus. You can enjoy the scenic view of the lake nearby, the lush green trees surrounding the area, as well as the view of the mountains. There is also a small outdoor patio for you and your loved ones to relax and just be with nature. What’s even more remarkable about this house is its roof! Just look at those flowers growing on the roof. They resemble those cute wood cabins in Disney movies. When it comes to the interior of the house, the design and arrangement are very practical. Since the place is not that abundant in […]
Amazing Timber Dutch Saltbox Home w/ 3 Bedrooms.
15 April 2018
This timber Dutch saltbox home is definitely a sweet spot for people who love to challenge the status quo for living in unconventionally designed houses. Vermont Frames, the brainchild of this grand abode, promotes a strong idea of timber home living. They have created a place where people can relax and have fun at the same time. Additionally, it is located away from the noises of the city. Instead, it is surrounded by a picturesque view of trees, making it a good place to unwind and keep away from the hustle and bustle of city life. People should spend more time to be one with nature as they always say. The photos below show the end-product and during construction. A team of professionals has indeed invested a lot of time and effort to put out this home where you can call home and relax after a long and tiring day at work. Enjoying nothing but the sweet sound of nature? Now, that’s a great day-ender. Outside, the balcony on the second floor is noticeable and a great area for star gazing. You can also enjoy nature while inside your home as there are glass windows and sliding doors surrounding the […]
Gorgeous Timber Frame Home w/ Nap Nook.
15 June 2018
This stunning timber frame home created by Colorado Timberframe is a perfect description of splendor. Its size is spectacular, making it attractive in its grand tactical location. One can easily identify its majesty by its perfect hue and color combination, especially when the sun touches the house. More so, this is a great home for any season; it delights you during summer and keeps you warm during winter. When you enter the building, the whole living room area will welcome you with warmth and coziness. The high glass windows make a light atmosphere across the vicinity. Natural light passes straight through the windows resembling a green house. The theme of the interior has a touch of Moroccan aura, and the white walls are blended with a mixture of dark and brown floors. It’s simply an excellent combination! The furniture gives life to the room with decent choices of color matching. The ceiling is high to accommodate the nap nook which is easily accessible by a lovely wooden staircase. Moreover, the concept of ground floor has no dividers; thus, the kitchen and dining table are reachable from the living room, making it more open and spacious-looking. All the rooms are well […]
Outstanding Timber Home w/ High Ceilings (11 HQ Pictures)
5 July 2018
If the conventional house structure no longer appeals to you, this outstanding timber home will hopefully meet your standards. The location of the house alone makes it a winner, as earth and water integrate seamlessly to give you the best views. Tall and lush trees surround the property while the nearby lake adds to its value. There’s a stunning pool area where you can swim to your heart’s content while enjoying the view of the lake and there’s a separate garage house built nearby that will give you extra space if you need it. The house is not as huge as it looks, but Katahdin Cedar Log Homes, the contractor of the house, has made a brilliant masterpiece out of it. The living room has no center table, which makes it look even more spacious, though you can certainly add one if you like; a small rectangular center table would look great! The living room has a small stone fireplace that will warm you up at night and the kitchen area is a mix of dark brown and stained woods. Its beautiful center counters are also a great choice to maximize the limited space while adding a hint of personality […]
Contemporary Vacation Timber Home for Large Family (14 HQ Pictures)
5 July 2018
Want to unwind a little from all the stress of the day-to-day life? How about having this kind of vacation timber home, located in a place where you can relax with your friends and family? This house, built by Crestwood Construction, has a 4,597 square foot area, five bedrooms and five bathrooms, making it great for large families and groups. This house, made with high quality construction materials, is a two-story building located alongside the road, which gives it a beautiful view of the pine trees. It has a parking space with plenty of room for vehicles; a fireplace in the living room and a fire pit outside where you can chill at night, have a campfire and roast marshmallows. It also has rooms with double-deck beds and fur coats as carpets, which adds to this house’s appeal and makes this place even cozier. The bathrooms are designed in a contemporary style, which matches the rest of the house. Overall, everything about this house is perfect for a vacation spot. The location is fantastic and allows you to smell the fresh air and admire the views. You can feel the serenity from your surroundings and its enormous size, unique […]
How to Build Energy Efficient Timber Home?
On top of aesthetics and durability, another main factor that we should not overlook in building a new timber home is its energy efficiency. This won’t only be beneficial budget-wise, but this is also an environmentally friendly move. To help you enjoy an energy efficient timber home, consider the following tips. On Heating & Cooling A house’s heating and cooling system could consume the greatest expense. In fact, this is said to cover 56% of the energy use of an average American home. Given the rise of energy rates, it’s about time to choose the most energy-efficient alternatives. You can start with solar water heating and geothermal heat pumps. Solar Water Heating Heating water consumes a quarter on each penny spent for energy bills. Thus, it’s ideal to simply install a solar water-heating system. This includes collectors, plumbing systems, and storage tanks. It’s very simple. Even your grandparents know how it works. Instead of consuming electricity or gas, the constant energy of the sun powers the solar thermal systems to heat water for a home. Since electricity or gas consumption is cut down, huge savings can come your way. Not to mention the perk that there are some states offering […]
Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) – Ultimate Money Saver for Your Timber Home!
SIPs or structural insulated panels, also known as stress-skin panels are a great option as they’re reliable, cheap, and eco-friendly. The wall system of SIP can stand the test of time while keeping your budget intact. Professional companies who want the most efficient systems make use of structural insulated panels to surround their house projects since they are faster to install and can minimize thermal bridging. It’s a budget-friendly choice as well, given the increasing cost of the heating and cooling systems today. The use of SIPs can help homeowners save around 60% on their energy costs per year. Let’s talk about the facts The new building code requirements for residential construction has now been made stricter in terms of wall and ceiling energy efficiency. To meet this requirement well, SIPs is the best option. The best part is that SIPs fuse a strong wall, hearty installation, and exterior sheathing to a single step: fasten the panel to the home’s exterior. This enables a quick and simple installation. Though different products from different manufacturers may vary, SIPs today generally have a firm core of insulation packed in two good layers of OSB or oriented strand board. Other materials needed in […]