Build this modern cabin yourself for only 19K (4 HQ pictures)
14 January 2018
This cozy 242 square foot modern cabin by Sunhouse is a spacious getaway for nature-loving people. It can also be a haven for individuals who want to get away from the city life. Located in the middle of a scenic environment, this timber house offers privacy while giving you time to enjoy a quiet life. The large covered terrace of the Common Swift timber house is perfect for outdoor activities and its spacious rooms are perfect for indoor nature sightseeing and various activities for the whole family. The trees and plants surrounding the timber house add to the scenic view of the property. There is also a nearby lake which would be perfect to hold a swimming activity, fishing, or any water-related activities. You can also take a leisure walk around the timber house or near the lake to breathe fresh air. The interior of the timber house is designed like the Finnish sauna, which gives a relaxing feeling and peacefulness. The walls are painted white while the ceiling retains its original wooden color. Wooden furniture pieces like chairs and tables in the terrace and in the inside of the house make you feel cozy while you gaze at the […]
Astonishing timber home for wood lovers (10 HQ pictures)
15 January 2018
Perfectly situated on the shores of Petoskey’s Lake Wallon in Michigan is a Japanese inspired timber frame home built by Riverbend Timber Framing. The large two-storey home can easily accommodate a considerable number of people wanting to get away from the chaos the city brings. The exterior of the house keeps to its Asian inspiration due to its roof expanding far from its exterior wall. The main floor has a patio facing the lake, which is perfect for your morning coffees or afternoon teas. There are two staircases that you can use to get to the second floor, one in the front and the other on the side of the house. Both staircases lead up to the porch that wraps around the second storey of the house and will also give you access to the second levels living area. The large windows around the house, not only gives you ample light during the daytime but also to admire the spectacular view of the lake and the forest around you. The wooden posts and beams design are not only prevalent outside the house but inside as well. The center of the house has four 38 foot wooden posts that serve […]
Beautiful Ranch Home Made with Timber!
12 August 2018
Riverbend Timber Framing has come with another amazing timber home for you. This 6,536 sq ft home is not your ordinary ranch house. The house is a mixture of country and modern exterior that you should definitely check out. From the outside, the house looks magnificent in brown. It is adorned with large windows and an open deck. The deck is well-supported with brick and wooden pillars. The house has an adjacent two-door garage that can fit three vehicles. You will also be surprised by the house’s interior. Most of the parts are made from solid wood, from the high ceiling down to the floorboards that spread throughout the house. The interior design of the house is littered with granite slabs, wooden trusses, and floorboards. The house comes with large windows for better air ventilation in summer days. The polished yet comfy feel of the house is its top-selling point. The circular sofa is unquestionably the highlight of the living room. Seriously, who wouldn’t want that massive furniture in your living room? On the other hand, the owner chose to have the color in warm neutral ones such as off-white, flesh, and ivory. For more questions and quotes for […]
Gorgeous Timber Home with Spectacular Porch
12 May 2018
Go home to this lovely timber home by Caribou Creek Log & Timber. You will never be tempted to do overtime at work or accept those invitations to have a drink in town again if you’ve lived and stayed at this gorgeous house. Already mystified by the exterior? You will be even more pleased by the inside. Come in and see the beauty of this dazzling home. Just the trip towards the driveway will already give you a sense of homey feel. Those beautiful light fixtures will just shine through the night. The house will be like a beacon, inviting those who pass to enjoy the warmth it exudes. Interior will be very homey. Perfect for winter, just the view will warm you up. Grand lighting highlights those wooden timbers that are just brilliant. Those arches on the fireplace create a very rustic effect. Be surprised to see a kitchen with a Victorian motif. The perfect accent to the rest of the house. The master bedroom is fit for royalty with the beautiful fireplace and high ceiling. And just as impressive, the bathroom will wow those who go inside. And the selling point of the house– the porch is […]
Cozy Complete Timber Cabin for $59,300,
11 June 2018
Simple and humble, the Timber Cabin by Coventry Log Homes, offers a cozy place for the cold winter nights. The loft is entirely made of wood except for the roof. This provides a country and homey feel where one could find the warm of companionship amidst the freezing snowstorm. This place is perfect for anyone who would want to be free from the clutter and complexities of city life and appreciate the simple country life. Imagine sitting laid back on those plaid couches, hearing nothing but the howl of winds carrying the snow. This freedom from disturbances allows one to connect with his inner self and help discover new aspects of life. Aside from the living room, the house has two bedrooms and one bathroom. The bedroom is well-spaced and has a window to allow sunlight into the room to brighten one’s day. Meanwhile, the bathroom has the required necessities to fulfillments one’s need. The house also has a kitchen, equipped with a two-door refrigerator and a marble-finished countertop. Also, it has lots of cabinets to store those nutritious groceries. There is also a dining table nearby which makes the transfer of food from the kitchen to mouth a […]
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 […]
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 […]