Superb simple and cheap vintage cabins – only $8,500 (5 HQ pictures)
15 June 2018
This simple timber cabin designed by Montana Reclaimed Lumber Co. attracts attention. It’s not your ordinary cabin. It may look unfinished or half made, but its timbers tell another story. It has two-sided, hand-hewn walls that can stand strong against forces of weather, be it snow or storm. Built in the late 1800s, this house stood the test of time with only its single window and door. The horizontal purlins let air pass through which makes a splendid ventilation. Anyone inside won’t break a sweat. A vintage cabin like this is great to be a hunting cabin. People can rest and relax inside while sharing a drink or sharing stories of their quarry. It offers shade should any want to get out of the scorching sun. It can also be converted into a workshop for pottery or woodwork hobbies. This can be placed adjacent to your house. It is small enough to be placed anywhere in an area of only about 127 square feet. Doing so can add character to your house. Another Idea is to convert the cabin into a tree house for the little ones. It needs a sturdy floor to avoid the kids from falling. If there […]
Outstanding Timber Frame Home w/ 3 Bedrooms.
15 July 2018
This wonderfully-built timber frame house from Natural Element Homes is perfect for the wild at heart. Located in the middle of the woods, this house will certainly take your mind away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Its exterior beautifully mirrors the surrounding woodlands with dark brown panels, stones, and shingles, making it sit perfectly with the beautiful location. For adventurous home-seekers who are also lovers of nature, just driving up to the front facade will most certainly take your breath away. Walking to the back area will bring you as much delight because you will be greeted with an awe-inspiring view of breezy pine trees. This beauty has two floors: the main level which is 1,245 square feet, and an upper level which is 925 square feet. The main level has several recreational spots for the entire family to enjoy like the amazing porch and deck where you can simply relax and unwind while breathing in fresh air that nature brings. It also has a family-friendly living room if you want to enjoy the beauty of nature indoors. There is also a Jacuzzi deck out back for home seekers who love to party and mingle. There […]
Modern Urban Farmhouse in Texas.
11 August 2018
This modern urban farmhouse is surely a place to call home. Designed by Texas Timber Frames, the house perfectly mixes the concept of modern and farm life. The metal and concrete blend seamlessly to the plant and wood accents, giving a sense of freshness amidst the busy life. There is an abundance of green everywhere from the garden up front to the wide expanse of the lawn in the middle. This place is where families can relax, bond, and grow together. The inside space is also well-designed. The fireplace is well-situated in the middle to distribute heat throughout the house for the cold winter nights. Nearby are the long soft, comfortable couches, perfect for snuggling. The high ceiling not only gives an illusion of space but also helps cool the house during summer. Large windows are everywhere, giving a picturesque view and allowing sunlight in to cast a natural glow on the things inside. These windows could also act as ventilation to let fresh, cool air in the house. In addition, the kitchen is spacious and beautifully lit. The wood furniture and accents give the kitchen a healthy organic feel. The simple yet classy dining area is spacious enough […]
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 […]
Awesome 3978 sq. ft. Log Home Kit from $99,069
14 June 2018
It is a common approach to promise the city folk that a cabin getaway can guarantee a “home away from home” type of ambiance. But why rent it when you can build it? If you find yourself to be one who enjoys grand spaces and luxurious architecture, then the Log Home Kit is just the blueprint you need in jumpstarting your dream home. Luckily, Naturecraft Homes has taken the stead in shaping your dream home to fit the likes of a king. As the structure is basically formed by stacked logs, this cozy cabin can be neatly nestled in the woods without looking like a stain on a white dress. The polished wooden panels promise a clean and sturdy exterior, the perfect shelter against those colder and windier winter nights. The wrap-around patio encourages homebodies to have meals al fresco during summer mornings, as well as nightcaps from a long, hard day’s work. The home also features an all-around elevation from the ground using a combination of cement and wooden stilts. This minimizes the risk of incoming flood, as well as an accumulation of snow or mud from barring the home when Mother Nature is feeling quite irate. Large […]
Beautiful Timber Frame Residence (18 HQ Pictures)
9 May 2018
Do you fancy some regal timber frame houses? Ae you looking for a sophisticated home design? If you do, the Living Stone Construction will provide the best timber frame houses that your imagination allows you to reach. Take this beautiful Timber Frame Residence as your example; you can definitely see some fine work going. Just by simply strolling pass this house, one can already tell that the inside is certainly grand because of how wonderfully made the outside is. Designed with a stone path, a garden with lush shrubbery and flowers, and a welcoming front porch, the whole look of the house definitely looks so promising. Also, just by standing outside, you can already tell how impressive it would be inside since every arc, wall, and color is made with such mastery and grace. Just as what you can expect from this marvelous house, the interior parts are well crafted. Elegant furniture and a carpet are placed in the living room while a fireplace is kept to warm the area. The dining room comes with a wooden table and chairs beneath hanging lights. The kitchen is kept spacious, clean, and a bar is located in between. Bedrooms and other areas […]
Luxurious timber frame house – a sight for sore eyes (20 HQ pictures)
14 January 2018
Living in this luxurious timber framed homemade by Canadian Timberframes Limited will make you wonder if you’re at home or in a hotel. The attention to detail is clearly visible in the custom-made home the creators forged to the liking of their client. This fancy house in Fernie, British Columbia reflects a unique personality. The yard is grassy enough to camouflage with the ground around it. Chatting under the starry night with the comfort of a warm bonfire can boost closeness among friends of families. Guests are welcomed by a church-like porch and door. The interior is spacious which is suitable for parties and reunions. The living room is alongside the dining area. Both spaces are surrounded by full-length windows and an arch window, inviting natural light into this classy abode. The living room is occupied by a circular wooden center table and a sofa set. These are placed in front of a sophisticated fireplace. A glass door can be found beside the fireplace that leads to a veranda. In the dining area, there’s wooden table that can accommodate ten people. The kitchen is dashingly designed with built-in cabinets, an island, and countertops made of marble. The bedroom is […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Truth About Ecology and Timber/Log Homes
More than 90% of all houses in the US are built with wood-framed roofs and walls. A regular single family home (2,190 square feet) could have 14,200 board feet of lumber and a maximum of 14,000 square feet of different panel products. This covers wood products, from sheathing, paneling, and trim to floorings and structural beams. Home constructions, renovations, remodeling, and home enhancements have the biggest consumption of wood products, like timber and lumber. This is around two-thirds of the entire wood-product use in the United States. America’s Abundant Forests Environmentalists and eco-friendly users might wonder if this huge consumption of log and timber is already harming the country’s forest preservation and the ecology as a whole. The good news is that America’s forests are still far from danger. The US ensures the practice of reforestation. In fact, the forests in the country have grown in size for the past decades. A third of the US’ 747 million acres is wrapped with trees. As a matter of fact, there are more trees today than 70 years ago. On average, around 4 million trees are planted every day. In terms of the country’s commercial forests, the net yearly growth exceeds the […]