Fancy take on a rustic log house – must-see (19 HQ pictures)
This fancy rustic log house was designed by Miller Architects, LTD. It is located in a secluded area of forest service in Big Sky, Montana with the size of 3, 500 sq. ft; Because of its location, it is completely off the grid, utilizing only solar array panels as the source of electrical power for the whole house. This house is huge in size and can accommodate large families. This stunning log house offers three masters suites and two bunk rooms, which all have a rustic yet cozy ambiance. Most furniture pieces in this house are also wooden. The owner has had a high maintenance done to retain the grandeur of the house. There is also a large screened porch that you can have a small nook while enjoying a cup of coffee every morning. This fancy cabin can also be a vacation place for families who want to spend a day or two away from their hectic schedule. Its peaceful surroundings can free you from the stressful busy streets of the city. Not only that but owners can also set a family gathering in which their children, grandchildren, and extended family can strengthen their close family ties. There […]
Wanna know how a $30,000,000 wooden ranch looks like? (23 HQ pictures)
This 5,227 square feet wooden ranch is located in the county of Lincoln in Wyoming. Built in 2010, this wooden ranch has access to several picturesque environmental views, such as mountains and valleys that showcase the beauty of Wyoming. The exterior of the house is made of cedar, stone, and wood that mix well with the environment. The roof area of the house is made of metal to offer better protection against the elements. Its driveway is made of asphalt and gravel, making the driveway less susceptible to cracking. The ranch has its own well aside from the community water. There is a large area where you can make a garden and plant your own plants. An irrigation ditch connects the nearby river to the ranch for easier access to the natural water for the plants and trees. The interior of the house is made of cedar, reclaimed barn wood and stone, which are painted in a mixture of different colors. This ranch is furnished with furniture pieces and appliances designed to suit its simple yet elegant interior. It has 7 bathrooms, 3 bedrooms, and 2 fireplaces and comes with central air conditioning to make you feel comfortable. There […]
Classic Timber Frame Home w/ Beautiful Decoration
Regarded as a classy built in a traditional vibe, this Classic Timber Frame Home with Beautiful Decoration is made by Custom Timber Log Homes. This majestic house is big enough to accommodate several people. Along with having a spacious size, this house will be a perfect place away from the hustles and bustles of city life. The interiors are appealing, and it gives a feeling of both conventional and contemporary ambiance. The house has a number of glass windows that portray privacy while allowing you to appreciate the outside view. One can enjoy both indoor and outdoor activities as the place has a perfect scenic spot which one can enjoy and a massive house where one can delight in staying at home. You can enjoy the cool breeze of the night. Just look at the night sky with awe, or you can simply stay inside, too while enjoying a precious moment with your family. It gives off the feeling that you are one with nature, with yourself and with the people you live with whether you choose to stay inside or outside of the house. The interiors are outstanding and exceptional. The furniture adds more sophistication. One can take […]
2246 sq. ft. Log Kit Home starting from $62,524
Sophistication at its best! This 2246 sq. ft. Log Kit Home by Naturecraft Homes is a perfect place to relax and chill with friends and family during holidays. This three-bedroom house with 3 ½ bath has an exquisite exterior and interior design. The front porch has a unique and sleek design that makes you want to sit and relax all day long. The cozy living area has a fireplace and leather-made sofa. Right beside the living area is the kitchen where you can prepare good food to feast in. The dining area is good for eight people in total. The house has a playroom for adults where a flat screen TV and billiard table are located, a perfect entertainment room for men. The house has three bedrooms, allowing you to accommodate guests for the night. The overall vibe of the house is like living in the woods because of the impressive logs used by the contractor. Just at first glance, you can already tell that the house is built with great execution. The whole place is mainly made from high-quality logs, a true work of excellence from Naturecraft Homes. There is no doubt that it is a great investment. […]
Japanese style cabin made from scratch for only 11K (16HQ pictures)
Deep within the forest, amidst the thick foliage and trees, stands a quaint little house. Constructed by Cape Falkon Kayak, this beautiful cabin in the woods is greatly inspired by traditional Japanese designs. The attractive slope of its roof will surely catch your attention, as well as the clear glass windows that allow sunlight to filter through and fill the room with warm light. The house is designed in a way that does not dominate the landscape but rather, it compliments it instead— blending seamlessly into the earthy greens and browns of the forest where it is located. As it is tailored after the Japanese architecture, the saying “Simplicity is beauty” would be fitting to describe this house. The structure features large beams, natural timbers, and plaster walls while staying true to its Japanese influence. As you step inside, you will find a minimalist interior which was carefully planned out by local artists. If you’re looking for a place that offers little to no distractions, then this place is for you. There’s a corner of the house where a slightly raised platform is built. It is an optimal spot for reading a good book, relaxing with your loved ones or just […]
Outstanding Timber Home w/ High Ceilings (11 HQ Pictures)
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 […]
Modern Urban Farmhouse in Texas.
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 […]
DIY heaven made for only $4,000 (9 HQ pictures)
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 […]
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 […]