Custom log homes
Custom log homes are becoming increasingly popular. More and more people dream of living in a house designed specifically for them, with their particular lifestyle being a part of the design. Making the custom log home a reality is probably a lot easier than you might think.
Because we are all different, we each want to live in a house that reflects our own personality. Building a new home is one of the biggest life decisions you will ever make, and for many people it’s a once in a lifetime event.
Custom log homes with traditional style
Traditional log homes exude cosy, welcoming atmosphere with rustic country house charm. These are just few examples of custom Honka log homes with traditional style. Click on the image and find out how the dream was built.
Custom log homes with contemporary style
Today’s modern log technology enables also very modern and urban architecture. Especially the non-settling Honka Fusion log introduced by Honkarakenne has made it possible to allow architectural freedom, different combinations of materials and minimalistic details.
These are just few examples of custom Honka log homes with contemporary style. Click on the image and find out how the dream was built.
This modern cco-home, built for three generations of a same family is an excellent example of the next generation log homes. View Case Study
A log home should be built to withstand the seasons and everyday use and it should be beautiful to look at for generations to come. It certainly pays off to design your custom log home carefully, taking into account your specific wishes, your lifestyle, today’s necessities and possible future needs. If the original plans are flexible and versatile, your home will remain practical throughout any possible changes in life’s circumstances.
One of the advantages of log homes is that they can also be easily extended. This means your house can grow along with your needs.
From ideas to concrete plans
The first step in all of our house design services is to work with you to assess your needs and wishes and the location of your new home. The planning of a custom log home starts with the site, its location, form, terrain and landscape.
Things to take into account in the early phase:
- Your budget – we work carefully to any budget.
- The location and type of your site (slope vs. levelled ground, etc.)
- Size and purpose of the building
- Service and delivery content
- Project sketches and designs
The experienced designers in our global co-operation network will be able to guide and advise you throughout the whole process, offering advice and technical expertise that enable you to make informed choices.
Once we’ve done that, we complete the design drawings using 3D CAD technology and these can be used as part of your planning application. Your local Honka representative will then be in a position to provide you with a detailed price schedule for your dream log home.
Building your custom log home
Once you are happy with the plans, we complete the blueprints, building and wall plans and drawings required by your local building authorities. Finally, we’ll provide the builders with a detailed instruction manual to help ensure that everything goes according to plan.
The Honka Building Service offered by our authorised and trained local partners provides a range of services designed to help you through every step of the building process – from erecting the frame right down to putting the finishing touches on your home’s exterior.
The animation describes the main phases of building a log house.
Give your local Honka representative a call so we can start planning your dream home today!
It’s a renewed pleasure every time we enter our home. It gives us a deep feeling of peace-of-mind and happiness in our daily lives.