A relaxing second home increases the well-being in your life
Venture into nature, make some room for hobbies and spend time away from the everyday grind. Relaxing in one’s own peace and quiet and pleasant living in the home of one’s dreams. This is where the allure and popularity of second homes stems from. For many, spending time at the second home is the best way to relax and cultivate well-being for themselves and the whole family.
Why build a second home for your family?
Second homes are clearly a part of the currently significant wellness trend. People wish to invest in being together with their families and loved ones and relaxing amidst the everyday hustle and bustle. When it comes to second homes, people are looking for a different environment, one that is filled with peace, safety and freedom. People wish to leave stress behind and be surrounded by nature.
At the second home, the entire family spends its days slightly differently than at the everyday home. People dive into those hobbies that they cannot do in the city. Or they simply focus on being, which also seems like a more acceptable pastime at the second home.
To balance out the relaxation, people also crave for opportunities for doing things together, and these can be provided by playing fields, outdoor hot tubs, large terraces and terrific wellness facilities that can be built on the lot. People prefer to plan all of the lot’s functions and facilities in one go so that the completed package meets everyone’s needs.
Good planning is the foundation for YOUR family’s living comfort
At the end of the day, the goal of every second home project is to increase the family’s well-being – both mental and physical. This is why personal wishes are carefully taken into account right from the start.
Choosing a ready-made design from our collection of log cabin kits is a good solution if you want to build quickly, easily and cost-effectively. All our log cabin kits can be tailored to your specific needs, which allows you to actively participate in designing your own home.
A majority of Honka’s second homes are designed according to the customer’s individual needs, either by a Honka architect or a third party architect. An experienced architect can use their knowhow garnered over the course of previous house and villa projects to make sure that as many factors as possible are already accounted for in the planning stage.
The future inhabitants wish to participate in the planning stage more and more. Indeed, the work is a two-way dialogue, an exchange of ideas about people’s wishes, needs and budgets. The starting point can be a model house or the customer’s own plans. Whichever path is chosen, the finished home will always look like its inhabitants.
Cosy second homes for the long term
The second home is the home of dreams, and it might even become the primary home at one point. Everything is already taken into account in the planning stage. This also means that the requirements for the second home are higher and often the second home ends up being better equipped and larger than the home in the city.
Better equipment is also a good way for parents to get their children to enjoy their time at the second home, too. Long-term stays and working from home are also factors that are taken into account more and more in the planning stage. People often ask for a study, or at least some sort of work nook.
There are many kinds of dreams, and with good planning the end result will be a second home that meets all of your needs; a place where you like to spend your time and where you want to go to whenever it is possible.
Today, the planning of second homes often takes multiple generations into account. People want a shared place where the entire family can feel at home. In practice this often means having separate nooks for sleeping or placing small separate guest houses on the lot so that everyone can find their own peace and quiet.
A second home made of logs adds to well-being
Because the desire is to have the second home serve multiple generations over the long term, safe and durable log houses have become increasingly popular. Natural wood creates a unique, relaxed atmosphere with high-quality indoor air which adds to the well-being and comfort of the inhabitants.
The eco-friendliness of the log is interesting and its natural aspect is evocative. It can be said that in general, the more wood is used in the building, the more sustainable the project is ecologically. The value of the log as a building material has been rediscovered.
Contemporary or traditional – you choose the look
A Honka log cabin can have a modern or traditional look, depending on your taste. Today, many people ask for modern design with large window surfaces and modern, minimalistic details. Panoramic sliding doors and large glazed terraces have become very popular and they go especially well with the modern look.
The non-settling Honka Fusion logs can be used to fulfil these demands and to also guarantee that the house and its logs will go far without the need for any after-the-fact maintenance or adjustment. This fits perfectly with the easy and carefree living that people expect of a second home.
Autumn is a good time to plan and think about your wishes carefully so that your second home will be everything you want it to be. You would do well not to forget the important details that raise the standard of living.
Examples of second homes built with Honka LOGS
Take a look at some inspiring examples of second homes we have built for our customers. More case studies available here.