A modern log villa is the focal point of free time
27.3.2018 BY Sanna Huovinen
When the facilities are in order, your vacation may truly begin. A log villa, realised using modern solutions, is a bona fide recreational centre where you can spend time with friends and family in many different ways.
When one sets out to build a vacation home, the mind often fills with images of what one intends to do at the villa once it is completed. These ideas are very valuable as they provide inspiration for the entire design process. With these ideas in mind, the time of construction will feel like a series of milestones on the way to that dream. So cherish those thoughts. Stop for a moment and think: what is it that you really want to do at your second home? Are you meaning to spend time with your family? Will your friends come over, and when they do, what do you want to do with them? What would you need to make your stay, be it a weekend or a week, as good as it could be? What does the villa need to make that happen?
How to fit different desires and wishes under one roof?
For families, the most important factors are uncomplicated togetherness, a spacious kitchen and a table around which to gather to play board games, say. Shared playing fields and the comfort brought by modern amenities are also important in ensuring that the short vacation is not spent working. After all, the vacation should be a vacation for the parents as well. A good beach is always a plus, especially for small children, but it is not a necessity. Children can enjoy the wonders of nature just the same in the forest.
Couples are often looking for a private hideout, or room for both individuals to do their own things while spending time together under the same roof. A log cabin is an investment into one’s own well-being and a way of doing the things you have always dreamt of. Will the lot have a workshop or a studio? Are the hobbies close by, or do you want to be able to set out for a fishing, skiing or berry-picking trip right from your doorstep?
The youth can also be lured along for the ride, provided that the cabin has all the modern comforts – Internet included. A private nook for everyone is the best antidote to quarrelling. Withdrawing to be by one’s self is sometimes the best thing to do on a holiday, and sleeping in until noon, well, that is also something many young people can appreciate. Note that the best way to get your kids to tag along is to also have enough room for their friends.
Seniors are often accustomed to life at the cabin, so they may not require all the comforts. Beautifying the lot, strolling in the nearby nature and fishing and berry-picking are often the experiences most sought by seniors. However, as people age, modern comforts allow them to keep enjoying the cabin life longer into old age. Seniors often have a lot more free time than working age people, so they might well stay at the cabin until late in the autumn, for example, which should be taken into account when thinking about the functionality of the cabin and its surroundings. Taking adequate yard lighting and easy access pathways into account at the construction stage is a smart move.
If many generations are on holiday at the same time, it might be handy to build a separate part of the house for the grandparents, or they could even have their own cabin on the same lot. A correctly placed roofed terrace conveniently extends the summer season and provides a great vantage point over the entire yard where the precious grandchildren are playing.
Friends are invited to spend time swimming, BBQing and sitting by a fireplace. The evenings are spent together as the light fades and the fire roars. Good food and drink and interesting discussions will make time fly and both the guests and the hosts are entertained. Close friends are a grand joy and the shared moments should be cherished. Inviting people to a cosy, well-equipped log house is a pleasure. If your guests have their own room where they can spend the night in peace and quiet, somewhere by the sauna, perhaps, then they are sure to accept the invitation again. This also makes it easier for the hosts.
These days the cabin or villa is often a meeting place for the entire family.
And not just the family. It can also be a leisure centre for a group of friends where the children will always have friends, the days are spent outside and, at night, sleep will arrive with ease.
TAILOR THE LOG HOUSE TO SUIT YOUR LOT
Our ready-made model cabins can be tailored to suit different lots, as long as the future inhabitants’ wishes and the lot’s cardinal directions and differences in elevation are known. The large window surfaces of new, modern log house models allow plenty of natural light to enter. After all, being close to nature is the greatest allure of cabin life, and one would do well to take every advantage of it. When you are thinking about what solution would be right for you, we invite you to browse our new recreational line. It is a modern cabin line that offers ready-made solutions that have been carefully designed to be both functional and presentable at the same time. Because we are talking about ready-made models, they offer the most cost-effective building solution. They are also often the quickest ones to build. With tiny changes you can tailor them to your liking. Think about it from different angles: what does cabin life and good leisure time mean for you? Maybe the answers will change as the years progress. The most important thing is that you enjoy your time and relax just the way you want to.
What is your holiday dream? Who would you invite to your cabin?
P.S. A presentable cabin or villa can also be easily rented to others when you are not staying there yourself. Cabins are also built within the premises of holiday resorts.