Honkarakenne – a global pioneer in healthy and ecological living
Honka was founded in 1958 in Eastern Finland when five brothers became interested in building houses. Today, Honka is a global pioneer in modern log building technology. We have built approximately 85,000 houses around the world and come up with countless innovations that have changed log construction to its core.
The Saarelainen brothers had a dream
Living in the far north, the Finns have always been innovative and skilled craftspeople. The land was sparsely populated and neighbours were too far away to bother with small problems. This made us good at doing things ourselves.
Living in the forestry Finland, the Saarelainen brothers grew up getting to know, love and understand wood. They dreamt of creating houses of Finnish pine and giving people around the world a chance to enjoy the soothing benefits of solid wood.
These brothers were the founders of Honka, the first industrial log house manufacturer in the world.
Natural materials and pioneering expertise
Our log homes are crafted from the finest wood, with years of knowledge and experience. To ensure that each and every Honka house is made to the highest quality standard using the best possible material, we source and refine all the logs we use ourselves. All the wood we use originates from PEFC-certified Finnish forests that are sustainably managed.
Our extensive expertise in handling one of the world’s oldest and most natural building material has made us experts in healthy and sustainable living.
All Honka log homes and buildings are manufactured in the world’s most modern log house factory in Karstula, Finland. The manufacturing site is brimming with unique technologies, created in-house, and the latest massive investments took place in 2014. The high level of automation helps ensure that the woodwork behind every Honka house is dimensionally accurate. It also makes the on-site installation and building processes quick and easy.
Born in Finland, raised around the world
Honka log houses are designed and manufactured in Finland and made from wood sourced from Finnish forests. Our corporate headquarters and manufacturing site are also located in Finland. Our main markets outside of Finland are Russia, Japan, China and many European countries, particularly Germany and France.
As a pioneer in log building, Honka has always focused a great deal of attention on research and development. Our continuous development is driven by our values of promoting healthy, sustainable and safe living. That means technical product development and developing our range and services based on the specific needs and desires of the customers in our main markets.