Modern log houses for healthy and organic living
A contemporary log home is an increasingly popular choice for healthier, more organic living. Many of us dream about a harmonious home, made of natural wood, with bright, modern and contemporary look. Browse our Contemporary Collection for ideas and inspiration.
All Honka log home kits can be tailored to your specific needs, which allows you to actively participate in designing your own home. We can also design a unique home based on your wishes or realise designs already drawn up by your architect.
How to create a modern Scandinavian style log home
If you dream about a unique, natural house of premium quality, you have now found your home. Everything you need is right here: the serene Scandinavian design, beautiful interior and exterior details made of genuine wood and enough space for your family and friends in a healthy, comforting atmosphere.
Our Contemporary Collection incorporates some of the latest trends in modern log home design such as large panorama windows, combinations of materials, wide and open living areas and minimalistic, urban details.
Big glass surfaces. The non-settling Honka Fusion™ log wall structure, a Honka innovation, allows us to build bolder and more diverse structures than ever before and easily combine these structures with other materials without the wide architraves and settling spaces required by traditional log houses. We can, for example, include large wall-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors in the Honka Fusion log frame with modern, light mouldings.
Polished, minimalistic details. Cross corners are characteristic to log houses, but many people feel they are a feature of rural landscapes. Our clearly defined, minimalistic Honka Zero Corner™ concept produces modern log houses that are at ease even in the most urban environments.
Roof Shapes. A variety of roof shapes can be incorporated into modern log home architecture. Contemporary log home designs tend to be simpler and more clear-cut than those used in traditional log homes. Gable roofs are, once again, considered modern and appealing. Shallow shed roofs and flat roofs are also gaining in popularity.
Combinations of materials. Solid wood is used as the load bearing structure in all Honka homes, but the architecture may also combine many other materials, including glass, steel or even stone. Honka Fusion is our very own state-of-the-art concept that allows genuine massive wood to be easily combined with other building materials, without the need for the wide architraves and settling spaces of traditional log houses.
Inspiring interiors. Log frame is the load bearing structure in all of our houses, but it doesn’t mean that all the interiors have to be wood. Wood is at its best when combined with other natural materials.
Examples of modern Honka log houses
The philosophy behind this house is to minimize its climate impact. We used natural and recyclable materials and tried to avoid plastic. The building is heated using solar thermal collectors and a waterbearing fireplace
It is an amazing privilege to be able to sit in our living room and just watch the sun rise above the nearby fell. At times it is almost difficult to tell whether we are inside or outside, the sense of being close to nature is that strong.
Ilkka and Jonna Ulvinen, customers
Get started with your own modern log house
The log home of your dreams can be unique in design or pre-designed according to the best practices in the business. The common factor in both of these approaches will be the careful design according to you and your family’s needs where the features of the plot where the house is to be built will also be taken into thorough consideration.