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.
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
Check out our case studies and see what kind of choices our customers have made, realising their houses. We hope they will inspire you and help you get started with your own dream house!
“The project is about maintaining the stillness and quietness of the forest, and also providing a sense of privacy and security for the residents, while bringing light and air under the tree crowns.”Read the story
“A log house is itself an ecological option as a carbon sink, but I also wanted solutions that promote an ecological lifestyle and residence.”Read the story
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“When we saw Honka’s modern log houses and read more about the properties of logs and what kind of architecture the new technologies enable, and learned about safe indoor air, it was clear that this was what we wanted.”Read the story
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.