Handcrafted Log homes are the oldest known way to build a home given the historical findings in excavations. Many rural villages in Northern Europe are made up of log homes, each one unique given the logs and timbers that were used.
A “Passive House” (German: Passivhaus) is a voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a building, which reduces the building’s ecological footprint. It results in ultra-low energy buildings that require little energy for space heating or cooling.
Real, Handcrafted Log Homes that are built using the whole diameter of the log, giving the thickness of the walls to be anywhere from 12 – 18 inches thick are “naturally passive”. Not only are Handcrafted Log Homes extremely energy efficient and have almost no ecological footprint, but also have both awe inspiring aesthetics with a naturally clean- scent aroma.
Building handcrafted log homes you can achieve passive house level insulation by eliminating the usual thermal bridges in a wood construction as both walls are load bearing.
A Handcrafted Log Home is a truly sustainable building with a low carbon footprint. Together with the long tradition in Northern Europe they are original, naturally passive option for sustainable building.