Monthly Archives: July 2014

  • Insulating A Log House

    Today, ecological materials are coming back, not only into our lives but also into modern building processes as well. More and more people are trying to live a healthy lifestyle and to live in eco-friendly houses. Over the last years the demand for log house and timber frame buildings has increased significantly and today more consumers choose to live in a house which is built of logs. Some of the main benefits of a log house are its simple and fast building process, inexpensiveness, and ecology because log houses are made from renewable resources only. There are many people who choose not to insulate their houses in order to maintain the natural log look inside and outside of the house. Nevertheless, in order to keep your log house warm in winter and cool during the summer, thermal i... (More)
  • Family from Wales Builds “Hobbit house”

    Simon Dale was a man who was fed up with huge mortgage payments and decided to take things into his own hands. So, he took a chisel, a hammer, a chainsaw and moved to a hillside in Wales and began to build. He was convinced that the house would not cost more than a half of the family’s income. The result of four months’ work was a wooden, environmentally friendly house (like log cabin, timber house or other wooden structure) which cost only £3,000. Everybody who saw this house said that it looks just like one of the Hobbit houses from The Lord of the Rings. Mr Dale, who had no previous experience in carpentry, managed to build a sustainable home for his family using scrap wood for floors, and materials scavenged from skips. While Simon was building a house, his wife Jasmine Saville ... (More)

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