Pioneer Log Homes Off-The-Grid Solar Home

You will fall in love with this stunning off-grid solar log house built by Pioneer Log Homes. The log house is located on a 16-acre mining claim just a few miles outside of Breckenridge, Colorado. This off-grid Western Red Cedar log house beauty was completed in January 2019. Some of the highlights of this log house include 3,852 square feet of space with 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, a 727 square foot garage, and a large covered deck. This log house design was crafted by Pioneer Log Homes of British Columbia. The average diameter of the Western Red Cedar logs is 18 inches for a stunning look. The interior design is by Karen Wray, the solar design is by Colorado Energy SystemsPella Windows, prefinished knotty alder door, and an indoor and outdoor wood burning fireplace.

Western Red Cedar is a building material that has a long proven history of performance. For hundreds of years, Western Red Cedar is the wood that has long been celebrated by the Pacific Northwest Coast First Nations as the Tree of Life and has been used to help build totem poles, longhouses, and canoes. Centuries later and Western Red Cedar continues to be one of the preferred building material for log houses. Western Red Cedar is a naturally durable building material. Western Red Cedar has a reputation for being a building material that is naturally durable wood which makes it the perfect choice for all outdoor building projects. This durable wood is lightweight and valued for its high natural resistance and decay properties. Western Red Cedar is also less susceptible to moisture, fungi growth, and insect damage. Western Red Cedar in log house designs are also water damage resistant and can successfully weather long periods of heavy rain and other extreme weather conditions to include strong winds, snow, and hail.

Western Red Cedar has double the stability of other popular conifers. Western Red cedar maintains it’s original dimensions when the wood is subjected to weather fluctuations and can resist warping, twisting, and cupping. Western Red Cedar is both resin and pitch-free, which means that this wood can hold a variety of finishes to include traditional solid colors, semi-transparent stains, shabby chic bleaches, elegant dark stains, and naturally beautiful semi-transparent.

If log house living seems like something you might consider, you only need to take a look around to see all the log house plans and ideas available. You might start with a small wood cabin, and build on to the log house as your lifestyle changes or grows. The more time you spend at your log house or wood cabin building, the more you are sure to realize all that these log house designs have to offer. With cabin buildings popular all over the world, in countries such as Finland, Norway, South Africa, United Kingdom, Thailand, and Scotland to name a few, it's no secret that cabin builds are the way to go. Wood is a sturdy and natural option of building material that will lend to a healthy lifestyle.

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