You'll be sure to fall in love with these charming treehouse cabin buildings that are located in the Western Alps of Italy. These 2 elevated post and beam log cabins were built in 2017 and have become a destination for many local and international visitors as a must-visit B&B build for all seasons. The vision behind these two cabin buildings is to offer a purely natural environment for the guests to stay in. The entire cabin structure and the majority of the finishing building materials are made with 100 percent wood. On the interior, there is no stain or paint used and no plastics, therefore there is no off-gassing. Guests of the treehouses will also enjoy light homemade meals made with locally sourced food and produce, most of which comes directly from the client's property. An artisan built these 2 cabin buildings from start to completion.
All of the building materials were exported from Canada then re-assembled in Italy by 4 expert builders from the team at Artisan Log and Timber Homes. If you ever find yourself traveling through Italy, these wood cabins are worth checking out. The log work style is round log post and beam using large-diameter natural flared butt Western Red Cedar logs. The treehouse cabin buildings are 256 square feet plus deck. The treehouse cabins have one bedroom, and one bathroom, with one story.
Western Red Cedar logs are known for their high strength and their resistance to mold and insect infestation. Western Red Cedar grows only on the northwest coast of North America and has the following combination of properties to include minimal damage from insects and bark beetles. Western Red Cedar logs are also very resistant to environmental influences such as rotting, doesn't darken or blue (unlike Russian softwoods), contains a minimum of moisture, which means minimal shrinkage of the house and no cracks in the logs. Other benefits of Western Red Cedar include the thermal conductivity indicators compare favorably with the thermal conductivity of pine and spruce, the softness of the material allows you to wrinkle the edges of wood and crush all the cracks under the weight of the logs, stability of the barrel geometry, and its unique natural shape, and the noble color of cognac shades.
Western Red Cedar has long been revered for centuries by the aboriginal peoples of the west coast for its legendary resistance to rot and insects. Western Red Cedar is extremely durable even in the most severe climate conditions and is also an amazing insulator. Using wood helps to create structures that are energy-efficient, ecologically sound, durable, and architecturally pleasing. Wood that comes from well-managed forests is an excellent environmental choice. Builders and home buyers from all over the world are realizing that a log cabin structure is healthy, comfortable, has lower energy consumption, and has better overall performance. A log cabin structure also reduces the impact of buildings on human health and the environment regarding site selection, design, log house construction, operation, maintenance, and demolition.
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