Log house / Discussions

Building a Honka log “pretty good house” planning - thoughts on hvac, ventilation and roof

...log house. 2 stories, 1750 sq ft. The solid Finnish pine logs perform really well, people say they provide superior air quality and behave as thermal batteries ...

Posted by Klemen Novak June 28, 2020, 1:55 a.m. Planning and Design 1 Responses

What windows should you use when trying to build a Passive House?

...house on my own as much as possible. I'm going for a hybrid log house look. Using Insulated slab foundation by Legalett, double frame wall system, 12 inches dee...

Posted by Raoul Lions Jan. 25, 2019, 2:18 p.m. Windows and doors 1 Responses

How do insulate the outside of a log home?

...house wrap as it would help to mitigate air leakage , log homes are not known to be particularly airtight. But as for where you install the house wrap, you can’...

Posted by Michael Hickey Aug. 2, 2018, 6:03 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What is the best way to insulate exterior walls of a mid-70's Pioneer Log home?

...log portion. It has the smaller milled logs and is a bit drafty in the winter. It also has the original windows that need to be replaced. I am wondering if I sh...

Posted by Keith McDevitt Nov. 15, 2020, 12:01 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 0 Responses

I want a 2 bedroom prefab house on land in Towson. How much?

...House ready prefab modular Eco home Kit house models here for Canada and US There are additional costs to seat the house that I hope is not part of that 100 K...

Posted by Mukwae Wabei Siyolwe March 12, 2021, 6:02 p.m. Architecture and plan design 3 Responses

What infloor radiant heating would you use in a corewood home design?

I am going to be building my corewood home soon but I wood like to get the floor plan down before I start getting the materials for the house so I can gage out...

Posted by John Yoho Feb. 6, 2020, 10:59 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

What is the best way to do a radiant floor in an off grid house?

...house, and the solar panels are expected to contribute over 70 percent of the heat load simply by running two fans, which can be done with PV panels. Heating is...

Posted by Julien Comtois Oct. 2, 2021, 11:21 a.m. Heating and cooling 6 Responses

Wood Burning Stove - Do We Need A Cold Air Vent to Safely Operate?

...houses, especially new builds like meet zero homes, LEED or Passive House, require an air vent that can not be closed or be covered up, i.e. permanently open an...

Posted by Regina Vigil Feb. 15, 2021, 3:11 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 2 Responses