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Featured Log Builder: Traditional Log Homes

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Traditional Log Homes is one the largest exporters of handcrafted Log Homes. Log builders build custom homes for clients around the globe, shipping them to their home in Salmon Arm, British Columbia Canada. They are happy to help you build the log home or cabin you desire, regardless of where you live in Canada, the United States, or even Asia. The log builders use only the best Douglas Fir Spruce and Western Red Cedar for their homes. Each log is carefully selected and hand-picked by the log builders. The log builders then hand-peel them all and then hand carve them together to make the perfect log walls. They live in Salmon Arm, which is at the top Okanagan Valley. Because they are so close to the source of their raw materials, it helps to keep production costs low. This also keeps the prices down for the customer. Everything is done close by home, which reduces transportation costs. It also makes things more eco-friendly. Log builders create the homes in their 5-acre production yard. All homes are made using non-toxic wood finishes. Then they are numbered and shipped to the property where the home will be built. Usually, a crew member will supervise the assembly. If not, a team made up of log builders will take the project apart.

Many of their clients are looking for homes to retire in or recreational homes. The log builders love to help out-of-province clients move to British Columbia to own or live in log houses. Duncan and Vivian Morris started the company of log builders in 1976. The Shuswap Youth Centre, Salmon Arm, was their first building. It is a 2,800 square-foot log building. In 1996, they built the Helicopter Assembly Area of the Mt. Assiniboine Lodge is for Parks Canada. In 1997, they established a Traditional Log Homes agent at Lake Arrowhead California. They also had an agent based in Frankfurt, Germany in 1998. In 2000, they had an agent based in Chiba. They have shipped hundreds upon hundreds of log homes around the world, including Morrocco (Germany) and Slovenia. You can see that they are highly respected and people love working with them by looking through their Testimonials. People are always happy with the log builders’ efforts, from the materials to their service and the designs.

Traditional Log Homes offers several log home designs on their website. This includes the Das Telkwa Lake Haus, which could be used as a small residential or vacation home. The log builders also created the NitiNat, a beautiful home design that won the Award of Excellence in 1988 at the Home Expo Trade Fair. The Neskonlith log house plan features incredible vertical posts and log craftsmanship. The Malahat, a smaller chalet-style home, has additional sleeping space and storage. The Kootenay is a cottage that can be used for fishing or in the woods. The Jasper is a cozy cottage with two porches. The Gibson, a ranch-style home, is also available. This home would be ideal for country acreage. The Athabaska, which is very popular in rural Japan and Das Alpen Haus, has a spiral staircase inside.




You can read more about this story at: Traditional Log Homes International