Jim and Rosie were looking to build a log holiday home with a difference – it needed to have a contemporary yet cosy and welcoming appearance, and be designed to suit a discerning clientele.

The Soina log home design really appealed to them but required some alterations to make it suit their business plan. To achieve this, they engaged a local architect to help redesign the internal layout, providing more headroom upstairs. This allowed each bedroom to have its own ensuite bathroom, and they also wanted a ground floor bedroom with an ensuite wetroom. They kept the spacious living area, which is open to the roof inside, but made the large, decked area even larger to create plenty of space for sitting outside (and a hot tub!).

Jim wanted to build the house himself, so they requested assistance from an experienced log home constructor for a few weeks to help with putting up the shell of the house and fitting the windows. Once the shell was up and watertight, and with other demands on their time, it took a few more months for the log home to be ready to receive its first guests. Jim’s excellent attention to detail really shows, and the results of his labours are well worth the time taken.

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