Amazing Little Log Cabin that Costs Only $5k? Wow!
SMALLER homes do not have to make everything else seem tighter and cramped for the residents. As a matter of fact they - like casitas and accessory dwelling units (ADUs) -provide more benefits compared to bigger houses.
One of the most important things to consider in buying a house is the size: the bigger, the costlier to maintain. But a smaller home, which requires a smaller portion of the lot, cuts your expenses in half and also leaves a bigger space that can be used for other purposes.
A smaller house also requires less power consumption, which means fewer lighting units and other electrical fixtures. There is also less worry on wasted space as cleaning becomes a lot easier; use of the vacuum cleaner and water is minimized, saving you money, time and effort.
Unsurprisingly, a smaller home will always lack that much needed space. But, this does not have to affect comfort and privacy. You can always change the scenery in and around your house no matter how big or small it is. And you don't even need the expertise of an interior designer to do it for you. All it takes is some creativity to make your little abode look and feel much bigger than it actually is.
This charming little cabin from Ecolog Homes is just small enough that it doesn't require a building permit in most municipalities. Therefore it is the idea living space extension for your back yard: As a studio, bunk house for guests, a play room for your kids or a party room. The optional covered porch provides a nice protected outdoor space and adds to the charming look of the cabin
Ecolog Homes in Victoria is owned and operated by Hermann Thoene. Hermann founded Ecolog Homes in 2008 to bring these beautiful square log homes to the west coast. In January 2010 the company was incorporated, and the full official name is "Vanisle Ecolog Homes Inc.".
The building kits delivered to our customers are produced in partnership with Cowichan Lake Timber Ltd, a well recognized sawmill in Lake Cowichan on Vancouver Island. We use second growth wood from sustainably managed Vancouver Island forests.
The EcoLog Home concept has been developed in 1996 by EcoLog Building Concepts, a Canadian company located in the Haliburton Highlands of Ontario. Ecolog Homes are very popular in the Haliburton highlands, and more then 100 homes have been built as cottages, residences and for various commercial applications.
EcoLog Homes for the eastern part of Canada are produced in Haliburton, Ontario, and customers in the western part of Canada can get their homes from Vanisle Ecolog Homes on Vancouver Island.
Hermann Thoene is the owner and operator of Vanisle EcoLog Homes Inc. Hermann formed the company in 2008 to bring the EcoLog concept from Ontario to the West Coast. Please check out this article to find out more about Hermann and why he started the EcoLog business.