24'x32' Ecolog Home in Saskatoon
Dan was our first customer to purchase an Ecolog kit in Saskatchewan. Having bought a nice acreage on the outskirts of Saskatoon, he was looking for the ideal log home to suit his property, when he came across Ecolog Homes. Dan loved the simplicity of the construction and the charming look of the square timber walls.
Based on a 24'x32' sample plan, we jointly developed his personal floor plan to best fit his needs.
In December of 2011, Dan signed the contract to purchase his Ecolog home. Over the winter we created the detailed, engineer-approved construction blueprints.
In June of 2012, the Ecolog kit was shipped on a Super B truck from Vancouver Island to Saskatoon.
Dan hired a log home builder to erect the kit. Initially, all went well, but when an early winter hit, with lots of snow, the home could not be finished in 2012. Unfortunately, the builder did not show up in 2013 and Dan ended up doing a lot of the finishing work himself. We think Dan has done a fantastic job - just check out the nice river rock at the foundation, which he installed himself !
One special feature in Dan's home is the unique use of the 2"x6" tongue & grove Douglas Fir boards as a finished floor on the main level. We normally use this material for roof sheathing and to create the loft ceiling. I was somewhat concerned that the "select tight knot" quality of these boards would be a bit too rustic. However, I am pleased to have heard from Dan, in a recent email that, "Those floors look absolutely fantastic. When the sunlight hits them - oh man - pictures do not do them justice."
This page shows some 3D pictures and section views, which we created at the early design stage. It's interesting to compare these to some images of the (nearly) finished log home.