Ecolog Design

Many home building kits are predefined and packaged. Customers are charged extra for every change they want to make, they don't have much flexibility in choosing windows, doors or floor plans.

EcoLog homes are different. We provide our customers with the flexibility to design their home to best fits their needs. EcoLog has developed a framework which offers lots of room for customising, but still defines some key parameters to allow for cost efficient production and construction.

Picture of large EcoLog Log HomeEcoLog Design Principles

The following key principles apply to all EcoLog homes:

  • Outside walls are made of 11 rows of square 8"x8" timbers, with 2" hard foam insulation and chinking between the timbers, resulting in 9' high ceilings on the main floor.
  • The standard width of an EcoLog building "block" is 24 feet. The length can be varied in 4' increments. The basic rectangles are between 24' and 72+' long. In combination, these rectangles can be added together to form compound wing, L or T-shaped buildings
  • Most EcoLog homes have one or more dormers, which can be included in your design. These not only add appeal, but also allow better use of the loft space. Our very popular 8' wide dormer, for instance, is large enough for a full bathroom.
  • EcoLog TrussesThe EcoLog roof is designed at a 45 degree angle (12/12 pitch) and constructed from heavy timber 4"x10" hemlock components.
  • The typical roof overhang on all sides is 4', which can be extended to add additional protection as well as covered space by adding porches or balconies

Click here to browse through a large collection of sample EcoLog log home and cottage plans on the website of our west coast partner Vanisle Ecolog Homes.