The Backas 88 – from our Finnlamelli range – is a stylish two bedroom log house with a wraparound covered terrace featuring vertical cladding. You’d hardly know this was a log home, but of course you still benefit from the ecological benefits of log. The sheltered outdoor living areas increase the privacy and comfort for your family, making this home an excellent choice for an urban plot. The open plan interior layout with its beautiful high vaulted ceilings, combined with the terraces make the living space feel much larger.
The bathroom (with a sauna if you wish!) is in the centre of the house, with the rest of the living area flowing all around it. The large master bedroom has a walk in wardrobe, and the spacious second bedroom has plenty of room for a desk – ideal for homework!
The beauty of self-build is that designs are fully customizable – you could add a carport at the end, or build a matching garage if you have plenty of space on your plot.
For those who desire a little more space, there is a larger version, the Backas 98 – still with two bedrooms but a lot more living space. You could of course create a third bedroom, or study, in the corner of the living room / dining room, which could then have its own large window onto the covered terrace – or you could alter this to be a sliding door perhaps? Customisation is always possible with self build!
This log home range has been designed to look at its best in larger logs than we normally suggest. The logs we recommend are 134 x 260mm, with a contemporary, clean “Lamelli” profile. When the logs are assembled, this gives a clean, narrow line between the logs. We’d also recommend the ‘modern’ corner option where the joints between the logs are at the same level all the way around the house.
The Backas homes also feature added architectural interest, with external vertical cladding on much of the outside of the covered terraces and along the rear of the building. Some vertical timbers are also designed to be installed over part of the large windows in the living room, to provide additional shade.