Stunning Off-The-Grid Solar Home

Pioneer Log Homes has created a gorgeous off-grid solar log home that you will fall in love with. The log house sits just a few miles outside of Breckenridge, Colorado, on a 16-acre mining claim. In January 2019, this off-grid Western Red Cedar log house was constructed. This log home boasts 3,852 square feet of living space, three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, a 727 square foot garage, and a big covered deck. Pioneer Log Homes of British Columbia created this log home style. The Western Red Cedar logs have an average diameter of 18 inches, giving them a magnificent appearance. Karen Wray did the interior design, while Colorado Energy Systems did the solar design. There are Pella Windows, a prefinished knotty alder door, and an indoor and outdoor wood burning fireplace.

Western Red Cedar is a high-performance building material with a long track record. For hundreds of years, the Pacific Northwest Coast First Nations have revered Western Red Cedar as the Tree of Life, and it has been utilized to construct totem poles, longhouses, and boats. Hundreds of years later, Western Red Cedar is still one of the most popular log house building materials. Western Red Cedar is a naturally long-lasting construction material. Western Red Cedar has a reputation for being a naturally durable building material, making it an excellent choice for any outdoor construction projects. This lightweight, long-lasting wood is prized for its strong natural resistance to deterioration. Western Red Cedar is also more resistant to dampness, fungus, and insect damage. Western Red Cedar used in log home designs is also resistant to water damage and can withstand lengthy periods of heavy rain as well as other harsh weather conditions such as strong winds, snow, and hail.

Western Red Cedar is twice as stable as other common conifers. When exposed to weather variations, Western Red cedar keeps its original dimensions and is resistant to warping, twisting, and cupping. Because Western Red Cedar is resin- and pitch-free, it can accept a wide range of treatments, including typical solid colors, semi-transparent stains, shabby chic bleaches, exquisite dark stains, and naturally attractive semi-transparent.

This home is designed and built by Mountain Log Homes.

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