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Is it Possible to Use a Log Cabin as a Tiny Home?

Mar, 2021

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The beauty of an Ecohome log cabin is in its versatility. We have vast experience in designing and building log cabins all across Ireland in a variety of sizes from very small to very large.

A Tiny Home is a fully functional house

A Tiny Home is a fully functional, energy efficient house on a small scale; they include a kitchen, living area, bathroom and sleeping area. All contained within a cosy, comfortable structure. The ‘tiny-house movement’ is advocated for a number of reasons such as affordability and less of an impact on the environment. Tiny homes are used for independent living, downsizing, hospitality or rental purposes such as Air BnB.

Tiny homes have a floor area of 400 square feet or less. Using a log cabin to create a building of this size is a great choice, as wood is an easy material to work with at almost any size. With an Ecohome log cabin the choice of how small your cabin will be is up to you and the space you have available. And of course, how closely you wish to adhere to the spirit of the ‘tiny house movement’. Whatever size log cabin you want we can make sure that the space works well for you.

Log Cabin vs Tiny Home

A tiny home is used as a main place of residence and incorporates all aspects of a larger home; a living area, a kitchen, a bathroom, and a bedroom. It uses many space saving designs such as the sofa converts into a bed, allowing the living room and bedroom to be one and the same.

A log cabin, on the other hand, does not have to include any of these features, but our Ecohome custom designed log cabins allow the freedom to include any of the features that you desire. Even in a larger log cabin, ideas taken from tiny homes can lead to a better use of space.

Why don’t you try a log cabin tiny home in your own back garden?

There are a variety of reasons this would make sense such as independent living for your grown children who may not be ready for a place of their own or who are not in the position to get a mortgage, or perhaps as a source of income using it for Air BNB. The possibilities are endless with a tiny home in your back garden.

By reducing the size of a log cabin to match that of a tiny home, you will need less heating and lighting, reducing your carbon footprint while still being able to do everything you would want to in a home. A tiny log home can save you money and save the planet at the same time. Timber is a material that can naturally hold heat, which means you will be spending less on heating bills. Timber also has thermal mass which means that your log cabin will be able to maintain a comfortable temperature throughout the year ensuring better insulation while using less energy. Made from quality Scandinavian spruce, our premium log cabins are built to last.

At Ecohome Log Cabins we are very happy to work on a tiny home project with you. Even if you only have a small amount of space available, we can custom design a tiny home to meet your requirements.

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