All posts by Gerald Holstein

Inhabitable Log Cabins in Tourism and as Main Residence

Inhabitable Log Cabins in Tourism and as Main Residence
Log cabins often pop up during searches for holiday homes, weekend cottages, or hot tub holidays. Compared to the general occurrence looking at main residences, log cabins seem to have a greater prevalence in tourism related homes. Why is this? Favourable prices, quick construction periods, easy maintenance, high value for money ratio? Or is it the special feeling connected to a holiday in a log cabin, the smell of nature, the natural environment, the .

Some Interesting Facts About Our Timber of Choice for Summerhouses – The Nordic Spruce

Some Interesting Facts About Our Timber of Choice for Summerhouses – The Nordic Spruce
From summerhouses over garden sheds, wooden garages or garden saunas to inhabitable log cabins: We build all our wooden buildings from Nordic spruce. More than enough reason, we think, to eventually have a closer look on this kind of timber, and at the tree that we get the timber from. What kind of tree do we build our summerhouses from? Spruces are large, evergreen trees that can be found all over the globe. They .

The 7 Greatest Advantages of Wooden Summer Houses

The 7 Greatest Advantages of Wooden Summer Houses
Wooden summer houses are becoming very popular now worldwide. Originally, they were intended for use during the summer. A simple timber construction would do, usually no heating or insulation would be necessary. Water and electricity would increase the comfort for use during the evenings, for watering the plants or a quick hand-wash after the gardening. However, contemporary wooden summer houses have introduced new features following the popular demand. New usages as guest rooms, holiday .

Prepare for Winter at the Garden Shed

Prepare for Winter at the Garden Shed
For those with orchards or vegetable gardens, the garden shed might be the centre of dealing with the harvest right now. Boiling down fruits and veggies might be less stressful in the garden shed than in the kitchen. A small camping cooker would do, the conserved goods might just be stored in the garden shed if it is heated or at least frost-free during the winter time. Fermentation containers might foster alcoholic fermentation if .

A Garden Room For Extra Space

A Garden Room For Extra Space
Does your garden have a garden room? And if not, why not? Ask yourself the following questions: Could your home use some more space? Have you ever thought about plans or dreams that you had, but your home was just one room too small to fulfil your dream? Would you like to have a library? A room to store the seeds and garden materials in? A room to hang out in with your friends .

Log Cabins With a Wood Stove or a Fireplace

Log cabins with a wood stove or a fireplace
A log cabin with a country-style design as well as in contemporary styles always profits a lot from an open fireplace or at least a wood burning stove with a glass door or glass walls that let the fire shine through. Just as log cabins are an ideal home for nature lovers, for people who want to thrive in a natural environment, a visible fire is the ancient traditional method of heating up a .

Wooden Summerhouses – Which Kind is Best For You?

Wooden Summerhouses – Which Kind is Best For You?
Wooden summerhouses are a booming part of the economy for several reasons: First of all, gardening becomes more and more popular. Growing your own organic, healthy, and pesticide-free food is just one motivation. Studies that have proven that gardening can improve a variety of physical and mental disorders have been published, and, last but not least, a garden offers the opportunity to create something that shows your style and makes a statement about your .

Wooden Double Garages – A Worthwhile Investment

Wooden Double Garages – A Worthwhile Investment
Double garages are trending for several reasons. First of all: nowadays it is difficult to find a family with less than two cars as often times both partners are working. In other cases one partner has to take the children to school, do shopping etcetera while the money earning partner has commuted to his workplace in the other car. So with the numbers of cars per household constantly increasing, it is not surprising that .

Winter Vegetables at the Garden Shed

Winter Vegetables at the Garden Shed
Late August and September is harvesting-time around the garden shed. Luckily, harvests were good in many gardens and will continue to be that. Harvesting and conserving excess products that cannot be eaten or cooked on the spot is a lot of work that keeps the gardener busy. Days are getting shorter and for many, this time means that the gardening season is already closing in. However, for many more experienced gardeners this season’s chores .

Using Our Log Cabins as Classrooms or Kindergartens

Using Our Log Cabins as Classrooms or Kindergartens
Using log cabins or large garden rooms as classrooms, kindergartens, nurseries, studios, or offices is a viable, and very affordable solution. It can be realized short term, but will provide valuable space for a long period into the future. Offices for multiple employees, buildings to house administrations, and classrooms will, of course have to have a certain size, which would extend that of an average summerhouse. Also, the floor plans will have to fit .

Building a Playing Field Near the Log Cabin

Building a Playing Field Near the Log Cabin
Log cabins are often used as club houses for sports clubs. Making playing fields suitable for verifiable competitions with other clubs in many team sports be it football, basketball, American football, handball, tennis, badminton, or others requires specialists that know exactly about the exact specifications of the playing fields, possible surfaces, elasticity, how high a ball has to bounce off from the surface and many more specifics that have to be in a certain .

10 Veggies to Sow Around the Garden Shed in July

10 Veggies to Sow Around the Garden Shed in July
One might think July is a time for harvesting around the garden shed, and maybe prepare everything for autumn, but wait a minute! It is not too late to do some serious sowing Where ever early cultures like romaine, broad beans, lettuce, or broccoli have been harvested you can find space to sow out new vegetables for harvesting in autumn. We have selected 10 vegetables for you to sow out in July: Spring onions .

Guide to Planning Your Garden Office – First Steps

Guide to Planning Your Garden Office – First Steps
A garden office is a workspace in the garden, usually highly specified for its user. The main advantages are: No daily commute and therefore less waste of money, time and nerves, or, too say it positively: a much more relaxed attitude to work and a much easier way to get to work. Specified environment: You can set your garden office up just the way you and only you (or your company) needs it, and .