Not all houses are equal. Some are nicer than others. Of course we think wooden houses are really nice, but some wooden houses are extra super nice.
We are currently building a wooden house in The Netherlands that we think is extra super nice. Why?
This is the building site. Nothing special, just logs everywhere, waiting for assembly.
extra super nice wooden house 03
We have finished a log house just South of Lyon. Lyon is quickly becoming like Paris, with traffic jams and honking cars everywhere. But drive 20km and you’re in lushy fields, vineyards and small villages named Châlons, Rousillon, Saint-Romain-de-Surieu and more names that give us such a warm feeling.
log house near Lyon
We started with another new log house in The Netherlands. Construction is, as always, very traditional, with dowels to connect the logs together and big beams in the roof. Today we visitied the building site with our client and afterwards he sent us some photos. And guess what, our client likes the massive beams as much as we do, because they were on each photo.
roof construction of a log house
We just finished a panel house in Brabant in The Netherlands. Stucco everywhere, with some touches of wood.
Wooden house in Brabant
We have another one: a copy of the original Eric & Flo, with minimal changes to make it adhere to the Dutch building code.
eric en flo houten huis
This one is in the South of The Netherlands, in the fields next to a small road.
eric en flo houten huis
With a fence around the terrace, otherwise the cows would come for a visit.
Last week our client started building the foundation for his new house. At the same time, we started production in our factory, 2000 kilometers away.
foundation poles waiting to be placed
Materials arrive and house assembly starts
Foundation is ready, crane to unload and install panels in the place. Time for the materials to arrive. With the first truck arrived panels for the ground floor and overlay structure. Next day after unloading we began to install panels. First we laid bitumen hydro insulation layer on the concrete surface and fixed wooden beams. On top of the beams will go panels.
We skipped a few steps: drilling the 11 meter foundation poles, and then adding the concrete beams. All that has been done, and the foundation floor is ready to be placed on top. This is what the building site looks like today:
Add gravel. Sand is nice, but your truck still gets stuck, so we need gravel.
Add sand. Without a layer of sand, all heavy equipment would disappear into the mud of former seabed, so we need sand.
Add a layer of sand