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Warning! A log home can have positive health effects

We recently happened upon this great article.  Take a read!
Experience has shown that living in houses that consist largely of wood offer people health benefits.

In Finland, moisture safety and indoor air quality have become central issues due to the major publicity afforded to mould-ridden houses in the media. Another key argument for wood is that it is considered to be an aesthetically pleasing and calming material. According to research, wood also has a positive psychological effect. This is why logs became the building material for a neurological clinic and a children’s hospital in Japan.

A day-care centre was constructed from logs in France in order to offer the children the best possible growth environment. Numerous holiday villages and hotels constructed out of logs could market themselves as “health centres”.

As the planet’s population ages, demand for the material, which can even support care work, is rising. Architectural solutions based on modern solid wood structures, a tranquil colour scheme, a pleasant environment and wood as a construction material create aesthetic pleasure, increase peacefulness and therefore contribute to the well-being of both mind and body.

I dare to claim that the positive health effects of solid wood are undeniable, whichever corner of the world you look at it from.

Check out the original article here!

It's always nice hear another source reinforcing our belief in the ability of wood to be a natural climate and moisture control. It's especially great news for owners worried about the growth of mold. Moisture is always a concern in BC, with our often rainy seasons, and is definitely one of the reasons why purchasing one of our custom Artisan log homes is always a great choice.

With the unnatural products used in many modern homes, there can be many side effects that are not often advertised, the easy growth of mold being one of them. Mold can be devastating to the look of a house and the health of the occupants, particularly as it can be hard to detect the presence of mold until it becomes a huge issue. Not only is a BC log home built by Artisan Log Homes aesthetically pleasing and comfortable, but with our use of all natural materials, living in a log home built by Artisan Log Homes means that you will have a custom log home that not only looks great but is also comfortable, long lasting and great for your health! At Artisan Log Homes, we'd love to share more on why building a custom BC log home with Artisan log homes can be a healthy choice! Send us an email or call us to set up an appointment with us on how we can can build you the custom log home of your dreams!

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Comment by Mark Circo on November 12, 2013 at 5:37pm

Amen to That.

There is no question that a log home is pleasing to all your senses. In my log home the few places I had a to put a drop ceiling, like the hall way, and the dinning room bump out I used  pressed tin ceiling panels. There is no drywall anywhere in my log home. you get a sense of comfort and security as soon as you walk in. Not only me, but everyone who come in says the same thing, you feel a sense peace as soon as you walk in the door. I used reclaimed American Chestnut for certain accent walls in the dinning area and  by the front door. These 250 year old logs that rescued from old log structures that were being torn down. I had them milled down into 3/4" planks and sealed them with some tongue oil.

Wood is Good


Comment by Mike Goes on July 13, 2013 at 11:49pm

My folks grew up in the Ozarks so they was in the middle of the timber industry back then. As James stated.........WOOD IS GOOD. Gosh, is their anything better than walking into a lodge or cabin that's made from Mother Nature inside and out...........?  Call me biased but a log structure has a soothing effect........I don't care who you are!

Comment by James W. Harbin on July 13, 2013 at 10:35am


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