"Bú er betra þótt lítit sé halr er heima hverr" 
"A MAN, TO BE FREE, SHOULD OWN A HOUSE, HOWEVER SMALL"

HÁVAMÁL


100% hand-made traditional log cabins

ENTIRELY HAND-MADE WITH NO USE OF POWER TOOLS.

Handcrafted with tools traditionally hand-forged in Scandinavia, and lumber sustainably and ethically sourced in Scandinavia and North America.


HAND-FORGED tools

(EXPERTLY MADE IN scandinavia)

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We solely use Gränsfors Bruk tools hand-forged in Scandinavia to build our cabins. This includes Swedish draw knifes to peel the logs, broad axes to square the logs, as well as carpenter's axes, adzes, and mortise axes to make the notches.


ETHICAL AND SUSTAINABLE LUMBER

(second growth forests only)

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We only use second growth trees while protecting first growth (old growth) forests. So, no, we would not touch the centuries-old Douglas Fir (called the Elaho Giant) in this photo!


SCANDINAVIAN AND NORTH AMERICAN LUMBER

(local is sustainable)

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Our lumber is sourced locally. Either in Scandinavia, or the United States and Canada. Whenever possible, we also use still intact lumber from forests affected by beetles.