The Columbus is a PREMIUM model manufactured with 70mm (2-3/4) thick wall logs. A 2 or 3 bedroom home with just over 1100 sq’ of living space. It has vaulted ceilings throughout and is delivered to site and ready to assemble on a concrete slab or wood sub floor.
This premium model can be insulated on the interior using metal brackets to mount 2×4 studs with 3/4″ tongue & groove boards applied over the studs. The solid wood of 2 3/4″ thick has a thermal mass rating of R-12 ….. add R-15 insulation and achieve exceptional energy efficiency of R-27. Insulating kit is 10% of selling price, includes brackets & T&G cover boards
Tip: Mineral wool insulation is recommended for log construction. It’s impervious to moisture with a higher R-value per inch than fiberglass and is considered a GREEN building material, environmentally friendly insulation
Tips: Add a porch and dormers to enahance the appearance
The Columbus can be assembled in 9 days with 4 people and passes structural requirements for building codes. Modifications may be required for earthquake, heavy snow load regions and hurricane zones. Approved structural engineered drawings available on request for a fee.