Log House – Rustic Sauna in Sutu Saaremaa

log house

sutu saun 2003

Hand crafted Log House – Rustic Sauna in Sutu Saaremaa. Wall material – round pine log 250-350mm with Norwegian dovetail. Roof – bitumen shingle.

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The very first dwelling houses made of horizontal logs were built in Estonia probably about 2,000 – 3,000 years ago. The tradition of building log houses has survived in Estonia through many generations as fathers have always taught their sons.

In order to guarantee strength and durability to weather conditions of log walls we use only the central part of the tree trunk, the so-called heartwood, that is drier and contains more resin. Therefore, we first bark the logs and after that eliminate the outermost 2 – 3 cm (the so-called sapwood), which is the wettest and softest part of the log.

In making corner junctions we use the so-called Norwegian dovetail, which thanks to its unique solution guarantees excellent wind protection and temperature keeping properties, even several decades later. Thanks to a carefully sawn long groove each log exactly copies the pervious one. During the assembling of log house walls the long groove and notch cavities are filled with mineral wool.

Thanks to the thick and carefully isolated walls our log house can be used all year round even in Nordic conditions. Our log houses have had a warm reception in Norway, France, Denmark, Finland and also in Estonia.