BC Forest Facts
Age of Trees: Today, BC has more forests that are over a century old than it did 40 years ago - 25 million hectares (62 million acres) compared to 18 million hectares (44 million acres). And there are 13 million hectares (32 million acres) of forests older than 160 years, compared to only 10 million hectares (25 million acres) four decades ago (based on MoF comparison with 1957 inventory).
For over 35 years, Canada’s Log People, Inc. has been building the world’s finest hand crafted log homes.
Our homes are built primarily with Engelmann Spruce, Douglas Fir and Lodgepole Pine, although we use Western Red Cedar on occasion. The logs we use are an average of 12-16 inches in mean diameter, and the tight-grained timber is between 80 and 140 years old. We put a high priority on sustainable forestry; Canada's Log People selectively harvests its own timber from designated forestry areas, which are then replanted within two years. We plant 5 saplings to every tree we harvest!! We put back what nature gave us. The majority of our log harvesting is done in the winter when the sap is down. The logs are then air-dried through the year to a desired moisture content of 20 percent or less. As a further measure of quality, over 95 percent of our timber meets the highest premium/select grade standard of the Timber Products Inspection grading agency.
Search through all of our floor plans and log home demonstration photos to find the best home for you. From the cozy Albertan, to the majestic British Colombian, to the cabin feel of the Kentucky, you are guaranteed to find the timber home you’ve always dreamed of.
The following sample designs are only a small selection of design ideas we have and can build. A majority of our projects are custom designed. We do offer a design and drafting service for a reasonable price. We will reimburse this cost when we go to contract to build.
The log home designs below all include a PDF Floorplan and photos of real-life examples of the finished structure. Please browse our selection to find your dream home!
Select from our floorplans below.
|The Albertan||1966 ft2||2||2|
|The British Columbian||3000 ft2||5||3|
|The British Columbian 2||3563 ft2||3||2 1/2|
|The Californian||3082 ft2||3||2|
|The Carolina||1930 ft2||3||3|
|The Kentucky||1524 ft2||2||2|
|The Manitoban||879 ft2||1||1|
|The Michigan||1794 ft2||3||2|
|The New Yorker||3337 ft2||4||2 1/2|
|The Nova Scotian||1518 ft2||4||2|
|The Ontarian||1604 ft2||1||2|
|The Saskatchewan||2054 ft2||2||2|
|The Washington||1900 ft2||3||2|
|The Washington 2||2237 ft2||3||2|
|The Wisconsin||2654 ft2||3||2|
|The CLP Hybrid||1656 ft2||1||2|