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Plan Ideas

Hi, this is where you the customer has the  most flexibility, and can be as creative as you wish, because you can have what you want.

As you can see in the examples of plans below, log walls are drawn about 300mm thick and conventional walls are still drawn at 100mm, the log walls are always the structural walls, but you do not need foot thick handcrafted log walls around every wardrobe toilet cupboard etc. You can have as many log walls as you like, the Architects and engineers we use are very experienced in log home design and are able to provide you with a log home that best suits your needs.

Here in Natural Log Homes we have come across many home designs in the past 30 years. Some good, some not so good. In the past we haven’t offered standard plans,
and all of our homes were custom designed to suit each customer needs, location, views, etc. Recently, after increasing numbers of enquiries, we decided to offer a few of our NLH Favourite plans.
Please send us an e-mail for pricing details.


We are here to help you turn your dream into reality.


- CRYSTAL LAKE. We took our most popular smaller house plan and enhanced it.


3 bedrooms

2 bathrooms

90 m2 lower level

47 m2 upper level

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- FOUR PEAKS. Step up in size from the Crystal Lake plan. For those who like little bit more space.


Single Story Design

3 bedrooms

2 bathrooms

165 m2,

23 m2 verandah

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- The CLEARWATER . We worked closely with one of our architects – Jess Paterson, who has been designing log homes for our customers for over 18 years and is the most experienced loghome designer in New Zealand. The Clearwater is one of the most cost effective 3 bedroom log homes, yet not lacking character and style. Total floor area is 151 sqm. 102 sqm downstairs and 49 upstairs. It features 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and laundry.  Cathedral ceiling makes this house feel very spacious.


3 bedrooms

1 bathroom

78 m2 lower level

38 m2 upper level


Lower Plan


North Elevation



- Mt. Dobson. Dreaming of having a loghome getaway for a weekend? Here is your opportunity. Another very stylish design from our architect Jess Patterson. This design has the bare essentials and requires few materilas to build, enabling you to own a log home without it owning you.



2 bedrooms (second on loft)

1 bathroom

55 m2 lower level

20 m2 loft

17 m2 verandah



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Last update in November 2017.