Family Homes

Welcome to a small selection of some of the wonderful log homes we have built over the last 30 years,On this page you will find examples of Family homes we have built. If you want to find out more about any of these homes, please contact us.

Masterton Latest build 2021

A small home with alot going on, Log corner window a NLH speciality, Breezway to join to garage, full wrap around veranda, and full log staircase and railings, a pleasure to work on, deliver and assemble,

One of our latest builds, Saint Arnaud, Nelson lakes

198 sq meters, 3 bedrooms beautiful lounge dinning kitchen, combination, music room, Native bush setting,

Alford Forest

Nestled right below the famous ski area Mount Hutt, this home is just about finished with fire surround log work and some decorative post just being added,

SADDLE NOTCH home, Mackenzie, NZ

My favorite, Cozy well appointed awesome Design, of this home has been inspired by our popular Clearwater plan.

Castle Hill, NZ

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, spacious loft. 197 sq.m and some great log features including forked tree posts, log wall draws and arches.
Only 2 days for full assembly on site. Pictures curtesy of Conor Boyd.

Oamaru, Otago

Winner of master builders house of the year for mid and south Canterbury 2016,  3 bedrooms, two story home. Living areas of 220sqm downstairs and 75sqm upstairs. Log staircase has been handcrafted by skilled Natural Log Homes crew.

Coromandel, North Island, NZ

Settled in native bush in Coromandel, single story 237 m2. A new home for us!

Alpine Retreat Queenstown

Alpine Retreat built in Wakatipu basin.

TuaMarina, Blenheim

520 sqm, 2 storied house. Features 4 beautifully handcrafted trusses and complex log roof system. 5 bedrooms, lounge, sitting, gym, double car garage…

Lake Tekapo, Mackenzie Country

A true family house. April 2012. Design of this house has been inspired by our NLH favorite plan – The Clearwater. It is one of the most cost effective 3 bedroom log homes, we came across, yet not lacking character and style. This plan features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, log truss entry, carport… In April 2012 NLH crew assembled this well designed 3 bedroom house in Lake Tekapo. Local carpenters finished it off just before a cold winter in the heart of Mackenzie Country set in. View the owner’s testimonial here.

Everests log home

Hawea Flat

4 bedrooms, main floor 170 sqm, second floor 80 sqm.

Lyttelton, NZ

Beautiful home, on steep site in the picturesque sea port town of Lyttlelton, we love an access challenge,

Clarence river, Kaikoura

This beautiful river location up the Clarence was the perfect location for a log home, and we made it happen access a bit tricky again and the huge concrete bridge the trucks crossed is no longer there thanks to the 7.8 magnitude earthquake, our log home is still very much standing and in use, Boom


Another of my favourite places to be, with stunning views out over a golf course and over the lake, with the Kepler track just 1 minute away, and stunning Fiordland at your door step, 3 bedrooms, 115 sqm main floor, 50 sqm second floor.

Davis and Taylor House

In Twizel, Mackenzie Country, South Island. Three bedrooms, 2 stories, and a “T” shape floor plan of about 186 square meters. 128sq m down, 58 sq m up.

Madison, Wisconsin, USA

We delivered and assembled this house in the USA in May, 2006. Enclosed and finished by Baileys Log Homes of Poynette. Design by Robbin Obomsawin.

Maruia Home, NZ

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and double garage attached. 185 sqm main floor, 98 sqm second floor.

Marlborough — Helicopter Assembly

The first in the southern hemisphere to do a heli assembly, There was no road access to the building site, so we got as close as we could, and then flew every log in by helicopter. This was safe and effective – we assembled this house in just 10 hrs, so the cost was not prohibitive either.

Hobbit Door House

Waiau, NZ. 164sqm main floor, 135 sqm second floor. Please click here for more of Hobbit door pictures and article.

Riverton hunting and fishing cabin

Where better to hunt and fish than southland another happy customer.

Carterton Wairarapa

The sunny Wairarapa, where I have built many log structures, and where I taught many log home building courses, I love this lay out plan and look of this fantastic log home

Lawson Cypress home in Mid-Canterbury

These logs are larger than our typical log diameters – they average almost 400mm in diameter. The biggest logs are larger than 650mm. Log common rafter roof system – a beautiful, and not common, roof system that has a heavy timber ridge and log rafters.

Mount Lyford Village

A large, beautiful home: 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.

North West Arch, Twizel

Another Clearwater design plus 500mm

Turangi, Lake Taupo

This large single story home has commanding views of Lake Taupo, this pic taken from our tower crane during construction in our Geraldine yard.

Our newest build Stratford

For Rachael and David, Foundation and slab are done check out that view, All log work getting done at Natural Log homes Construction yard at Geraldine now

Lake Ohau number 4

Lake Ohau Village again, this is our 4th in the tiny alpine village, with a supreme Ski field at your back door

Earth ships

We have been involved in two large earth ship projects mostly suppling the Vegas the roof logs, and more recently also supplying the massive 200mm square wall framing

Beautiful TeAnau

This amazing post and beam home features elsewhere on the web site but its too nice a family home to  be showcased here

Castel hill again

Again the mountain areas of NZ suit these log homes so much, not only are they warm and strong they are staggeringly beautiful, Castel hill village mid Canterbury, skiing, cycling, tramping, or just lounging in the mountain air beautiful


A beautiful two storied home that features a log bridge across and above the lounge to access the two upper stories

Our Latest Assembly in Dunedin, atop Pine hill, fantastic views, with a damatic mono pitch roof to follow, great work with the design all who were involved.