Log Home Prices In South Africa

What is Log Home?

A log house, or log building, is a structure built with horizontal logs interlocked at the corners by notching.

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Logs may be round, squared or hewn to other shapes, either handcrafted or milled. 

Log Home Prices In South Africa?

Roy estimates a cost of around R880/m2 for a log home compared to a minimum R8 500/m2 for bricks and mortar.

Other plusses include good insulation, low maintenance, sustainability and strength and durability.

Are log homes high maintenance?


All homes require some exterior care and maintenance, but log homes require a bit more than most. Once a year, the home’s exterior should be washed to remove pollen, insect debris, and dirt.

At that time, the home should be checked for mildew and mold, which should be removed if present.

Is a log home a good investment?

Some people treat log cabins as a type of investment. In fact, when people ask us,

“Are log homes a good investment?”, we say absolutely – and they’re potentially significantly better investments than traditional real estate.

Are log homes warm?

Even though logs have their own form of insulation and are considered to be four times warmer than concrete blocks,

six times warmer than brick, and fifteen times warmer than stone, there is still a need for a secondary heat source.

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