Winter keeps us busy with log buying expeditions, where we take advantage of relatively little snow and cold temperatures to access Northern White Cedar to produce log homes, fencing and all the other products we make. Our stockpile looks good for the coming year!
We hope to be putting those logs to good use as we have contracted with one of the largest real estate companies in China, Syswin Inc. (See the story below.) We’ve been hard at work finalizing the details of the first structure in the development, a 10,000 square foot lodge and real estate office, with single family log homes to follow in the coming year.
We wrap up our series of articles on Passive House technology and provide some suggestions for locating an architect to design a log home utilizing the guidelines. We also take a look at some of the benefits our customers gain from my active, day-to-day role in the business.
With temperatures starting to reflect real winter, The View From Up North takes a look at some of the new options for alternative or supplemental heating from all types of stoves and fuels. Many log homes are graced with Oriental rugs and carpets, and in another story, we talk to an expert for recommendations on how to choose a rug that’s right for your lifestyle and tastes.
Katahdin Cedar Log Homes Secures Deal with Chinese Resort Developers
It started with a phone call and wraps up with a deal that could mean a 30% jump in revenues. After a whirlwind of negotiations, an on-site visit in China, and subsequent contract and deposit, Katahdin is poised to manufacture homes for export to China. Learn more here.
Passive House: Selecting an Architect
Over the past few issues we’ve reviewed the three elements that combine to create a Passive House: the envelope, windows and doors, and air ventilation. Now how do you make it all come together? We talk with an architect experienced in Passive House design to get some tips on finding a passive house designer. See how.
The Owner Is In The Store: Four Reasons It Makes a Difference
Since our founding, Katahdin has been a company that emphasizes the personal attention of the owner. One of the things we take great pride in is the notion that the "owner is in the store." Click here for four reasons why this makes a difference for your buying experience.
Wood, Gas and Pellet Stoves: New Alternatives
The instability of heating oil and electricity costs in terms of heating a home have encouraged many log home owners to consider supplemental or alternative heating sources. Wood stoves, gas stoves and pellet stoves have been undergoing innovative design upgrades, and we check out the new options here.
Oriental Carpets: An Investment in Style
Oriental carpets are a natural addition to log home décor, with their bold colors, array of designs and durable good looks. We spoke with an oriental carpet expert to get some suggestions for where to start. Learn more here.