Chalets – Simply unique...
most log cabins all the beams have been modified
by machine to the same easy-to-work-with diameter
and uniform shape. In contrast 'natural log' cabins
owe their special charm to the fact that the logs
they are built with retain their individual shapes
and uneven surface of the trees they came from.
Therefore every one of our chalets is truly unique.
a Canadian style 'natural log' cabin requires
a high degree of craftsmanship. The lack of even
surfaces and edges limits the use of modern carpentry
tools and techniques. Traditional techniques and
the use of tools such as axe, chisel and saw remain
the dominant building method.
Natural log homes leave little or no
imprint on the environment. All the trees used
for the building of these cabins come from sustainable
The fir tree, the wood used to make our log cabins,
absorbs 0.7 tons of carbon dioxide to make one
cubic meter of wood. This Co2 remains fully bound
in the natural logs and will only be released
into the atmosphere once the material either rots
away or burns. Wood is therefore Co2 – neutral.
We also consciously decided to use no treatment
or varnish on any of our houses but instead let
them weather and grey naturally. This way no harmful
substances will get into the environment once
the houses rot, which should not happen for many
more decades to come.
Well insulated roofs and ground floors,
efficient windows in combination with a modern
under-floor heating ensure comfortable warmth
in all our chalets. In our Kreischberg Lodge hot
water and heating are supplied by an air-water
heat pump in combination with solar panels.
of our Kreischberg
Lodge in St. Georgen/Kreischberg.