Imagine being a guest in this charming little barn style house. This barn style house has everything you love about barns from the peaked roof, the lean to open patio on the side and open space inside. Of course, one of the best things about barn style houses is that they are typically built from wood which is always the best way to go. This tiny barn style house goes to show that you can use the same design principles found on a larger sized barn, only in a smaller package.
When it comes to eco-building, a wooden barn style house is a good way to build green. Building green, from the barn design stage to construction is the right thing to do, both environmentally, and economically. Using wood in your barn style house helps to create a building that is ecologically sound, aesthetically pleasing and energy efficient. Wood that comes from well-managed forests is a great environmental choice. A barn style house is a healthy, comfortable build, that has lower energy consumption overall. A wood barn also reduces the impact that building has on human health. A barn style house in all the stages from site selections, construction, maintenance and demolition is better for the environment. A wooden barn is a natural and easy way to make a difference for the environment. Wood is a building material that help to reduce greenhouse gases and stores carbons. A healthy sustainable forest is a readily available solution to climate change. An acre of healthy growing tree can help to absorb about three tons of carbon dioxide and releases approximately two tons of oxygen. As the tree ages and the growth slows, fewer carbons are absorbed from the atmosphere.
When you build a wood cabin or log house design that uses building materials that come from sustainably managed forests, is just another step to ensuring an eco-building. Sustainable forest management keeps the balance between three main pillars to include ecological, economic and socio-cultural. Sustainably managed forests help to provide integrated benefits to everyone, ranging from safeguarding local livelihoods to helping to protect the biodiversity and ecosystems provided by forests. Sustainably managed forests also help to reduce rural poverty and mitigating some of the effects of climate change.
There are other benefits to using wood building products in your barn style house or wood cabin. Wood building materials need the least amount of energy to manufacture them and has the lowest impact on both air and water quality. Wood is a natural building material, so it does not have any of the toxic by-products that are associated with other building materials when being manufactured. Wood is the only major building material that is really renewable. It is believed that about one-third of the energy in North America is used to help heat, cool and operate buildings. A wooden barn style house can help to reduce this as wood is an excellent natural insulator, wood also moderates humidity, which reduces the need for air conditioning and ventilation.