For thousands of years, humanity has been using wood as a construction material.
During the construction of the log house, the solid beams are layered and fastened together: this is the most natural and easiest way of creating wooden structures.
Log houses are made solely from Northern pine trees which have a range of unique qualities. Finnish woodland pine trees (Pinus sylvestris) grow at a slow rate amongst the extreme weather conditions of Finland.
The pines with dense tree rings are highly resistant and flexible - they serve as the best building material for log houses. The heat insulation qualities of Northern pines are also far better than pines logged in more southern regions. The sap content of Northern pines is also higher than other types of pine trees, making them more resistant.
As soon as one enters a log house, the biological effect of the method becomes apparent. Thanks to the microcells of the beams, a climate is naturally established within the living space and the warm aura of solid wood has a beneficial effect on the general well-being of guests.
As opposed to other construction materials, wood "breathes". This means that it is open to diffusion from both directions, since its millions of tiny, open cells provide air molecules with access to the inner space.
At the same time, the temperature of the walls of the interior spaces adapts to the internal temperature which exude a sense of warmth. The log walls automatically regulate the humidity of the inner space. In the case of excessive humidity, they lock the high moisture content of the air inside the wood, releasing it in lower humidity. Due to the electrostatic qualities of wood, it cannot be charged with electricity and thus dust cannot circulate in the air.
These characteristics of the HONKA houses are especially appreciated by those with allergies, particularly in the case of dust mite allergies.