Not Your Average Log Home
Located on 160 acres of working sheep ranch east of Heber City, this house is a “modern day log home.” It sits at 7800 feet altitude just outside the Wasatch National Forest with a 180 degree view towards Mt. Timpanogos, the mountain range separating Heber City valley from the Salt Lake City basin.This region of forest, as with others throughout the United States, is plagued by the bark beetle. Millions of acres of standing dead trees contribute to unhealthy and dangerous forest conditions. This house makes use of these dead trees in a cross laminated timber (CLT), solid wood thermal mass structure. Three hundred forty thousand board feet of lumber, just under one million pounds, is harvested from the ranch, cleaned and cut on CNC machines by a local timber mill, shop assembled into building panels for walls, roofs, and floors, and shipped to the site ready for install. From dead tree to standing structure is less than a 50 mile round trip.
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