4 benefits of building a garden room
Garden houses have been around for a very long time. There are some log houses still standing today which date back over 800 years! Of course, nowadays we expect a few more mod-cons than medieval farmers. Still, one thing’s certain: the idea of a quaint wooden cabin surrounded by nature is just as appealing as ever.
Spending time in an eco garden room creates a sense of calmness, peace and solitude, helping us escape from the everyday hustle and bustle — if only for a few moments. If you’re still on the fence, take a look at our four reasons why a log cabin is a perfect addition to your garden and your life.
They’re completely versatile — the only limit is your imagination!
There are so many different ways to use an eco garden room. Home gym, garden bar, office, hobby room, wellness oasis… even a granny annexe — it’s up to you! Gone are the days where garden buildings housed nothing more than spades and spiders.
The extra living space you get from an eco garden room can make for perfect guest accommodation, or simply a tranquil retreat for you and your family. And as time passes and your family and work needs change, your log house can easily change too.
They’re eco-friendly and long-lasting
Protecting the environment is on everyone's minds these days, and rightly so. If you have a garden, you have an opportunity to contribute to caring for the natural world. Wooden garden houses are an eco-friendly, sustainable and healthy choice for you and the plants and animals you share your garden with.
Wood is a natural material, so it can be attacked by weather, mould, and wood-destroying insects in its untreated state.
To keep your wooden house in tip-top condition and increase its longevity, it must be impregnated or treated regularly — ideally annually.
Luckily, there are many high-quality, eco-friendly products on the market to keep your garden building protected from the elements, extending its life and reducing its environmental impact. We only use high-quality Nordic wood, so you can be sure your building will be sound and sturdy for decades to come.
More space means less clutter — and even a jump in property value!
Over time every household accumulates its share of objects — things like wellies, waterproofs, paint cans and lawnmowers. Even though you might not use them every day, you still don't want to throw them away. An eco garden room can be the perfect storage space for all the annoying clutter that you don’t want in the house. Just move it outside, and create more space and a calmer living environment in your home again.
A garden house is a much cheaper and less stressful alternative to moving to a bigger home or even building a garage. And of course, it doesn’t even have to function as storage at all… log houses are as beautiful as they are functional, so they’re a great choice if you just want extra living space.
This also means a garden house increases the value of your property and makes it more attractive on the market. If you ever want to sell your house, prospective buyers will love the extra space or storage an eco garden room offers.
Eco garden rooms offer a range of health benefits
The use of natural wood creates a healthy indoor climate, which is a great advantage, especially for allergy sufferers. Wood absorbs unpleasant odours and pollutants from the air. The constant humidity and temperature in wooden buildings promote healthy mucous membranes. All this creates a perfect indoor atmosphere that also happens to smell as fresh as a pine forest. Bliss!
Your garden house can also be used as a home gym, yoga centre, spa room, meditation space — somewhere to relax and release the stress of the day. Whatever you choose to do with your new building, it’ll quickly become your favourite spot for sitting with a cup of tea and watching the sunrise — or set.
A garden house offers the ideal sanctuary for you to enjoy some peace and quiet, away from the hectic modern world. Whether you want to set up a small wellness oasis or a spot for family gatherings, the decision is yours. If you need a place to retreat, a garden house can serve as a perfect refuge. Kick off your shoes, unwind and discover new energy and inspiration. It truly is a holiday in your very own backyard!
Our Gardenhouse24 eco garden rooms stand the test of time. For millennia, people have chosen wood as the perfect material for withstanding whatever the weather throws at it. Tough, beautiful and welcoming, it’s no wonder people just can’t get enough of it!