Invitation: visit estonian log home building champions
Woodhouse Estonia would like to invite log house building enthusiast and professionals to visit Estonia and participate at vocational handcrafted log home building competition. Be insipired by the local competence, exchange knowledge and establish new contacts among the top players within the European wood building industry!
Estonia has become the largest exporter of prefabricated wooden houses in Europe. 90% the country’s production is exported (485 M€/2021), mostly to Scandinavia and Germany, but Estonian wooden houses can be found in over 70 countries.
Woodhouse Estonia would like to raise the honor in handcrafted log building and is organizing in 2024 International Log Building Conference. Therefore, this unique PRE-TOUR will be organized in 2023 to gather together and share initial ideas for future cooperation possibilities.
On this pre-tour, the following Estonian factories/craftsman will open their doors:
TIMBECO has erected over 2500 wooden houses in 25 countries and is willing to become the leading supplier of wooden frame elements and modules in the North of Europe by 2030. They also have over 20 years of experience in the Japanese market, where they have delivered more than 2000 sea container houses.
ARCWOOD is committed to producing engineered wood solutions (CLT) to the highest degree of exactness, having invested into the newest CNC technologies and state of the art machines.
HOBBITON is one of the largest producers of handcrafted log houses in Europe. Hobbiton treasures craftsmanship in the construction of modern wooden houses, and they do it with the highest commitment. Hobbiton references has been titled several times to be the „Best handcrafted log house“.
HIIUMAA vocational school is the hidden gem of log building. Masters Andres Veel and Ivo Leiaru has taught log building and traditional timber framing for the whole new generations and their students are the champions of competitions.