Media Kit


Recent Media Articles and Background Information

Peninsula News Review
Hip to be square

Article by Steven Heywood about Hermann Thoene and his new Van Isle Ecolog Home business.

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Times Colonist Victoria
House Beautiful: Log cabin style on the square

Article by Thelma Fayle about Hermann Thoene and his first Ecolog home on the west coast. Don't miss to check the fantastic pictures taken by famous photographer Ted Grant.

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Douglas Magazine Victoria
ITK: Log Homes for the Eco-Conscious

Article about Hermann Thoene and his Vanisle Ecolog Homes business published in Douglas Magazine in their Nov/Dec 2011 issue

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Media Backgrounder

Document with background information about Van Isle Ecolog homes, the Ecolog construction principles, and the owner Hermann Thoene.

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Press Release Feb 2011

In February 2011 the first Ecolog home on the west coast received official approval from authorities.

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