Ecolog Cottage Cowichan Valley

Outside view of 24'x36' Ecolog Home

Egbert lives in Germany and dreamed of building a vacation home for several years. He first saw our Ecolog home in Central Saanich during a Canada trip in 2012. It must have been “love at first sight” for both Canada (or more specific Vancouver Island) and for Ecolog homes.

In 2014 he found a building lot in the Cowichan Valley and started developing the lot by building a septic system and getting hydro and water hooked up to an RV. Now he had his own place to stay when visiting the country, and started a more detailed planning process to build his own Ecolog home.

He got in touch with Randy Churchill, the same timberframe builder who built the barn style Ecolog home in Courtenay a year earlier.

Outside view of 24'x36' Ecolog Home

Egbert liked the look-and-feel of Ecolog homes and that they are primarily made of wood – grown right in the Cowichan Valley where he planned to build.

After doing a lot of research and looking at several Ecolog homes from previous customers Egbert decided on a floor plan for his upcoming Ecolog home. Detailed planning together with Egbert and Randy started end of 2015, and the building process started beginning of 2016.

In September 2016 the home was ready for Egbert to move in. He is excited to spend lots of holidays with his family in “the valley”. Despite being his “family cottage” he is also planning to rent out the Ecolog home when he is back in Germany.

His home is available for “test living” at times when he is not on site. If you are interested you can get in contact with Egbert by contacting us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

24'x36' Ecolog Cottage floor plan main floor

24'x36' Ecolog Cottage floor plan main floor

Woodstove on main level

Bathroom downstairs


I love that EcoLog uses logs from forests recognized for sustainability. Choosing EcoLog offered us the design flexibility of a custom home at an affordable price.

Greg MacDonald, Tobermory

I really like your design, I think it is a nice balance of rustic and modern, and includes nice clean lines and brightness.

Joel F

Viewed your show home and am totally impressed. I have decided this is what I will build when my property is ready. Thank you Hermann, these homes are amazing.

Lori Lelonde, Victoria BC

Hermann was extremely helpful in every aspect of our project; from assisting us source trades people, assessing the lay of our land, discussing foundation options, to working our way through the sometimes onerous task of fulfilling our municipality’s building permit requirements. Hermann made the whole process not only enjoyable but enlightening, and I would highly recommend him to anyone contemplating building a kit home.

Julia McCaig, Bowen Island


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