Small Log Cabins

Compact living space

Our experience and clever design give you ample comfortable, apartment-scale living space with two bedrooms for a small family.

Low running costs

Our cabins have an indefinite lifespan with only minimal maintenance, while their natural insulation keeps comfort high and running costs low.


Fully compliant with The Caravan Act, our small log cabins are treated as “mobile homes”, with all the advantages – Planning Permission, etc. – of a caravan, but not the drawbacks.

Contemporary option

The choice is yours: traditional Scandinavian styling, or our exciting British-made contemporary design. Either way, we can easily achieve the functional, attractive layout you need.

Making the most of the available space in a very compact footprint, we bring clever design to our small log cabins. They feature our classic Scandinavian styling inside, with a natural look outside that fits comfortably into any environment, particularly in the countryside.

Compact living space

Our Cresta model is a popular example of our small log cabins. Think of the Cresta as an apartment providing comfortable accommodation for a small family. It’s one of our smallest cabins, at just under 44 m2 (473 sq.ft.). Yet it still features a welcoming hall, kitchenette and lounge/diner. Plus two bedrooms (one double, one single) and a family shower room.

Low running costs

Small log cabins such as our Cresta are ideal as holiday homes and garden annexes. They have an indefinite lifespan with only minimal maintenance, unlike other solutions such as caravans. And running costs are low, thanks to the log’s natural insulation. You’ll be warm in winter, cool in summer – and comfortable all year round.


The Cresta is one of our transportable (mobile) homes, which are fully compliant with The Caravan Act, and quickly and cleanly installed within weeks of your order. They are exempt from Building Regulations, and are the only mobile homes available in the UK to our high construction standards.

Prefer a contemporary look?

This website features our small Norwegian Log cabins in classic Scandinavian design. Our Inovar range offers a different, distinctively contemporary, look and exciting new design options. Our Inovar buildings are modular, saving even more time on site. Read more about Inovar and our unique I-Key joint, our major advance in log technology, Inovar Buildings

Most frequently asked questions

Can I install a wood-burning stove?

Yes. Many of our residential homes have them. Please let us know where you intend fitting it so we can prepare a suitable opening in the roof for the flue.

Do I have to prepare my own base?

If you wish. We’ll provide a drawing and specification for the base when we receive your order. Or we can handle it for you. Our service includes providing a quotation for the base and associated works once we’ve inspected your site.

Can you deliver a Norwegian Log transportable home to a site with restricted access?

Subject to local authority approval, we can deliver to awkward and/or narrow access sites. We have extensive experience of delivering to difficult sites, and will be able to assemble your building on your site and conform to all criteria under The Caravan Act. Please speak to one of our advisors, and discuss your access with us.

Visit our show building or speak to one of our experts

Contact us to make an appointment at our headquarters in Reading or discuss your requirements to find the building that's right for you.

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Prefer something a little more contemporary?

Inovar is the new contemporary garden room concept from Norwegian Log Buildings. They are garden rooms with a stunning contemporary design and performance – perfect for your home office, gym, studio or music room.