It fits in beautifully with the rest of the farm
Managing a 60-acre farm, goat’s cheese business and farm shop is more than a full-time occupation for Michele Tomlin so when she started searching for a company to erect a new farmhouse, she wanted a firm that could deliver a high quality building that suited her needs, quickly and without hassle.
From the first point of contact with Norwegian Log, right through to the final build of her smart two-bedroom Sherwood transportable log home, there was “never a hiccup”. “When I started researching, the team was the most professional, they took the time to get back to me, came to see me, advised me along the way and weren’t at all pushy,” said Michele. “They even rang me to tell me when it was on a container en route which was lovely.”
"The build took just six weeks. The men who built it were absolutely brilliant. I couldn’t recommend them highly enough,” commented Michele Tomlin.
Michele’s new solid log farmhouse sits on the edge of her land looking south across fields and the nearby picturesque town of Witney. Donkeys, horses, geese and hens surround her home, whilst her pigs and goats are housed in the farm’s outbuildings and pens. From here she now runs her goat’s milk and cheese business and the team of volunteers who help her care for the animals and farm allotment.
“When people visit the first thing they say when they come through the door is they love the smell of the log, then it’s “Gosh I want one”, then “Isn’t it spacious” as the ceilings are so high. Everybody comments on how homely it is,” she said.
She bought the farm six years ago and as there was no farmhouse, only a mobile home, had planned to build a brick farmhouse. A change in her personal circumstances meant the cost of doing this became prohibitive and so she decided to buy a transportable log home. “I now wouldn’t swap it for a traditional brick farmhouse,” said Michele. “It fits in beautifully with the rest of the farm and it’s so warm.”