Rustic Homes under new ownership

Premium Timber Framed Home construction is an art and one of our greatest passions.  Rustic Homes is pleased to announce a change of hands as Eco Log Homes owner Werner Slabbert, who comes with over 16 years of experience in building timber homes, has taken ownership of Rustic Homes. Werner’s passion for Timber Framed Homes…


The trees are falling

PRESS RELEASE The timber industry in South Africa and the Western Cape specifically has been fighting a desperate battle this past year to keep the pine plantations upon which so much depends, alive. The issue, which pertains to the afforestation and management of already planted tracts of land, has a huge economic, environmental and socio…

Design timber home

Featured Timber Home

Rustic Homes is fortunate that many of the timber homes we build are for people with great style and taste. As a result our wooden homes are featured in the media on occasion and we were so pleased to see one of earlier builds, the Blue House, appear in the December edition of House and…


The Better Living Challenge

The Better Living Challenge  called on designers, architects, residents, inventors and students to submit new or exiting products, services and systems that can be used for low-income home improvement. One of our supporters and great ambassador for forestry in South Africa, Vernon Collis, entered three proposals through his company Collis & Associates and their California…