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Conventional construction, unconventional style…

Natural Element Hybrid Timber Frame Homes

The best of all worlds…

Hybrid timber frame homes utilizes conventional stick-built construction to provide the super structure of the home. Typically, some degree of timber frame is also included in the construction. The timber frame is employed in specific areas of the home where “the wow factor” is most desired, such as in the great room, kitchen and dining areas. The remainder of the home can be constructed without the use of timber or with limited use of timber.

Why is this so important? Flexibility and style. Perhaps you prefer the simple beauty of logs for your entrance, but want the drama of timber frame in your living room. Or you must have a stone fireplace in your living room. Using a combination of building techniques and structural or decorative elements, hybrid timber frame homes & kits appeal to homeowners looking for the best of all worlds.

Taking “curb appeal” to a new level…

Natural Element Hybrid Timber Frame Homes Photos

A small portion of our hybrid timber frame homes photos…

Decisions, decisions…

Hybrid Timber Frame Homes Options & Style

Hybrid homes often utilize timber components such as timber trusses, timber accents and beams, and other decorative timber elements to provide the look and feel of timber frame without all the cost. Hybrid Timber Frame Homes are typically more cost-effective and offers maximum design flexibility:

  • Conventional stick-built enclosure provides the structure of the home
  • Structural or decorative timber or timber frame in parts of the home
  • Timber trusses, accents and decorative components used

Timber components may be used on the interior and the exterior of the home. The Hybrid Building System® was developed and trademarked by Natural Element Homes in the early 2000’s. The hybrid home is our most popular building system.

Enjoy the guide to Hybrid Timber Frame Homes style and finishing options below. For the best viewing experience, click the fullscreen button   Natural Element Homes   in the lower right corner below…

Choose From Unique Natural Elements

  • Over 40 available sidings
  • Timber Frame Porches & Outdoor Rooms
  • Knotty Juniper posts
  • Natural sawn woods
  • Skip-peeled posts
  • Barky log sidings
  • Natural taper posts
  • Rusted barn tin
  • Mountain ivy twig railings
  • Tobacco stick railings
  • Hand-split Cedar Shakes
  • Specialty Sidings
  • Copper, Iron, Stone
  • Hand-hewn beams
  • Antique beams and logs
  • Reclaimed beams
  • Recovered beams
  • Historical Reclaimed Woods
  • Bark sidings, posts, & rails
  • Wormy Chestnut
  • Fresh sawn beams
  • Wire brush finishes
  • Barn wood materials
  • Reclaimed brick
  • Log Wall Systems for additions
  • Timber Frame Accents

Plan ahead for your dreams…

Popular Hybrid Timber Frame Homes from Natural Element Homes

These are just a few of our many Hybrid Timber Frame Home plans. We’ve got lots more, and we love to customize them!

Single Level

Shamrock Ranch

– 4 Bedrooms
– 4 Baths
– 2,738 SF Main Level
– 2,738 SF Heated
– 1,268 SF Porch / Deck

Ready for customization (call 1-800-970-CABIN)

Go To Plan Details

Lots of Natural Elements

Mount Olive Retreat

– 2 Bedrooms
– 3 Baths
– 1,011 SF Main Level
– 854 SF Upper Level
– 1,791 SF Porch / Deck

Ready for customization (call 1-800-970-CABIN)

Go To Plan Details

Large Floor Plan

Lucky Man Ranch

– 5 Bedrooms
– 5 Baths
– 3,541 SF Main Level
– 731 SF Upper Level
– 1,534 SF Porch / Deck

Ready for customization (call 1-800-970-CABIN)

Go To Plan Details

Any Plan… The Way You Want It!


Our Virtual Design Center allows you to collaborate at every step of the design process and immediately view the effects of any design changes you’re considering. You view your plans online and speak directly with your designer as you watch your changes being made onscreen in real time. Next you’ll be able to view a 3-D model of your altered floor plan, and you can take a virtual “tour” of your redesigned house to see just how it will look and feel.

The best part is you don’t have to operate any software; just sit back and watch as your dreams and ideas move a step closer to reality. Check out the demo video here!

Let’s get started…today!

Today is the Day!

There are several considerations when choosing a home company to work with, but none are more important than the culture of the company. Our culture is one of effectiveness, honesty, innovation, and quality. We are different. We don’t just provide great hybrid timber frame home & kits, we provide great experiences in planning, designing and building your home of homes, so feel free to dream. Our ultimate goal is for you to tell your friends and family that we did a great job for you. At Natural Element Homes, we choose to do the following:

  • Follow a strict code of ethics
  • Grade our logs and timbers to ensure quality
  • Provide a construction manual for clients and builders to illustrate proper construction techniques
  • Provide innovative ideas to hybrid building technologies
  • Provide free information and advice to make smart choices

But we don’t stop here. We have never been satisfied to simply follow the group of log and timber home companies. We much prefer to lead the way, and we do. You are probably like us, and you want your log home to not be just like everyone else’s. If so, we may be perfect for each other. People who choose a Natural Element Home want something different, a home that is a notch above the usual cookie-cutter design and reflects their taste and lifestyle. We help you create a home that is uniquely you. Our customers have the need for a pleasurable, stress-free experience that is comprehensive in nature (everything needed — not just bits and pieces). We are truly a one-stop-shop and either provide or facilitate everything needed to build a new home. We have in-house design services, log and timber manufacturing facilities, and a network of builders covering the USA. We also facilitate site planners, interior designers, lighting professionals, financing options, solar and geothermal professionals, landscape architecture, and green building standards. Everything you need is under our roof!

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Get started designing your dream home today…

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