Log buildings can flex a surprising amount without the structure failing and are therefore considered a safer building to be in during an earthquake. In the 2016 earthquake at Kaikoura on the South Island of NZ, one couple inside their log home survived the epicentre that measured 7.8 Mw on the Richter scale, the home was damaged beyond repair however had they been in any other building they would not have survived. Our Log and Timber Post & Beam Homes are built to withstand high annual rainfall, snowfall, severe winds and extreme climates.