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Project construction

Over the years, Huliswood has carried out several demanding kelo wood construction projects for private and public properties in Finland and abroad, as well as managing design elements according to our customers’ wishes.

Finished sites

The world’s largest kelo wood restaurant in Saariselkä

Huliswood carried out the largest project in its history when the frame was erected at the world’s largest kelo wood restaurant, which was built in April 2014 in Saariselkä in the new Santa Resort area of Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort. A total of 14 truckloads were needed to transport the kelo frame. Two buildings that had already been delivered earlier were connected to the frame. Together, they are likely to form the world’s largest unified kelo wood building complex.

Sturdy kelo furniture for restaurants

In autumn 2012, we delivered sturdy kelo furniture to the new Hesburger branches in Ruka and Ylläs. The Joutsa ABC service station, which opened in summer 2013, also received Huliswood kelo furniture and Uhtua kelo panels. The manufacturer was Pentti Peiponen from Kiminki, Karstula.

A cuckoo clock-style kelo wood Alpine sauna in Bavaria

Huliswood supplied an Alpine-style kelo wood sauna to Bavaria in southern Germany. The Finnish veteran in the field, Esa Ranta, who built the Flamingo and Caribia spas in Finland, bought the small and idyllic Reiteralm spa hotel, surrounded by the peaks of the Alps. At the customer’s request, construction engineer and log visionary Jukka Ollikainen from Karstula designed a cuckoo clock-style sauna suitable for an Alpine landscape, the walls of which spread outwards from the top in the corners as with a cuckoo clock. The structures, requiring top professional skills, were manufactured at Hirsirakenne Neuvonen in Mikkeli. We took care of the construction in Bavaria and, to a large extent, the rest of the kelo wood work.

Kelo in many forms for tourist destinations in Lapland

Huliswood has been building kelo wood holiday villages for the needs of the rapidly growing tourism industry in northern Finland. The main partner has been Wilderness Hotel Nellim in Inari, with dozens of kelo wood buildings delivered to their four holiday villages in the last few years. Deliveries also include kelo furniture and other interior design products.

Kelo wood castle for Kerimäki

A holiday resort area owned by Swiss business man Marcus Cramer in Pyyniemi, Kerimäki was completed in spring 2014. Huliswood supplied the frames and the sawn timber, and Pinehouse-x Oy from Savonlinna was responsible for the other construction work. The plot has a main building, a garage and a beach sauna.


In August 2018, Huliswood delivered a sauna for up to 160 people to a customer in Germany. The sauna was built by Blockhausbau Schnieders, whilst the final customer was Nettebad Osnabrück. The sauna was opened at the end of the same year, just before Christmas.