You finally have your log cabin kit just the way you want it. Don’t let moisture, mold and mildew damage your investment. The first place to start prevention is the bathroom. By their nature, bathrooms are full of moisture which can lead to mold and mildew. Long hot showers, flushing toilets, and leaky faucets are just a few culprits. If you can’t talk your family into taking shorter, cooler showers with low flow shower heads (because everyone loves brief cold showers with low water pressure!), try some of the following approaches: Continue reading
When this customer contacted Conestoga about building he was 49, 2 children of his own and 1 grandchild. He is an airline employee with moderate construction skills.
Will [customer] was looking for a cabin kit to erect on 140 rural acres outside of Wilburton Oklahoma in the Arc du Bois mountains. Will was looking for a complete package kit- electrical, doors, windows, roofing, etc. The plans needed to be thorough and detailed, yet simple enough for a novice to understand for this DIY project. He wanted a quality product with technical support as needed. Continue reading
Many years of happy memories have been created at the family log cabin. Parents often want to keep tradition alive and pass the cabin down to their children. Sometimes parents discover that while their children may have expressed an interest in keeping the cabin in the family after their parents’ deaths, not all of the children have the same level of interest. The daughter may have fond recollections of baking with mom in the kitchen and fishing with dad at the nearby pond while the son only remembers mosquitoes and spotty Wi-Fi. Unless carefully planned, a gift that is intended to bring joy can cause tension and discord among family members. Continue reading
So you’ve finished the assembly of your log cabin kit and the family is anxious to start spending time in your new vacation cabin making memories. Do you take the entire family or leave the pets at home? Not all pets are suited for travel. What’s the best decision for your pet’s personality? Before making that decision, consider the benefits and the challenges of pets at the log cabin. Continue reading
Even though logs can naturally store some heat, you may need to consider insulating your log home kit. Insulation might not be necessary for log homes in mild climates or those only used seasonally. However, if your cabin is a year-round residence in a colder climate, insulation is recommended. Insulating walls, floors and ceilings will contribute to the energy efficiency and comfort of your log home. Continue reading
Have you ever thought about rainwater harvesting at your log cabin? It’s a great way to be environmentally conscious without a whole lot of effort.
After a few years of natural weathering, it becomes necessary to revitalize your log building. The surfaces of the logs have been dulled by the sun, rain and dirt. Generally the process to revitalize your building is relatively straightforward and easy to accomplish.
The first thing to do is inspect the exterior for any issues that may have accumulated over the years. Inspect the logs for rotting, mold and mildew. When spotted early, these are easy fixes, and do not endanger the integrity of the structure. Check anywhere that water might have penetrated deeper into the structure to ensure the building is still sound.
Now that the snow has melted, but it’s not quite time to jump in the pool,
grab your marshmallows and hit the fire pit! Of course your outdoor fire can do way more than make s’mores. Continue reading
Are you thinking about renting your log cabin? Maybe you want to help pay off the mortgage sooner. Maybe you just want extra money when your family isn’t using the cabin. Regardless of your reasons, renting out your log cabin can help offset the costs of owning it. Continue reading