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
Are your interior log cabin walls looking a little dusty or downright grimy? Maybe it’s time for a good cleaning. Don’t let it get to the point where a striping and sanding are necessary. That’s a messy job inside a furnished cabin.
Many log cabin owners subsidize the cost of ownership by renting their properties to vacationers. Whether you are using a local rental agency or an online service, you will want your home to look its best in advertisements. Staging a log cabin rental ensures that you present your property in the best possible light. Vacationers want to be able to picture a getaway retreat. Here are a few tips to help travelers envision themselves enjoying the log cabin life at your rental. Continue reading
In addition to a green manufacturing process, Conestoga Log Cabins & Homes shows its commitment to the environment in their selection of a manufacturing facility. Conestoga took dilapidated buildings and transformed them into its current state of the art manufacturing plant.
The Nose Really Does Know
Nothing is more memorable than smell. Consider that when picking flowers for your log cabin. Flowers should be enjoyed for their intoxicating fragrances as well as their beauty. Don’t rely on just one type of plant to provide fragrance. Choose a variety of plants that captivate your sense of smell wherever you go. Situate around your outdoor seating areas and in window boxes so you can enjoy scents on the breeze while doing dishes or having a glass of wine on the deck with friends. Put climbing vines on your pergolas, fences and trellises. Research when they bloom so you can enjoy scents throughout the year. Continue reading
The Timber Ridge was developed from a conceptual drawing of a custom home that was centered around a customer’s needs.
The customer wanted this home to portray a 100 year old building with the main goal of having a space for weekend retreats that could double as a hunting cabin. Energy efficiency was also an interest, so a 3″ insulation package was added to our log wall system. Continue reading