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.
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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
Plenty of classic movies have been set in log cabins. Don’t just think about horror movies with the scary serial killers like Jason from the Friday the 13th series or 2012’s Cabin in the Woods. Below are the top 5 log cabin movies we found. So curl up on the sofa with some popcorn and enjoy! Continue reading
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Designing and building your dream log cabin home can be an exciting experience. Don’t let concerns over financing the construction derail you. There are options available if you don’t have cash upfront to cover building costs.
Many lenders offer construction loans to cover expenses during the log cabin building process. These loans are usually available for single unit, detached properties that are primary residences or second homes. The terms can be fixed rate or adjustable. A schedule of draws is agreed on by the home owner, builder and lender. Loan disbursements are made as work is completed on the log cabin. During construction, the home owner makes interest only payments calculated based on the outstanding loan balance.