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
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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.
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Log cabin lofts are great for extra sleeping quarters but they can be so much more! These multipurpose spaces can be used for a myriad of things. Here are some creative ways to make your log cabin loft work for you and your family.
Playroom – Kids can feel like they have their own hideout but they are still within supervisory distance. They can build forts, play games and work on arts and crafts. When they’re not playing, the loft can be a children’s study area. It’s not as confined as bedroom but allows students to be part of the family without as many distractions. Continue reading
In this issue:
15 Tips for Building a Log Cabin
Looking for Nationwide Assemblers
Financing – What is a Construction Loan?
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
Often log cabin interior design can be overwhelmed by the imposing look of wood everywhere. With log walls, hardwood floors and log ceilings, the dominating visual aspect is wood. Log cabin design can be more than timber and earthy colors. Not that there’s anything wrong with that but there are other options. Here a few tips for personalizing your log home to make it truly yours. Continue reading
Assembling a log cabin kit shouldn’t be a headache. Start off with a reputable log cabin kit manufacturer that offers detailed instructions, assembly videos and insightful customer support and you’ll be well prepared.
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