CAD for Log Cabins

Computer Aided Design (CAD) was first used by engineers to create precision drawings and technical illustrations.   The use of CAD spread to other professions such as architects, artists, car manufacturers, fashion designers, video game developers and interior designers just to name a few.  Numerous industries utilize CAD programs to simplify the creation, modification and analysis […]

Tiny House Living in a Log Cabin?

It’s almost impossible to turn on a home improvement channel and not find some sort of tiny house program.  There’s Tiny House Living, Tiny House Nation, Tiny House Big Living, Tiny Luxury, Tiny House Builders, and Tiny House Hunters.  Tiny houses are popping up at camp sites, communities, back yards and RV parks.   The tiny […]

Hiking Hints

In most parts of the country, the blistering summer heat has passed and fall foliage is starting to peek through.  It’s a great time to put on your hiking boots and hit the trails.  Before you head out, here are a few things to keep in mind.  This is not intended to be an all-inclusive […]

Creating a Log Cabin Loft Office

Whether you run your business from home, occasionally telecommute or just want a private spot to get away and pay bills, a log cabin loft office may be right for you. A loft office is appealing for many reasons. You can keep an eye on things downstairs while being removed from the constant activity. You […]

Log Cabin Foundation Options

Deciding on the type of log cabin foundation is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in the building process. Placing your log cabin on a solid foundation is critical to its long-term support and longevity. Knowing what foundation types are available as well as learning exactly what goes into building a log cabin […]

Buying an Existing Log Cabin

Who hasn’t dreamed of living in a log cabin home?  Maybe that dream is about to come true and you’re shopping for or already buying an existing log cabin.  Do you know what to look for?  Here a just a few items to check out before you make an offer. Buying an Existing Log Cabin: […]

Log Cabin Pet Spaces

Our furry friends are part of the family.  To make them feel right at home, consider making log cabin pet spaces for them.   Whether canine, feline, or something else design for the life of your pet and your family.  Here just a few ways to make your log cabin home per friendly. Special Log Cabin […]

Log Cabin Hardscaping

Log cabin hardscaping is essential to creating attractive outdoor living spaces and curb appeal. The hardscaping plan should work in concert with the landscaping design.  While landscaping covers all of the living parts of the yard, hardscaping includes all of the man-made elements such as walkways, seating, lighting, structures, fences and decorative elements.  Here are […]

Log Cabin Energy Code Compliance

State and local governments have had building codes in place for hundreds of years. These codes protect public health, safety, and general welfare.  A more recent addition to building codes are energy codes which can cover walls, floors, ceiling insulation, windows, air leakage and duct leakage.  The standards for energy code compliance vary from state […]

Pests at the Cabin, Repel Them Naturally

Spring is here…and so are pests at the cabin!  With the warm weather comes the revival of unwanted pests at the log cabin.  So how do you avoid being a meal without using chemicals?     Here are a few tips for protecting people, pets and the garden without pesticides. Pests at the Cabin…How to Repel them […]