How to Choose and Build Your Own Cabin Kit

For many people, log homes conjure feelings of peace, relaxation and nature. A residence constructed out of tree logs has a rustic quality with rugged imperfections. This natural-style living appeals to those who want a bit more character and are willing to take on the challenge of a DIY project. Today, however, that DIY challenge […]

Rainwater Harvesting Guide

Have you ever thought about rainwater harvesting at your log cabin? If not, it’s a great way to be environmentally conscious without a whole lot of effort. What is Rainwater Harvesting? First, rainwater harvesting means capturing and storing rain that falls usually on roofs.  Rooftop rainwater capture is a simple, cost-effective approach for supplying water […]

10 Hobbies to Take Up at the Cabin

Whether your log cabin kit was built as a vacation spot or a year round residence, you need a hobby while there to lead a balanced life.  Hobbies are stress reducers, provide entertainment and offer opportunities to spend time with family and friends.  Here are some inexpensive log cabin hobbies for people of all ages. […]

Herb Gardening at the Log Cabin

Herb gardens date back to ancient civilizations where herbs were used for medicinal purposes, seasoning and fragrance. Egyptian schools of herbalists existed thousands of years ago.  Herbs are mentioned in the Old Testament of the Bible.  Pioneers had an herb garden next to their log cabins when they settled in early America.  So should you. […]

Log Cabin Foundation Options

Log Cabin Foundation One of the most important decisions you make in building your log cabin is the foundation selection.  According to The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterACHI) the purpose of a foundation is to “transfer the load of a structure to the earth and resist loads imposed by the earth.”  Several factors […]

Log Cabin Home Security

Whether your log cabin is your year round residence or a seasonal retreat, you want it to be secure.  Burglars are looking for easy access.  They want to be undetected and in and out as quickly as possible.  The average burglar is male, under 25 and targets areas within a few miles of his home.  […]

Log Cabin Organization and Storage Solutions

Americans have a lot of stuff. A billion dollar industry has been created so we have a place to keep our belongings.  Whether you live in a log cabin mansion or a tiny house constructed from a log cabin kit, you can have storage issues.  So, try some of the following suggestions on log cabin […]

Metal Roofs are a Growing Trend

The first thing most people think about when asked about roofing is plain old asphalt shingles.  They are the most common choice in the United States. To a log cabin lover, asphalt shingles are about as exciting as vinyl siding.  People are considering metal roofs more and more frequently when buying log cabin kits. More on […]

Shade Trees for the Log Cabin

When you picture a log cabin, it’s usually in the woods with lots of shade.  Your log cabin kit probably included a covered porch but who couldn’t use more shade? Shade trees make summers more comfortable, enhance your landscape, reduce energy costs, provide wind protection and improve property values. Shade Trees Are a Must Spring […]

Moisture, Mold & Mildew Prevention

Moisture, Mold & Mildew Prevention You finally have your log cabin kit just the way you want it.  So, don’t let moisture, mold and mildew damage your investment.  The first place to start moisture, mold and mildew prevention is the bathroom.  By their nature, bathrooms are full of moisture which can lead to mold and […]