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 […]

The Nose Knows. Pick Fragrant Flowers.

Nothing is more memorable than smell.  Consider that when picking fragrant 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 […]

Ice Frost in April!

Yes, that’s ice on trees in April! On his way to work at Conestoga Log Cabins, Ronald Myer saw this amazing sight. Local farmers spray orchards with water to form a thin layer of ice. The ice protects developing fruit buds from the unseasonably cold dropping temperatures.

Relax by the Fire but not on Cabin Fire Safety

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, but whatever activity you are enjoying, remember cabin fire safety. It provides warmth, ambiance and sets the scene for a delightful […]

ATVs at the Cabin: Work and Play

ATVs at the cabin are a must-have! Since most log cabins aren’t located in major metropolitan areas, chances are if you own a log cabin, you live in close proximity to nature.  If that’s the case, you’re in the perfect spot for four wheeling.  Four wheelers are ideal for the log cabin owners who want […]