Believe it or not, log cabins are not a buffet for termites as some people mistakenly assume. You see a lot of wood and think that log cabins would be a paradise for termites. That is not true. Log cabins are no more susceptible than stick frame homes to termite infestation. Log Cabins and Termites […]
Buying land is the first (and often most important) step in building your dream cabin. However, it comes as no surprise that buying land isn’t an easy purchase to make. There are many things to think about when buying land for your cabin.
There isn’t much else that compares to the comfort and coziness of a fireplace. Adding a fireplace to your log cabin can really take it to the next level in terms of design and ambiance. However, when it comes to choosing a log cabin fireplace, there are a couple of different options. Keep reading for […]
So, you’ve decided to take it upon yourself to build your own fire pit, but you’re not sure where to start. Does this sound like you? If so, keep reading! We know that building a fire pit on your own can seem like a daunting task, so we’ve put together a list of some pointers […]
When Bill and his family wanted to look into the possibility of buying a second home, the first direction they went was to the mountains. It all started during a ski trip to Eagle Rock Resort in Hazelton, Pennsylvania when the family came across a Conestoga Aspen Chalet cabin in the early stages of being […]
Do you like the idea of living away from the hustle and bustle of a city? Have you ever wanted to embrace a more minimalist lifestyle and spend money only on necessities? If so, off the grid living may be for you, and a log cabin is a great place to start. Keep reading to […]
We all know how easy it is for false information to travel with all the social media available. When it comes to log cabins and homes, there are quite a few misconceptions floating around, and it’s sometimes difficult to distinguish myth from fact. So, we’ve decided to come up with a list of some common […]
In November 2017 while browsing the web looking for cabin ideas, Andrew found Conestoga’s website and opened a chat with one of our Project Coordinators. His initial interest was in the Brandywine model.
As a cabin owner, you can probably imagine the frustration of putting your time, energy, and money into your cabin only for the pipes to freeze and burst. Unfortunately, this is a concern that all homeowners have in subzero temperatures. Thankfully, when thinking about how to keep pipes from freezing, there are several preventative measures […]
It’s no surprise that heating takes up a large part of the energy used in a typical U.S. home. In log cabins, which are often a second home or vacation spot for many people, it’s important to think about energy efficiency. No one wants to spend as much money heating their getaway cabin as they […]