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
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
Even though logs can naturally store some heat, you may need to consider insulating your log home kit. Insulation might not be necessary for log homes in mild climates or those only used seasonally. However, if your cabin is a year-round residence in a colder climate, insulation is recommended. Insulating walls, floors and ceilings will contribute to the energy efficiency and comfort of your log home. Continue reading
Have you ever thought about rainwater harvesting at your log cabin? It’s a great way to be environmentally conscious without a whole lot of effort.
After a few years of natural weathering, it becomes necessary to revitalize your log building. The surfaces of the logs have been dulled by the sun, rain and dirt. Generally the process to revitalize your building is relatively straightforward and easy to accomplish.
The first thing to do is inspect the exterior for any issues that may have accumulated over the years. Inspect the logs for rotting, mold and mildew. When spotted early, these are easy fixes, and do not endanger the integrity of the structure. Check anywhere that water might have penetrated deeper into the structure to ensure the building is still sound.
Now that 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. Continue reading
Are you thinking about renting your log cabin? Maybe you want to help pay off the mortgage sooner. Maybe you just want extra money when your family isn’t using the cabin. Regardless of your reasons, renting out your log cabin can help offset the costs of owning it. Continue reading
In this issue:
Conestoga Cabin Survives Hurricane Irma
New Conestoga Team Members
Conestoga Partners with Hillside Family
Customer Highlight: West Point
In 2016 Jack and Charlene from WA drove their Tesla electric Sedan to PA to tour Conestoga’s facility and Mountain King Model. They traveled their route specifically around service stations to replenish their car’s energy. Continue reading
Are your interior log cabin walls looking a little dusty or downright grimy? Maybe it’s time for a good cleaning. Don’t let it get to the point where a striping and sanding are necessary. That’s a messy job inside a furnished cabin.