“I’ve always dreamed of owning a log cabin, but I don’t know if I can afford it…” Does this sound like you? If so, you’ve come to the right place! Cabin building doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg, so don’t let money steer you away from building the log cabin of your dreams! We understand that few people have the luxury of building a cabin without having to worry about the price. So, we’ve put together a list of some tips on how to build a cabin on a budget. Keep reading to find out more!
How to Build a Cabin on a Budget
Do it Yourself
What better way to save money on the cost of labor than to build your cabin yourself? And no, you don’t have to cut down trees and build it from scratch. This is where log cabin kits come into play! Cabin kits come with pre-cut logs ready to assemble; all you need is a few extra hands and some basic tools! As long as you have a basic understanding of construction, you’ll be able to build your very own cabin in no time. Lucky for you, Conestoga Log Cabins has a variety of log cabin kits to choose from – check out our selection!
Plan and Prepare
One of the most common ways to overspend when building a cabin is by not preparing properly. When people don’t have a thorough plan, after the cabin is built, they often end up needing to go back and spend more time and money on parts of the cabin that they didn’t consider before building it. That said, it’s crucial to spend enough time preparing and prioritizing before you even start to build.
Go Off the Grid
Another great way to save money on a log cabin is to build it off the grid. Essentially, this means that you’d be self-reliant and live without depending on the products of society. For example, instead of using electricity, you would live with a self-sustained source of electricity, or even no electricity at all. If the cabin isn’t going to be your primary residence, this is a viable option!
Choose Your Land Wisely
Choosing land is arguably the most important part of building a log cabin. If you’re on a budget, it’s probably in your best interest to stay away from resorts and campgrounds. While they may be great places to live, these pieces of land cost considerably more than less developed areas. Additionally, when choosing a plot of land, keep in mind that cheap land does not mean an inexpensive build. Make sure to do some research and weigh out your options beforehand!
Stick to the Basics
While you’d probably love to customize your cabin and completely make it your own, it’s a good idea to keep things simple and stick to the basics if you’re looking to save money. In other words, try not to spend too much money on fancy customizations and features that aren’t necessary. Doing so can really rack up the costs!
There you have it! If you have any more questions about how to build a cabin on a budget, don’t hesitate to contact us!