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Home maintenance will keep your cabin in top shape throughout the different seasons. Learn how to keep your septic running, restore an old cabin, and stain your log home to have it looking like new.

How to Maintain Your Cabin Over the Winter Months
Here’s how you can maintain your cabin over the winter months, whether you’re staying there full-time or leaving it until next spring.
3 Tips for Prepping Your Cabin for Harsh Winter Weather
There are a few things you can do to prepare your cabin for harsh winter weather so you can continue to stay safe and warm while …
Diagnosing 8 Common Cabin Maintenance Issues
This guide will help you diagnose and solve eight common maintenance issues with your cabin to keep it in good condition.
Composting Toilets: What to Know
The good news is that composting toilets are affordable, easy to install, quite pleasant to use, and designed for small spaces.
Protecting Your Cabin from Unwanted Pests and Wildlife
As all cabin owners know, pests and local wildlife can be some of the most difficult challenges associated with owning a cabin, e…
Keeping Your Water Heater and Plumbing in Check for the Holidays
The holiday season is for visiting loved ones, eating delicious food and snuggling up by the fire in your cabin. Emergency plumbing or water heater disasters are not included in the festivities.
How Your Windows Can Save You Money This Winter
One idea to save you money this season may be unexpected: your home’s windows.
How Free Cabins Are Helping Save Jackson Hole History
With housing and historic preservation shifting in one of Wyoming's prized mountain towns, resident Esther Judge-Lennox is on a m…
How to Transform Your 3-Season Cabin for Year-Round Fun
If you can relate and are wondering what it would take to transform your cabin into the type of place you could visit all the tim…
10 Things to Look Out for When Buying an Old Log Cabin
Buying, restoring and preserving an old cabin can be incredibly rewarding. But it's not without its pitfalls. Here's what to cons…
Preparing Your Cabin for Hurricane Season
The Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1st and runs through November 30th. Ready your cabin with these tips.
Spring Checklist for Your Cabin
After a long winter, spring is the season of new life for our cabins. This checklist gives our cabins the care they need to repai…
Restoration Possible: All I Could Think is What Have I Gotten Myself Into?
It Started with a Dream. A young boy and his dad. Hours spent tucked away together fishing the trout streams of New Hampshire’s q…
Choosing the Right Firewood for Your Wood Stove
Megan Schetzsle of The Cabin Diary shares with us her insider tips for choosing the right firewood for your wood stove.
Protecting Log Walls in Your Shower
I am building a shower with two walls made of logs. How should I protect those logs?
Getting Rid of Smoke Smell That's Stuck in Your Logs
I just bought a log home that belonged to a smoker and smells like it. Is there any way to get rid of the smell? I’m replacing ca…
How Often to Wash Your Home
Should I wash my home periodically? If so, how often and what should I use?
4 Tricks to Keep Bugs & Pests Out of Your Cabin
Keep cabin pests from making themselves at home with The Cabin Diary's tried-and-true tips:

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