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Plan, Design and Build Your Cabin

Are you dreaming of building the perfect cabin, but not sure where to start? From finding the perfect land to your cabin retreat, to the cabin construction process—we have you covered. Cabin Life offers expert advice on building your own cabin from the ground-up or finding a respectable log home company to do the heavy lifting for you.

Plus, we cover how to plan a cabin budget and save money with energy-saving tips so you are stress-free while enjoying your favorite place on earth.

And once you've built the home of your dreams, you'll need to get designing and decorating so you make the space your own. Let us give you the cabin inspiration you need to love your cabin well into retirement.

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Fall Decor Finds for Your Cabin This Season
As the season changes, our home decor often does as well. If you're looking to add a little bit of pumpkin spice to your cabin, check out these fall picks to get you started.
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2022 Prime Day Finds for Cabin Living
Décor must-haves are scattered through the Amazon Prime Day deal pages, making it easy to decorate your cabin in whatever style...
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Enjoy a Workcation with These Home Office Tips
The idea of working while on vacation is a largely misunderstood concept. With a home office in your cabin, taking a “workcatio...
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10 Things We Learned While Planning a Budget-Friendly, Off-Grid Home in the Woods
We were looking for a place to retreat and recreate in comfort that would cost less than $75,000 to build, including land. Here...
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Rustic Kitchen Designs We Can't Get Enough Of
These 6 kitchen-design concoctions add a dash of sweet spice to the cabins and cottages they grace.
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3 Big Ideas for Little Cabin Kitchens
No matter if they’re large or small, kitchens have to have certain essentials to function properly. So once you install the sto...
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Add the Perfect Amount of Patina With These Colorful Finds
Colorful Finds to Add a Bit of Whimsy to Your Cabin
Face it. You’ve got cabin fever, and these fun decor finds are good for what ails you.
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6 Tips to Make Small Spaces Feel Cozy, Not Claustrophobic
In small-scale homes, there’s a fine line between cozy and confining. Read on for our top tips to tread on the right side of th...
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3 Keys to Designing a Flawless Retreat
Keep these three guiding principles in mind when planning your perfect getaway.
The Top Timber Frame Home Floor Plans of 2021
The Most Popular Cabin Floor Plans of 20
We ran the numbers, and these charming cabin plans stole the show (and your hearts!) on cabinlife.com in 2021.
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These 2022 Trends Are Perfect for Cabins
These trends are proof positive that good design (and the good life) has always been inherent to cabins.
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3 Ways to Sustainably DIY Your Decor This Fall
When it comes to fall at the cabin, all the decor you need is right outside your door (and maybe even in your pantry!). Here ar...
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Sleeping Porches Aren’t Just Good-Looking – They’re Good for You
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Sneaky Ways to Save Space at the Cabin
When you’re designing your dream retreat or renovating an old one that’s been in your family for generations, one of the toughe...
Home Renovations
Here's How Much Homeowners Are Spending on Renovations
Plus, what's trending, indoors and out!
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Cabin Style Study: Big Sur
Here's what makes this stretch of California's coast so captivating. Plus, how to incorporate some of the same enchanting eleme...
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The Best Resources for Cabin Furniture
Whether you're moving into a new place or it's just time for a little upgrade, choosing the right furniture can help to make yo...

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