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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.

Cabin on a Hill / Tips for Siting
Tips for Siting Your Cabin
Even if it's love at first “site,” don’t rush into construction.
How to Buy Lakeshore
Learn all you can about your potential lake before you make an offer.
Managing a Family Cabin with Multiple Owners
Managing a Family Cabin with Multiple Owners
The best way to plan for the maintenance and legacy of a family cabin with multiple owners for generations to come is to set up...
passing down the family cabin
Estate Planning: How to Pass Down the Family Cabin
Although your modest family cabin and the idea of estate planning might feel pretentious, planning ahead to ensure that the ret...
Should You Renovate or Rebuild?
When staring down the renovate-versus-rebuild dilemma, start the decision-making process by asking these six questions:
The Ultimate Guide to Sharing Cabin Ownership
Here are the three main challenges faced by cabin co-owners and how to tackle each:
Cabin Insurance for Natural Disasters
Are You Prepared for Storm Damage to Your Cabin?
Cabins on National Forest Land
Cabins on National Forest Land
The government is no typical landlord. Learn about cabins on national forest land and what that means for your property rights.
Should You Build Your Own Dock?
DIY Dock: Should You Build Your Own Dock?
Your official resource to help you replace, complete building plans, or design and build your own dock on-site.
Using Drywall in Log Homes
Using Drywall in Log Homes
For those who long for a lighter, brighter interior, mixing in some drywall with the wood walls is appealing.
Outdoor Shower: Challenge Accepted!
Building a DIY Outdoor Shower
Learn how to make your very own outdoor cabin shower with this luxurious DIY project.
How to Build & Enjoy an Outdoor Solar Shower
An outdoor solar powered shower is appealing to the cabin owner because of its simplicity.
How to Make an In-ground Fire Pit
How to Make an In-Ground Fire Pit
A few simple tips and tricks for making your very own fire pit.
tommy docks
DIY Kit Dock Suppliers
6 Easy Steps to Building a Deck
6 Easy Steps to Building a Deck
Follow these steps to build the perfect deck for your cabin.
Extreme Boat Makeover: Because Guys Will be Guys
Extreme Boat Makeover: Because Guys Will be Guys
If you are a fishing enthusiast, try this boat makeover the next you are on the water. With a bit of brainstorming, you can tra...
Quiet Generators for the Cabin
Quiet Generators for the Cabin
Is a propane generator quieter for your cabin?
Stacked Logs for Wood Species 2
Help Your Rot-Resistant Lumber Last Longer
Naturally resistant wood species are not guaranteed to last any longer than pressure- or green-treated lumber. Here are some wa...

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