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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.

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 transform your PWC into a Personal Fishing Craft.
Quiet Generators for the Cabin
Quiet Generators for the Cabin
Is a propane generator quieter for your cabin?
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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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10 Trends in Green Design
Tips and tricks that are definitely worth a try to improve both your cabin's efficiency and your health:
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Less Money Goes Up in Smoke With These Fireplaces
Does your cabin fireplace have a dirty little secret? If it’s a wood-burning, open masonry fireplace, or a fireplace insert bui...
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Tips for Building & Owning an Off-the-Grid Cabin
Why would an experienced home builder decide to build a tiny off-grid cabin for his family? The answer starts with 120 acres, a...
Retrofit Your Cabin for Energy Efficiency
Retrofit Your Cabin for Energy Efficiency
From quick fixes to major projects, you can save major money and have a more energy efficient cabin.
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Environmentally Friendly Toilets
Composting and incinerating toilets can be a practical, economical and eco-friendly choice for cabin owners.
Essential Guide to Composting vs. Incinerator Toilets
The Essential Guide to Composting vs. Incinerating Toilets
Can’t decide between a composting or incinerating toilet? Learn which kind is best for your cabin.
Why Your Cabin Needs an Energy Audit
Why Your Cabin Needs an Energy Audit
How can you scour the cabin for energy leaks without giving up valuable patio time? It’s simple – consult an energy auditor.
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DIY Energy-Saving Ideas for the Cabin
Save both money and the environment with these three often-overlooked, energy-saving ideas you can DIY.
Energy-Saving Tips for the Cabin
Energy-Saving Tips for the Cabin
There are big ways to make your cabin energy efficient and save some dollars in the process.
Environmentally Friendly Cabin Design
Environmentally Friendly Cabin Design
These environmentally friendly cabin design practices can save you money and benefit your health, while minimizing your impact ...
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Solutions for Sleeping a Crowd
All the relatives sleeping over? No worries! We've got you covered.
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12 Creative Storage Ideas for Under the Stairs
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The Style Between the Logs: Chinking
The filler used between logs to keep heat in and pests out, chinking is traditional and functional.
Naming Your Cabin
The Magic of Naming Your Cabin
People come up with names for their cabins just for the fun of it. Add some creativity and stake claim to your property by bran...
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Cabin Design Idea: Tin Ceilings
Whether your getaway exudes the spirit of the Old West or Art Deco, a tin or tin-look ceiling may just be the crowning touch fo...

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