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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.

Why Sitka, Alaska is the Perfect Place to Build a Seaside Cabin
Why Sitka, Alaska is the Perfect Place to Build a Seaside Cabin
Read on to find out why Sitka, Alaska is the perfect place to build your rugged, seaside cabin along its stunning shoreline.
Design Tips: How to Decorate a Patio
A patio alone doesn’t create a space for outdoor entertaining. To do that, it’s time to add the accessories that turn this once-plain patio into an eye-popping outdoor room.
How to Stain a Patio
Want to turn your plain patio into an inviting outdoor oasis? All you need is one weekend and an easy-to-use concrete staining kit from your local home center.
Build a Pergola + Privacy Screen for your Deck
By starting with the existing framing and adding distinctive new elements above it, you can create a deck that stands out. Here, we’ll walk you through the basics of installing a pergola and privacy screen.
How to Remodel a Deck
Start with your old, tired deck. Add one, or all five, of these easy-to-build projects. Then enjoy your great-looking outdoor retreat!
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The Best Types of Fences for Your Cabin
All hail the mighty fence. Before you buy, consider its purpose and timeless style.
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5 Reasons You Need a Compost Toilet
Compost toilets offer a solution to those who wish to maintain a small carbon footprint. Learn about the benefits to choosing t...
How a Couple Finally Built Their Dream Cabin
Cindy Brown and her husband drooled over a lake-front property for years before finally buying the land and building the cabin of their dreams.
Cast Paver Options for Your Cabin Pathway
Possible looks for your paver path have grown a lot in recent years thanks to the introduction of cast-concrete pavers. You’ll find traditional brick and cobblestone styles, as well as versions that are cast in molds for a unique look.
How to Pave a Cabin Pathway
Create a perfect passageway between points in your yard by building a paver pathway. Here’s how to put together a path that will look great and last for years to come at your cabin.
DIY: How to Make A Macrame Plant Hanger
Add a personalized touch to your home with this do-it-yourself macrame plant hanger.
10 Popular Kitchen Cabinet Styles
Understand cabinet styles to make the best decision for your cabin kitchen.
5 DIY Projects to Spice Up Your Cabin Kitchen
These easy DIY projects will fuel your creative spirit and give your cabin kitchen a personalized touch.
Artist Spotlight: Falconfire Pottery
Falconfire’s utilitarian pots, are fashioned out of stoneware or porcelain then fired to volcanic temperatures.
Build Your Dream Home!
Learn everything you need to know about building your dream log and timber home.
Building a Yurt? Find Inspiration for Your Design
Here are some extra photos of a couple who built a cozy Alaskan yurt.
The Perks of Building a Cabin Tower
The Perks of Building a Cabin Tower
To capture views, nothing beats cabin towers.
Building with Concrete Logs
Concrete logs are a stylish and fire-resistant alternative to traditional wood logs.

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