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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.

2016 Cabin Renovation Showcase
Give your cabin or cottage the cabin renovation and makeover it deserves.
Small Cabin Escape: Frank Lloyd Wright
At Wisconsin’s Mirror Lake Park, spend a day or two living in a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece, one of the last buildings desig...
A Waterfront Cabin in Wisconsin
A waterfront cabin celebrates a grandfather’s legacy.
The Best Design Tips for Cabin Kitchens and Bathrooms
Follow these tips to design a lovely kitchen or bathroom for your cabin.
Lakeside Living: A Retirement Cabin in Idaho
A retirement cabin dream come true.
Delineating Space in an Open Floor Plan
While uninterrupted layouts have their benefits, you may need to do a lot of thinking about how to delineate each of the areas ...
Designing Your Cabin's Floor Plan
How to design a floor plan for your cabin that fits your needs & lifestyle.
A Barnwood Beauty
One family builds their dream lake cabin with wood from an 1880s barn.
Storing Your Cabin's Gear for the Water
Fun on the water often comes with lots of gear – from boats to life jackets, skis to sails, paddles to deck chairs. A boathouse...
Living in the Fresh Air: Porches, Decks & Patios
Tips for designing outdoor living spaces, like porches, decks & porches.
Cabin Windows
Where to Place Cabin Windows
What to consider when designing your cabin layout.
How to Achieve a Cottage Style
Steal Cottage Style Ideas From This Charming Cabin
Cabin styles vary greatly – from Adirondack to cottage to rustic to western and more. Cottage style is as popular as ever, and ...
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The Tiny House Movement: Cabin Edition
See what these cabin enthusiasts learned about tiny home building and living as they created their own small escape:
Off the Grid in a Cabin in the Rockies
Finding ways to save energy while living off the grid in a cabin and enjoying nature in Colorado.
The Garbin: a Garage and a Cabin All in One
A great way to add overflow sleeping space is a "garbin." A garbin is garage/cabin: a garage with living space above.
What is a Modular Cabin?
What is a Modular Cabin?
Learn what a modular cabin is and how to find a reputable modular cabin company.
Small Cabin Kitchen Design Inspiration
These small cabin kitchens prove you don't need a ton of square footage to create an efficient little kitchen in your cabin.
Cozy Small Log Cabin With Rustic Charm
A Cozy Cabin with a Rustic Feel
This outdoorsy Tennessee home – designed to look like it was built in the 1850s – might be a cozy cabin, but it lives large.

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