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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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How a Couple Finally Built Their Dream Cabin
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
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 ...
How to Pave a Cabin Pathway
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 wil...
10 Popular Kitchen Cabinet Styles
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
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
Artist Spotlight: Falconfire Pottery
Falconfire’s utilitarian pots, are fashioned out of stoneware or porcelain then fired to volcanic temperatures.
Build Your Dream Home with Log & Timber Online University
Build Your Dream Home!
Learn everything you need to know about building your dream log and timber home.
Yurt Inspiration
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
Building with Concrete Logs
Concrete logs are a stylish and fire-resistant alternative to traditional wood logs.
Room to Grow: How to Add a Cabin Addition
Room to Grow: How to Add a Cabin Addition
Additions to a cabin can multiply the fun for the entire family by providing everyone with a space of their own.
Lighting 101: Your Guide to Lighting Your Cabin
Lighting 101: Your Guide to Lighting Your Cabin
Smart lighting strategies to brighten up your cabin.
Why Puget Sound, Port Orchard is the Perfect Place to Build a Cabin
Why Puget Sound, Port Orchard is the Perfect Place to Build a Cabin
This little city in Washington is perfect for all kinds of families looking to start their cabin life on the coastal shore.
How to Build a Cabin Debt-Free
How to Build a Cabin Debt-Free
With a bit of ingenuity and patience, this Washington woman shows us how she was able to create her dream cabins on a budget.
What is a Log Cabin?
What is a Log Cabin?
An outline of what distinguishes log cabins from other kinds of cabins.
How to Have a Two-Structure Log Cabin
How to Have a Two-Structure Log Cabin
See how this cabin in North Carolina uses two structures instead of one for a unique look.
Check Out this Adorable California Farmhouse
Check Out this Adorable California Farmhouse
This cute California cabin pulls inspiration from classic farmhouse style.
A Cozy Timber Home with Luxurious Touches
A Cozy Timber Home with Luxurious Touches
Although just 2,000 square feet, this timber home is filled to the brim with luxurious features.
The Perfect Classic American Log Cabin
The Perfect Classic American Log Cabin
A beautiful classic log cabin with just the right amount of rustic touch.
Stay in a Cozy Minnesota Treehouse
Stay in a Cozy Minnesota Tree house
These quaint Minnesota cabins offer visitors a chance to live among the trees.