Cabin Financing + Budgeting

Manage your cabin finances and plan out a budget that works for your family. We answer your questions on estate planning, how to save for a cabin addition, and passing down your cabin to future generation.

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.
How One Family Built A Yurt
Dreaming of a yurt? One family shares how they built an unplugged Yurt in Adirondacks.
How to Fund Cabin Construction
How to Fund Cabin Construction
What you need to know about funding the construction of your new cabin.
Cost-Effective Cabin Ownership
Buying a cabin retreat on leased land.
Shop Smart Before Buying a Cabin
Here’s what you need to know about buying a cabin package.
Borrowing Money to Rebuild or Remodel a Cabin
Is it possible in today’s financial climate to borrow money to rebuild or remodel your cabin?
passing down
Passing Down the Family Cabin
A little financial planning goes a long way toward preserving a lifetime of memories.
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...
Renovate or Rebuild
Should You Renovate or Rebuild?
When staring down the renovate-versus-rebuild dilemma, start the decision-making process by asking these six questions:
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.
Tips to Consider: Building A Cabin Yourself
Tips and advice to consider before you take the plunge on building a cabin yourself
Are You ACTUALLY Ready to Build Your Dream Cabin?
It's important to ask yourself is you're actually ready to build your dream cabin before the process start and how much finishing work can you handle.
Cabin Real Estate: Is It a Seller's Market?
We answer your cabin real estate questions like Is it a better time to buy or to sell?
Why a Foreclosed Cabin Might Be What You're Looking For
A foreclosed cabin might be the log home of your dreams if you search hard enough.