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Living the Cabin Life

Now that you've found and built your perfect cabin, it's time to reap the benefits of cabin life. Enjoy outdoor recreation like hiking and boating, learn about the nature that resides around your property, and prepare for hosting large families and guests so you're stress-free.

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Three A-Frames on Airbnb to Rent ASAP
From the Smoky Mountains to a West Coast enchanted forest, these A-Frame cabins are located in some of the best spots for a weekend getaway:
Cabin Recipes - Croque Monsieur Strata
Breakfast at the Cabin
Hot & Hearty breakfasts from our friends at Cuisine at Home. Give the bagels and cream cheese a rest and try one of these five ...
Megan Schetzsle Cabin Exterior
Three Major Lessons From the First Six Months of Cabin Life
Here's what "The Cabin Diary" blogger Megan Schetzsle learned after relocating from the city to their cabin in Jackson Hole, Wy...
Log Cabin Exterior in Wyoming
How to Watch Our for Scale Insects This Fall
How to Watch Out for Scale Insects This Fall
What are scale insects and why should you keep an eye out for them this fall?
DIY a Covered Bird Seed Tray
DIY a Covered Bird Seed Tray
Keep the neighborhood birds happy with this unique and easy-to-build feeder.
Mulled Wine on Rustic Holiday Tablescape
Holiday Must-Haves: Mulled Wine
Instantly make the holidays feel festive with this warm, spiced toddy.
Why Do Leaves Change During Fall?
Why Do Leaves Change During Fall?
Why do we see such beautiful foliage in the fall? We reveal the biology behind why the leaves change color every year.
Make Your Own Spice Rack
Make Your Own Spice Rack
This sleek spice rack holds your favorite spices and measuring spoons all in one spot. It’s easy to make and looks great, too!
How to Paint Pre-Finished Furniture
How to Paint Pre-Finished Furniture
We show you how to paint pre-finished furniture without making it appear scratched off.
Why Cabin Puzzles Are the Best Rainy Day Lifesaver
Why Cabin Puzzles Are the Best Rainy Day Lifesaver
Puzzles are seriously underrated toys and amazing for rainy days at the cabin.
Women ould you Try This Stand-to-Pee Device
A Solution for Bathroom Breaks in the Outdoors
The Tinkle Belle is a stand-to-pee device for women who are on the go and don't want to expose too much.
This DIY Helps You Clean Your Fridge Coils
This DIY Helps You Clean Your Fridge Coils
Do you know that many manufacturers recommend cleaning the coils on your refrigerator at least twice a year?
Read This Before you Buy a Firepit
Read This Before You Buy a Firepit
Make sure you know exactly what you are getting with this basic guide to firepits at the cabin.
Caramel-Chocolate-Pecan Pie
Caramel-Chocolate-Pecan Pie
In our book, you can’t go wrong with chocolate, caramel, or pecan pie in any form. Combine all three in one pie, and the result...
Pumpkin Bars with White Chocolate-Cream Cheese Frosting
Pumpkin Bars with White Chocolate-Cream Cheese Frosting
If you’ve been in search of the best-ever pumpkin bar recipe, here it is! Its cakey texture and rich frosting make this one spe...
3 Ways to Preserve and Can Your Fall Harvest
3 Ways to Preserve and Can Your Fall Harvest
Keep the kitchen shelves stocked and loaded with these canning, dehydrating, or freezing tips for your fall harvest.
Leptospirosis: The Disease to Know About If You're Near the Water
The Disease to Know About If You're Near the Water
Leptospirosis is an unseen bacteria that lurks in waters. The odds of it spreading goes up in the summer because the disease st...
Fire Restrictions: What Does a Fire Ban Mean?
Fire Restrictions: What Does a Fire Ban Mean?
The United States Forest Service uses its fire restriction and fire ban system to stop dangerous activities when the risk of st...
How One Minnesota Mother Embodies Healthy Living and Sustainability
How One Minnesota Mother Embodies Healthy Living + Sustainability
The Minnesota mother lives in an A-frame in the woods with her chalk-artist husband, two dogs, two cats, ducks and chickens.