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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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Virtual Home Show - Spring & Summer 2020
Join the ALL NEW 2020 Spring & Summer Virtual Home Show!
Spring Porch Refresh: String Lights
Spruce Up Your Porch for Spring
These rustic, cabin-ready finds will make your porch the place to be this spring.
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Our Favorite Cabin Kitchen Finds
From useful gizmos and gadgets to cozy, rustic decor, here are a few of our favorite finds to stock your cabin kitchen:
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5 Ways to Maximize Space in a Small Cabin
Five tried-and-true tips from a small-cabin dweller:
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Using Wrought Iron in Cabin Decor
The perfect complement to a rustic decor scheme, wrought iron is a natural fit for cabin accents. Here's the backstory on this ...
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How to Choose the Right Cabin Floor Plan
Here's how to make sure yours is efficient, comfortable, and just right for your specific needs:
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The Iconic Blanket You’ll Find in Every Cabin
And why you should nab one of these heirlooms too.
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10 Must-Have Essentials for Cozy Cabin Decor
Moody Cabin Girl blogger Gina Valente shares her list for the 10 items that make a cabin the coziest place to be:
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4 Ideas to Transform Your Storage Shed Into an Inspiring Space
Four smart ways you can easily update a simple shed into a backyard getaway:
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Cabin Insurance Considerations
Here's what you need to know to protect your remote property during a renovation:
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9 of the Coziest Cabin Bunk Rooms
How to squeeze a lot of people into well, not a lot of space? Create a bunk room, much like these clever cabin owners did:
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10 Tips for Creating an Outdoor Entertaining Space for Your Cabin
A place to gather with family and friends al fresco is a must for any cabin.
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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 Make Your Basement Floors Warmer This Winter
How to Make Your Basement Floors Warmer This Winter
Do you have a cold and unattractive basement? Add this barrier to keep your place warmer.
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.
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.
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Your Seasonal Garden Checklist
We’ve pulled together all the information you need to keep your garden looking good, season after season