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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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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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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:
Gazebo for Entertaining Outdoors
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.
Log Cabin Exterior in Wyoming
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
A Fall Guide to Missoula, Montana
A Fall Guide to Missoula, Montana
Residents of Missoula, Montana hit the outdoors during the fall to enjoy what this river town has to offer.
A Modular Modern Cabin on the West Coast
A Modular Modern Cabin on the West Coast
Not every log cabin is rustic. In a modern twist on traditional cabin design, this modular log home boasts a distinctively West...
What is a Systems-Built Cabin?
What is a Systems-Built Cabin?
Looking for a cabin or cottage with advantages? Systems-built construction may be just what you need.
How to Design a Cozy Cabin
How to Design a Cozy Cabin
Coziness a feeling that's created through thoughtfully selected design elements. See how these 10 classic cottage details measu...
Property Brother's Advice on Tiny Home Living
Property Brother's Advice on Tiny Home Living
We met up with HGTV's Property Brothers, and they gave us some space-saving design solutions you can use for the cabin.
9 Cozy Cabins Under 1,000 Square Feet
9 Cozy Cabins Under 1,000 Square Feet
Can't get enough cabins and cottages? Neither can we. Find your new design inspiration with these charming tiny homes.
Hot Accessories for Your Porch
4 Hot Accessories for Your Porch
Whether you’re having friends over for a drink or serving dinner to a crowd, make sure you keep your loved ones warm and cozy a...
Utilizing Your Patio Space
Utilize Your Patio Space For Year-Round Comfort
No matter what size your outdoor space is, you can turn it into a relaxing area to entertain year round. Follow these tips and ...
Create a Welcoming Entry
How to Create a Welcoming Cabin Entry
We all know you only have one chance to make a first impression, so make sure your cabin entry looks the part. Follow these tip...
DIY Copper Garden Tower
DIY Copper Garden Tower
Build this trellis in a day. Then use it to dress up any corner of your garden!