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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.

How to Decorate a Patio
Design Tips: How to Decorate a Patio
A patio alone doesn’t create a space for outdoor entertaining. To do that, it’s time to add the accessories that turn this once-plain patio into an eye-popping outdoor room.
How to Stain a Patio
How to Stain a Patio
Want to turn your plain patio into an inviting outdoor oasis? All you need is one weekend and an easy-to-use concrete staining ...
Build a Pergola + Privacy Screen for your Deck
Build a Pergola + Privacy Screen for your Deck
By starting with the existing framing and adding distinctive new elements above it, you can create a deck that stands out. Here...
How to Remodel a Deck
How to Remodel a Deck
Start with your old, tired deck. Add one, or all five, of these easy-to-build projects. Then enjoy your great-looking outdoor r...
The Best Types of Fences for Your Cabin
The Best Types of Fences for Your Cabin
All hail the mighty fence. Before you buy, consider its purpose and timeless style.
5 Reasons You Need a Compost Toilet
5 Reasons You Need a Compost Toilet
Compost toilets offer a solution to those who wish to maintain a small carbon footprint. Learn about the benefits to choosing t...
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 ...
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...
DIY: How to Make A Macrame Plant Hanger
DIY: How to Make A Macrame Plant Hanger
Add a personalized touch to your home with this do-it-yourself macrame plant hanger.
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.