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.

Cost-Effective Cabin Ownership
Buying a cabin retreat on leased land.
Vintage Style at the Cabin
Throwback to vintage style for your cabin.
DIY Cabin Remodel: Big Fork Farmhouse
From rundown farmhouse to charming rustic cabin.
A Grounded, Off-Grid Cabin
Getting the most from an off-grid retreat.
modular cabin
Small Cabin Heaters: What Are Your Options?
Need some suggestions for heating your cabin when it gets cold? Here are some tips for choosing the right small cabin heaters f...
Adirondack Camp-Inspired Style
Bring great camp-inspired decor into your cabin.
Heating and Cooling Your Cabin
Heating and cooling news for your seasonal home.
Tips for a More Energy-Efficient Cabin
You don’t have to be building from the ground up to make your retreat more energy efficient.
Blitz Build for a Good Cause
Cabin neighbors band together for a modern-day barn raising.
The Dirt on Cabin Mud Rooms
7 ideas for the perfect do-it-all space - the cabin mud room.
Different Types of Cabins
Finding the look and construction type that’s right for you - discover these different types of cabins.
Cabin Bedroom Design Ideas
Design inspiration for great cabin bedrooms.
2016 Cabin Renovation Showcase
Give your cabin or cottage the cabin renovation and makeover it deserves.
Small Cabin Escape: Frank Lloyd Wright
Spend a day or two living in a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece, one of the last buildings designed by the renowned architect.
A Waterfront Cabin in Wisconsin
A waterfront cabin celebrates a grandfather’s legacy.
Design Tips for The Perfect Cabin Kitchen or Bath
Design Tips for The Perfect Cabin Kitchen or Bath
Follow these tips to design a lovely kitchen or bathroom for your cabin.