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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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How One Family Built A Yurt
Dreaming of a yurt? One family shares how they built an unplugged Yurt in Adirondacks.
How to Fund Cabin Construction
How to Fund Cabin Construction
What you need to know about funding the construction of your new cabin.
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Why You Won't Regret Building Your Own Cabin
A Springer, Oklahoma resident shares why building your own cabin over time is worth the wait.
The Clitherall Lake Cabin with Family History
The Clitherall Lake Cabin with Family History
A small red cabin on Clitherall lake has an almost 90-year family history.
Photographer David R. Johnson Follows Nature As His Inspiration
Photographer David R. Johnson Follows Nature As His Inspiration
David R. Johnson's amazing outdoor photograph uses nature as his inspiration.
Why Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona is Great for Cabin Life
Why Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona is Great for Cabin Life
Here are some reasons why cabin lovers are flocking to Lakeside, Arizona.
How to Incorporate Antlers Into Your Cabin Design!
How to Incorporate Antlers Into Your Cabin Design
For cabin owners with a love of nature-inspired style, no other light fixture sets the scene like an antler chandelier.
Modern Cabin Design
How to Design a Modern Cabin
An architect and cabin expert tracks the trend toward modern cabins:
Building a Cabin Shed
Building a Small Cabin Shed
For your cozy cabin, bunkhouse or shed: ready-made, kit or scratch?
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A Special Family Cabin on a Minnesota Island
This modern Minnesota cabin is all about adventure.
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Tips for Buying a Waterfront Cabin
Expert advice for buying waterfront property:
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How to Decorate Your Cabin For Fall
Decorate your cabin for fall with these helpful tips and tricks from interior designers.
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Learn Container Gardening to Suit Your Style
Learn to design container gardens for almost any style home, garden or personality.
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Designing the Perfect Cabin Closet
Small spaces call for smart storage solutions–especially at the cabin.
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Cabin Design: Linkages
Thinking beyond a cabin as a single structure. Enter the cabin design concept of linkages.
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Cost-Effective Cabin Ownership
Buying a cabin retreat on leased land.
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Vintage Style at the Cabin
Throwback to vintage style for your cabin.
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How to Design Your Dream Cabin Floor Plan
Use this guide to craft the perfect cabin plan for your family, from a sketched-out start to the final footprint.
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A Grounded, Off-Grid Cabin
Getting the most from an off-grid retreat.
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