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.

Tree Columns in the Cabin
Go beyond structural posts or beams to add true rustic character and even whimsy with tree columns.
Southwestern Style Cabin in the California Hills
Doing it himself, one man transforms a hunting cabin into a Southwestern style cabin and a personal getaway.
Inexpensive Cabin Kitchen Upgrades
Follow these savvy tips to fall in love with your kitchen again
Cabin Kitchen Remodel: Northwoods Flavor
Get ideas for your cabin kitchen remodel by checking out this project done in a charming country style.
Cabin Kitchen Remodel: Cottage Style
Get ideas for your cabin kitchen remodel by checking out this project done in a charming country style.
An Open-Concept Timber-Frame Design for a Family Cabin
Congregate in the kitchen with this open-concept timber-frame design.
Patio Inspiration for the Cabin
Get the look you want for your outdoor space at the cabin with some patio inspiration.
Design Ideas for Cabin Decks and Porches
Cabin decks and porches invite family and friends to sit a spell.
Escape to a She Shed
An outbuilding that offers her a place of her own - a she shed.
Shop Smart Before Buying a Cabin
Here’s what you need to know about buying a cabin package.
Borrowing Money to Rebuild or Remodel a Cabin
Is it possible in today’s financial climate to borrow money to rebuild or remodel your cabin?
How to Make Use of Every Corner in Your Cabin
Make the most of every square inch in your cabin–even tiny niches and nooks. From banquettes to window seats to built-in beds, ...
A Nature-Inspired Minnesota Cabin
The fruits of ownership at this Minnesota cabin are so special.
5 Paths to an Affordable Outdoor Kitchen
You can create a deluxe food prep, grilling & entertaining space on your deck or patio without breaking the bank.
A Creekside Cottage for the Ages
The descendant of the original owner buys it back, then builds a beautiful namesake.
A Family Retreat Blends Cabin and Cottage Styles
A family getaway in northern Michigan gets the blending of cabin and cottage right.
Winter-Friendly Flooring
What type of flooring should you use in your cabin that can withstand long cold winter months?
Reclaimed Beauty
Getting the look you want with something repurposed rather than buying new.