4 Tips For Building a Log Cabin

When you imagine somewhere remote to stay, there’s nothing more romantic than a log cabin. Between being able to connect with nature and not having nothing but the stars around you, it’s the ultimate escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life. A cabin in the woods is where you can kick off your boots, hang your hunting rifle and warm your feet by the fire.  

If you have a passion for building, then it’s no surprise why you might want to take on building a log cabin of your very own. Whether you plan on living in it permanently or making it a vacation home, the same tips apply when building a log cabin. Take a look at some of the best tips for getting started.  

Start With The Foundation 

Whether you’re building a three-story house or a cabin, a home is only as strong as the foundation under it. It’s critical that you take the foundation into close consideration during the process. If you want your log cabin to stand the test of time, then you’ll need to make sure that the foundation is solid and reliable

While stone foundations are popular, it’s also an option to consider concrete. Some experts believe that concrete is easier to build with and perhaps even better than stone. 

Choose The Right Flooring 

Assuming that where your building your log cabin has cooler temperatures, you want to make sure that you choose the right flooring. Laying a floor that will trap heat and keep you warm is critical to stay warm on colder days. In addition to making sure that the floor is solid and will stand the test of time, it should also be nice to look at. Depending on your budget, you may choose to go with a nice hardwood or perhaps rustic logs. It all depends on what kind of look you’re going for. 

Build Your Walls After Laying The Floor 

Once you’ve laid your floor down, it’s time to build your walls. There are all sorts of creative ways that you can create your walls to give it a log cabin feel. Consider salvaged wood to give it a rustic log cabin feel. The idea is to make it look like it’s from the pioneer era, so don’t be afraid to use recycled materials. 

As you build up your walls, don’t forget to leave space for your door.  Make sure that you know the exact dimensions of your door so that you have room to install it. 

Decorate 

Now that you’ve got your cabin built, it’s time to add a touch of decor. Have fun decorating with everything from fuzzy blankets to rustic baskets. Throw down a few rugs for an extra cozy feel, and voila! You’ve got yourself a cabin in the woods.

Bella Duckworth

“Architecture is really about well-being. I think that people want to feel good in a space… On the one hand, it’s about shelter, but it’s also about pleasure.” – Zaha Hadid
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