Do-It-Yourself Log Cabin Kit Ideas
Our thanks to Log Cabins South West for this article
Just like Jim & Cindy, many people dream of building their own log cabin. Cabins have become very popular in recent years. As property prices increase and people are more environmentally aware, log cabins have become a great choice for home and building construction.
When using a kit, log cabins are much easier and quicker to build. But using a kit does not mean you have to compromise on quality or choice. Today there are lots of fantastic log cabin kits to choose from. Here I am going to show you some example log cabins, all built from kits.
Log Cabin House
This beautiful 2 story log cabin house makes a fantastic family home.
Inside you can see it is warm and comfortable. It’s spacious and warm, and the perfect place for the family to relax. As the cabin is built using modern techniques it is energy very energy efficient.
As well as houses log cabins are great for adding smaller buildings to your property. One of the most popular uses is as a studio – a getaway in the garden where one can write, paint, study or ponder. There are lots of log cabin kits available to make a studio easily and cheaply. Here are some nice examples.
Garages & Offices
Many of us long for a garage or workshop to be productive and make things. Log cabins kits are a great way of adding buildings like this easily and quickly. A wooden workshop or garage looks and smells so much better than a brick or concrete building. Cabins versatility means you can make beautiful looking buildings too.
A great way of building your own holiday home is with a log cabin kit. In many parts of the world building permission is easier to gain when you are constructing a smaller building, such as a holiday home. If you have some land a cabin kit is a great way of building that family retreat for the holidays. By the lake, in the mountains, or by the sea.
Modern log cabin kits are easy to assemble. It’s generally a case of building a concrete base. Upon which one starts to piece together the timbers that make up the walls. The windows and doors drop into gaps left in the walls. The roof takes a little more time to piece together and cover.
A good quality kit includes everything you need. The only tools you’ll require are a hammer, screwdriver and a utility knife for cutting some trip.
Log Cabins South West have been designing and supplying log cabins in the UK for more than 20 years. They supply a great range of high quality and low cost log cabins for you to assembly yourself.