Explore This Timber-Frame Dream Cabin in Michigan

A Michigan man builds his own timber-frame dream cabin

Tips to Consider: Building A Cabin Yourself

Tips and advice to consider before you take the plunge on building a cabin yourself

Off-Grid: How a Northern Ontario Cabin Gets Cell Phone Service

This family cabin in Northern Ontario is a year-round, off-grid treasure, but they debated getting a cell phone service booster to make it truly remote.

Building a Small Cabin Shed

For your cozy cabin, bunkhouse or shed: ready-made, kit or scratch?
By Janice Brewster

For Kathy Hope, a garden and work shed fashioned from salvaged materials is her happy place. It sits at one corner of her property in Ontario, overlooking the surrounding fields and surrounded by flowers. “It is the perfect spot to sit in the […]

13 Tips for Getting the Most From a Cozy Cabin

These days, a small cabin is popular for two reasons: It’s budget-friendly and provides close-quarter coziness. Squeezing everything into a small floor plan can, however, be challenging.

When planning your cozy retreat, it helps to have some guidelines in mind:
1. Add space with an open floor plan.
The fewer walls, the better. Open spaces are more comfortable […]

A Cozy Mountain Cabin in Montana

This lil’ cozy mountain cabin in Big Sky was built to fit just right.
Story by Melissa Mylchreest
Photos by Heidi A. Long

If you ask Paul Larson whether he has a favorite room or feature in his Kalispell, Mont., cabin, he’ll tell you yes, definitely.

“I love the big patio door in the living room,” he says, referencing […]

Lake Cottage in Autumn: Bonus Info

Learn more about a cottage and guesthouse on Copake Lake in the Berkshires.
Photos courtesy Vincent Mazeau

The October 2016 issue of Cabin Living features a “Small Cabin Escape” article titled “Autumn Glow” about a guesthouse on Copake Lake in the Berkshires. This charming guesthouse is part of a two-dwelling property with outstanding views of the lake, […]

An Off-Grid Treehouse in Maine

Off-grid living in northern Maine.
By Fran Sigurdsson

Growing up in New York City, Nanc Dumond always dreamed of owning a treehouse. In 2007 her dream came true. That fall, Nanc (the ‘c’ is soft) and husband, Rick, purchased an off-grid cabin on Eagle Lake in northern Maine.

At the time, the couple was staying at the Dumond […]

Small Cabin Escape: Fly Away

Set at the water’s edge deep in the Muskwa Kechika Wilderness Area of northern British Columbia, the Netson Lake outpost small cabin welcomes up to six anglers or wildlife enthusiasts.

Accessible only by a 30-minute floatplane ride from the Northern Rockies Lodge, the cabin provides rustic comforts, including a canoe to explore the private lake. Moose, […]

Home Sweet Cottage

It’s all about reconnecting with family.
Story & Photos by Kim Rickey

Finally, after 25 years, our dream of owning a cottage on a lake came true! On May 29, 2015, we bought our cottage on Manistee Lake, near Kalkaska, Mich.

My husband had been vacationing in this area since he was a child, and he first brought […]