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 […]

Big Sky, Little Cabin: Bonus Info

Learn more about a stunning little mountain retreat.
By Cabin Living staff
Photo by Roger Wade, courtesy Montana Log Homes
Floor plans by Montana Log Homes

The September 2016 issue of Cabin Living features a “Small Cabin Escape” about a log cabin overlooking Montana’s Flathead Lake.

In 1991, Bob Schumann, a retired lawyer, decided to live out his golden years […]

Off-grid in the Rockies: Bonus Info

One cabin owner’s complete list of off-grid products.
Story & photos by Michael J Walker

Dear fellow Cabin Living readers,

Below are links to all of the products that we have purchased relative to our off-the-grid needs issues for our cabin in the Rockies (which is featured in the September 2016 issue of Cabin Living magazine). There is […]

Floor Plan of the Month: Harraseeket Cottage

Harraseeket Cottage is a small cabin with a floor plan that is simple, symmetrical, and open.

Careful positioning of the small cottage within its wooded waterfront lot allows it to take full advantage of the site’s natural features including coastal views, excellent solar orientation and natural ventilation. The cottage connects with the outdoors through an abundance […]