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Home Sweet Home

For this couple, cabin living is a full-time pursuit.
Story & photos by Julie Doyle

While my cabin is in Tennessee, my cabin dream began in west central Michigan where I grew up. Over time, my family and I visited many friends in our area who lived in their cabins full time.

There were all types of cabins: […]

Coping with Steep Slopes

Ways to make the terrain of steep slopes work in your favor.
By Jim Cooper

Cabins and steep slopes seem to go together. Slopes are often the best places to find the views and seclusion that make cabin living unique. But behind the appeal that goes with slopes are a few serious logistical and financial challenges. Planning […]

Tips for Buying a Waterfront Cabin

Expert advice for buying waterfront property.
By Janice Brewster

Photo by Mark R. Johnson

Close your eyes and envision your dream cabin … Does it come with a view of the water?
For many, cabin living means waterfront living. If you’re in search of your own shore haven, do your homework first to make the buying process go more […]

A Montana Cabin is a Wilderness Wonderland

One couple builds a Montana cabin in the solitude of the mountains.
Story by Melissa Mylchreest
Photos by Heidi A. Long

“One of the things we’ve learned is that nature is very humbling,” says cabin owner Monica, of herself and her husband, Chris. “You just have to learn how to
cooperate with it.”

That’s an important lesson anywhere, but nowhere […]

A Special Family Cabin on a Minnesota Island

A family cabin on a Minnesota island is all about adventure.
Story by Michael Paulsen
Photos by Jack Rendulich Photography

That was the message we inscribed on a large, tablet-shaped stone on our first visit, as brand new landowners, to the site of what would become our family’s intimate and unique cabin retreat.

Building on an island hadn’t been […]

Cabin Design: Linkages

Thinking beyond a cabin as a single structure. Enter the cabin design concept of linkages.
By Dale Mulfinger

Many people understand the concept of thinking outside of the box for cabin design, but how about thinking beyond the number 1? Many factors might be well served by contemplating several smaller structures rather than one larger building like […]