From Something Old to Something New

A Minnesota couple remodels a vintage fishing cabin.
Story by Christy Heitger-Ewing
Photos by Rick Hammer, courtesy Lands End Development

Originally from the Northeast, Lynn Wachter grew up vacationing at her great grandfather’s cottage on Fire Island in New York. She hoped that one day she, too, would own a tranquil getaway of her own.

In 2002, her dream […]

DIY Cabin Remodel: Big Fork Farmhouse

From rundown farmhouse to charming rustic cabin.
Story by Melissa Mylchreest
Photos by Heidi A. Long

In the beginning, the outlook wasn’t entirely rosy at the little farmhouse in Bigfork, Mont.

“There were definitely times, initially, that we thought we had bought a lemon,” says Felesha McAfee.

Felesha recalls the winter of 2013, when she and her husband, Jeremiah, began […]

DIY Cabin Remodel: Bonus Photos

From rundown farmhouse to charming rustic cabin.
The December 2016 issue of Cabin Living features a stunning remodel of a Montana farmhouse as it’s transformed into a charming rustic cabin. Here are bonus, website-only “before” and “after” photos.

A Radical Transformation: Bonus Floor Plans

A family renovates a hunter’s cabin and storage barn into a beautiful lake retreat in the Hoosier National Forest.

Photos courtesy Heather & Todd Davis

The October 2016 issue of Cabin Living features a dramatic renovation of a hunter’s cabin and storage barn into a family lake retreat. Here are the “before” and “after” floor plans.
Lake House […]

Small Cabin Escape: Richland, Oregon

This small cabin escape in Richland, Oregon was a revival project.

Obbie and Connie Atkinson own a seven-acre farm in Richland, Ore. This structure, originally a woodshed, is one of the many outbuildings on their farm. Over the years, the shed started leaning heavily to the left and the Atkinsons became concerned it would fall over. […]

Cabin Kitchen Remodel: Northwoods Flavor

Get ideas for your cabin kitchen remodel by checking out this project done in a cottage style.
By Fran Sigurdsson & Mark R. Johnson

There are many ways to remodel a kitchen. If you’re satisfied with your current layout, you can simply work with your current footprint. On the other end of the spectrum, you can turn your […]

Cabin Kitchen Remodel: Cottage Style

Get ideas for your cabin kitchen remodel by checking out this project done in a cottage style.
By Fran Sigurdsson & Mark R. Johnson

There are many ways to remodel a kitchen. If you’re satisfied with your current layout, you can simply work with your current footprint. On the other end of the spectrum, you can turn your […]

Cabin Kitchen Remodel: Country Charmer

Get ideas for your cabin kitchen remodel by checking out this project done in a charming country style.
By Fran Sigurdsson & Mark R. Johnson

There are many ways to remodel a kitchen. If you’re satisfied with your current layout, you can simply work with your current footprint. On the other end of the spectrum, you can […]

In the Name Of Preservation

Three ways to rehab – not rebuild – that old cabin.
By Fran Sigurdsson

Bulldozing an old cabin to make way for a new one is a fairly common practice. Bucking that trend, three pros share their secrets for preserving old cabins while blending new with old.
Case Study 1: Summer camp
Who says summer camp is just for […]

Borrowing Money to Rebuild or Remodel a Cabin

Q) Is it possible in today’s financial climate to borrow money to rebuild or remodel your cabin?
A) In 2008, the United States was hobbled by a financial crisis widely seen as caused by loose lending in residential mortgages. Seven years later, banks, in part due to regulation reform that came as a response, have tightened […]