How to Build Log Cabin Kits Cheap
Is it your dream to live the simple life out in the country in your
Log Cabin, away from all the annoying distractions and neighbors that are
so close that you practically bump elbows with them when you're mowing
the lawn? Are you ready to rid yourself of the traffic, the congestion, the
crowdedness of urban life?
You're certainly not alone, but chances are, like a lot of people,
there are many concerns floating around in your mind about making such a
lifestyle change. For one thing, you may have heard friends and family tell
you, “Building log Cabins is expensive!” This is mostly due to ignorance,
however, because, just like any other type of home, you can make a
luxurious cabin or a cheap cabin-it really is up to you.
There's a lot to be said for being able to get out there into the
wilderness without having to spend an arm and a leg, because that means
that you can get it done faster, and start to actually enjoy your life to the
fullest. How do you save money, though? How do you build a cabins for
Well, first of all, keep a few principles in mind:
Forgo the Extras
It may seem a little extreme, but giving up on some modern
luxuries can keep the price of your new home down immensely. For
example, going with a composting toilet instead of a flush toilet can save a
lot of money on plumbing costs. Sometimes going the primitive route is the
most cost-effective (though not always, of course). Try to find a property
that has a water source, like a well, and this will save you from some of
the long-term utility costs, as well.
Living off-grid isn't for everyone, but incorporating some of these
aspects of the off-grid lifestyle can help make your dream of a cheap cabin
in the woods come true.
Cut Your Own Lumber
This isn't always the cheapest option, but keep this in mind: If the
property that you purchase already has trees, this could be an excellent
place to source your wood. Sure, you will have to fell the trees and
debark them yourself, or hire someone to do it, but your transportation
costs will be greatly reduced, and some log cabins require a lot of wood.
Do the math and see if you can just use the local resources at your
Buy Some Plans
Buying plans for your new home can be more cost-effective than
designing it yourself, even when keeping the cost of the actual plans in
mind. Why? Experts have practice, and they know all of the pitfalls
already, and if you allow them to give you instructions on which log goes
where ahead of time, it can save you from a lot of costly mistakes, not to
mention a lot of wasted time.
These are just a few tips on how to build yourself a cheap cabin,
but of course the best way to know all of your options is to do further
research and to consult with someone who has already made this dream
come alive in their own life.