This cozy Forest Service cabin building is located along the Bryant Creek Road, in El Dorado, California. The tiny cabin building has a 500 square foot floor plan with a raised foundation and wood flooring. The interior of the wood cabin uses wood panelling and a wood stove for warmth. The exterior of the cozy cabin building is the perfect shade of green, which is perfect for its forest location. Inside there is wood on the ceiling, walls and floor that gives the cabin building its cozy warm look and feel. The area rug in the open living area ties the room together and simple wood cabin decor to include a mounted fish, snowshoes add to the cabin appeal. Upstairs there is a bedroom, with a built-in wooden bed and window with views of the forest.
A wood cabin can be an affordable way to get a vacation home or home design that you need. And as affordable as a wood cabin can be, you can make it, you can make it even more cost-effective with some wood cabin pre-planning. You can help make your wood cabin keep within your budget. To start, you want to keep your wood cabin simple with a simple footprint. A wood cabin with a small, square or rectangle footprint helps to keep your log house construction costs down. One tip for keeping your log house within your budget is to keep your log house finishes consistent. You might skimp on the window quality to spend a bit more on a stone fireplace, which can result in savings on your heating bills down the road, and if you need to stay within budget, use fewer windows but don’t compromise on the quality.
When it comes to building a wood cabin you want to have a thorough wood cabin plan, so you don't have to go back and spend more time and money on that part of the wood cabin that you had not considered, such as utilities or kitchen amenities. It's important to know that even a low-cost wood cabin will need the proper log house maintenance. Use cost-effective, wood cabin foundation solutions. You may want to consider using patio stones, cinder blocks or concrete piers with small outdoor structures. You want to stick to the log house package and purchase everything else locally if possible.
Many wood cabin kits come with detailed instructions, so a few handymen may be able to get a small wood cabin built over several weekends. You can also look for special financing. Your wood cabin producer should be able to point you in the right direction to find financing. Go off the grid. As part of your log cabin design planning, you want to consider good alternative energy options and toilet facilities. Part of the planning your wood cabin is in the research that you do. By properly researching and planning for your log cabin design, you will save time and money, and have the cabin building that you've always dreamed.