Infographic | Steps to Build Your Own Log Cabin

Aug. 4, 2017

In the U.S. over 30,000 log homes are built every year, joining the existing 700,000 log home owners. These owners range from small tiny one-bedroom cabins to luxurious 5-bedroom family log homes.

The challenge of building your very own log cabin is exciting, but most importantly, it is very achievable! When building a log home you will go through eight stages: 

  1. Planning
  2. Felling logs
  3. Foundations
  4. Silling logs
  5. Notching logs
  6. Constructing your cabin
  7. Doors and windows
  8. Roofing

The most exciting phase certainly is constructing your cabin. When constructing your cabin, you will see your new cabin being erected and the dream becoming a reality.

There are lots of advantages associated with living in a log home, the first of which is being able to build your own home and living in a renewable green cabin. Building a log cabin on your own land, and joining a homesteading community, can create a new life for you.

If you are interested in learning to build a log cabin by hand, then start by reading this infographic tutorial below.

 

Read more about prefab and modular homes.

 


Topics: Building Green, Exteriors, Going Green, Healthy Homes, Home Design & Plans, Lumber and Structured Panels, Prefabricated Homes / Systems Built Homes / Modular Homes, Thermal Envelope


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