Extra Space for Your Family Without the Hassle

Fighting your family members over who holds the remote control (and thus the entire power in the household) and constantly bickering about who washes the dishes and who’s done it already and so can’t do it two times in a row can only mean one thing:

Y’all need a log cabin.

Think about it. Who can tell you what to watch and what not to watch if you’re enjoying the privacy of your wooden paradise?

The thing is, every family needs a bit of extra space every now and again, and what better way to meet this natural need head-on than to come up with a log cabin of your own. This way, you’ll have a place where you can go on holiday, or send your family on holiday and have the main house all for yourself. Or, if the remote argument’s been settled, you can all go together.

In this article, we’re going to talk about what it takes to get your own log cabin so that your family and yourself can have some extra space to use for leisure or whatever purpose you award the place. As you will see, this project is all about patience, perseverance, and figuring out the legality of it all. (Not necessarily in that order.)

1. Plan for Your Log Cabin

… lest you end up alone and scared in the middle of the woods with 5 tones of raw log in your truck trailer, no more gas, no money, and no idea how on Earth you are going to pay for the workers for this month, let alone finish the project.

Just as with any other project, concocting your own log cabin also requires you to plan ahead in order to be able to determine at what pace to do things. Another important aspect of this project would be the budget.

Even if you have more than enough money to successfully finish the project, neglecting to come up with a concrete number at the beginning of the project can make the costs skyrocket with no particular reason and you’ll never know what hit you. (You saw a pretty piece of furniture you’d like to install, or you want to speed things up and hire another team of builders who don’t know what’s going on, etc.) If you’re not sure what to do here, you can always contact the professionals and let them do it for you.

2. Figure Out the Legalities and Other Paperwork

Getting a brand new log cabin out of nothing is not just about ensuring you have enough logs to put the thing together on a patch of land you deem interesting as the location.

In fact, you need to pay special attention to how you’re handling the entire building process, because at its beginning, you’ll want to get all the necessary licenses and building permits, so that you can continue building in peace.

Imagine almost finishing the entire cabin, when a smarmy official comes around to your building site and orders you to take it all down or else. With sweat on your forehead and a hammer in your hand, the prospect of serving some 30 years for a second-degree homicide all of a sudden won’t seem like that bad of a concept. But it is, so why get yourself in such a situation in the first place?

3. Pick a Patch of Land for Your Project

Once you’ve obtained all the necessary permits under the sun, you can start thinking about the venue for your log cabin. (In fact, you can start thinking about that even before the papers, no one can stop you from thinking. Or, can they... Eh, probably not yet.)

Whether you plan to place your new cabin immediately next to your tool shed in your backyard, or somewhere out of the town, for example, make sure that the area is in a decent neighbourhood (if there is a neighbourhood there) and the place is not a mating spot for moose or something like that.

All in all, coming up with your own log cabin can be quite a challenge, but if you’re willing to put in a fair amount of effort, get all the necessary papers, and do according to a well-premeditated plan, you’ll have high chances of success, indeed. Of course, contacting some folks who have some idea of how this is done would certainly be a plus.

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