How to Build a Log Cabin for under $11,000

Building yourself a custom hand-crafted log cabin is an amazing project full of rewards. There are few things which are more satisfying than building yourself a home with nothing more than your own two hands, a little sweat, determination and careful planning (oh and did we mention careful planning? Mistakes can be costly when building a log home. If you ruin a log you will have to buy another one, and that can create additional cost, so remember to take your time, go slow and preform each step with care and purpose.

There are actually factors that you might consider before building your own log cabin. First things first is you need to be more attentive to the possible miscellaneous hand and power tools such as axe, shovels, chain saw, draw knife, etcetera in doing the project. Another is to stick to your goal of budget. According to Brian Schulz, “ With deep enough pockets a person might be able to duplicate such a structure by writing a large check to a talented builder, but that would risk missing the pint entirely. Whether or not one believes that turning a log from beside the house into the house itself imbues it with some mystical qualities, it is undeniable that the pursuit of local materials connects more deeply to your landscapes, neighbour’s and yourself”.

We have found an absolutely wonderful guide that will help you make your own way towards building a log cabin for a fraction of what you would have to pay a log home builder to have it done. Measure twice, cut once. And when in doubt, consult Google and YouTube for instructions for any particular step that you might be unsure about. Sometimes it's better to take the time to pre-plan than it is to try to correct a mistake once it's been made.


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