Log homes and cabins are naturally energy-efficient, since the log construction acts as a natural insulator. But that hasn’t stopped log home builders from working on the cutting edge of green technologies. After all, log home enthusiasts are known nature lovers—why wouldn’t they want to build with an eye toward sustainability and conservation? Builders are helping customers fulfill their desire to be green with a variety of green technologies.
For a lot of hunters, killing without eating is a profound faux pas. Either they place great importance on reverencing the animals they hunt, or they are drawn to hunting specifically as a food source. In any case, this particular demographic of hunters would never consider making a kill if they weren’t prepared to put the animal to good use, and most hunters enjoy the gratification of eating meat they worked hard for.
Recently a new bill was introduced in the Senate that many avid fishermen are applauding. The Sportsmen’s Heritage Act, part of the Farm Bill, is designed to enlarge hunters’ and fishermen’s access to public lands and to prevent legislation regulating the use of lead in ammunition and equipment. It also seeks to recognize the National Fish Habitat Partnership, which describes its mission as “to reverse declines in fish habitat across the United States.”
So you want a rustic, lodge feel in your home or cabin, but your funds for redoing a room are limited. Not to worry. There are plenty of small changes you can make to a room to give it a new rustic style without breaking the bank.
Okay, so “breakfast nook” sounds super cutesy, but all the term really means is a casual place to eat. It might mean built-in benches with a small table, or a bistro table in just the right spot. However it’s constructed, a breakfast nook gives you a place to sit and enjoy a small meal before you head out the door. In the cabin, nooks and bars make perfect sense—they make a quiet place to enjoy that first cup of coffee and piece of toast, and they give you a place to stop and eat before you hit the trail or the water.
When you think of fishing, you might recall vibrant sensory memories—the soothing lake sounds, the smell of the outdoors (not to mention the bait), the chill of the water. Or you might think of the sporting element in fishing, the contest of man versus nature, or simply the chance to do something outdoors. But some [...]
If you’re not at your cabin or log home year-round, you probably don’t want to keep a lot of food there, particularly not anything perishable. Fortunately, there are some healthy meals you can make using only non-perishable and frozen foods. Here are some of the items you can leave at the cabin indefinitely and use to make healthy, flavorful meals when you arrive at the cabin.
Skiing can be a thrilling part of outdoor living. It’s something the whole family can do together, and it totally fits in with the whole lodge lifestyle with its affection for the outdoors and cabins full of traditional rustic décor. Even if your cabin isn’t located near a large ski Mecca, never fear: ski spots are tucked away in all kinds of corners of the U.S. No need to travel to a tourist-packed resort. You can probably find one off the beaten path that will offer great skiing.
It’s great to get outside and get away from all the city hustle. It’s one of the main reasons people love the cabin lifestyle—the chance to be out in nature. You probably have your favorite outdoor activities, some of which might involve a fair amount of equipment and know-how. But as it turns out, a simple hike is not only a great way to enjoy the outdoors, but also a great way to reap some really important health benefits.
Have you ever stood in front of a wall of paint chips, stunned by how many choices you have for the wall colors for your home? If so, you’re not alone. Choosing a color palette for a room in your home or cabin can seem insurmountable when you first start out. For cabins, certain color schemes work better than others, since natural colors are a much more appropriate fit. Even so, the vast array of colors to choose from makes selecting a color palette difficult even for a cabin.