Another lovely human being has given birth to another wonderful log cabin: Paul McMullin. Cheers to you, Paul! Paul is spotted by Kent Griswold from Tiny House Blog when he posted a picture a photo of his cabin in Tiny House Blog’s Facebook Fan Page. According to Griswold, Paul has built few log cabins and this log cabin we are featuring today is one of those. “The quality of his work is something else,” Griswold compliments Paul in Tiny House Blog. Right now, you are itching to build your own log cabin too. If you are inspired with Paul’s skillful hands and wonderful work, we will start with the basic steps on how to prepare self-build log cabins.
The First step is to plan your project. “The success of self-build log cabins depends on how good you are in planning your project. You cannot just simply say that tomorrow I will start myself build log cabins,” says Angela Bryant, an author from Ezine. “Project planning is an inherent step in any project that an individual or group is to take. Your job becomes so easy with a good and effective project plan. A good project plan will help you easily picture out the progress of your project,” she adds. Therefore, in coming up with a good project plan, identify yourself and skills. Are you good in carpentry and plumbing stuff? If not, it is best for you to look for an expert. Also, you must determine where to build your log cabin, and always follow the government policies in building it.
Next is designing your log cabin. Of course, your design must be according to your preferences. “Different people have different taste. The design is purely dependent on how the owner visualizes his or her ideal cabin where he or she can imagine so comfortable with. It has its own creative outlook and appearance that basically describes the owner's personality,” says Angela.
Also, when choosing furniture for your future log cabin, select those that “will balance the handcraft design of your wall, ceiling, and walls.” For the lighting fixtures, choose the ones that will contribute to the aroma and balance to your log home.
For the materials, it is important to always consider the quality of wood for your log cabin. The last step is the preparation of the construction site. Angela says, “This step involves the groundwork operation and clearing the site for easy access. Important in the groundwork operation is the installation of the basic needs of the site like power, water, gas, drainage and waste management system.”
Let me end with a quote from Angela: “One thing to consider about self building log cabin is that you will enjoy living in the comfort of your cabin and at the same time having this major feeling that you are stay connected with the heart of nature.”
Want to take a look at Paul’s log cabin? Click on Tiny House Blog website below. Have fun building your own soon! *winks*