This classic Montana log cabin is the thing that dreams are made. It’s like stepping back in time. The one bedroom 1,046 square foot wood cabin at Seeley Lake, Montana sits away at the end of a cul-de-sac, with features that will surprise you. The kitchen has plenty of storage and is open to the dining and the living areas. The main room in the wood cabin has a wood stove in the corner. There are a master bedroom, full bath and laundry room on the main floor of the cabin. Upstairs, there is a loft area that is open to the living area down below. There are also two rooms that have been split off from the main loft, and a covered porch that overlooks the backyard. The covered porch protects you from the weather, while the outdoor deck is great for entertaining on hot sunny days.
The cabin building has a detached, two-car garage with wings on both sides for storage. There is also an extra-high carport that is perfect for storing an RV and toys. The property has underground sprinklers that flank both sides of the paved, circular drive. There is also a bonus shed out back. This classic Montana cabin building is priced at $275,000.
A cabin building can be an affordable way to get a vacation home that you need. And as affordable as wood cabins can be, you can make it, even more, cost-effective with a little bit of pre-planning. There are things to do that will help to make your cabin building design keep within your budget. To start, you want to keep your cabin building plan simple with a small footprint.
A wood cabin with a small, square footprint helps keep your log cabin design and construction costs down. And you want to stick to the stock floor plan, as customizing a cabin building with extra corners and bump outs in the floor plan can add costs in quickly. Another tip for keeping your cabin building within budget is to keep your finishes consistent. You might skimp on window quality to spend a bit more on a fireplace, which can result in savings on heating bills down the road, and if you need to stay in budget, use fewer windows but don’t compromise on the quality. When it comes to building a cabin building you want to have a thorough wood cabin plan, so you don’t have to go back and spend more time and money on the part of the log cabin design that you had not considered, such as utilities or kitchen amenities.
It is important to understand that even a low-cost wood cabin will need proper maintenance, and you want to also stick to the recommended guidelines for protective wood cabin overhangs and clutter-free landscaping. Use cost-effective, cabin building foundation solutions. Although a crawl or a slab space is the easiest foundation for a cabin building, you do have other options, especially if your wood cabin is 150 square feet or smaller. You may want to consider using cinder blocks, patio stones, super spikes, or concrete piers with small outdoor structures. You want to stick to the cabin building package and purchase everything else locally if possible. Not only will your new wood cabin meet your budget, but the cabin building will meet your local specifications as well.