Category Archives: Log cabins

“Rustic retreats: A Build-it-yourself Guide” by David and Jeanie Stiles

“Rustic Retreats” is an American book from 1998 and has twenty four┬ádesigns for wooden structures you can build yourself. These include ten types of hut, but also lean-to shelters, tree houses, lookout towers, and rafts. There are also sections on … Continue reading

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“Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties” by D.C. Beard (1914)

“Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties” is a quite remarkable book from 1914. Daniel Carter Beard was one of the founders of scouting in America and wrote and illustrated the book based on his first-hand experience organising scout camps. It is packed … Continue reading

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“Cabinology” by Dale Mulfinger

“Cabinology” is an American book that aims to cover every aspect of planning, owning and enjoying a cabin. It is well-illustrated with everything from log-cabin huts to grand, multistory cabin houses. Realistically, most of the advice in the text is … Continue reading

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LEGO Mountain Hut

Just watched the Channel4 documentary inside the headquarters of LEGO, and it reminded me of this photo I took of their Mountain Hut last year. A low impact building if ever there was one ­čÖé

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The Log Cabin in Old Copse Wood

Old Copse is a 30 acre woodland in Sussex whose management since 2009 has been documented in an excellent blog by Sarah, one of its owners. In 2014 they built this Polish-style log cabin using Scots Pine trunks from the … Continue reading

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