Living In Cabins

Log cabins

You may be looking at living in a cabin to reconnect with nature. Perhaps you want a place to go to as a retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life.

You may be travelling and want to get a true sense of what the place is like, as many travellers like to do in Alaska. Let’s start with the options available for cabins. After that, we’ll move on to cabins that are available in Alaska.

Types of cabins

If you picture a cabin made of logs, you’re not alone. There are different choices you can make when it comes to log cabins.

Handcrafted logs

Handcrafted logs are carved so they can be stacked on top of each other, creating the outside walls. Using handcrafted logs can give a historic look to a cabin.

Milled logs

This type gives the cabin a uniform look and size. The profiles of these cabins range from round to square, allowing you to get the look that you prefer.

Log siding

This approach is for those who are renovating a cabin, building something new, or wanting the log look. Log siding is made from milled logs or manufactured concrete. Concrete is a durable material that can look like wood and has a low maintenance cost.

Wood Cabin

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Getting a log cabin from a package can help you stay within budget. You also get to choose from a variety of styles, like Early American or Western ranch.


This is also known as post-and-beam construction. Timber-frames bring the beauty of the wood to the inside of your cabin and gives it a wide-open space.

Cabins come in many different sizes and shapes. Some are dry cabins (no indoor plumbing), and some have indoor plumbing. Most cabins are normal looking, though smaller than the houses we live in. Some people want to connect with nature and enjoy fairytale looking cabins.

If you’re deciding to build your cabin in the woods, then you’ll most likely have to contend with moss. There’s a method of using chicken wire to put moss over the roof.

You may not like the look, thinking that it’s too rustic or fanciful. But if you go with a roof with no moss on it, moss can still grow on the roof. This can damage it. If left alone, moss can damage the interior of the cabin. You can find ways to get rid of moss at

Cabins while travelling

Many places offer cabin rentals to travellers. One such place is Alaska, where you can get cabins that are so remote that you have to take a water taxi to reach the cabin. Some are near towns and national parks. You can find cabins that are luxurious or rugged, depending on what kind of experience you’re looking for.

Your dining experience with cabins will vary based on where you choose to stay. If you stay at a cabin on resort grounds, you can eat at a dining hall. If you get an exclusive rental, it may come with its own kitchen.

You can enjoy travelling and won’t have to worry about moss. The owners will take care of that for you and make sure that the roof doesn’t come down on you during your visit.

Whether you’re travelling or wanting to live in a cabin, you have many options to choose from.

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