|A guide to building your own nature retreat
Cabins: A Guide to Building Your Own Nature Retreat is a cabin building manual which includes everything you need to know about building your own cabin getaway.
It is filled with over 400 detailed illustrations, and includes an inspiring selection of color photographs.
Designs, floor plans, construction basics and architectural details describe how to build a variety of cabins, including a log cabin, pole built cabin, lakeside cabin, Japanese Moongazing cottage, and an A-frame retreat.
Cabins takes you through the entire building process, including selecting the right site, building your foundation, water supply systems, heating and electricity.
A chapter on outfitting includes rustic cabin furniture, cooking gear, woodburning stoves and lanterns, and a Source section tells you where to find them.
Whether you are building a cabin in the wilderness or a cottage in your backyard, this book has something for you.
Signed copies available directly from authors.
As with all forms of new construction it is important to check your local city building code to make sure you are within all regulations. Take pictures of every step of your construction and the contents of your building and pass this information along to you insurance provider to keep your investment protected. If you are building in the outback make sure you check out your home insurance Australia options.