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Outhouse Maintenance [The Complete Guide]

Outhouse maintenance is extremely important in ensuring that you can use your outdoor toilet hygienically and comfortably. This is one of the most important places to keep maintained properly as things can get messy quick. If not maintained properly, your outhouse can become a real unsanitary hazard. When living off-grid, you may find that an outhouse is your only option. …

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Cabin Name Ideas: Vacation Home, Cottage, Beach House

Naming your home is arguably the most rewarding task of owning a property. This goes for any type of vacation homes such as cabins, cottages, beach houses, lodges, etc.… As humans we tend to give names to the things that matter most to us. We name our children, our cars, our boats and of course, we name our cabins. Coming …

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Dealing With Vinyl Plank Flooring And Cold Temperatures

Vinyl plank flooring offers a wealth of benefits. Nevertheless, there is always a risk that something is going to go awry in the future. After all, this type of flooring doesn’t stand up well in certain environments. This is something you have to be worried about. After all, vinyl plank flooring will expand or shrink based on the temperature that …

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Winterizing a Cabin: Guide to Preparing Your Home for Winter

Before you leave your cabin for winter there’s a handful of important things that need to get done. Winterizing your cabin is a very important part in the maintenance of your home. It’s important to protect your investment by locking it up properly before you leave for the winter. Winterization is important to ensure that the harsh winter conditions don’t …

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Best Flooring For Extreme Temperature Changes

Homes such as cabins that do not have electricity oftentimes are exposed to extreme temperatures. While these homeowners utilize other power sources, such as solar and wind, they still struggle to keep their homes the right temperature. With that said, it is crucial that the home is equipped with flooring that can withstand these temperature changes. The best flooring for …

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Which Solar Powered Greenhouse Fans Should I Buy?

There is simply no denying that solar power is making its mark on the world. This is no longer a technology that is only utilized by those off the grid individuals. Homeowners and businessmen from all walks of life are starting to see just how pivotal a role solar power can play. This is especially true when it comes to …

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How To Stop Toilet Tank Sweating [Tank Condensation]

In modern times, every household needs plumbing. And with that, they’ll also want the conveniences of owning their own bathtub and toilet. While plumbing has improved significantly in the past few years, there are still plenty of things that can go wrong. One of the most common problems associated with the toilet is sweating. If things are not perfect, there …

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Required Maintenance for Log Cabins

Depending on the age and location of your cabin, it may require maintenance often than others. The most important part of maintaining your log cabin is inspection. You should be constantly inspecting your cabin for signs of mould, bugs, gaps, cracks and holes. The earlier you identify a problem, the easier it will be to solve. If a problem isn’t …

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Choosing the Right Kind of Storage Container for Your Cabin

Shipping containers are becoming increasingly more popular for the construction of homes, especially cabins. Though, it’s important that you do your research and ensure that you get the right storage container for your cabin. Choosing the right kind of storage container for your cabin isn’t difficult, it just takes a little bit of time. Storage container cabins are getting more …

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Painting a Log Cabin? Bad Idea! (Better Solution)

Paint has always been a popular method of decorating things and preventing the materials underneath from rusting. Therefore, many people consider the option of painting their log cabin. However, paint doesn’t prevent logs from rotting. In fact, the use of paint on logs can cause the logs to rot faster. This makes it very important that we avoid painting our …