Log cabin homes feature a rustic and inviting atmosphere where you can enjoy time away from your busy schedule as a vacation home or you can enjoy full time as a permanent residence. However, there are some details to think about when you are planning to buy or build a log cabin home. Here are some tips to help you buy a log cabin home that you can use for a permanent residence or a vacation home.
Build a Log Cabin Home
One option to buying a log cabin home is to have one built for you. You can order a modular log cabin with the right dimensions and features you want, and a crew will construct it on your lot or partially construct it into sections at their construction facility and deliver it to your lot and assemble it onsite. There are log cabin kits you can order and have delivered to your home where you can build them or arrange for them to be fully built, complete with water and electrical connections. Or you can arrange for a builder to construct a log cabin home from your own blueprint design or from one that you have bought.
The location that you want to buy or build a log cabin home should be one that is in a great location that you will want to live in full time or visit for vacation. For a vacation spot, choose a lot of land that is near a local attraction, in a beautiful location in the mountains or on a lake, or out of the way of urban life. Contact your real estate professional to help you select some locations where you would prefer to buy a log cabin home and they can help you find properties that match your wish list.
But along with the log cabin's location, you should consider maintenance on the property while you are away, especially for a vacation property. Will you be able to hire a property manager or maintenance specialist to make updates and repairs to the property while you are away? You might need to arrange for a winterization of the property if it is in a northern location and snow falls heavily during the winter. Will the property be within service distance for repairs, if, for example, the water heater breaks and you need it replaced. Consider these ideas when you are looking at a log cabin home's location to make sure it is appropriately going to give you the relaxation and enjoyment you want.
Reach out to a professional to discuss cabin real estate.