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The rustic appeal of a log cabin is something that many people wish to experience at some point in their lives. Building your own log cabin is a great way to enjoy a taste of a simpler life. The cabin, though, isn’t the only thing you’ll need. Here are four of the top log cabin essentials.

Water Tank

Part of the charm of a log cabin is the fact that it’s generally built out away from civilization. This also means that most cabins are away from central water mains. In order to supply your cabin with water, you’ll need a water tank that can be refilled and drawn on for your everyday water needs. This water supply should also be paired with a water purification system to make the water drinkable.

Solar Panels

Even if you plan on living in your remote cabin full-time, you’ll still need some amount of electricity. An easy solution to the problem of getting electricity when you’re off the grid is installing a bank of solar panels on or near your cabin. Solar power can provide you with reliable, free electricity for whatever needs you have.

Heating System

Most log cabins are situated in areas that have cold, snowy winters. For this reason, you will need a heating system of some kind for your cabin. There are several different options when it comes to heating your log home. The easiest of these is generally a wood-burning stove, as you can gather fuel from the land on which your cabin sits. You can also install a propane heater and run it off of a tank, though this will require refilling from time to time. It’s typically a good idea to allow a professional like Smedley & Associates or someone similar to handle the installation of a heating system in a log home.

Rustic Furniture

Once you get your log cabin built, you should complete the atmosphere by furnishing it with rustic, raw wood furniture. Just as with any other home, a log cabin needs interior decor that matches the style of its architecture. If you’re particularly handy, you might even consider making the furniture for your cabin yourself to add to the authenticity.

If you’re considering building a log cabin, these are a few of the things you will need to complete it. Don’t be discouraged by the seeming complexity of the project, though. Once your cabin is finished and you can enjoy its peaceful seclusion, you’ll be glad you went to the effort of constructing it.

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