Production just wrapped on our annual Cozy Cabins issue, featuring 10 great cabins that provide plenty of idea book-worthy photos to save. More important, though, are the stories behind those images. Each homeowner has a unique experience to share, with helpful advice from a first-hand perspective that inspires and motivates so many of you with your own dream.
These stories fuel my own idea book as well with interesting topics and concepts that I can then share with you all. As I note in my editor's view, I recently attended one of our Log & Timber Home Shows and had the opportunity to catch up with many readers. No matter the direction of the conversation -- someone's plans to build a tiny, relaxing cabin just to have someplace quiet to read and relax, or constructive critiques on what others would like to see in the pages of Country's Best Cabins -- I find all of them enlightening and hope you'll share your stories with me. (You can find me at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Often, I'll post these stories as part of Country's Best Cabins' Reader Logbook department. (Our April issue, which just hit newsstands last week, features two odes to builders who not only helped make the dream happen but did so on budget, too.) Sometimes, these stories become full-blown journals, cataloging each step along the way to help others in their quest for cabin ownership. Today, I posted the last entry in a 16-month series by two homeowners, who, I'm happy to say, are now living the log-home life (with sanity and bank account reasonably intact). I encourage those of you in the dreaming and planning stages to take a look; it's a thorough, soup-to-nuts account of exactly what you can expect: http://www.loghome.com/lakefront-log-home-building-diary/articles/3235.