10 Tips For Choosing The Perfect Garden Log Cabin There is a new and excellent trend in garden design recently, and it spreads like a fungus. People choose to build miniature cottages in their gardens as a secondary residence. It is sweet, functional and a good addition that gives value to your home (and gives you a little escape in the middle of your yard). If you have considered building or transplanting a log cabin for the garden, there are ten tips for choosing the perfect and loving result. 1 - Consider its purpose - Why do you want a log cabin in your garden? This question is more important than you might think, because that is what will give you the best ideas forward. For example, if you want something that is more like a gazebo just with more protection, you will create a more open compartment with, say large frame windows and doors. But if you want something more like a Hobbit hole, you need to know it before you begin your design. 2 - Join a guest cabin - One of the best ways to design a more functional log cabin is to make it an actual home. Guest cottages are a good idea because they create a secondary accommodation for people to stay and add some serious value to your home. You may think you need a lot of property for this, such as an expansive property or many acres of land. But it is not true; more people build guest houses in their gardens next to their primary house. 3 - Diversify your surrounding plants - This is more for the cab's aesthetic and has more to do with the garden than the home. Sometimes people do not take into account how the garden itself looks and what it looks like in the design of the cabin. Or they fail to realize that the simple, rustic look of the cottage will mean counteracting it with different plant life. Try and be more creative in your choices, or it will all be very gentle. And on the other hand, when choosing your cabin design, remember how it looks in the garden itself. 4 - Look for environmentally friendly alternatives - It has long been a (wrong) view that log cabins are less environmentally friendly than other forms of housing. Once in a while, it may be true, considering the use of timber and some of the chemicals used to treat it. It has not been the case for decades. Acceptable harvest, or even recycled timber, is available. You can find many spots and sealants that are safe on the environment. It is not difficult to be environmentally friendly when you build your cottage, if you only shop before you make your final purchases. 5 - Treat it like your home - Log cabins require maintenance, so you have to take it into account from the beginning. Having said that, if you treat it as you want your primary home, you will find it much easier.