Hans Liberg's Recording Studio Log Cabin

by DIY Maven

Hans Liberg's Recording Studio Log Cabin

Hans Liberg has a log cabin for a recording studio that's more loggy than most. But even for all its logginess, its unique construction makes if feel anything but traditional, in a log cabin sense. That's because it was put together by Hans's friend, furniture designer, Piet Hein Eek. If you're familiar with some of Piet's

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Roundup: 12 Cozy Scandinavian Modern Cabins

by Capree K

Roundup: 12 Cozy Scandinavian Modern Cabins

If you liked last week's Scandinavian Modern kitchen makeover, you're in for a treat!  As I mentioned yesterday, around this time of year I always get that rustic itch (which sounds like a virus, but I swear it's not).  I seek out and take inspiration from cozy spaces - move over shiny minimalist houses, I want wood and textiles!  So, what's the ultimate winter abode?  A Scandinavian Modern Cabin.  I'll take two!  

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Unbelievable Cabin Makeover

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Call of the wild

You know those real estate ads that says 'Needs a lot of work'? This ramshackle cabin in Tee Harbor, Alaska included such a description in its ad--although it was probably an understatement. Unoccupied for six years, the home was abandoned by its previous owners who left behind bags of moldy clothes and furniture scattered in the yard. The home's basement walls were rotted and its porch had collapsed. But none of that

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The Ab-Fab FabCab

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prefab, prefab housing, FabCab, timberframe house, timberframe construction, eco-friendly materials, eco-friendly furnishings, eco design, green design, sustainable building

FabCab is short for Fabulous Cabin and it lives up to its name. The timber frame kit home debuted at the 2010 Seattle Home Show to onlookers' delight. The kit is shipped to the homeowner and then erected by a licensed contractor. Is it DIYable? Since the kit comes in pre-cut parts, possibly, if you have experience with construction of that sort.

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The Floating Cabin

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The Floating Cabin

Ever dream of a cabin on a lake? How about a cabin IN a lake?? Margy and Wayne Lutz's get-away in Powell Lake in British Columbia is just that. The 20' x 21' 2-story cabin sits atop a 40' x 40' float but has a couple of other floats tethered to it that house a woodshed and Margy's vegetable garden. Yes, the Lutz's pay property tax as well as a water lease. Both add up to about $1000 a year. There's no bathroom in the cabin, so the couple have...

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The Metro Cabin

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I live in a state where every other person owns a cabin somewhere. Usually ‘Up North’, which refers to Minnesota’s lake country. Some are little one-room shacks; some look like homes you’d seen in any suburb across America. Some have running water, some don’t. None that I’ve seen, however, look like the Metro Cabin. What a pity.

The Metro Cabin


This transportable, pre-fab structure can be assembled by 2 people in about 3 days. Yes, it’s a cabin of the one-room...

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