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Unless you’re a longtime construction or real-estate professional, the process you take toward cabin ownership is likely going your first foray into that type of experience.

You’re bound to have questions along the way and hard decisions to make. But the more information you acquire over the course of the planning process, the better off you’ll be.

That’s not to say you have to have all the answers before you start. Sometimes, being informed simply just means having enough knowledge to know what questions to ask. We help you throughout our 2014 Annual Buyer's Guide by providing a few key inquiries to consider as you progress through the process.

You will have lots to decide in regard in to the design - how the cabin will sit on your property, the number of rooms you will need, how your cabin needs to flow. Most of it depends on the function you intend your cabin to serve, so you also need to ask yourself what your goals for your cabin are. We illustrate different considerations to help you create the best design possible.

There are a variety of different styles available for construction as well, from traditional log to timber to mixes of materials. We list the options available and provide three examples through our home features — one timber, one log and one cedar shake.

We create these issues to help best educate you on the process. The best way we can do that is if know what type of information you find most valuable. Please share your thoughts and suggestions with us through our advisory panel at And you can always contact me directly with questions you’d like answered or cabin experiences you’d like to share.

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