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903, 2023

Mini Split Maintenance Guide for Homeowners

March 9th, 2023|Categories: Heating and Cooling|Tags: , , |0 Comments

If you have a mini split in your home, you already know it is a great AC system. Min splits allow multi-zone cooling, and are more efficient and quieter than other air conditioning systems. However, like most appliances, they require regular maintenance to keep them at peak performance [...]

603, 2023

Factory Built Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU’s) – The perfect backyard housing solution

March 6th, 2023|Categories: ADU|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

ADU's for living spaces, in-law suite, backyard rentals and more! When it comes to livable spaces options for your property, either to use as  a rental cabin, in-law suite, backyard rental, solution to housing aging relatives on your property or helping out college students with an affordable living space, [...]

2601, 2023

How to Start a Successful Cabin Rental Business Guide with Floor Plans

January 26th, 2023|Categories: Cabin Rental Business|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Starting a Vacation Cabin Rental Business: Is this a good idea? Is starting a cabin rental business a good idea? It seams like every time you turn to social media, stream your favorite videos and shows - advertisements for vacation rental businesses and cabin rental businesses are popping up [...]

1408, 2022

Tips on How to Start a Small Herb Garden at Your Cabin 

August 14th, 2022|Categories: Smart Size Living|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

On the question, of how to start a small herb garden at your cabin, keep reading and you'll find the answer! Starting a small indoor herb garden can provide endless benefits. Whether you want to cook healthier meals, treat yourself to some fresh herbs, or simply enjoy the benefits [...]

306, 2022

The Leland’s Cabins Brazos Series – a multi-functional tiny cabin. 

June 3rd, 2022|Categories: Smart Size Living|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Are you in the market for a cabin that checks off all-important boxes like reasonable square feet, great design, functionality, and a small footprint? Then, check out our Brazos cabin series!  Functional Tiny Cabin This unique cabin has a functional space design that can serve as a vacation cabin [...]

2202, 2022

A Mother in Law Suite is the New Real Estate Must Have

February 22nd, 2022|Categories: Tiny Home|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Why are mother in law suites so desirable in the current market? As our parents age the biggest questions kids ask themselves is: How do I care for them as well as they cared for me? We are seeing problematic nursing homes rise in the media and the costs [...]

2401, 2022

Leland’s Cabins on Designing Spaces

January 24th, 2022|Categories: Smart Size Living, Tiny Home|Tags: , , |0 Comments

We are very excited to be featured on Designing Spaces! The clip below shows you a little insight into who we are as a company and why we started this business. With almost 30 years of experience we have a long track record of designing and building [...]

401, 2022

Staycations – The most popular destination

January 4th, 2022|Categories: Home Away from Home|Tags: , |0 Comments

With more Americans opting for staycations, are you prepared? Things are finally opening back up, but international travel is still not something most people are comfortable with. Even before this pandemic hit the popularity of staycations was spreading. Whether taking a road trip with your significant other or taking [...]

2712, 2021

Smart Size Living or Tiny Home?

December 27th, 2021|Categories: Smart Size Living|Tags: , |0 Comments

If you have fallen in love with the allure of tiny homes, you are in good company. With owners ranging from downsizing Baby Boomers to minimalist Millennials, tiny homes are enjoying a growing following. But, what is a tiny home, and is it really right for you? According to [...]

812, 2021

Tiny Homes on Wheels Vs Stationary Tiny Homes

December 8th, 2021|Categories: Tiny Home|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Generally speaking, all tiny homes have one thing in common: they’re tiny. There is huge variation when it comes to materials, design, layout, use, size, and more. But, one of the biggest differences has to do with their foundations: is the home anchored to the ground, or is it [...]

1606, 2021

13 Drool-Worthy Summer Recipes for Grill Season on Your Deck

June 16th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Traditional German summer lettuce with curled lettuce, goat cheese, and mango as closeup on a plate on a well-laid table Imagine you and your family are enjoying the summer's day outside of one of our beautiful cabins. A slight breeze brings the scent of fresh burgers from the [...]

1312, 2019

Why You Should Sell Your Home in Fall or Winter (And How to Do It)

December 13th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Selling your home in spring or summer is not always the best option. Sure, you can expect more potential buyers to be out and about, and the curb appeal of your property will likely be a little nicer. But when you put your home on the market in fall [...]

1511, 2019

Share Your Cabin

November 15th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Do you have a cabin that you’d like to share? Do you have a cabin story that you’d like to tell? Spread the inspiration of cabin life with our community by submitting your info below! Here’s what you can submit: Cabins Submit a cabin that you live in, rent out, have visited, are [...]

409, 2019

Choosing your Cabin Builder – CUSTOM BUILT VS. COOKIE CUTTER

September 4th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Here at Leland’s Cabins, we like cookies as much as the next guy. Shortbread, chocolate chip, oatmeal. We’ll enjoy a plate of them all. We like them so much that we often have them freshly baked for you to enjoy during your visit to our showroom! But what we’re [...]

3007, 2019

Nicole’s Place is Saving Lives in Our Own Texas Backyard

July 30th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Growing up in the eighties and early nineties I remember when milk cartons were used to help find missing children. Back then, picky children were reminded of the starving children in Ethiopia every night at dinner. It’s also when street corners were first occupied with people holding signs that [...]

207, 2019

Fireworks, BBQ and Making a Real Difference: A Safe Harbor for Survivors of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking

July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

As I look forward to celebrating our nation’s independence, I am compelled this year to do more than just BBQ, soak up the sun and go to bed after watching an extravaganza of fireworks. A fire has been sparked in me for something more. With summer in full bloom [...]

1605, 2019

Making a House a Home

May 16th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

By  Guest Blogger, Rebecca Gates Having been a wife for nearly twenty years one might assume that by now I would have my house dialed in and looking as though a professional had placed perfectly every piece of furniture and nic nac. It was definitely my goal to have [...]

805, 2019

The Key to an Orderly Closet

May 8th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

By Guest Blogger, Rebecca Gates When I was a child I was terrified of the closet. I'd lay in bed with one eye peeking out from under my covers watching for any sign of movement because I was convinced there were monsters waiting to attack the minute I turned [...]

403, 2019

Decorating Your Loft Space

March 4th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Decorating Your Loft Space Whether you’re a tiny home enthusiast or AirBnB aficionado, you know that the best way to maximize your space is with a loft. With the seemingly boundless opportunities for creative use of space, these ladder-accessible nooks offer much-needed privacy and a chance to decorate [...]

502, 2019

Love is Kind. Love is Gentle.

February 5th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Christmas was barely over and I began to see red! It’s hard not to be a little angry when Valentine’s Day is being pushed on us as prematurely as marriage was at every family event I went to in my twenties. I started noticing red hearts at every store [...]

1601, 2019

Cabinets Crafted Just for You

January 16th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The cabinetry you’ll find in Leland’s cabins combines classic, time-tested designs and construction methods with contemporary fabrication techniques to ensure a timeless and comfortable look that will stay durable and hassle free for years to come. Our craftsman begins every cabinet as a CAD file which is used [...]

1712, 2018

Spice up Your Christmas with These Texas Recipes

December 17th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Christmas, Texas Style You can picture the typical TV representation of Christmas morning. There’s a fire crackling in the fireplace. The tree is beautifully decorated, something even Martha Stewart would approve of. Every gift is meticulously wrapped and marked and bedecked with bows and ribbon. And the family members [...]

2011, 2018

Why not have Thanksgiving in the woods?

November 20th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

What does a “normal” Thanksgiving look and feel like to you? Family and friends gathered around your kitchen table enjoying pumpkin pie while the Macy’s Thanksgiving day parade, or your favorite football team plays in the background on the big screen? Or is it a little more stressful? Rather [...]

1211, 2018

Unlikely Benefits of Owning a Small-Size Cabin

November 12th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

While it goes without saying here in the Lone Star State that everything is bigger in Texas, it doesn’t mean that bigger is always better. When it comes to Leland’s small-size prefab cabins, there are some wonderful benefits to going for a slimmed-down style. An easy perk to point to [...]

911, 2018

Client Testimonial 2: Leland’s Builds a Cabin for a Texas School

November 9th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

In working to create an outdoor learning center with All Saints Episcopal School in Tyler, Texas, it was clear that we couldn’t think about the outdoor areas as separate from the indoor ones. Both were a top priority, and the two needed to work in harmony. All Saints partnered [...]

511, 2018

Client Testimonial: Lisa and Chuck Forman

November 5th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

When Leland’s Cabins customers Lisa and Chuck Forman moved back to the United States after working overseas, they decided to settle down in Spur, Texas, a blink-and-you-miss-it town of just over a thousand people located east of Lubbock. They were curious about tiny houses, and when they discovered Spur, [...]

2910, 2018

Client Testimonial: Leland’s Builds a Cabin for a Texas School

October 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments We talk a lot about our cabins serving as retreats, as destinations for escaping the daily grind of the working world and embracing the quiet of nature. Leland’s Cabins recently was given an opportunity to build a forest hideaway not for a family, but for a local [...]

2910, 2018

The Benefits of Having a Local Craftsman Build Your Log Cabin

October 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

We’ve all heard the mantra to “shop local,” but what does that mean when it comes to modular cabins? Here at Leland’s Cabins, we embrace that local perspective every day and with every member of our Leland’s family. Texas log cabins are a distinct style. We’re proud of the [...]

2210, 2018

Think Outside the Box With a Manufactured Cabin

October 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Manufactured Cabins in Texas At Leland’s Cabins, we specialize in manufactured cabins. We build every one here at our headquarters in Grandview, Texas. Why do we do it that way? There are a lot of reasons, but the most important is that we have more control over the quality [...]

1710, 2018

Top 5 Reasons to get away to your cabin this fall

October 17th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Your Cabin Home The leaves are changing. The temperatures are dropping just enough that you can bring out the warm, cozy, comfy clothes you love. And the air is filled with something different. Nature is changing directions, not slowing down, and shedding what it doesn’t need for what comes [...]

1710, 2018

Planning a Successful Fall Hunting Trip in Texas

October 17th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Hunting Trips Starting your day out sitting on the cool ground in the woods, just as the sun is coming up, is less an exercise in patience and more a moment of peaceful anticipation. You’re there waiting for the sun to clear the horizon and the game to come [...]

110, 2018

Weekend Getaways: Part One

October 1st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Our family loves to get away together on the weekends. But staying at hotels and Airbnb’s can get expensive. We have explored many options in search of a smarter way to vacation. Camping We could save money camping, but we are definitely not what you would call “happy campers.” To [...]

2509, 2018

The Best Fall Cabin Decor

September 25th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Best Fall Cabin Decor With fall equinox hitting in late September, when the sun appears to cross the equator on its journey south along the horizon, we officially mark autumn’s arrival. And with it, an uptick in all things made with pumpkin spice. But there’s more to celebrate this [...]

2509, 2018

A Customizable Prefab Cabin—Is It Really Possible?

September 25th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Customizable Prefab Cabin You know what you want, but you’re having a hard time finding it. A customizable prefab cabin doesn’t seem to be in the vocabulary of the cabin builders you’ve spoken with. But don’t worry, Leland’s Cabins has you covered. We rarely build the same exact cabin twice, [...]

2509, 2018

The Perfect End to Summer: A Getaway at Your Log Cabin

September 25th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

A Getaway to Your Manufactured Log Cabin The end of summer is upon you. It happens every year, and every year you swear it happened even quicker this year. Every summer, you get caught up in something. And before you know it, you’ve missed your chance to book that [...]

2409, 2018

Why Add a Porch to Your Leland’s Cabin?

September 24th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Here at Leland’s, we think a lot about the modular cabins Texas builders offer. And we think our nine different models of log cabins offer something for every taste and wallet. But a topic we don’t always talk about is a powerful extension of the cabin: the porch. “Make your [...]

1309, 2018

Behind the Build, Part 6: Delivery and Setup

September 13th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

There’s no better feeling than coming home. The sense of calm, relief, peace. When you purchase a prefab log cabin with a Texas-made, Texas-proud builder like Leland’s Cabins, those are just the feelings we want you to have. We aim for that sort of satisfaction with every cabin we [...]

3108, 2018

Let Leland’s Show You Financing Options for Your Dream Cabin

August 31st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

You’ve had the dream. It’s set to the song of cicadas with lush green trees and grass, family members laughing and playing, and a pervading spirit of fun and adventure. We’ve all had these sorts of vacation reveries, whether set in the hills of Italy, the wide-open skies of [...]

3108, 2018

Behind the Build, Part 5: HVAC, Plumbing, Lighting, and Cabinets

August 31st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The last step in bringing your Leland’s Cabins home to life includes installing the HVAC, plumbing, lighting, and kitchen cabinets. Each step in the construction process—as we showed in Part 4 which demonstrated installation of the electrical, walls, floors, and insulation—moves your pre-built cabin along from an idea in [...]

3108, 2018

Behind the Build, Part 4: Electrical, Insulation, Walls, and Flooring

August 31st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

As your Leland’s Cabins home comes together, the next phase of construction kicks up the excitement. Our custom cabins are Texas made and Texas proud, which means pride in workmanship goes into each and every one. We don’t line it up for delivery until we’re satisfied that every step [...]

3108, 2018

Leland’s Behind the Build, Part 3: Windows, Paint, and Roof

August 31st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The excitement builds with each step in the creation of your Leland’s Cabins home. No matter the model you’ve selected from our nine prefab log cabin styles, the same commitment to craftsmanship goes into each one. Once the roof and outside walls have gone up, it’s time to frame [...]

3108, 2018


August 31st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Great American Eclipse On August 21, 2017, America will experience the Great American Eclipse. You’ve most likely already heard about it because the eclipse has been receiving great coverage for months. And it isn’t even here yet. Why is it a big deal? Because the path of totality—that’s the [...]

3108, 2018


August 31st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Small Modular Cabins Wanted: Someone who knows what they want and loves small modular cabins. Somebody who has been searching and searching for handcrafted quality and old-time workmanship. While this isn’t exactly a want ad, the Smokey Bear is auditioning owners. It’s looking for someone who will appreciate its simplistic beauty [...]

3108, 2018


August 31st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

For nearly a decade—from 1836 until it agreed to join the United States in 1845—Texas proudly flew the flag of the Republic and let the world know the lone star stood for an independent spirit. You can stake your claim to that same legacy with sturdy and stylish Texas log cabins crafted [...]

3108, 2018


August 31st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Enjoying The Brazos Listen closely and you can hear birds in the distance, chattering back and forth. Then you notice the sound of trickling water nearby. The sound of rustling leaves and brush reaches your ears, but it isn’t long before you see the source of all that noise. You [...]

3108, 2018


August 31st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Small Cabin in Texas There is a small cabin in Texas waiting for you. And it’s waiting in the largest cabin superstore in the state at Leland’s Cabins in Grandview. At 392 square feet, The Stag is the perfect little cabin you’ve been looking for. It’s so cute you’ll wanna squeeze [...]

3108, 2018


August 31st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Jupes, Part 1: Ordering and Building a Dream Cabin At Leland’s Cabins, we like to consider ourselves creative thinkers. That’s why we get so excited when we have the opportunity to work with other cabin visionaries like our customers Dan and Kay Jupe, who recently decided to purchase a [...]

3108, 2018


August 31st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Choosing a Log Cabin You’ve always wanted a log cabin, and now you’re ready to buy one. You’ve been browsing and dreaming, but you haven’t solidified what kind of log cabin you’d like to own. So how do you choose the best log cabin for you? It’s all about knowing [...]

3108, 2018


August 31st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Life often comes down to a series of special moments. That first date. Graduation Day. The wedding. The birth of a baby. At Leland’s Cabins, the big day for us is always when one of our log cabins is delivered to a customer. For Dan and Kay Jupe, Leland’s customers [...]

3108, 2018


August 31st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Log Cabins You’ve been looking online at log cabins. You’ve discovered three things: 1. There is a price range to fit any budget out there. 2. All of the low-priced cabins aren’t cabins at all, but rather a jumble of boards and parts that come in a big kit you’d [...]

3108, 2018


August 31st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Log Cabin Recap In Part 1 of the series, we talked about all the practical reasons why you should buy a cabin. For a quick refresher, here are those reasons all summed up: Cabins aren’t just a trend. They are here to stay. Cabins (especially Leland’s) are environmentally friendly. They are [...]

3108, 2018


August 31st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

  Integrity. Decency. Duty. These were the qualities actor John Wayne embodied in his legendary turn as Sheriff John T. Chance in the 1959 Howard Hawks film Rio Bravo. At Leland’s Cabins, we try to embody these same qualities in everything we do. Considered one of John Wayne’s best performances, his character in Rio [...]

3108, 2018


August 31st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Custom Cabins at Leland’s Every custom cabin we sell at Leland’s starts with our custom cabin team. Made up of experienced professionals, we understand buying a cabin is no small purchase. Our team takes its time getting to know every customer who walks through the door. Why? Because at Leland’s Cabins, [...]

3108, 2018


August 31st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Christmas in Texas doesn’t always come with snowball fights, cozy fireplaces, and the other trappings of North Pole life. But it does come with beloved traditions that residents of the Lone Star State enjoy embracing year after year. At Leland’s Cabins, we’re all for breaking out the spiced eggnog and ugly [...]

3108, 2018


August 31st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Ultimate Christmas Gift You put up the pre-lit tree, searching through the strands of lights to find the one burned-out bulb preventing half the tree from lighting up. Dusting off the stockings, you discover that stocking stuffer you thought was lost. You hang the wreath as you always do [...]

3108, 2018


August 31st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Which Size Cabin Is Right for You? Grande or Venti? Short or Tall? Or even Trenta? Whether it’s coffee or a stack of pancakes or the car we drive, we make choices about what size is right for us every day. When it comes to choosing the right size Texas [...]

3108, 2018


August 31st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Winter is a time for settling into a slower, sleepier pace and easier lifestyle. You’ve made it through the holiday madness, smiled through every ugly-sweater party and Christmas photo, and now you’re ready to claim what’s due: downtime, as in stress-free hours spent nestled under a down comforter in your Leland’s Cabins hideaway. While [...]

3108, 2018


August 31st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Winter Vacations You’ve been stuck in the same routine since fall. Go to work, come home, make dinner, feed the kids (or adult), clean it up, go to bed, and get up to do it all over again. Or maybe you’re retired, but you’ve found yourself in a similar slump. [...]

3008, 2018


August 30th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

It’s winter. It’s cold out. And all across America, we’re behaving like bears, hunkering down under our blankets and hoping to sleep till spring. During winter’s coldest months, it’s common—and very natural—to feel more sleepy and hungry. That’s because our bodies are trying hard to warm up. With every beat [...]

3008, 2018


August 30th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Buying a Prefab Cabin Are you looking at prefab cabins? If so, Leland’s Cabins in Texas is the perfect place to start and end your search. Why? Because at Leland’s, we build prefab log cabins with meticulous attention to the small details that add up to make every cabin last. [...]

3008, 2018


August 30th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Here at Leland’s Cabins, we like cookies as much as the next guy. Shortbread, chocolate chip, oatmeal. We’ll enjoy a plate of all of them. But what we’re not about is cookie cutters—meaning products made to look exactly the same and lacking individuality. When you work with a prefab cabin builder [...]

3008, 2018


August 30th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The roots of Arbor Day run deep through American history. Founded by J. Sterling Morton, the very first Arbor Day in the United States took place in Nebraska City, Nebraska, on April 10, 1872, when an estimated 1 million trees were planted. “Arbor Day is not like other holidays,” pronounced [...]

3008, 2018

Choosing the Perfect Location for Your Custom Cabin

August 30th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

We’ve all heard the mantra about buying a home: location, location, location. And while it’s easy to imagine the role location plays when considering homes in a city landscape, there are lots of new and important concerns to keep in mind when choosing the right place for your Leland’s Cabins [...]

3008, 2018

Deciding on the walls for your perfect cabin

August 30th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

There’s an expression “if these walls could talk” that refers to the idea that interesting or memorable things once happened within the confines of a certain room’s four walls. At Leland’s Cabins, we hope all your cabin stays will provide interesting and lasting memories. And we want to make sure your walls do [...]

3008, 2018

Spring Cleaning Your Leland’s Cabin

August 30th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Would you like to keep your cabin as beautiful as the day it was delivered? Here’s a checklist to help you do just that. Exterior Start outside and save the inside for a rainy day. Check for wear and tear on your: Roof — pay close attention to valleys and [...]

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