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 have to assemble.
3. Quality varies. A lot.
You’d love to pay next to nothing for a cabin because … well, who wouldn’t? You’d also love to buy a cabin that has been built by the pros, not a paint-by-number kit. Your quest to find the pros who create craftsman-quality cabins has led you here, to Leland’s.
All of your research has left you with a few burning questions: Why should I buy a cabin? Is cabin life just a thing, a trend, that people are following to be fashionable? Does it make sense to own a cabin?
So, why should you buy a log cabin?
1. Cabins aren’t just a trend.
Take the Nothnagle Cabin located in Gibbstown, New Jersey, for example. The cabin dates back to 1643. And that’s just one example of many. The United States’ homesteaders relied on log cabins to keep a roof over their heads, to have a place to call home and raise a family.
From the earliest settlers with limited supplies to the latest efforts to return to more environmentally conscious methods of homebuilding, cabins have been the answer to generations of homebuilding dilemmas. Cabins have never not been fashionable and practical.
2. Cabins are environmentally friendly, especially Leland’s.
Leland’s Cabins is conscious of the carbon footprint we’re leaving behind, and Leland’s is committed to making that footprint as small as possible.
A Leland’s cabin is built with wood interiors and exteriors in addition to the wood-framing within the walls. Leland’s has chosen wood not only for its beauty, but also for its renewability. Wood is a sustainable resource as long as those using the resource are also replenishing forests. To ensure replenishment, we partner with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant 20 trees for every single cabin sold.
And a solidly built log cabin such as the Smokey Bear will last for decades. With proper maintenance, it could endure even longer than that. This means all the materials used to build the cabin won’t end up in a landfill in a few years because the cabin is no longer liveable, as often is the case with manufactured and mobile homes.
Speaking of maintenance, a Leland’s Cabin is a low-maintenance cabin. There is no vinyl siding that ends up with holes and cracks after the first hail storm to roll through. The checklist of items that need maintenance on a Leland’s cabin is much shorter than it is on a traditional home.
3. Leland’s cabins are energy-efficient.
The beauty of a Leland’s cabin is more than skin deep. It’s also in its ability to save you money on heating and cooling costs.
Did you know log cabins built right have their own natural insulation properties? This means your log cabin will stay cooler on a hot day and warmer on a cool one. The insulation of the wood helps to maintain the temperature within the cabin, lowering your heating and cooling costs. And the heating and cooling system within our cabins are Energy Star-rated efficient units.
4. Cabins are an investment.
Cabins are economical and long-term investments. Cabins last and last, and a Leland’s cabin is built right so you can rest assured that its resale value will remain intact.
Buying a log home is a long-term investment that will grow and mature over time. Even if you outgrow your cabin at some point, someone else will gladly make it their family’s home or getaway. Others also recognize the value in owning a high-quality cabin.
Cabins aren’t just a financial investment. A cabin can also be an investment in yourself. It can be the centerpiece of your strategy to enjoy life and take care of yourself. A weekend away to the cabin means you’re taking time to live your life and savor every moment.
It can be a way for you to reconnect with your family, immediate and extended. Put the cabin by a lake, and you’ll have endless opportunities to create memories and weave your own fishing stories.
5. You can make it what you want.
Cabins are versatile by nature. You can make it the family home. You can make it your second home. Or you can even make it your vacation home.
Whatever it is you want in a cabin, it’s versatile enough to deliver.
At Leland’s, we customize our cabins to you. Because we build the entire cabin from start to finish here at our headquarters in Grandview, we have complete control over every step of the process. This means we can change anything you’d like.
Let’s say you’d prefer to have the floor plan flipped the other way (think of it as a left-hand and right-hand design) because of the way your building site is laid out. We can do that.
You’d like to make the bathroom a little larger? Move the closets? Add windows? We can do that too. The possibilities are endless.
With every cabin we sell, there are also a myriad of customization options for the finishing touches such as flooring, cabinetry, appliances, and more. We offer only the best options, with the most economical choice coming with the cabin automatically. But don’t let the word economical fool you: our handcrafted cabinets are beautiful and built from solid wood. No particle board around here.
See the reasons in person.
Did you know Leland’s headquarters in Grandview is home to the largest cabin showroom in all of Texas? You can come see all of our log cabins in person. Take a look around and tour each one in our cabin supercenter. Then, if you see one that catches your eye, talk to one of our cabin specialists who can go over the customization options and what you’ll need to know about buying a Leland’s cabin.
We look forward to seeing you.
And if you’re still looking for more reasons, check back in at the Leland’s Times for part two of the series.