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

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 said, “Will work for food.” Some of those people even made it into the pages of my high school yearbook because it had become such a phenomenon. The kids of my generation grew up accustomed to suffering around us. We were conditioned to raise support for causes and to give [...]

By |2019-09-23T21:44:27+00:00July 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

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 as evidenced by the children playing outside, I enjoy the sounds of their carefree laughter. It is the sweetest sound of freedom, but it is a freedom that is being taken away from a growing number of our country’s children. Sex trafficking is no longer something that happens in other [...]

By |2019-07-03T17:54:47+00:00July 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Key to an Orderly Closet

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 my back. Now that I'm older I'm terrified of my closets for the monstrosity that lies in wait to pounce on me the minute I open the door. Lurking in the dark is a mess so grotesque that it causes me to dread my favorite season of the year because [...]

By |2019-05-08T16:29:49+00:00May 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Decorating Your Loft Space

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 the getaway of your dreams. Despite their small appearance, the loft’s versatility is mighty. If you’re considering getting one of Leland’s Cabins for you and your spouse to live in full-time or as a summer getaway, these nooks make a great bedroom. With about 4’ of headroom, airy wall [...]

By |2019-03-04T22:51:06+00:00March 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cabinets Crafted Just for You

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 to directly machine-cut the wood, allowing for an extremely accurate fabrication of the building blocks that go into each cabinet. The wood, either hickory, knotty pine, or a mix of knotty hickory and walnut, is then planed and cut to the exact size, shape and angle necessary for its role [...]

By |2019-01-23T15:30:38+00:00January 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Spice up Your Christmas with These Texas Recipes

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 gathered around enjoying these sights and sounds are dressed in coordinated pajamas, opening presents one person at a time. Here at Leland’s Cabins, we’re a little less TV ideal and a lot more eclectic in our holiday traditions.   Old Texas Christmas Traditions Texas is a state with a long [...]

By |2018-12-17T22:49:25+00:00December 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why not have Thanksgiving in the woods?

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 than filling your mind and heart with thoughts of thankfulness, you find your mind racing - thinking about how long the turkey needs to be in the oven, Black Friday deals, or the fact that your holiday season to-do list keeps getting longer by the day. Whatever your Thanksgiving normal [...]

By |2018-11-20T19:24:57+00:00November 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Unlikely Benefits of Owning a Small-Size Cabin

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 is cost efficiency. Buying one of the small premade cabins or tiny homes like The Stag goes easy on the wallet, which leaves you with more money in the bank each month. When your home costs less than a pickup truck or SUV, you know you can sleep peacefully at [...]

By |2018-11-12T20:34:55+00:00November 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

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 with Leland’s to build a learning center that took advantage of the 150-acre campus and all the trees, trails, and wildlife on it. Listening to Head of School Mike Cobb’s vision for the learning center, we were able to work together to maximize the best in what our Texas pre-built [...]

By |2018-11-09T16:19:42+00:00November 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Client Testimonial: Lisa and Chuck Forman

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, they were excited by what they read. The diminutive town was described as big on charm and friendliness, and right away they felt welcome. As the couple visited Spur, they met one of our Leland’s representatives who showed them a handful of our manufactured log cabin homes in town. The couple [...]

By |2019-09-17T16:00:23+00:00November 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments