Log cabins in the wilderness appeals to the American spirit more so than any other type of construction. Building a log cabin may seem like a challenging undertaking, but it actually requires no specialized skills. With the right set of simple plans, nearly anyone should be able to build a log cabin from scratch or from a log cabin kit. All you have to do is add the labor!
Design your log cabin. When drawing up your log cabin plans, first determine the outer dimensions. Do not design the walls to be longer than available logs. Use the plans included with your log cabin kit if you choose to use one. Find a site for your cabin and prepare the ground. Ideally, choose land that is level and drains well. Remove trees, rocks and underbrush, and save suitable trees for the cabin construction.