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The 4 Best Cabin Ideas to Build for Your Homestead

Updated on March 15, 2019
Mountain side home overlooking a mountain range at dusk. Here is a home with a 360 degree window view that shows the surrounding mountain ranges and gives a bigger feel over the home.
Mountain side home overlooking a mountain range at dusk. Here is a home with a 360 degree window view that shows the surrounding mountain ranges and gives a bigger feel over the home.

Why Homestead?

How many times have you heard "I wish there was a way I could leave the rat race of society and move to the middle of nowhere." Or are you the one planning on moving to the middle of nowhere? Here are some amazing home ideas for the tranquil go-getter, active outsider, or future farmer. These homes are sustainable, promote renewable energy, and have reduced costs. In one case I saw a homesteader harvesting electricity and making money from the local electric company. Whatever your goal these home ideas will grant a pause from work and a place to rest.

Cob Style

Cob Homes are beautiful almost reminiscent to a hobbit home or a fairy tale home. This is one tough fairy tail home that is easy on your wallet too. Cob homes are sustainable and one of the best options to rebuild after wildfires hit an area.
Cob Homes are beautiful almost reminiscent to a hobbit home or a fairy tale home. This is one tough fairy tail home that is easy on your wallet too. Cob homes are sustainable and one of the best options to rebuild after wildfires hit an area.

Cob Style Home Benefits

Cob style homes promote a wonderous, fantastical approach to your home. These homes look they came out of a storybook and you wouldn't believe how sturdy this structure is and how easy going it is on overall price. Deplete your carbon footprint with this home and sculpt it to your desire. During the time of 2018, Santa Rosa Fires the editor of the architectural end of the Whole Earth Catalog in the 1970s was Lloyd Kahn. When local communities reached out how they should rebuild their homes his first response was building cob style homes. "It's easy. It's now. It's strong." Contact local urban planning officials, and see if you are zoned for this type of structure. Some states you can fully build cob homes without any intrusion; however, other states can be very strict and make sure you follow close guidelines.

A-Frame Style

Don't reinvent the wheel with this classic A-frame cabin. Smoothly blending into a hill or mountain side these wonderful cabins usually have fun loft editions or tall glass windows. These make for the perfect ski chalet.
Don't reinvent the wheel with this classic A-frame cabin. Smoothly blending into a hill or mountain side these wonderful cabins usually have fun loft editions or tall glass windows. These make for the perfect ski chalet.

A-Frame Home Benefits

A-frame cabins are great for anyone aspiring to have a ski bum bungalow on the side of a mountain or tucked into a forest creating a peaceful, private woodland home. A-frame is great with a loft attachment making the cabin feel expansive. A stove can easily heat this whole cabin which will also, in turn, make the snow easily slide from your roof making your A-frame cabin last for many generations to come. If you Have noticed on real estate websites such as Zillow, or Redfin A-frame cabins are in fantastic condition or need little rehab mostly being built around the late 1920s. Many A-frames were built by Uncle Sam during that time and placed along the California/Nevada border mountain range during that time. Take a look. With a little elbow grease, you can create a serene escape to the great unknown of the wilderness.

Modern Style

Make a statement with a post modern or minimalist cabin. An abstract approach a cabin like this has many uses architecturally and kinetically speaking and when built correctly the home invites the world outside into it.
Make a statement with a post modern or minimalist cabin. An abstract approach a cabin like this has many uses architecturally and kinetically speaking and when built correctly the home invites the world outside into it.

Modern Home Benefits

Modern homes focus on the expanse of floor, cubic, and visual landscape space. Many techniques of putting a large concrete pad down first, add the home, have eastern facing windows, and southern facing solar panels. This home style is a great way to add a rooftop deck or an addition of a classic touch of a living garden. Coyotes in your area? Put a chicken coop on top of your modern house so none of those pesky predators affect your homestead. These homes are usually positioned to blend into the landscape as not disturb the commons of the land they inhabit. The vast amount of materials you can use to build your modern home structure can be anything from shingled wood slats or a concrete fortress withstanding any type of weather.

Yurt Style

Yurts are fun, easy to build, and have an eccentric bohemian feel that is sure to light up any forest property. Yurt are an inviting home on permaculture homesteads and market garden farms.
Yurts are fun, easy to build, and have an eccentric bohemian feel that is sure to light up any forest property. Yurt are an inviting home on permaculture homesteads and market garden farms.

Yurt Home Benefits

The yurt makes a wonderful vacation home or year-round cabin structure for your homestead. Easily built or installed the yurt style home can be a great additional granny hutch on your property. The yurt is also easy to take down if you want to use it as a temporary structure to then build another dream home. This is why the yurt is such a great cabin to build for the homestead. Its pure versatility. Yurts are fantastic for a really big property you can put them all over dotting your landscape. Rent out the yurts or have family stay with you.

BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX Drill & Home Tool Kit, 68 Piece (LDX120PK)

BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX Drill & Home Tool Kit, 68 Piece (LDX120PK),Black/Orange
BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX Drill & Home Tool Kit, 68 Piece (LDX120PK),Black/Orange

This is an amazing drill to use to build your homestead and is a godsend when you are in a pinch or a bind. Great, durable, and trustworthy. I've used this exact drill when I built my first cabin. I was able to teach my kids now that they are older how to use drills with this same drill set. The tool kit will be passed down to them when they become older.

 

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