Creative Lodgepole Cabin Ideas

July 15, 2021 1:54 am Published by Leave your thoughts

How many times have you threatened, “I’ll just go run off to the woods and never come back”? If you have an interesting lodgepole cabin design, that goal might just be within reach—especially when you equip it with modern comforts like plumbing, electricity and internet. Whether you want a 21st century rustic getaway or a full-fledged residence, there are plenty of ways to achieve it. Here’s a closer look at some of the different types of lodgepole cabins to get your creative juices flowing:

  • A-frame: An A-frame home is the perfect way to use lodgepoles. Use the poles to create the structure or even the roof, depending on what kind of vision you and your contractor may have. It’s sure to create the most beautiful rustic getaway possible.
  • Barrel house: Barrel houses are a great way to use lodgepoles, especially because of their rounded nature—it will show off the natural shape of the lodgepoles. They’re a great choice for small retreats or saunas. Bonus: They’re easy to move to another location on your property.
  • Classic lodgepole cabin: If you really want to get away from it all, a lodgepole cabin is the way to go. Of course, you’ll need to seal the lodgepoles with an insulation and sealing method—called chinking—but this type of construction can be quite charming and fun.
  • Sod-roofed cabin: Sod-roofed cabins provide extra insulation. Although this type of construction has been used for thousands of years, it’s not particularly popular in the United States. If you want to build your home into a hillside or give it some extra insulation, sod-roofed cabins are an ecologically friendly, beautiful and charming addition to the area. The best part about them is that your architecture recedes into the natural landscape, so you’re making a very minimal footprint.
  • Tiny house: Lodgepoles are also great for tiny houses. As you may know, many people are eschewing their earthly riches to live in tiny homes. They force you to only keep what is necessary. You can create an incredibly beautiful rustic tiny home with judicious lodgepole use—just ask your contractor for recommendations.
  • Container cabin: Using old shipping containers has been a big trend over the last two decades. Consider using lodgepoles to accent your shipping container construction, which ties the industrial and natural themes together perfectly. If you haven’t seen these types of cabins, look at home design websites and magazines to find out how they can work together.
  • A-frame tiny house: Finally, if you’re not thinking about using lodgepoles for a full home, think about an A-frame tiny house. You’ll get all of the benefits of their aesthetic beauty, but for a lower price and with a smaller physical footprint. Plus, you’ll have more room for family members or guests.

Huberwoods guarantees the quality of our wood. If you need wooden lodgepoles for any of these different types of lodgepole cabin construction, call us today. We can provide the supplies you need for your dream construction project.

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