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The Kootenay II is a popular retirement home or weekender wood cabin. It has one generous size bedroom and a large loft area that can be used as a master bedroom or for open plan sleeping quarters. It has a very cosy atmosphere, and a fantastic verandah to watch the world go by from. This design has 914 square feet of living space and 280 square feet of deck and verandah space. The Kootenay II is just one of the home cabin kits you might consider when looking for a wood cabin. You will want to take a look at the site for the other home cabin kits and cabin building kits available.

Working from a home cabin kit lets you accomplish building within a manageable framework, even if you're not a master wood cabin builder. Going with a reputable log home builder, you will also have access to their customer-service line in case you make a mistake. When it comes to building your home cabin kit, you should have a basic set of tools to include a ladder, a hammer, and power drill. You may already have most of the building equipment you need. Because a lot of the work has already been done for you, you won't have any heavy equipment around so that means you should be able to construct your wood cabin with minimum impact to the surrounding trees and wildlife. And, as for ecology, log walls are known to have better heat retention than many other building materials. Many home cabin kit dealers are green certified, and some engage in extensive reforestation efforts that you can feel good about supporting. Home cabin kits can include options such as solar panels, wood stoves, and composting toilets that help you live off the grid in comfort.

Adaptability is a major advantage of home cabin kits. A wood cabin might be no larger than a spacious studio apartment, and take up only 500 square feet of the ground. So by using a home cabin kit, you can turn a small or oddly shaped lot into a perfectly usable piece of ground. A home cabin kit can also ensure that your cabin building construction passes with the building code. You'll know that the home cabin kit's floor plan and engineering are relatively sound, and all of its doors, windows and roof will have to meet certain specifications. The price of a home cabin kit can also be appealing, but this will depend very much on the size and floor plan of course, and which building materials and methods are used.

The Kootenay II is just one of the home cabin kits you will find on the Appalachian site. Appalachian supplies a wide range of log and heavy timber frame home cabin kits and commercial buildings. In the case of the residential market, they supply lock-up packages in home cabin kit form for the owner-builder or an owner who is engaging a builder to help construct their Appalachian cabin building. In the commercial market, they supply buildings in kit form or build to the cabin building to completion depending on the customers preference. Their log profiles are produced from Australian White Cypress in two specific profiles, with one design being a single tongue and groove D-shaped finish and the other a flat-both sides cabin building finish. The flat profile log can be used for the external walls but is commonly used as an internal roof load bearing dividing wall. The logs also form the structural load bearing solid timber wall, for both the inside and the outside surfaces, and are sealed using a sealant tape. **


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