If you’re yearning for a return to simplicity in 2020, we have just the solution. Buy an affordable log cabin now. These wooden structures are cozy, rustic, and oh-so-desirable.
Best of all? They’re perfect for buyers looking for a second home, vacation getaway, or permanent retreat from the madding crowds. And you won’t drain your bank account when ponying up a down payment for a log cabin. In fact, we’ve rounded up nine picturesque options on the market, all priced for less than $200,000.
When you consider the nationwide median list price on homes sits atop $300,000, these lumber-loving dwellings are a relative steal. And what’s a better place to wait out spring than a cabin in the woods?
Have a look at these nine notable log homes, and then figure out how to make one your very own.
Timber tidbits: It seems hard to believe, but this log cabin is only 45 minutes from downtown Chicago. Tucked into an acre lot right next to the Raccoon Grove Nature Preserve, this cozy one-bedroom retreat looks like an ideal place to unwind from the rigors of the big city.
Timber tidbits: This two-level cabin offers two decks from which to soak in the glorious surroundings. Located on the edge of the Chattahoochee Forest and near Lake Blue Ridge, this awesome abode is an ode to the beauty of woodwork.
Timber tidbits: If you’re considering a move out of the Lower 48, you may as well leave tract home living behind. This cabin in Denali State Preserve is about 90 miles north of Anchorage and sits in a gated community. However, it’s a long way from the luxuries of Hidden Hills—a gated community in Alaska still means icy winters and a composting toilet.
Timber tidbits: Sitting on Crooked Lake, this cabin overlooks a 40-acre marshland. And with four bedrooms and nearly 2,700 square feet of living space, it’s a screaming bargain at only $64 per square foot.
Timber tidbits: This two-bedroom sits on a knoll and offers mesmerizing views of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Inside, it’s packed with modern conveniences, including a spacious kitchen, a walk-in closet, and a large dining area.
Timber tidbits: Sitting on 2 acres, this three-bedroom cabin near the Mississippi border offers plenty of charm inside and out. The huge wraparound porch looks like a perfect spot to while away warm days.
Timber tidbits: Close to the Jefferson National Forest, this two-bedroom cabin sits on 5 acres at the very end of a long road. If privacy is what you’re after, this might be just the place.
Timber tidbits: Located in the western part of the state close to the Delaware River and the Pennsylvania border, this cabin is less than two hours to Manhattan. And while the blue carpeting has to come up, the three-bedroom home has solid bones.
Timber tidbits: This cute cabin sits on an acre in the eastern part of the state and offers an intriguing opportunity for a buyer who wants to get back to nature. It comes with a chicken coop, goat stable, and two workshops.
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