There is not a single industry that has not felt the effect of the pandemic. Especially the real estate market.
People are in a hurry to sell their houses so they can increase their cash-flow, while home buyers are hesitating because they don’t want to spend any money at the moment. Understandable, but challenging for all parties involved.
However, there is a large group of people who did move because they just couldn’t afford to pay rent anymore.
So Where Did They Go?
Some simply started renting cheaper places, some moved in with their folks, and others did a complete 360 and left for a more rural and natural setting.
These are the people who moved away from the city and into their own log homes and cabins.
Although it was a money-related decision first, now these same people don’t want to leave their new wooden dwellings.
In fact, they absolutely love it.
Well not only are they away from the city’s hustle and bustle culture but living in natural surroundings has literally changed their perception of life.
Most of them love their new environment and it has done wonders for new families. As their kids get to enjoy what nature has to offer. Running wild and free.
Considering most of these people are working from home, the whole deal only gets better.
Of course, not all people are loving the lifestyle (To each its own) but the people who do, absolutely adore living in a space that is surrounded by trees and clean fresh air.
Also contrary to popular belief, these cabins are not somewhere in the middle of nowhere. They are actually about 30 to 40 minutes out of the main cities and have their own little communities.
Complete with big chain grocery stores, gas stations, and all the other necessities of life. Which are usually a 5 to 10-minute drive away from the cabins,
So if you are looking for a change (Who isn’t these days right?), well you might want to look into buying a cabin. Some additional info, most cabins are also financed like a regular home so you can look into that as well.
Now let’s have a look at what you should look for when buying a cabin?
When it comes to getting a cabin, the quality of the construction is essential. Since most cabins are made of wood, they can actually last you for a very long time. We’re talking 15 to 20 years without any issues. If not more.
So the quality of your construction matters the most especially in the initial stages. The best thing you can do at this stage is to find out who made your cabin or what company made it and get in touch with them right away.
They will help you out with how to maintain your cabin and what to look for if there are any issues. Also, if something happens, you can reach out to them right away and they’ll know exactly what to do.
The bottom line, the construction of your wooden cabin is the very first thing that should be studied and understood properly. Don’t worry, it’s not as hard as it sounds (No pun intended).
Gone are the days when you had a cabin but no modern amenities in it. These days, the only thing old school about a cabin is its outer wooden construction.
Inside, most cabins or log homes (That’s why they are called homes now) have every single thing you can ask for. Including modern metal kitchen appliances, Wi-Fi, 1, 2, or even 3 bathrooms, and everything, you can ask for in a modern apartment or a fully detached home.
This is all great but the most important thing when it comes to getting a cabin is having a septic tank. In most apartment buildings, apartments are connected to a very powerful city’s sewage system that processes all the waste.
In a septic tank, the idea is pretty much the same but one thing you want to avoid at all cost is throwing anything besides you know what in your toilet bowl. Or it could surely cause some issues.
The main objective is to effectively and safely break down and separate organic waste from the water within the system. Periodically inspecting your septic system can help you identify potential buildups and damages, ultimately saving time, money, and resources in the long run.
So if you can take care of that situation, a septic tank is just fine. Some people prefer outhouses but again that is a personal choice.
Be Aware of Your Surroundings
Now that you’re living in a cabin, please note that it might not be a good idea just to walk out into the forest.
You’re not just walking out into a park here, you’re most likely walking out into a full-on forest.
So please be aware of not just the wildlife, but also any plants and other things related to nature.
We’re not saying be afraid of them, rather be aware of your new area.
It is an absolute delight to be surrounded by trees, but you should know what kind of trees and what kind of animals reside in your area.
After all, you want to coexist with them, versus disturbing or destroying the current ecosystem.
So before moving in, we highly recommend that you have a decent chat with your real estate agent and even any local community boards that may exist.
So they can help you adjust right away.
Most animals usually mind their own business unless provoked. Or if they feel their kids are in danger. So when you’re living in the cabin, make sure you keep your distance, follow the rules and regulations, and don’t throw garbage out in the open.
From what we’ve found so far, people who are living in cabins, especially those who just moved from the city are in absolute awe of where they are now.
They don’t have to worry about the rent because they’re still working from home and they get to enjoy beautiful incredible times with their families while enjoying the fresh air.
No city drama here.
If that’s what you’re looking for, we highly recommend that you go rent a cabin somewhere and see if this lifestyle is for you.