15 Signs You Should Move Into a Log Cabin Immediately

Not sold on city life? Here are a few signs you should migrate to a place where the homes are rustic and the shirts are flannel. 

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March 22, 2016

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You're sold on solitude.

Sitting in a rocking chair on your front porch with nothing but you, the fresh air, and a second-hand copy of Walden or Into the Wild sounds like your idea of the perfect afternoon.

You’ve already decorated your home in a “woodland aesthetic”...


...which could only be improved by an antique pool table and bearskin rug (in an actual cabin).


When you hear the phrase "winter wonderland," this is what you picture.

(Especially since you’ll have an excuse to wear the beanie you sport year-round.)

You strongly believe every piece of furniture should be made using reclaimed wood…ideally with your own bare hands.


You’re guilty of decorating with fallen tree branches you find in the park.

Hey, it helps you feel more connected to nature. 

Speaking of which: You also have an inexplicable desire to chop down trees.

(Which, consequently, has yet to be satisfied.)

You’re definitely a minimalist, and could totally get by without modern luxuries.

The whole tiny house movement? You're all about it. (As long as it’s a tiny log cabin, of course.)

Then again, you also wouldn't mind a spacious cabin like this lakeside beaut.

After all, you do need space to store your collection of vintage axes.

A flannel shirt is your go-to piece of clothing.

(And, you own more different colors than you’d like to admit.)

You were a fan of exposed wood beam ceilings before they were cool.

Trends come and go, but rough-hewn logs are forever.

You think deer are by far the most stoic and majestic creatures in existence…

...you even include faux taxidermy in your decor.

This bedroom features exposed brick walls, a built-in bookcase, a deer head wall mount, candelabra and an antique sewing machine. A tall window lets in plenty of light and is controlled by a bamboo shade.

Bears don't scare you in the slightest.

You’d adopt one as a pet if you could!

Sunsets = life.

And you couldn’t imagine ending the day in any better way than watching the sun set against the mountains from the window of your rustic log cabin in the great outdoors.  

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