Have you always dreamed of having your own hunting cabin but aren’t sure where to start? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Country Cabins has put together a few tips for hunting enthusiasts who are looking to design their dream cabin. Here's everything you need to consider before building a hunting cabin on your property.
Location is one of the most important factors to consider when planning a hunting cabin. You’ll want to make sure it’s in a hunting-friendly location that you, as well as your family and friends, can access all year. While the woods is the most popular spot for individuals to situate their hunting cabin, feel free to be creative with your cabin’s location and build it in a spot that you’ll love.
Consider the Climate
The location of your cabin, especially the direction that it will face, can depend a lot on the seasons and climate in your area. For example, if you’re building in a hot climate, make sure the front entrance of your hunting cabin and the majority of the windows face north to minimize the amount of sunlight entering your cabin.
Alternatively, if you live in a colder area, it’s a good idea to utilize as much natural light as possible by building your hunting cabin facing south. Make sure that most of the windows are facing south, too.
Many hunting cabins are designed to be tiny and fit in with the surrounding forest, but you may customize the size of your cabin based on a number of criteria, including the size of your land, the number of people who will be staying in your cabin, and your budget. Most individuals opt for a one or two bedroom hunting cabin, while others pick a bigger design with enough space for several guests.
You’ll also need to consider the equipment you and your friends or family will be utilizing when determining the exact size of your cabin. Think about whether or not you’ll need storage racks for hunting equipment, and also space for your personal items.
Additionally, if you have children, be sure to incorporate accessibility into your design ideas to ensure that any unsafe equipment is either high up or secured away from their reach.
Hunting Cabin Exterior
A porch is one of the most important aspects of a hunting cabin. The A-frame design is popular among hunting cabins, but you can build whatever design suits your personal taste. After a hard day of hunting, you’ll be sure to enjoy a place to relax outside and watch the sunset. Whether it’s a modest front porch or a full wraparound, you’ll be able to take advantage of the sun at any time of day.
Will you require power, gas, or water in your hunting cabin, or are you looking to construct something more basic? An off-grid hunting cabin is often a far more affordable choice, so if you choose to design your cabin off the grid, make sure it’s close to a water supply. You can also add a wood burning stove for cooking and to keep warm.
If you’ve determined that you’ll need your hunting cabin to be on the grid, think about if utilities are available to connect to and how easy it is to connect to them. On-grid cabins can cost a pretty penny, especially if there are no utility lines running near your property. That said, think carefully about whether or not you’ll truly need electricity or running water in your hunting cabin. While these utilities may be nice to have, sometimes it’s good to be off the grid for a little while!
Decor and Furnishings
The interiors of most hunting cabins are rustic and traditional, with a comfortable and peaceful atmosphere. However, you can, of course, decorate the inside of your cabin however you see fit. Be sure to leave plenty of room on the wall to display your trophies!
Decorations and knick knacks aside, it’s important to think about how many people will be staying in your cabin on a regular basis. This will help you figure out how many beds you’ll need, as well as how many chairs you’ll need around the table. In terms of sleeping options, regular beds, pull-out sofas, bunk beds, or even hammocks are just a few of the accommodations available. Whichever you choose, make sure that there is enough room for everyone.
If you’re ready to design your dream hunting cabin, Country Cabins is here to help! While we have a variety of designs available, feel free to get creative and design your own hunting cabin with our 3D building tool. Either way, we’ll help you create the perfect cabin