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When people think of a log cabin, what comes to mind is a folksy wooden home with a misty mountainous vista as a backdrop comes to mind—but the reality is you don’t have to live on New Zealand’s Mt. Cook to enjoy a log cabin. 

Now you can create rustic to your backyard, to your specifications. Light weight cabins such as these are versatile. Let’s explore their many uses.

Hangout Spot

A cabin can be used as a hangout spot. Because they’re made of wood, they’re quite cool and airy. This makes them a perfect place to catch some shade in the summer. 

Whether you want to read a book and sip some iced tea, have a spot for everyone to gather during a barbeque, or watch the finale of a world cup, a cabin is an excellent place.

If you have rowdy teenagers, it can even be a place for them to cause a little chaos without turning the house upside down.


Of course, cabins can be a wonderful place for younger kids too. They can serve as a comfortable playroom away from the main house, and because they’re so customisable, the interior can even be decorated the way a daycare might be. 

Perfect if you have little ones that need a quiet place. 

Home Office

Another fantastic use for them is as a home office. Many people work from home these days, and while skipping the commute is a blessing, things can get a little crowded.

A log cabin is a perfect way to work from home without dealing with any of the distractions that come with home life. Then, when the workday is done, you can simply lock up and take a couple of steps home, with the office locked away until tomorrow. 


Log cabins can be used for different sorts of work too. Whether a craftsperson or an artist, a log cabin can be just the space you need to create. 

The buzzing of drills and the pounding of hammers can be a bit much for the home, but wood naturally absorbs sound in a cabin. Plus, you’re keeping a bunch of dangerous tools safely separate from the house. 

If you’re an artist, working on a delicate piece that will take a few days may require it to stay put until it’s done. Keeping it locked away in a cabin is a way to avoid any mishaps, but let’s also not forget the sense of inspiration a log cabin engenders.


In 2019 the sale of home gym equipment exploded for obvious reasons but clearing space for all of that equipment can be challenging. You can turn a log cabin into a home gym built to your specifications.

If you want to be fancy, you can even have a shower installed, so you can leave your home gym fully refreshed.

Storage Space

The final use isn’t exciting, but it’s practical. A log cabin can be used for storage. Store gardening equipment, clothing, or any other odds and ends. Perhaps you’re looking to start your own eCommerce business. In this case, the cabin can be used as a small warehouse until you really get going. 


These are just the six most popular uses for a log cabin, but don’t let this list limit your imagination. Being versatile and made to your specification, there are even more uses you could find for a log cabin.

If you’re interested, check out Lifestyle Cabins today!