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Keeping Dad Close By

Posted by Craig Miller on November 25, 2020  /  in Log cabin, Minimalist Home, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

As you get into late retirement, you need to make some important decisions. What kind of housing can I afford? If I need care, where will I live? Should I choose a nursing home, assisted living community, or move in with my kids?  For the kids, keeping dad close by is important.

About four years ago, Leroyce Burchfield and his wife were in the process of building a new 3000-square-feet home. Before they finished building their home, Leroyce’s wife passed away. 

Now in his eighties and widowed, Leroyce didn’t want a large home to maintain. At the suggestion of his son Larry, they came to our factory in Cleburne to check out our log cabins. Larry and Leroyce liked what they found and chose the Bear Lake Cabin, our one-bedroom model that includes a kitchen, bath, and living area.

They placed the cabin on the same land as the larger home, where Leroyce’s son Larry lives. This way Larry has dad close by should he need assistance. For Leroyce, it’s a great arrangement that lets him stay near family. It’s privacy without isolation.

Leroyce really likes his cabin, although in retrospect he recognizes that a two-bedroom model would be really nice. A little more space would make it easier to keep things organized and tidy.

The living area is where he spends most of his time. He has it outfitted with a giant TV screen, a nice recliner, and a desk for his eschatology research and web browsing.

“I enjoy it,” says Leroyce, “real nice, real nice.”

A Cabin Expert Buys a Cabin

Posted by Craig Miller on November 21, 2020  /  in Log cabin, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

Jim Rolewicz co-owns Scenic Hill Vacations in Brenham, Texas. Jim is no stranger to cabin construction. His company has built twelve cabins on location for their vacation rentals which makes him a cabin expert. 

When it came time to build a cabin for his personal use, Jim didn’t want to go through the hassle of building a cabin from scratch on his property. He started looking around for cabin builders who offered a prebuilt solution — something he could simply move onto the property, already finished out.

He liked what he saw online, and visited our headquarters in Cleburne for a factory tour. He was impressed with the construction quality and attention to detail. Brian Pokrifcsak, our Vice President of Cabin Sales, worked with Jim to customize the windows and interior layout. Rather than selecting a two bedroom cabin, Jim purchased a separate Ulrich cedar cottage to serve as his office and laundry room next door.

About three months later, Jim’s new cabin rolled up to his property. Given the recent rain and narrow driveway, getting the cabin into position was a challenge. Our crew persevered, and soon Jim’s cabin was set up and ready to use. 

Jim wishes they had known about us years ago. It would’ve saved this cabin expert a lot of hassle and headache if they could’ve skipped the on-site construction, and instead had their rental cabins pre-built and delivered.

Dream Cabin Designs to Inspire You

Posted by eugene on July 20, 2016  /  in Blog, Uncategorized  /  Comments off

If you are going to invest in a cabin, why not get exactly what you want? When you choose the right cabin builder, you can come pretty close. Choosing between cabin designs or running dry on creative ideas for your cabin making project? Check out these cabin design ideas and get started on making your dream cabin a reality!

Cottage style cabin

Not all cabins are created equal –that being said, you can find the perfect cabin for your taste with a little bit of hard work and determination. One style that’s growing in popularity is the cottage style cabin.

Cottage style cabins are all about keeping things vintage. Builders use various different techniques to achieve this look. Cottages aren’t so different from traditional cabins. It’s all about the aesthetic and investing in the kind of cabin that you want to look at every day of your dream vacation.

Cottages fit in particularly well in eastern shoreline destinations, but can also blend in with any cabin community across the country.

Cabin tree columns

Looking to add the charms of nature to your cabin home? Why not use tree columns in place of regular columns in your cabin to add character as well as support?

These columns can be man-made or just bare trees taken from nature. You’ll want to put some time into thinking about the species of the tree and gather information about how these natural tree columns are made. They’re perfect for the back-to-nature vibe.

Add a deck

Cabins make a great destination for summer getaways. But trips to the woods and mountains are beautiful not only for their solitude but for the natural beauty they provide readily at hand. Adding a deck to your cabin can be a great way to be outdoors while also allowing you to enjoy the comfort and coziness of your log cabin.

If you are one for visiting your cabin in the winter, then make use of your deck to enjoy the winter snows by adding deck heaters. There’s no reason wintertime should put a damper on your deck activities!

The reclaimed look

One cabin design trend that’s really growing in popularity is the vintage, reclaimed wood look. Some companies, including one in Eastern Texas, specialize in reclaimed wood and building projects. Reclaimed wood isn’t as expensive as it once was so if you’re into the salvaged wood look, now’s a great time to buy!

Tower cabins

This may look like something out of a Disney film or Lord of the Rings, but believe it or not cabin towers do exist and are enjoyed by many families. They make great retreat locations and scenic lookouts.

When it comes to cabins, there are so many options it’s worth your time exploring all of them and choosing the right cabin for you! Not to mention Ulrich Cabin builders offer great options in customizability that would make it a shame not to envision what your cabin getaway will look like! Your cabin is here to stay so why not invest in exactly what you want, without the hassle of having to build it yourself?

What are some cool cabin designs you’ve come across?