Provided you're willing to invest your own time and effort, a cozy cabin like this could be yours for under $4,000.
Illustration by Len Churchill
A cabin style offered by the Cabin Kit Co.
The Cabin Kit Co.
A cabin kit from Conestoga Cabins.
Conestoga Log Cabins
Windlock asphalt shingles interlock physically, allowing you to install them vertically without the usual flapping you’d get if you tried the same thing with regular shingles.
The exterior of your cabin can be made of wooden shingles, board and battens (as pictured), wooden panels or other materials.