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Wilderness Homes
Chapter VIII - What it will Cost


THE item of expense in the construction of a log cabin is usually difficult to figure, because ordinarily the price of logs is hard to determine without considerable correspondence.

I am therefore giving the probable cost of the cabin "Crow's Nest," and from this the approximate cost of similar structures may be determined.

The cost of the one-room or hunting cabin holds no relation to this, for the reason that nearly all the materials may be found on the spot, and as this class of cabin is usually put up in the more remote regions, the expense for "stumpage" may be very small or nothing. In this case you will figure only on whatever material you may decide to pack in and_the cost of its transportation.

A log cabin of the larger type is more expensive to build than the regulation frame "cottage" It has tremendous advantages over the frame structure, however, and at the same time retains every point of excellence. The frame structure, nevertheless, can be erected much more quickly.


The cost of transportation will be largely governed according to the accessibility of the camp. There also comes into the calculation the chance laborer whose assistance may from time to time be required, and his daily wages in most sections are one dollar and a half.


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