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
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
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.