Before you’ve even purchased your private hunting land, you need to consider the available facilities. Namely, the cabin.
A hunting cabin will be your main base of operations, providing you with warmth and a place to sleep and relax. Whether you’re buying an older hunting cabin or building new, there are several things you need to look for:
What is the location of the cabin?
If it meets zoning laws and is a safe area, you can place a hunting cabin anywhere you like on your hunting property. You don’t want the cabin to be in an area like a creek bed known to rise and flood the area. That will cost you a lot of time and money in repairs.
How much storage space does the cabin have?
You shouldn’t have to live out of your vehicle when you go hunting.
Even though you won’t be in the cabin long-term, storage is essential to a hunting cabin. You need room not only for yourself and any hunting companions but room for essentials like food, hunting equipment, clothes, blankets, and more.
The cabin should also have a lock safe to store equipment like guns and ammo when not in use, especially if there will be children around.
Is the cabin legal?
As much as we’d like to, we can’t just go into the woods and build ourselves a cabin. You must follow all laws and regulations regarding building codes and zoning—even if you are an experienced builder or plan on buying a prefab.
What is the price of the cabin?
Finally, the price should be suitable for your budget. Whether buying an already established hunting cabin, a prefab, or building one from scratch, you shouldn’t bite off more than you can chew. Prices for hunting cabins vary from place to place and feature to feature. If you plan on having a larger cabin with a loft, that will cost more than a smaller one-room cabin. The same goes for a finished cabin (that includes features like cabinets) or a basic shell cabin.
When looking for a hunting cabin, trust the professional agents at Merchant of Homes. We specialize in hunting properties and land, so you can find that outdoor haven you have been dreaming of.