Cabin Living

cabin living

Overview

Cabin Living was formed in 2015 as the Home Group blended Cabin Life and Country’s Best Cabins magazines. The success of this new magazine, which debuted in October 2015, results from addressing the preferences of readers, as determined by formal and informal surveys. The heart and soul of Cabin Living is the “Cabin Tour,” the photo-driven, inspirational cabin owner success story; there are typically three in each issue. The magazine is also organized around these four primary topic areas: plan/design/build features and floor plans; maintenance and decorating stories; outdoor living/ recreation features; and family gathering, tradition and hosting articles.

Two great opportunities for product exposure are the “Tooling Around” and “Getaway Gear” features in every issue. Products are presented thematically, but we don’t predetermine these themes far in advance. Your product might suggest a theme. These regular and special sections will continue and expand, allowing for greater presentation of relevant products and services. All of these content areas are opportunities for companies and individuals to contribute information and photography.

Information

The Cabin Living audience is down-to-Earth, inquisitive and hands-on.

The Cabin Living audience is financially secure, college educated and ready to buy. They’ve been captured by the lure of the “cabin state of mind.” They are affluent, yet casual, and are “into” their cabins in every way possible. These folks won’t settle for anything less than a job well done. Products and services that speak to their American spirit and down-to-earth nature do very well with this group.

Female Audience Male Audience Average Income College Education
Female
Audience:

52%
Male
Audience:

48%
Average
Income:

$121K
College
Education:

82%

Cabin Living readers are enthusiastic folks who are interested in exploring every aspect of cabin and vacation home living. They connect to many topics — here are a few favorites:
97% Décor/cabin style
95% New cool stuff/products
85% Floor plans
71% Property insurance
69% Docks, boat lifts, and ramps

Outdoor recreational activities are a big part of the cabin lifestyle that also brings readers of all ages together.
84% participate in water sports
83% own some type of watercraft
60% participate in winter sports
45% are interested in riding ATVs

Click Here to Meet the Cabin Living Audience

The Cabin Living audience is financially secure, college educated and ready to buy. They’ve been captured by the lure of the “cabin state of mind.” They are affluent, yet casual, and are “into” their cabins in every way possible. These folks won’t settle for anything less than a job well done. Products and services that speak to their American spirit and down-to-earth nature do very well with this group.

99% of Cabin Living readers read some to all of the ads in the magazine.

Display

Your opportunity to showcase your company’s products or services — in ad sizes ranging from 1/6th of a page up to two page spreads and beyond.

Floor Plan Advertising

Our Floor Plans section is the perfect venue to feature your company’s unique plans, as well as multiple views of the completed homes. The design format gives you full flexibility to showcase your plans with a flair unique to your company.

Advertising Centers

A unique advertising directory which showcases a specific product category. Topics include Outdoor Living, Energy Efficient Products, and Kitchen Products. (Available to qualified advertisers)

Classified Advertising

• State-by-State Directory of Builders, Dealers and Model Homes
• Category-by-Category Products & Services Directory

The Cabin Living classified section is a convenient and affordable way to market your products and services to a wide range of log home customers, all looking to build or furnish their dream. Call our classified advertising representative today to find out more about this low-cost marketing opportunity.

Digital Edition

Cabin Living now offers a complete digital edition, reaching a new online and e-reader audience. Make your company stand out with an upgraded ad.

Cabin Living provides inspiration and guidance for all phases of living the cabin dream: from planning to building to maintenance to security to decorating to remodeling. You will receive expert advice for DIY projects as well as tips for viewing wildlife, boating, fishing, and exploring trails. You will get ideas for family activities and traditions, plus weekend hosting tips and recipes.

Click Here for a PDF of the Editorial Calendar

March

Small Cabin Retreats

This special small cabin issue is an annual reader favorite. It offers expert design tips, floor plans and small cabin tours full of ideas.

PLUS:
Cabin planning: How much square footage do you need?
Building a small cabin, bunkhouse or shed: Ready-made, kit or scratch?
Finding & buying cabin property
Paddlesports: Canoes & kayaks tricked out for fishing
Boat maintenance made easy

Social Media/e-Newsletter Coverage
–How to Buy Land for Your Dream Cabin
–Design Ideas: Cozy Kitchens
–Facebook Special: Small Cabin Roundup
–Have More Fun with Your Kayak, Canoe or SUP
–Tired Outboard Boat Motor: Repair or Replace?

Sales close: 12/2/16
Materials due: 12/9/16
On-sale date: 2/7/17


March/April

Cabin Living on the Waterfront

A high percentage of Cabin Living readers have places on lakes, rivers and reservoirs. This issue celebrates the waterfront lifestyle.

SHELTER:

  • Cabin designs for waterfront living
  • Roofing choices: Is metal right for your place?
  • Add a screen porch that will last

LIFESTYLE:

  • Boating: Special section, from powerboats to paddlecraft
  • Docks, boat lifts & ramps: Making sense of all the choices
  • Steep Slope Solutions: Incline lifts & trams

SALES CLOSE: 12/1/17
MATERIALS DUE: 12/8/17
ON SALE DATE: 02/6/18


May/June

Cabin Renovation and Remodeling

This issue delivers expert remodeling tips, from kitchens to baths to outdoor living spaces to additions and more. Included is the popular annual Renovation Product Showcase!

SHELTER:

  • Cabin planning: Designing a cabin for a future addition
  • Renovating advice: Sorting out TV fantasy remodels from reality
  • Deck design & maintenance tips from the pros

LIFESTYLE:

  • Boating: Pontoon Mania! (Annual reader favorite)
  • What lake associations can do to protect water quality

SALES CLOSE: 2/16/18
MATERIALS DUE: 2/23/18
ON SALE DATE: 5/1/18


July/August

NEW: The Cabin Advice Issue

This issue is chalk-full of the best advice from cabin builders, home maintenance experts, outdoor living/recreation gurus, and readers.

SHELTER:

  • Cabin planning: The best places to own a cabin
  • How to site a new cabin on your property
  • How to find a good handyman in your area

LIFESTYLE:

  • Boating: Cool accessories for a fun day on the water
  • What’s new in grilling (from HPBA Expo)
  • How to keep your cabin in your family

SALES CLOSE: 3/30/18
MATERIALS DUE: 4/6/18
ON SALE DATE: 6/12/18


September/October

Furnishing and Decorating Your Cabin Dream

How to make a personal statement with furnishings and décor, to express your own brand and style of cabin living – whether that’s northwoods rustic, lake cottage or mountain lodge.

SHELTER:

  • Expert tips for comfy furniture layouts
  • Outdoors living: Fire pits & chimneys
  • Security: How to protect your property

LIFESTYLE:

  • Boating: Important fall maintenance tasks
  • ATVs & UTVs: What’s new for fall

SALES CLOSE: 6/1/18
MATERIALS DUE: 6/8/18
ON SALE DATE: 8/14/18


November/December

Furnishing & Decorating Your Cabin Dream

A favorite with readers, the floor plan issue gives readers ideas to spark their dream cabin and the opportunity to see what designs have worked for other cabin owners.

SHELTER:

  • Top cabin designers share their favorite floor plans
  • How to design a cabin for great views & abundantnaturallight

LIFESTYLE:

  • Outdoor clothing & gear for wintertime fun
  • Creating holiday traditions at the cabin • Annual Holiday Gift Guide

SALES CLOSE: 8/25/18
MATERIALS DUE: 9/1/18
ON SALE DATE: 11/07/18


January/February 2019

2019 Annual Buyer’s Guide

Your annual guide to cabin planning, building, renovating, adding-on and maintaining. Includes award-winning cabin designs! Plus, expert advice and resources for outdoors living, recreation and entertaining.

SHELTER:

  • Cabin plan/build: Directories for producers, designers & suppliers
  • Recreation: Directories for boats, paddlesports, docks, lake maintenance, ATVs & more

SALES CLOSE: 10/12/18
MATERIALS DUE: 10/19/18
ON SALE DATE: 12/25/18


Special Issues

Cozy Cabins and Cottages

This special small cabin issue is an annual reader favorite. This issue offers expert design tips, floor plans and small cabin tours full of ideas.

PLUS:

  • Cabin planning: How much square footage do you need – today and future?
  • Building a small cabin,bunk house or shed: Buy it ready-made or DIY it?
  • Space-saving ideas from the experts
  • Storage solutions that work

SALES CLOSE: 6/8/18
MATERIALS DUE: 6/15/18
ON SALE DATE: 9/4/18

Course Outline

This is your best way to access our highly qualified and impressionable buyers. The Course Outline is essentially the TEXT BOOK of the University Course. The knowledge inside the LHU Course Outline is what our university professors build our paid seminar around. This highly valuable content is what brings people across
North America to attend our Log Home Universities and it’s what they take with them and refer back to as they continue their purchasing journey.

SALES CLOSE: 7/20/18
MATERIALS DUE: 7/27/18
ON SALE DATE: 8/17/18

The Log and Timber Home Planner

This mini-buyer’s guide provides an overview of the essential information people need to purchase their log or timber dream home. We walk readers through the budgeting, designing, planning and building process so they can make decisions with confidence. This special issue is distributed free to every Log & Timber Home Show attendee and is sold on newsstands.

SALES CLOSE: 9/21/18
MATERIALS DUE: 9/28/18
ON SALE DATE: 11/20/18

 


DIGITAL EDITIONS AVAILABLE

Cabin Living Editor Mark Johnson

With 14 years of experience publishing about all things “cabin,” I am passionate about the cabin-retreat lifestyle. Cabin Living strives to reach a broad audience of both cabin dreamers and owners by tapping into the cabin “state of mind.” Each issue highlights the realistic attainability of cabin ownership through attractive, yet accessible, designs and provides prospective cabin owners with the tools they need to achieve their dream. And for cabin-retreat owners, Cabin Living provides fun stories and expert advice about maintenance, decorating, DIY projects, remodeling, outdoor living and recreation, hosting and more. All cabin enthusiasts – wherever they are on their path – want the best products, practices and resources to use to achieve and enjoy the dream, which they can find in both the editorial features and advertisements in Cabin Living.

Mark's Signature

Sincerely,
Mark R. Johnson
Editor, Cabin Living