Life in A Cabin vs Living with A Mortgage

As more people discover that camping doesn’t have to mean being uncomfortable, cooking the hard way or staying dirty, Portable Cabins are the most popular choice these days. However, not all of them end up in the woods, or lakeside somewhere. Another reason for their popularity is much more practical, they provide affordable shelter in an economy that makes homeownership an impossible dream for some of us.

Why Not Just Build a Little House?

Other than walking room, there isn’t much a full-size house has that these little cabins don’t except maybe a scary mortgage. Another huge plus is their mobility. If you built a house the size of one of these cabins, the county would call it a “permanent structure” and then there would be permits to buy, building inspections to deal with and the list goes on.

Unless of course, you decided to buy a “portable” building because … Read the rest

What Woodworms’ Presence Can Mean for Property Owners

What are woodworm?

Woodworm is a broad term for wood boring beetles including the Death Watch Beetle and the Common Furniture Beetle, the two most common in the UK.

How does a woodworm infestation start?

They don’t fly, that’s a common misconception. Woodworm may blow in to a property from soft or hardwood trees nearby or be installed in the item of furniture or timber already when they arrive on site. Perhaps via a reclaimed timber joist, a damp piece of furniture from a garage or an antiquity made from wood. They do not migrate habitually so one affected piece does not indicate a property-wide infestation.

How does a woodworm infestation continue to live?

The mother lays her eggs in safe positions to allow them to hatch 10-14 days later and they tunnel in to their new habitat-food source; they eat the cellulose in the timber to survive.

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Tips to pulling off the minimalist look

Minimalistic décor creates a peaceful, sensual space where one can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and truly relax. Pulling off this popular home decor trend, however, isn’t as simple. There is a fine line between simplistic decor and a room with less stuff in it. Here are a few tips to creating an inspiring space without it looking plain and boring.

  1. Quality over quantity

You aren’t trying to fit as much as you can into a room and there won’t be much to distract the eye from badly chosen furnishings. Choose well-made, high-quality pieces that will make a statement. To achieve this look you will need to declutter your home. Keep very few well-chosen elements on display and pack the rest away in your cupboards.

You can create simple but effective shelving using laminate wood such as MelaWood. Melawood boards come in gloss and matt and … Read the rest