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A Perfect Family DIY Garden Room with @Lifewithmalamutes


DIY Garden Room - Avon 3m x 3m Log Cabin

Emma and Shane document their day to day life with their gorgeous pets and sweet new born baby. They own two beautiful Alaskan Malamutes called Phil and Niko, and a ragamuffin cat called Milo. Emma and Shane have also recently given birth to a beautiful baby girl, Mia. 

In preparation for the birth of Mia, they converted the spare room into her nursery. Transforming the spare room into a nursery meant that they lost that extra space.

Receiving an Avon Log Cabin from Dunster House meant that they could make use of the space in their garden to relax in, all year round.

@lifewithmalamutes went for the Avon W3m x D3m that they converted into a summer house/lounge area. This particular cabin has a wall thickness of 28mm, however, we do offer a range of wall thicknesses. 

Avon 3 x 3 DIY Garden Room


Wall Thicknesses:

62mm - Insulated

The Avon comes with 4mm toughened glass, whereas most competitors use 3mm horticultural glass, or even perspex and styrene. 4mm toughened glass is a great safety feature as the glass crumbles rather than shatters - perfect for families with small children and pets. 


Building a Log Cabin

All our cabins are designed for the DIY customer, which come with detailed pictorial instructions to help you along the way. You don’t need anything more than your simple tools such as a drill, spirit level, hammer(s) etc to fully construct your garden building. 

Watch @lifewithmalamutes journey from receiving their Avon log cabin, to easily installing it in their garden and adding the finishing touches!

DIY garden room Life With Malamutes

Shane initially had a couple of family members helping him out to really get the foundation of the cabin correct. It is really important when building a cabin that the structure is perfect, so we do suggest getting a couple of people (or your dogs) to help you out. The logs of the cabin have a very deep tongue and groove, meaning that they interlock into one another easier and engage with one another better. 

Once the main foundation is built, you can go on to see how Shane is putting on the roof shingles and flooring, single handedly. All our cabins come with all the fittings and fixtures, roof and flooring as standard. Having everything included means you do not have to worry about getting any of the components wrong. 

It took Shane and Emma roughly 3 days or so to get the cabin up, with the helping hand of Phil and Niko. Emma and Shane were not able to document treating the cabin as the Manchester weather wasn’t on their side. So, here we have a couple of photos of the final result.

DIY Garden Room - Treated and Stained Avon Log Cabin 3 x 3                 DIY Garden Room - Treated and Stained Avon Log Cabin 3 x 3               

@lifewithmalamutes have really transformed their Avon Log Cabin. They have painted the outside in rich oak stain and the inside in a beautiful crisp grey.  When designing the interior cabin, they chose to kit it out with gorgeous grey rattan furnishing to match the colours of the inside*. Now the cabin is ready and set for those glorious summery days in the garden with the family and pets.

Life with a Cabin

Seeing Emma and Shane’s transformation, is what we love about our garden buildings. They are such a versatile blank canvas that you can create whatever you like. 

Are you in need of some extra room or just simply want to make the most of your garden? Then, head over to our log cabin page and make your log cabin dream a reality.

In need of some inspiration? Well, you can honestly create your log cabin into anything you want, what about an office space. Many of our customers that have an aspiration to start their own business turn their cabin into a garden office, beauty salon, hairdressers etc. 

Want to create an area outside the house to chill out, watch a movie or play fun games with the family. Turn your cabin into the ultimate cinema/games room where you and the kids can spend some quality time together. 

*We do recommend consulting with suppliers of externally purchased products to ensure their suitability before adding modifications to a Dunster House garden building. 

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