A log cabin is synonymous with enjoying the outdoors. Due to the weight and maintenance of wood, it isn’t commonly used on the exterior of a RV. There are always some folks who figure out a way through pure will, but for the most part RV manufacturers don’t build log cabin RV’s. A couple from Billings, Montana weren’t all the concerned about transforming the exterior of their 2005 Coachmen into a log cabin, the interior however was ground zero for making their RV feel like a secluded cabin in the woods. Mikey and Barbi Wemple have totally changed the feel of the inside of their RV with this full fledged log cabin interior.
Creating a Log Cabin Interior
The Wemple’s had always wanted a log home and didn’t have the budget for it, not to mention the interior of their Coachmen needed a little love.
Mikey has a background converting buses into RV’s. He has converted both a school bus and a Air Force bus into a RV over the years. That experience came in handy for the log cabin interior renovation. During the remodel extra outlets were added, additional lighting, added an inverter, changed out the TV’s, and even a device to transfer water from grey to the black water tanks. When it came time for the log cabin interior transformation they added new flooring, wallpaper, recovering cushions, refinishing window valences, installed a cooler, and then added in all the accessories that make it a real log cabin interior. Our favorite is the moose themed toilet decal!
Mikey and Barbi estimate that they have about 60+ hours invested to get their log cabin interior looking the way they like and spent over $1000 in the end. Money well spent if you are looking to get a log cabin on wheels wouldn’t you say?
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