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Couple Gets Closer to Nature with a Custom Log Cabin Interior

This post was updated on March 15th, 2024

log-cabin-interior-RV-6A 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.

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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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3 thoughts on “Couple Gets Closer to Nature with a Custom Log Cabin Interior”

  1. Could you tell me how difficult it was hanging new wallpaper? Are you having any problems with it staying on? Also, what products would you recommend to prime the walls? I have a travel trailer and I would like to wallpaper the walls, but I’m reading pros and cons against it. Thanks, Kris

  2. Hi Dan and Jill!

    Not sure what you mean exactly. If you are referring to the weight of the wood walls and stacked stone then great news, it is actually a print wall covering (like vinyl wallpaper). The extra weight added should be minimal. Does that answer your question?

  3. Hi All.

    Very well done inside, and it does give you that inside feeling of being in a real Log Cabin.

    How much weight did this add to your over-all weight limits and carrying Capasities. Looks like it would add an alful lot to your Motohomes total weight Limits. Does it still leave you enough weight limit left to actually carry everything that you do need to bring along with you. Good Luck. Happy Travels. Dan & Jill & our two Small “Yorkie Kids” who love to travel as much as we do.

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