If you could have a cabin anywhere, where would it be?
Many people may not know the exact destination, but can envisage a setting – and that’s by water.
Many cabins all over the US are lakeside, with owners who like fishing, swimming or watersports. But what are the specifics of owning a cabin by the water? Here are some things to consider.
Flooding and damp could be an issue (but the risk isn’t huge)
Because lakes don’t move and flow, flooding usually isn’t as risky as if you were by a river or the sea.
However, it’s still a body of water, and if you are particularly close to the lake, it’s worth bearing in mind that it could get damp occasionally.
Think about permits
Before buying a cabin by a lake, consider the necessary permits that you might need to do any watersports. For example, taking boats out often requires a dock and specific licence, and you’ll need to check that you and the lake are both eligible!
Bear your budget in mind
Lakeside cabins are usually much pricier than non-waterfront dwellings, but there are other things to consider too. You’re more likely to spend money on watersports gear, like jet skis or boats, if you live by the water. If you only just have enough money to buy a cabin, going by the lake might not be for you.
But it is a worthwhile investment!
While it costs a little to get your lakeside cabin running, it can still be a good investment. Cabins by a lake can sell up to double as much as non-waterfront cabins, so you could get a lot more for your money when it is time to sell!
If you can afford it, a waterfront cabin could definitely be a good investment – provided you can set it up properly!