Build a cabin for less than $4000
A good article from Mother Earth News on building a cabin with boards. The guy does a pretty good job of describing the process. There are just a few things I don't understand. Probably if I read it over and over again I would get it. The $4000 doesn't include plumbing, fixtures or electrical stuff. I guess you live by candle light or use solar electricity.
These guys say you can build a nice log home for under $10,000. I would check them out before I bought a log cabin kit.