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# Posted: 6 Mar 2020 04:08

We are buying a cabin that is on a trout creek and will be renting it out. It's fairly small but has a stand-alone two-car garage with electrical and water. Curious if anyone has converted one that will add a bath and bedroom to it and any issues to watch out for. One of the decisions is do we put the same pine on the ceiling that is on the walls or would you recommend any other material such as tin. Thanks

# Posted: 6 Mar 2020 06:48

Do not use pine in a bathroom in place of drywall. Esp in a rental. Does it have a bath fan that's on a timer? It should. Humid air that's stuck in a bathroom can do serious damage.

No flat paint and as little wood as possible in a bathroom, even with a good fan on a timer.

Is this going to be a yearly lease or just a daily rental?

# Posted: 6 Mar 2020 15:08

Exactly why we don’t have a shower or bathtub in our seasonal off grid log cabin.
Everything is wood.
No reason to add humidity to a log cabin.
Built a beautiful outdoor shower with a claw foot bathtub.

# Posted: 7 Mar 2020 08:55

The wood will be fine. You may want to put a topcoat on it. If worried about excess moisture use an exhaust fan.

# Posted: 21 Mar 2020 08:46

My pine gets so dry that it shrinks during certain seasons. The humid air actually helps keep it stable. My wood has three coats of poly on it.

# Posted: 21 Mar 2020 09:06

We have a fiberglass shower stal but the rest of the bathroom is all wood... logs two sides and Aspen the other two plus the ceiling. No issues, no exhaust fan but we do have a window that we open when weather allows. My first log home bath was log and sheetrock with a cedar shake tub surrounding.

Ventilation is key.... or a dry climate. I just wouldn't ever say never use wood in a bathroom. But be aware you could invite mold if it is too tight and unventilated.

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