IMG_0506The  total of number of eco-friendly cabins in Hamilton County has risen to six. All of these cabins are made with Iowa grown, Iowa manufactured, white oak logs purchased through Prairie Rivers of Iowa. These logs do not required any chemical or preservative treatment; however, they still have a have a reputation of quality and durability, as these logs are naturally resistant to decay. There are now a total of fifteen of log cabins that are made with these logs, varying in size and location. If you are interested in learning more about the logs visit: www.prrcd.org/log-products-program.

The newest structure is located at Briggs Woods Park, two miles south of Webster City. This cabin is largest available, with 2,000 square feet in total space. Its open floor plan and loft accommodates groups, meetings, and will sleep about thirteen. To reserve a cabin for your next event, visit rent@mycountyparks.com.

IMG_0515All of the Hamilton County Cabins were built with funds from revenue bonds. A revenue bond is a loan issued by the government, with the promise it will get paid back. Hamilton County Conservation Board is repaying the bonds with revenues created by cabin rentals. Prairie Rivers of Iowa assists Hamilton County Conservation Board with marketing the cabins and has seen an increased occupancy rate, nearing capacity, since the promotions began.

The Hamilton County Conservation Board isn’t stopping at using eco-friendly materials to build their cabins; they’re using them to power the cabins, too. This fall solar panels are being installed to cover the electric costs of the Little Wall Lake Park properties, off setting 100% of the original cost! Like Hamilton County Conservation Board on Facebook to follow their progress!