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Mississippi Cabin on National Geographic Channel Tonight

Article and photos by Breck Riley of

KOSCIUSKO, Miss.–You can see how a national company that builds picturesque log cabin homes came to Mississippi to build one for a couple in Attala County. The program is on National Geographic tonight.

“Log cabins are the ultimate dream sanctuaries, and this team of skilled builders makes their clients’ cabin fantasies a reality. Whether nestled at the base of a mountain or in a suburban backyard, these craftsmen create unique log homes sprung from their clients’ imaginations.”

That’s the synopsis of National Geographic’s new TV series “Cabin Fever.” The show follows Heim Log Homes as members of the Minnesota based company travel all over the United States building beautiful log homes for their clients. Nate Heim and his crew were recently in Attala County to construct a home for Chris and Susan Strohm.

The cabin is located in the Nile Community off of Hwy 35 south. Susan Strohm tells Breezy News that the land has been in her family since 1890.

“My sister and I used to stay at my aunt and uncle’s little country grocery store on the land while my dad tended to his cattle down the road. We have always wanted to do something with the land, and when my husband saw an ad in The Tennessean newspaper in July 2014 looking for families that wanted to build their dream log cabin in the south, I answered the ad,” says Strohm.

Strohm went on to say that representatives from Stiletto Television contacted her the next day and over the next four months they ironed out prices, sizes and other details about the cabin.

Strohm says that a group of carpenters from Michigan are currently putting the final touches on the cabin.

The episode, entitled “Cabin in the Woods,” will air on National Geographic Channel on Tuesday, March 31 at 9:00 pm.

The official description for the episode is as follows:

“Nate Heim and the Heim Log Homes team head down south to Kosciusko, Mississippi, to build a beautiful log cabin retreat on a very special piece of property deep in the backwoods. Chris and Susan Strohm have Mississippi running through their veins. Susan has recently inherited 80 acres of land that’s been in her family since 1890. Now she and Chris want to create memories here with their kids.”

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