If you really want to make the most of your garden, there is nothing quite like adding a garden building into the mix, for work or pleasure, depending on your needs, perfect for entertaining & relaxing in style. Summer houses are generally smaller than log cabins. You can buy nice compact summer houses in a variety of sizes & shapes too, ranging from the traditional rectangular or square size to an octagonal design. You can even buy them with window boxes included in the design to help them blend into the garden. However, if you want something much bigger a log cabin will be the better option. Useful for home offices, TV rooms or even home gyms. Their increased size means they are far more versatile.