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Prefab Cabins Kits For Sale

Updated on January 22, 2011

Prefab cabins are ideal if you have a piece of land in the wilderness that is just waiting to be built on or you’d like to create an additional guest house or summer house next to your own home. A prefab log cabin is perfect for weekend getaways, guest accommodation or a second home for the summer and building prefab is quick, easy and inexpensive.

Wooden homes look attractive and natural and so are ideal for locations in woodland and in the countryside where they will fit right into the landscape. They are also more environmentally friendly than using traditional building materials and prefab cabin kits are easy to put together so you can avoid the costs of hiring builders to do your build. You can have prefab cabins designed to your specifications or choose an existing design in a range of styles and sizes that will fit onto any piece of land.

photo by anoldent on flickr
photo by anoldent on flickr

Prefab cabin building

Choosing Prefab Log Cabins

There are several different companies who produce log cabin kits that can be purchased online and shipped direct to you, ready for construction. It is important to choose the right style and size of cabin to suit your personal requirements so it’s worth taking a bit of time to browse all the available options before you choose a cabin that is perfect for you and to make sure you’re getting value for money.

Consider the site where you will be constructing your prefab cabin – you need to make sure the model you choose is the right size for the land. Remember to allow extra space for foundations and garden space. Also think about the direction that the cabin will be facing – which side gets the most sunlight? Where will the plumbing go and where will you park your car?

After you have an idea of the size and shape of cabin that will be suitable for you, you can start to look at some prefab log cabin kits. There are lots of different designs, so the style you choose is purely down to your personal preference and requirements. You may find the perfect design in an existing catalogue of prefab cabins for sale or alternatively, you might want to create your own design. Whichever you choose, keep in mind the number of people who will be sleeping in the cabin and heating and insulation requirements to suit the climate in which you live.

Deciding on a Cabin Prefab Supplier

As well as choosing the perfect design and style of prefab cabin, you should check what support and services are offered to you by the company that you buy from. Check that the price of the prefab cabin kit includes delivery and if any other extras such as tools, foundation materials and roof shingles are supplied.

Some companies also offer a construction service which you may want to consider if you are not confident building the cabin yourself. You may also need advice on wiring, plumbing, sewage and other considerations. You also may need a building permit for your log cabin, depending on size so seek advice on this before making any purchases.

Ensuring your Prefab Cabins Last a lifetime

You will probably have several different options when it comes to choosing the wood for your log cabin which come under different budgets. Be careful to choose a wood type that is strong and durable and resistant to parasites if this is an issue in the area in which you live. Making a cost saving on the type of wood you choose for your prefab cabin is a false economy as it will not last as long as it should.

Make sure the foundations are solid before you begin construction of your prefab cabin kit and when it is complete, you will need to treat the wood with an appropriate preservative. There may also be different roof material options, depending on the weather conditions that are most likely. Tile roofs are standard but you may want to consider a wooden or thatch roof in good climates or a metal roof for areas with heavy rain or snow.

Prefab Log Cabins for Additional Space

Small prefab cabins are also a great way to add an extra room to your existing home, either as a guest house or as a workshop, studio, play room or any other functional room for your family. This is an easy way of building an extension to your home without the expense and hassle of traditional building and small prefab cabins do often not require a building permit. Modern prefab cabins look great next to any home and will provide you with many years of extra space and enjoyment for your family.

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      Randy Godwin 

      8 years ago from Southern Georgia

      Good advice for those with a wilderness hide-away spot! Nothing else is as cozy as a warm little cabin on a cold wet blustery day!

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