We’ve all wondered about the possibility of owning a house. Most of the time, the cost is what stops us from making the leap. But did you know there are prefab tiny homes you can buy for a shockingly affordable price? Here are the best pre-built cabins under $10,000.
Log Cabins for Less
As its name suggests, Log Cabins for Less offers tiny cabins at an affordable price. They have a variety of floor plans: from the little Haven model measuring at 647 square feet, to bigger two-story log homes measuring at a total living space of over 3000 sq. ft, like their Sun Valley modular home model.
Once you’ve selected a model (or if you have a floor plan from another company), you can choose from two packages to bring your design to life. With the Smoky Mountain Log Cabin Kits Collection, the company has done the shopping for you so that you can focus on the important part: building. The prefab cabin package includes subfloor/framing, log wall system, gables or dormers, pressure treated deck system, porch system, windows and doors and a roof system.
On the other side, they offer the Heritage Collection. This is suitable for those who just need the logs to build the diy cabin of your choice. It’s the cheaper option of the two prefab homes, but you’ll need to source everything else. Customers have a choice of either Kiln Dried Eastern White Pine Double Tongue or a Groove Log on Log System. The package also includes fastener screws, foam tape, and siding.
Log Cabins for Less offers free shipping within 300 miles of Greeneville, Tennessee. This company is a good choice if you’re looking to have your tiny home in the area.
Jamaica Cottage Shop
Based out of Jamaica, Vermont, Jamaica Cottage Shop has been providing tiny cabin homes since 1995. They also offer their products in Amazon. All their builds are durable, well-built, and locally made in Vermont. Their designs are constructed using native rough sawn, full dimensioned lumber grown, and are sustainably harvested locally.
With Jamaica Cottage Shop, you can choose from purchasing Pre-Cut Kits, Fully Assembled Units, or just the Plans. Apart from getaway tiny homes, they can also build storage, as well as shelter for livestock.
The Florida Room starts from $4,918. You can select the specifications and size – the smallest being 8 by 10 and the largest being 12 by 20. This model is suitable as both a cozy cabin and guest house in the backyard away from the full-time main house or in the backcountry. For something a little bigger, their Bunkhouse can be yours for $7,274. The smallest version of this design can sleep three with a set of bunk beds and a loft above the 4-foot porch.
Regardless of which model you choose, each modular cabin kit has a set of detailed step-by-step instructions and includes a toll-free technical support line.
For a cabin that’s a little different, check out Arched Cabins. The family-owned and operated small business is based in Cypress, Texas, with a mission to design and manufacture durable, cost-effective, and easy-to-build structures.
As their name suggests, Arched Cabins’ homes have arched roofing – a fresh, curvy take on the classic A-frame design. The unique roofing also makes for a spacious feel. Depending on the size of the model you choose, your cabin kit can be manufactured, delivered to your location, and built in 6 to 12 weeks from ordering.
All Arched Cabin kits can withstand wind speeds of up to 150mph and 30 pounds per square foot of snow loads. They are also very green – their roof paneling is made from up to 50% recycled steel.
The smallest Arched Cabin is 8 feet wide, suitable for a hunting lodge, storage shed or a sleeping space protected from the elements. It starts from $1,440. Their larger 14 feet wide cabins are suitable as a livable cabin and start from $5,800.
Customizable cabins? Summerwood Products have you covered. Even if you don’t feel like customizing much, the cabins are aesthetically pleasing as it is. The Sonoma small cabin has a spacious interior, and can be large or small, depending on your needs. Its classic look and hip roof design feature will be sure to stand the test of time.
Apart from being spacious in width, there’s also plenty of headroom. For design features, you can choose to add French door, antique flower boxes, and cedar shingles. Additionally, the Sonoma cabin building kit includes easy-to-follow instructions, diagrams, and assembly videos that will help you through the whole build. The minds behind Summerwood Product rates the Sonoma a 2 out of 5 difficulty rating to assemble.
For a small-sized Sonoma under 70 square feet, you can own it for $2,396 – suitable for storage space. To live in, you might want to consider the XLG Sonoma that measures more than 130 square feet. Prices start from $8,636!
Are you an admirer of A-frames? Design your own A-frame tiny cabin with the help of Avrame. Their kits are flexible, offering a highly-customizable building process. Make it your own by adding personal touches, while maintaining the integrity of a solid-look A-frame.
Avrame’s tiniest and least expensive tiny house kit is the Solo. On the main floor, you’ll find the bedroom, which takes advantage of the light and airy space. Meanwhile, the vaulted ceilings help create an expansive feel. In measurements, Solo’s footprint is 14 feet wide and 13 feet 4 1/2 inches tall, with three models ranging from 20-34 feet in length.
However, if you’d like your living space on the main floor instead, you can choose to have a second-story bedroom. This will cost extra, but it could add more of a homey-feel to the A-frame house.
What are some advantages of pre built cabins?
Cost: There are many costs associated with building a cabin or home. Some of these costs include: tools and materials required, contractors and labor, foundations, and permits and licenses.
With prefab cabins, there are no permits or licenses required and, therefore, there are no additional costs involved. Since there are no permits or licenses required, it means that you can get your cabin built much faster than if you were to build it from scratch. It also means that you can get your cabin built much cheaper than if you were to build it from scratch. As well as this, the price of your cabin will be much cheaper than if you were to build it from scratch.
It’s also much easier to sell when it’s complete, so the cost savings will also come in handy in regard to selling your cabin once its completed and ready for sale.
Construction: With prefab cabins, there is less construction involved in getting them built than with other forms of construction such as building from scratch.
There are fewer risks involved with prefab cabins because you don’t have to worry about foundations or anything else. It’s much easier to build a cabin when it’s prefab because there is no foundation required.
Because of this, the construction process is much faster and much easier than if you were to build it from scratch.
Since there are many more options when it comes to cabin construction, there is also a lot more freedom in the way you can design your cabin and get exactly what you want out of your cabin.
Durability: Another advantage of prefab cabins is that they’re durable.
With most forms of housing, the foundations and other things that would need to be built before the structure can be built will not only add extra time and money, but they can also lead to unexpected problems such as foundations cracking and breaking.
Since the foundations are already built when you buy a prefab cabin, there is no risk of foundations cracking or breaking because they have already been installed and tested to make sure that they will be strong enough to support the weight of your cabin.
It’s also much easier to repair or replace anything that does fail on a prefab cabin than it would be if you were building one from scratch.
As well as this if anything does fail on a prefab cabin, since they have already been tested there is nothing that can go wrong with them, so there’s nothing that needs fixing or replacing.
A tiny house kit under $10,000 is a steal, so it’s vital that you find out some details before securing the deal. If you’re unsure, double check to see what the price includes, such as electricity, insulation, or plumbing. Lastly, find out if the suggested building time and difficulty refers to one or more people. You might be in for a surprise and that your house will take a longer time to complete than expected!