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How Much Does a Prefab Cabin Cost?

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Are you considering investing in a small prefab cabin? Perhaps you have heard about how darling, minimalistic, or affordable this alternative is to expensive stick-built cabins.

However, if you spend even a bit of time researching the internet for prefab cabin costs, you will find a wide range of prices.

Some seem incredibly cheap, while others are much more expensive. The result of such research may leave you still wondering, how much does a good prefab cabin cost? How much should it cost? Or what makes one prefab cabin so much cheaper than the other?

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In this blog, you will discover answers to your questions, as well as the opportunity to see for yourself quality prefab cabins along with their average prices and options in 2021.

Let’s get started!

How Much Does a Prefab Cabin Cost?

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The answer to this question is largely determined by what goes into the cabin. If a company is using lower quality materials or cutting corners, then you are going to get a cheaper cabin.

Think cheaper, not necessarily more affordable. Cheaper cabins usually equal cheaper materials. Cheaper materials always come back to bite your wallet and your budget.

If you do a quick search on the internet, you will find that the average price of a small prefab cabin ranges from $25,000 to $100,000.

$25,000 does not sound too bad right!?

Perhaps…

However, carefully consider the following points before getting too excited about a $25,000 prefab cabin.

What Goes into a Prefab Cabin Affects its Final Costs

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Make sure you do your research to know if the cheaper prefab cabin you may be considering has the following qualifications. Otherwise, you will be pulling out your wallet painfully more than you were anticipating.

  1. Built with Quality Materials (from start to finish)
  2. Built to Code
  3. State Approved and Inspected

Another pitfall with the cheaper prices of some prefab cabins could also be that they are not prefab cabins you can live in.

Yes, and the “culprits” trying to sell you a “prefab cabin” are not telling you that it’s really a shed and therefore, won’t meet local ordinances and zoning laws.

A Prefab Cabin Home is NOT a Shed?!

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If you found a very cheap price for a “prefab cabin” from a shed manufacturer, once again, be wary! Do your research and make sure you are not being sold a prefab cabin that is just an expanded and fancier version of a shed.

These shed companies build a type of structure they call “prefab cabins” but do not intend to meet housing standards. In most places, you cannot legally live in a cabin shed [often called “prefab cabin”].

Often, a lot of common house amenities, such as electricity, plumbing, kitchen counters, cabinets, sinks, etc. are not included in the final cost as well.

So, naturally the price for such “prefab cabins” appears a lot lower than other genuine prefab cabin builders.

However, as mentioned before, if this cheaper “prefab cabin” is built with chintzy materials, neither built to code or state inspected and approved, the originally “cheaper” price of $25,000 or less, will climb, especially over the life of the project.

A prefab cabin home is built just like any traditional home, which means it is built to code and livable from the moment it’s delivered.

Important $$$ Note:

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On the flip side, where a cheaper prefab cabin usually indicates low quality and misleading expectations, a high-priced (well over $100,000) small prefab cabin, could also indicate low quality hidden behind big numbers. Careful research, referrals, customer reviews, and the reputation of the manufacturer, can reassure your choice of a quality prefab cabin company.

A Prefab Cabin Home Should Cost More

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When considering “how much does a prefab cabin cost”, ask yourself these questions as well.

  1. “Do I want to invest a little more now and save myself money in the future?”
  2. “Do I want to save myself from unnecessary stress?”
  3. “Do I want to live in my prefab cabin right away?”
  4. “Do I have the time to deal with all the extra work, and preparation needed to make cheaper “prefab cabins” livable?”
  5. “Do I want quality?”

If most of your answers are yes 😊 then, looking at a small prefab cabin with prices more in the middle or upper range of $45,000 – $90,000 is more likely to be where the good stuff is at.

Enjoy the following real to life examples of quality prefab cabins and their base prices from Cripple Creek Cabins!

Get a Refreshing Taste of Quality Prefab Cabins & Their Prices in 2021!

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At Cripple Creek Cabins, we specialize in building small, high-quality, and REAL prefab cabin homes [not sheds. Zero relations!]

We offer design services and are excited to take on a variety of prefab cabin projects! We love challenges and revel in creating your ideal prefab cabin with any unique building twists 😊.

However, we also offer three standard models for you to choose from or add to with your own unique customizations or our special customization options.

All our prefab cabins are built to code, state inspected and approved, and come with all the normal household amenities you would expect from any homeowner’s purchase.

The Bear Ridge – 14’x40’ Floor Plan

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This prefab cabin model comes standard with the following:

  • 476 square feet of living space
  • 14’x6’ covered porch
  • Walls and ceiling are covered with stunning rustic knotty pine
  • Flooring covered with accenting durable vinyl plank flooring
  • Fully functional hickory kitchen with laminate counters
  • Full bath (shower, toilet, sink over cabinets) and laundry space
  • A large bedroom and closet
  • 2 lofts

This stunning prefab cabin’s current base price for 2021 is: $88,935

The Creekside Manor – 12’x36’ Floor Plan

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This prefab cabin model comes standard with the following:

  • 360 square feet of living space
  • Walls and ceiling covered with stunning, rustic knotty pine
  • Flooring covered with accenting durable vinyl plank flooring
  • Fully functional kitchen with solid Alder wood cabinets and laminate counters  
  • Full bath with sink over cabinets, toilet, and shower
  • Spacious bedroom and closet with glass sliding doors
  • One loft

This lovely prefab’s cabin current base price for 2021 is: $70,455

The Fog Hollow – 12’x28’ Floor Plan

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This prefab cabin comes standard with the following:

  • 264 square feet of living space
  • Walls and ceiling covered with breath-taking, rustic knotty pine
  • Vinyl plank flooring in living/dining room and laminate flooring in the bathroom
  • Small kitchenette with sink, Alder wood cabinets, and laminate countertops
  • Full bath with sink over cabinets, toilet, and shower
  • 2 lofts

This darling prefab cabin’s current price for 2021 is: $45,045

Become an Owner of a Beautiful Prefab Cabin You Are Proud of!

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We understand that there are companies offering prefab cabins at cheaper prices, however, at Cripple Creek Cabins we strive to compete on both quality and price, not just price.

Why? Simply this.

You deserve to get what you pay for and more!

You know what you want, a quality prefab cabin, and that is exactly what you should get, without hassle, hidden fees, or unwanted financial “surprises”.

You have done the research. You know what is good!

Go for it. Your dream of owning a small prefab cabin is about to be a reality!

Never go cheap on yourself, be smart and shop quality and value!