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10 Prefab Cabins That Can Be Shipped to Your Door

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Been dreaming of a second home? Something small and modest but also different — a place you can escape to when you're sick of staring at the same walls, cooking in the same kitchen, sitting on the same sofa? A prefab cabin, also sometimes called a modular cabin, can be a reasonably affordable second home if you have a place to put it (and some are small enough to fit in a backyard). From modern A-frames and cabins on wheels to German-inspired mini-chalets, here's a roundup of some of our favorite modular cabins on the market

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Avrame A-Frame Cabin
Avrame

Avrame A-Frame Cabin

$8,250 to $98,360
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Avrame offers 11 models of ultramodern A-frame cabin running anywhere from 140 square feet for the "Solo" series to up to 1,600 square feet in the "Trio" line. Each kit includes engineering and design plans, along with "precut and predrilled custom structural materials." Kits can be shipped directly to your building site, and you work with a general contractor on a build that should take four to 10 weeks.

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Coventry Log Homes
Coventry Log Homes

Coventry Log Homes

Starting at around $24,500
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Coventry offers five models in its cabin series, ranging in price up to nearly $50,000. These include the one-room Getaway, the chalet-style Creekside, and the 920-square-foot Lakeview, the most expensive of the bunch. Each cabin includes a front porch.

Conestoga Mountain King Log Cabin
Conestoga Log Cabins & Homes

Conestoga Mountain King Log Cabin

$61,900
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Conestoga sells quite a few cabin kits but says this one is its bestseller. The structure is 20 feet by 36 feet and comes precut to include a 6-foot deep front porch, a loft space, a private bedroom, and room for a full kitchen.

Lancaster Log Cabins Sierra
Lancaster Log Cabins

Lancaster Log Cabins Sierra

$54,900
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Would you rather pick up your cabin and tow it to your space? Each of Lancaster's models is built using real log timbers, is furnished and turn-key ready, and is built on a heavy-duty trailer frame for portability. This Sierra cabin is a 12-foot by 34-foot structure with a loft space and a 10-foot front porch.

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Golden Eagle Log Homes
Golden Eagle Log Homes

Golden Eagle Log Homes

$64,954 (shell) or $81,482 (complete)
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Golden Eagle offers dozens of cabin kits in a range of sizes and styles. We're partial to the more modest Blue Stone, which can include anywhere from one to three bedrooms and one or two baths, and range in square footage from around 1,200 to just under 1,900. Customization options are offered, and most of the company's floor plans can include lofts, covered porches, and more.

Deer Run Cabins' The Elk
Deer Run Cabins

Deer Run Cabins' The Elk

Starting at $28,224 (shell) to $37,632 (finished)
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This company's Elk pre-built cabin comes in one- and two-bedroom configurations. It's available in a number of sizes, from 14-by-28 feet to 14-by-48 feet, and includes a small covered porch. Other features include an enamel metal roof, white pine tongue-and-groove walls and ceilings, and double-hung Energy Star insulated windows. Prices get to upward of $74,500.

Freedom Yurt's 18-Wall Yurt Cabin
Freedom Yurt-Cabins

Freedom Yurt's 18-Wall Yurt Cabin

Start at around $27,900
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If you're not married to the idea of logs, a yurt is a nice alternative. Freedom Yurt's largest model, when finished, will include nearly 500 square feet with a center height of more than 13 feet. It includes insulation, four windows, and an interior diameter of 25 feet.

The Backcountry Hut Company
The Backcountry Hut Company

Backcountry Hut Company

Starting at $20,000 to $25,000
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This Vancouver, Canada-based company offers three modern cabin designs in kits consisting of walls, windows, and exterior finishes — "Interior layouts, finishes, and fixtures are not included." Prices for the smallest of the three are listed above. The other cabins are priced by square footage.

The Q Cabin Mountaineer
The Q Cabin Kits

The Q Cabin Mountaineer

$119,500 (deluxe package)
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If you're looking for a cabin that doesn't look like any other, Q Cabins is the kit company for you. The Mountaineer measures 20 feet by 50 feet, with 19-foot ceilings, and a 400-square-foot loft space. This head-turner of a cabin in its standard model features two bedrooms and two baths.

Trinity Building Systems The Huntsmen
Trinity Building Systems