Prefab Cabin Cost Explained

December 9, 2019      Shed Blog

How Much Does A Prefab Cabin Cost?

A prefab cabin can cost anywhere from $2,994 for the basic 8×12 office cabin and up to $13,688 for a 14×36 lofted cabin with a premium porch.


Prefab cabin prices can vary depending on the size, style, and features, and options included. Our cabin sizes start at 8×12 and can be build up to 14×36. There are 3 cabin styles to choose from: utility/office cabin, lofted cabin, and the lofted cabin with a premium porch. We have a variety of options that can be added to a cabin to allow for different uses.

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What Affects the Prefab Cabin Cost?

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Prefab Cabin Cost By Size

As mentioned above, prefab cabin costs can vary depending on a couple of things. Let’s discuss the first variant which is the size. The size can obviously increase the prefab cabin’s cost. The bigger the building the more supplies and time goes into building it. Our smallest cabin size is the 8×12 which is priced at $2,994 and our largest size is a 14×36, which is priced at $11,619.

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Prefab Cabin Cost By Style

There are 3 cabin styles offered at Timberline Barns which all have different pricing. The most economical option is the Office/Utility Cabin which starts at $2,994. The next style up is the Lofted Cabin which is priced at $3,563 for the smallest size (8×12). Our last and best style is the Lofted Cabin w/Premium Porch. (The Premium porch package can be added to our Lofted Barn or Utility Style buildings for an additional $1,250.00) 

Adding on to the Cabin

There are many features and options to choose from when it comes to our prefab cabins. Let’s cover some of the most common features added to cabins


The most common feature added to the cabins is the porch. Premium porch packages are $1,250 and require a minimum building size of 12×24. We also have the side porch option which is priced as an $850 addition to the base price of the lofted barn or the utility building. The side porch package requires a minimum cabin size of 12×20.

Electrical Package

The electrical package is a very common addition to the prefab cabins. This allows for heat and cooling to be added to the inside of the cabin and gives the owner an option to add electronics such as TV and video games to the interior. The electrical package is a $295 addition to the cost of the prefab cabin. 

Cabin Use

So we discussed the different sizes, styles, and features available here at Timberline Barns, but how do you know what size or style would be right for you? Your first question should be “How am I going to use my cabin?” Below we will describe some of the most common uses for our prefab cabins.

Hunting Cabin– Hunting cabins can be very expensive to rent out. Why throw away the money for something you will be doing in the future. Put your money towards owning a hunting cabin instead of renting one out for the weekend. Stop worrying about availability on hunting cabin rentals and go whenever you want to a place that’s your own. 

Office Space– Looking to start or expand your business? Prefab cabins are a great, economical solution for office space. Finishing the inside of the cabin and adding an electrical package would set you up for owning an office in your backyard. 

Personal Workshop– Are you a handyman? A cabin turned into a workshop, could be just what you need. Stop worrying about creating a mess in your garage and work in peace in your own private workshop cabin. With the right space, you could even turn your hobby into a business and let it pay for your prefab building in the long run. 

Man Cave– Need a place to kick it with some good friends and watch sports? A prefab cabin could be a great solution for your personal man cave. Add a TV, a pool table and have the ultimate get together location with your friends.

She Shed– Need a peaceful place to work on your hobbies? She sheds have been extremely popular this year among people who need a getaway from their home to work on personal hobbies or just simply read a book.

3D Cabin Builder

Do you have a cabin in mind but would like to see a visual before purchasing? Customize your dream building in our 3-D builder. Choose your size, style, color, and options and get an instant estimated quote or just simply save it for another day. If you are happy with the quoted price, submit it to us and we will contact you with pricing including the shipping.

Design Your Cabin

For more information on our prefab cabin cost, please feel free to download a free catalog. See what styles and sizes would be a good fit for your backyard. If you have any questions, give us a call. We would more than happy in assisting you to find the perfect building for you.

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