For many Americans, cabins are a nostalgic reminder of family vacations spent in the great outdoors. While the cabins we stayed in as kids may have had a dilapidated charm, our cabin kits feature high-quality wood materials and modern designs optimized for efficiency. Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway, backyard guest house, or full-time residence, our line of classic and contemporary cabin kits can be customized to meet your unique needs.
What is a Cabin Kit?
A cabin kit is a prefabricated design and materials package that can be assembled quickly without sacrificing quality. All of our cabin kits come with everything you need to construct your frame, including highly detailed blueprints, framing materials, doors, windows, siding and trim, hardware and more. Sourcing only the finest materials from the Pacific Northwest, all of our post and beam cabin packages feature premium quality heavy timber components that are as durable as they are beautiful.
CABIN KIT MODELS
The McKenzie is a fun-sized cabin with a modern studio apartment feel. This compact model has a 24’ x 30’ building footprint and can function as an in-law suite or man or lady cave.
The Deschutes offers a classic cabin look with an inviting floor plan. This small but mighty cabin has a 20’ x 36’ building footprint and can be used as a modern home or accessory dwelling.
The Chinook is our largest and most efficient cabin kit model with 1,172 sq. ft. of modifiable space. You can turn this residence into a three bedroom and two bathroom home or make it your go-to vacation getaway.
Cabins Make the Perfect ADU
RAISE THE VALUE OF YOUR PROPERTY AND START GENERATING INCOME
As vacation rental sites like Airbnb and Vrbo continue to grow in popularity, many homeowners are joining in on the trend by adding an accessory dwelling unit, or ADU, to their property and renting it out to guests. By doing so, homeowners can make a substantial amount of passive income from simply hosting travelers a few times a month. On average, an Airbnb host makes $924 a month, with some earning more than $10,000 per month. If you’re looking to increase your earnings while building equity in your property, a cabin kit can turn into a profitable side hustle that ends up paying for itself and more in the long run.
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Fort Collins, Colorado
FORT COLLINS CABIN KIT
Modified from our McKenzie cabin kit, this modern home with rustic accents in Fort Collins, Colorado features a number of modifications to the original design, including an attached one-car garage, relocation of the kitchen, a fully-enclosed bedroom, and the addition of a skylight above the storage loft.
ASTORIA CABIN KIT & GARAGE
Located south of Astoria, Oregon, this heavily modified Rogue cabin kit with two bedrooms and two full bathrooms was redesigned to include a storage loft over the kitchen. The cabin was also upgraded with premium Andersen 400 window packages and an extensive heavy timber roof framing with select grade timbers and tongue and groove ceiling coverings.
Why DC Structures?
DC Structures is a nationwide building kit company with over fifteen years of experience in the design and construction of heavy timber structures. We source only the finest mill-direct lumber from the Pacific Northwest to create beautiful cabin kits that are built to last a lifetime, so you and your family can enjoy your structure for decades. All of our cabin kits are built in our signature post and beam style and feature stunning heavy timber elements that give our structures their timeless appearance. This attention to quality and durability is evident in our line of highly customizable cabin kits and what makes us the most reputable designer and producer of pre-engineered building kits in our industry.
Our cabin kits are designed to help you make the most of your living space. These simple yet striking structures feature design elements like exposed heavy timbers for added durability and aesthetic appeal. Our flexible design capabilities make it easy for you to personalize the space according to your needs, whether that means making structural adjustments to your cabin or stylizing your structure with our available options and upgrades. No matter your vision, our in-house design team is committed to working with you to create a customized floor plan tailored to your lifestyle.
Our pre-engineered cabin kits come fully equipped with some of the best standard materials on the market, including Western red cedar siding and premium windows from Andersen™. Made in the reliable method of post and beam construction, our cabins are framed with premium Douglas fir timbers sourced from the Pacific Northwest. While our models differ in size and style, each package includes exterior wall framing, sheathing, doors, windows, and more. If you’re looking for something different than our standard materials, we offer hundreds of options and upgrades so you can personalize your cabin to match your vision.
OPTIONS & UPGRADES
We take pride in offering our clients a nearly endless list of options and upgrades for their cabin designs. We work with some of America’s best suppliers of doors, windows, and equestrian equipment, including Andersen™ and Classic Equine, so you can easily personalize your cabin with premium building materials that can be tailored to your taste. You can make changes like switching out Western red cedar siding for HardiePanel fiber cement siding or make adjustments to the structure’s size and height. When partnering with DC Structures, you have the power to turn your cabin into a unique residence that best represents your individuality and style.
Our simplified process makes it easy for customers to customize their preferred cabin kit with the help of one of our experienced project coordinators. During our prefabrication process, our experienced craftsmen pre-cut, drill, and individually label the posts, beams, rafters, and wall-framing material included in your building package using our state-of-the-art CNC woodworking machine. The prefabrication process allows our clients to kickstart their construction process while significantly reducing framing man-hours, equipment rental fees, and job site waste, saving our clients thousands of dollars. Prefabrication also allows for more accurate construction and better quality, so you can enjoy a structure built to last a lifetime.
Our Cabin Kit Expertise
DESIGNING A SMALL SPACE
When designing a small space, it’s important to determine which items work and don’t work in the given area. Furniture like a coffee table or decorative bookshelf might add an elegant touch to your living area, but can take up a great deal of room in a tiny structure. Before planning out your space, visualize the items you currently own and try to prioritize them based on need. This method can be especially useful when downsizing from a larger home.
POST & BEAM CABINS ARE A BETTER INVESTMENT THAN LOG CABINS
Log cabins come with a number of hidden costs that post and beam cabins seek to eliminate. For instance, log buildings require more maintenance than the average home, with yearly inspections to check for infestations, mildew, and mold. The caulking also has to be constantly repaired as a result of logs shifting and expanding over time. Additionally, these structures are more expensive to insure than traditional homes, as log cabins are less fire-resistant. Our post and beam cabin kits, however, feature durable building techniques that require less maintenance over time and are built to endure even the most extreme weather conditions.
HIGH-QUALITY MATERIALS SOURCED FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
Our heavy timbers are part of what make our line of pre-engineered cabin kits so unique. Being located in the Pacific Northwest allows us to source the finest heavy timbers for our cabin kits, providing for a difference you can see and feel throughout your space. Our commitment to providing our clients with the most beautiful structures made from the highest quality materials is unparalleled in our industry and what keeps our clients coming back with more projects.
Learn More About Cabin Kits
PERSONALIZED KITS: MAKE IT YOUR OWN WITH OPTIONS & UPGRADES
We understand the importance of owning a custom structure that showcases your creativity. That’s why we offer a number of options and upgrades that are designed to meet your unique needs and achieve your desired style. This article details our commitment to helping clients customize their kits and ensuring their structure exceeds their expectations.
DOES ALTERNATIVE HOUSING FIT YOUR LIFESTYLE?
Alternative housing isn’t for everyone, but it can be a great way of cutting housing costs while reducing your carbon footprint. This blog post is intended for anyone interested in learning the advantages and disadvantages of alternative housing and the most popular options on the market.
FLEXIBILITY FOR YOUR VISION: DC FLEX DESIGN
If you’ve ever looked through our selection of kit models and thought you might need something bigger or more stylized, we’ve got a solution for you. Our flexible design capabilities allow our clients to take control of the design process and create a structure that is uniquely theirs.