EZ Log Structures Do-It-Yourself Log Cabin Kits
Have you seen these log cabin kits? This DIY log cabin has shown up a few times.
This time it was on one of the Facebook garage sale sites I follow.
1 Bed 1 Bath – House $35,089
We offer complete log home packages ranging from 1-4 bedroom models. Our kits can be delivered almost anywhere. Our affordable prices and fast turnaround times are unmatched. We can also offer these as a DIY kit and provide you and your team support along the way. This is the Louisville model, a 1 bedroom, 1 bath small home with a covered porch area. These kits are totally customizable. These are so cute for a guest suit or mother in law quarter or a weekend airBnb.
The kit shown is a Do-It-Yourself Building Kit from EZ Log Structures.
The model is called Louisville. It is a Premium Model. It makes a small cabin with a front porch. The outside is 18.7-feet x 27.2-feet to the ends of where the logs stick out. The cabin part is 18.7-feet x 16.7-feet, plus a 6.6-foot by 16.7-foot front porch.
They are made of kiln dried spruce and pine. The logs have a deep tongue & groove, so no seal is required. Kits for larger cabins include threaded steel rods or logs screws to keep the logs tight.
The cabin is 437 square feet. It is a smaller cabin that can be built by nearly anyone, as long as you have some construction knowledge. The kit is pre-trimmed. There is virtually no cutting and no heavy equipment is required for assembly.
The kit includes drawings with all of the parts numbered and the size and quantity. There are drawings of each part showing where it goes.
If you review the plans in advance and lay out the materials, construction should be straightforward. Just be sure to square and level as you go.
The Louisville Do-It-Yourself Log Cabin Kit includes
- In-house structural engineering
- Ready to mount on slab or wood sub floor
- (70mm) 2 3/4″ pre-cut numbered exterior walls
- (70mm) 2 3/4″ pre-cut numbered interior walls
- Vaulted ceilings
- Roof purlins
- Tongue & groove ceiling/roof boards
- Fascia trims
- Premium double glazed wood windows
- Entry doors with locks, deadbolts, keys
- Window & door trims
- Interior doors with hardware
- Threaded steel storm rods at junctions
What’s NOT included
The kits do not included electrical wiring, plumbing fixtures, cabinets, exterior roof cover, insulation, or the foundation.
Most kits meet local codes without modifications.
Should modifications may be required for high wind, heavier snow load, earthquake and hurricane regions, these are usually done at no charge depending on the complexity of the upgrade.
You can find out more and see other kits on the EZ Log Structures website.
The wood comes natural, with no paint or stain.
It is important to apply a wood wood preservative to the logs as soon as possible after construction.
You can choose whether to use penetrating sealer and leave the logs the natural light color. Or use an impregnating stain or paint. We used the same stain inside and outside the cabin, since stain sometimes bleeds through where the logs meet.
The roof and ceilings can be insulated by building up the exterior on top of the tongue and groove roof boards.
The roof materials are not included. You can choose your own roofing and buy it locally.
This is the completed cabin. The porch is 6.6-feet deep and 16.7-feet wide.
There are plenty of windows and a double entry door. The porch is covered.
The room you enter is 10-feet deep and 16.7-feet wide. There are two interior doors leading to an 8-foot by 11-foot room and an 8-foot by 5-foot really small room, bathroom or walk-in closet.
There are four 60.25″ x 39″ windows and a smaller 21″ x 21″ window.
The 10-foot by 16.7-foot room is big enough to have a kitchen, living and dining areas.