DIY 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath Log Cabin Kit
A log cabin kit showed up in my Facebook Marketplace feed this morning.
4 Beds 2 Baths House – $66,477
1124 square feet
4 bedroom, 2 bath log home kit. The Woodham 1 is a solid wood home using 70mm (2-3/4″) thick wall logs. This model has a foot print of 433″ x 374″ for total of 1124 sq’ less the front covered deck area. A 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom design with a very open concept due to the vaulted/cathedral ceiling of just over 16′. Modifications to the floor plan can be made at NO CHARGE providing no additional materials are required.
The Woodham 1 can be assembled in 13 days or less with 4 people. The building passes structural requirements for building codes in all of North America.
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This is the floor plan. The rooms are quite small. The bedrooms are each 10′-1 1/4″ x 9′-10 /18″, a little less than 100 square feet. The open floor plan living, dining, kitchen is larger, 15′-6 1/8″ wide and 32′-2″ long overall.
This gives an idea of the layout. The front left bedroom is en-suite, with a private bath room. The other very small bathroom is on the other side.
This gives an idea of the layout of each room. You can see they even tucked a washer in the littler of the two bathrooms. But it looks like anyone who needs a shower has to walk through the master bedroom to get there.
And those bedrooms are really small. Only 10′-1 1/4″ x 9′-10 /18″. And there is no closet space anywhere at all.
Woodham 2 Log Cabin Kit with Loft
There are two variations to this kit. Both look the same from outside. Woodham 2 adds a 15′-6 1/8″ x 15′-3″ loft over the kitchen area.
Like the Woodham 2 Log Cabin Kit, the small downstairs bedrooms are each 10′-1 1/4″ x 9′-10 /18″, under 100 square feet of floor space.
The living room is 15′-6 1/8″ x 15′-3″ with part of that taken up by the stairs.
The kitchen and dining area is 15′-6 1/8″ x 15′-3″.
The large loft room is over the kitchen and dining area. It is also 15′-6 1/8″ x 15′-3″.
The stairs take up quite a bit of the living room, but there is still enough usable space.
The upstairs bedroom is big enough for a king-sized bed, but look how far you would have to go to get to the bathroom at night. Down the stairs, through the living room, through the dining/kitchen, into the hallway and to the little bathroom. Or down the stairs, through the living room, then into that kids room to the larger bathroom.
The kit is from EZ Log Structures. I have posted about some of their do-it-yourself building kits before. Their website says they make “affordable, solid wood homes, cabins, and sheds.”
You can see photos of some of their kits being assembled by customers on their website and on their Facebook page.
“In higher wind or earthquake regions, 3/8″ stainless steel rods can inserted through the purlins and the entire height of the wall. This ties the purlins to the building.”
“During production wall logs are pre-drilled in the horns to accept 3/8″ stainless steel rods that run the entire height of the wall. Upon completion of wall assembly, the provided rods are dropped into the holes from the top and secured using metal washers and nuts. In addition rods are placed at each interlocking junction of all wall logs. The horns hang over the foundation, which allow access to tighten the nuts as the wall logs shrink.”
“When longer walls are required, a dove tail joint is used to connect logs. This joint is pinned on both sides using a wood dowel, driven into pre‐drilled holes. In long walls wood dowels are used to strengthen the wall. ”
“Purlins of 2 ¼” or 2 ¾” x 4 ½” and stacked two or three layers high. They are placed in position during the stacking of wall logs and are locked in position by overlaying wall logs. The purlins are screwed to the wall using long screws or lag bolts. Purlins run the length of the building and locked in at all gable positions. When purlins are double or triple high, they are screwed together during assembly.”
“Where wall logs are not screwed together, tapered logs used in the gable end walls and interior divisional walls are stacked in sequence and individually screwed together.”
“Wiring is installed in studs using the same method as regular construction.
“Interior divisional walls are pre‐drilled with electrical chases during production. Wiring is installed during assembly and surface mounted or countersunk electrical outlets are used.”
This customer put their log cabin on a concrete slab with in-floor heating.
Unfinished interior log walls and ceiling in the kitchen in a completed log cabin kit from EZ Log Structures.
The log ceiling is left open and unfinished in an assembled log cabin kit from EZ Log Structures.