Prefab Modular Cabin from Deer Run Cabins
Deer Run Cabins sells prefab modular cabins, cabin shells, and kits to build your own cabin. They are not built from stacked logs like Blue Ridge Log Cabins. They are built using SIPs, Structural Integrated Panels.
SIPs are made of a layer of insulation sandwiched between two layers of structural boards, which provide superior insulation and structural support compared to traditional framing methods. This results in a more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly building, as SIPs require less heating and cooling to maintain a comfortable temperature. Additionally, SIPs are lightweight and easy to assemble, which can save time and labor costs during the construction process. SIPs also have excellent soundproofing properties, creating a quiet and comfortable indoor environment. Finally, SIPs are highly customizable, allowing for flexibility in design and the ability to create unique structures.
Deer Run Cabins can look like log cabins with Tongue & Groove D-Log siding.
Or we can have Tongue & Groove V-Groove siding.
The inside walls and ceilings are finished with 1×6 Eastern White Pine Tongue & Groove.
The websites offer a lot of options and give prices on cabins from 14′ x 28′ to 14′ x 52′. They all break down to $129 a square foot. I emailed and was told that these prices are still accurate. I also confirmed that they are pre-built modular cabins that are approved for our local building code.
A 14×48 Bear model looks like a really practical layout. It ticks a lot of the boxes on the wish list. There is space for a washer and dryer to be side-by-side in the bathroom. There is good closet space. And the kitchen is a practical design with plenty of cabinet and counter space.
This cabin plan is 52-feet long. They can make the cabin up to 58-feet long. That’s a lot more space, but will it fit well where we want it? And will it end up looking like a single-wide trailer?
Rather than make a second bedroom, we could have a larger living room. Then, if we ever did want to make a second bedroom, we could add a wall later.
This is pretty much the same layout.
The Deer Run Cabins website shows a 58-foot long cabin plan.
Alternate 14-foot wide floor plans
Since they can make any floor plan we come up with, I looked through a lot of other floor plans I have saved to see if perhaps some of them will work at 14-feet wide.
These plans have a different idea. Laundry area off the kitchen.
These show mechanical space in the laundry area.
We are going with a mini-split and tiny instant hot water heater, so this can be open storage.
This also shows mechanical space off the hallway. It can be a functional closet.
The bedroom and living room are pretty basic. The biggest variations are the kitchen, laundry and bathroom.
I’m not so sure you need a pantry on the other side of the fridge if there is pantry space in the laundry room.
More counter space might be better.
Yeah, no. Looks squashed to me.
Eh. Looks like an awkward design.
Smaller laundry area.
Pocket door or no door at all.
Bathroom with Washer and Dryer Variations
Here are three optional ways to fit a washer and dryer into the bathroom.