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DIY Timber Cabin Kits by Cabin Life

Do you need more living space at your place? Our Timber Cabin Kits are the simplest, most affordable, best quality and most attractive kits on the market today. They suit DIY people who have some basic handyman or carpentry skills or we can install it for you if you prefer. Our Log cabin kits provide great insulation as they are made from 44mm thick or 70mm thick durable, dense grain and slow grown Nordic Spruce timber and come with Tongue and Groove timber flooring and have beautiful tilt and turn double glazed windows.

Cabin Life cabin kits are very easy to construct and all kits comes with detailed plans and a comprehensive instruction booklet. There is also a library of ‘how to do it’ videos in the DIY section of this website. If you don’t have the time or if your DIY skills are basic, then the most cost effective way to get a kit constructed for you is to contact your local carpenter or handyman to quote it for you.

We also have install teams that can construct the cabin kit for you. While we show a suggested build price on each cabin kit page, there may be some extra costs involved like travel and accommodation required, if we don’t have a construction team close to you. We will quote this more accurately for you once we know the location and what timber cabin you are interested in.

Timber Cabin Kits include all the parts and hardware except for the foundation materials. The subfloor base kit is best supplied locally to save you dollars. (eg: from Bunnings). Don’t worry, we supply you the standard list of materials required. It may need slight adjustment for uneven ground, but we are here to help you get it right. We have videos showing how to build the base kit or our install team will do it for you.

All cabins are supplied with everything for the cabin to be build to ‘Lock-Up Stage’. Lock up means it does not include electrical, plumbing, painting, kitchen or bathroom. If you require these – we recommend you hire local trades to help with the fitout. 20m2 kits take around 4 to 5 days for two people to construct including subfloor footings and if four people are on the job the 20m2 kit can be done in around a day once footings are in and stable.

While there may be slightly cheaper versions of similar looking cabin kits on the market, you can be sure that they are made with thinner or cheaper timber. Our kits are made from plantation grown Nordic Spruce Pine that can stand the harshness of the Australian climate very well. All of our cabin kits are backed by a 5 year material warranty. Some cheaper, competitor cabins have less structural material in the roof beams and a lot less material in base kit. We know that our cabin kits will pass any normal engineering requirements so we put the extra timbers or increased size to comply with Australian Standards at a very affordable price. All of our kits will stand up to N3 conditions and for a little extra can be made to suit C2 cyclone conditions.

All of our under 20m2 cabin kit web pages have the kit and construction prices clearly written and a detailed list of inclusions that come with the kit. We have a very open policy so that you know the full price on everything upfront when ordering your cabin kit.

Whether you are looking into a backyard cabin for an Art Studio, She Shed, Man Cave, Guest Room, Pool Cabana, Home Office, Teenage Retreat then you will love our beautiful easy to construct Timber Cabin Kits from Cabin Life.

Usage Ideas for Timber Cabin

A small under 20m² back yard cabin is common to be used as a home office for one or more people. Plenty of room for several desks or a meeting table even a small kitchenette and bathroom. Get focused in your own space, avoid paying commercial rent and increase your productivity when working at home away from the TV and other distractions that occur continually in your own home.

This is a broad category. Visiting relatives from out of town, expanding families needing more room, teenage retreat, divorcee accommodation (it happens), even ‘Airbnb’ rentals or local traveling workers accommodation. Use for your own needs or rent it out as an income source. It’s common to use this accomodation for kids as they reach their 20’s to have their own independence, then when they do eventually leave home, you can rent out the space and earn rental income. There is always a use for a cabin once it is there.   

A great space for a pool table, or a big lounge and TV, so you can kick back and enjoy family and friends in a safe, casual and entertaining environment. And for the ladies, nothing beats this space for your own “She Shed” experience. It’s a great size for your gardening passion, or whatever you like doing. It’s really up to you.

Relive the glory days, or support your favourite team or sport, great for games rooms, to read or book, or entertain a bunch of guests. Whatever it is for you, stop dreaming and make it happen.  Nothing beats a dedicated space to relax and chill out surrounded by what’s important to you. If your current shed is full of “family items” and doesn’t look like changing anytime soon, enjoy a new dedicated cabin space and put the smile back on your face when you do what you love. 

Nothing beats a dedicated space to work on your favourite hobbies. If your want to have everything in its place, neat and organised, enjoy the new dedicated workspace and great size for your gardening passion or handyman skills. Whatever you like doing, It’s really up to you.

Enjoy the ability to potter in your favourite hobbies in your own dedicated space. Relax and Recharge with some soft music and a cuppa tea to have a break from the daily struggles of everyday life. Plenty of clients say their cabin is their favourite “Happy Place” away from the day to day grind.

If you have a home business, timber cabins are perfect to expand out of the bedrooms, and into a dedicated private space. Perfect for small buisness operations like Hairdresser, Beautician, Massage, Computer Repairs, Tax Agents, Music Tutor, Potery or Art Classes, Home Schooling or Tutoring Kids, 1 on 1 Speech Pathology, Yoga, Home Gym, Clothing Alterations, Portrait Photography studio. The list goes on and on.

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Our Timber Log Cabin Kits are the best quality and value for money “Cabin Kits” on the Australian market today. Our kits are incredibly versatile, making their usage possibilities endless. Cabin Life Timber Cabin Kits are European designed and engineered to the highest quality. Thousands of cabins are made every year. We have adapted them perfectly for the Australian climate, building codes and weather conditions.

The cabins are built from A grade Kiln dried precision milled Nordic Spruce Pine timber that is proven to stand the test of time. Only (FSC) Forestry Commission Certified Plantation Timber is used for the construction of the all timber cabins.