The Caribbean 40.6m²
This huge cabin kit could be a great space solution for a garage or a workshop or even convert it to a living space. It has a huge 3.19 high elevated Clere story roof and the option of side opening or panel lift doors. There is enough room for your car and a boat as well as your tools. Or retro fit glass sliding doors to the front to make a very affordable living space.
Some of our clients use this cabin kit as a garage, boat shed, man cave, she shed, rumpus room, billiard room, dance studio or yoga room.
This cabin comes as a kit. Included is everything from floor level up. The Cabin Kit, Colourbond Roofing, doors and windows. The sub floor area (posts, concrete, bearers and joists are not included in the price below but we supply the cutting list for a standard cabin set on level ground. Because some people use a concrete slab, some sloping blocks ect.. we cannot accurately include the base kit in the price, as it is site specific. Depending on how you use the cabin, The other additional costs for you would would be kitchen, bathroom, electrical, plumbing and painting. You can quote these locally or DIY.
NSW council regulations now allow cabins up to and including 20m2 in your back yard without council approval. Conditions apply. Click here to see legislation
Usage Ideas for your Timber Cabin
This size is common to be used as a home office for 1 or more people. Plenty of room for several desks and a meeting table with a small kitchenette and bathroom.
This is a broad catergory. Visiting relatives from out of town, expanding families needing more room, teenage retreat, divorcee accomodation (it happens), even Air BnB rentals or local traveling workers accomodation. Use for your own needs or rent it out as an income source.
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.
Enjoy the ability to potter in your favourite hobbies in your own dedicated space. Art Studio’s, Pottery, Sewing, Beauty Rooms, Massage. It makes a great ‘chill out’ space to read a book, Tutor Music or even Home Schooling. Relax and Recharge with some soft music and a cuppa tea to have a break from the day to day grind. Plenty of clients say their cabin is their favourite “Happy Place” away from the day to day grind.
Nothing beats a dedicated space to work on your favourite hobbies. If your current shed is full of family “items” and doesn’t look like changing anytime soon, enjoy the new dedicated workspace and great size for your gardening passion or computer repairs, or whatever you like doing. Its really up to you.
Enquire About The Caribbean Cabin, We will send you a PDF brochure by email.
Detailed List of Cabin Specs
Complete Cabin Kit
Overall Floor Space 7.8m x 5.2m = 40.6m² in total.
See plans to see if there is space allocated or choose to add an internal large or small bathroom / closet addition.
(recommended) 140mm x 45mm H3 treated, resistant to moisture and termites.
Cut to size, 44mm T&G (Tongue & Groove) Timber. Ready to Assemble, then Seal and Paint. (included in kit)
21mm Tongue & Groove (T&G) Solid Timber Flooring is included in the kit price.
150mm x 44mm, Full Span for N3 wind rating.
18mm Tongue & Groove (T&G) timber is supplied for the internal roof lining. Colourbond and Insulation is included with this kit price. The cabin kits do not include roof guttering.
Used in the sub-floor construction. We recommend 125mm round treated pine H4 posts at 800mm in length per post for a flat ground installation. See our sub floor kit guide for a cutting list. We estimate this to be $1000 for this kit. It can easily be arranged at your local hardware place like bunnings and delivered to your site.
The standard Caribbean Kit comes with 3 Double Glazed Timber Windows included in the kit with window hardware.
2 x Barn Doors handles and locks is included in the standard Caribbean package.
Verandah is not included with this Cabin.
Easy to Follow Building Plans are included with the cabin kit. We also have a range of instructional videos to help DIY’ers build the cabin step by step.
Sub Floor Base Kits
|Our standard base kit is not included in the price, Note: Base kits can vary in price due to site specifications. Cabin heights off the ground can add additional post length. If soil tests are required, some hole diameters and depths may vary and some site specific engineering may be required depending on your cabin usage. We will advise what’s required in the form of a cutting list that will meet Australian building codes and most council requirements. You can alter this list to suit your cabin location. eg: you may want steel posts instead of timber posts, and have a slight slope on the block which means you need longer posts.|
Additional Windows and Doors
Additional Windows and Doors can be added into one of our standard designs. We would advise the price once we have discussed the options available. Adding or removing items from a standard kit may result in a significantly longer delivery time of up to 6 months currently as the kit would need to be built as a ‘one-off’ kit.
DIY - Handy Info
If you have had reasonable experience in DIY projects, then our cabin kits are very straight forward and easy to assemble. If your kit does require council approval then you can DIY as a licensed ‘Owner Builder’ or enlist the help of a licenced, local Carpenter or Builder.
Sometimes it is a better use of your valuable time and more cost effective to have our installation team or a local carpenter / builder come and install it for you. Prices for installation provided by us are an estimate only based on our experience of builder hundreds of cabins. This cabin takes about 1 week onsite for our installers to complete the cabin build to lock-up stage.
Cabin Kit delivery cost depends on several factors. Geographic location, type of cabin kit, access for the crane truck. We have a reference chart providing an approximate freight cost to various regions. Freight costs are confirmed once delivery address and site access is confirmed.
If you are located well outside a metro area. Allow at least $120 per hour for a crane truck to get to your site, unload and return to where it come from on top of the freight costs in the chart on this page.