The Haven Cabin Kit 20m²
The ‘Haven’ cabin kit is definitely our most popular designed cabin as it lends itself to a multitude of uses.
Some of our clients use this cabin kit as a home office with a basic toilet configuration whilst others have used it as an art studio and used the bathroom space just for storage. The ‘Haven’ is also great as a teenage retreat as there is enough room for a pool table / games room, it suits being a ‘Mancave’ or ‘She Shed’, overnight accommodation, music room, yoga or gym, swimming ‘pool house’ or just the space you need to get away from it all in the convenience of your backyard. It comes with Tongue and Groove Timber floors, Double Glazed Windows and a 1.5 x 5 metre covered verandah.
This cabin comes as a kit only which includes the colourbond roofing in a colour of your choice. Kitchen, bathroom, electrical, plumbing and other items like the roofing insulation, bearers, posts, roof batons and concrete for the footings are not included in the kit price as they are site specific and will vary depending on your personal footings requirements.
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.
Detailed List of Cabin Specs
Complete Cabin Kit
Overall Floor Space 5m x 4m = 20m² in total. Also included is a 1.5m x 5m wide Verandah. Total combined area = 27.5m²
Bathroom / Closet Space
With timber sliding door. Enough space for a corner shower, toilet and small vanity if they are required. Or perfect storage area to hide behind a sliding door.
We recommend 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.
21mm Tongue & Groove (T&G) Solid Timber Flooring is included in the cabin kit. Yellow Tongue Flooring underlay is an optional extra that we recommend adding to your base kit.
136mm x 70mm, Full Span for N3 wind rating.
18mm Tongue & Groove (T&G) timber. Colourbond roofing in a colour of your choice is INCLUDED in the cabin kit price. Guttering is an optional extra if required.
Used in the sub-floor construction. We recommend 125mm round treated pine H4 posts at 800mm in length per post. Your site will determine the best posts to use. Be mindful that sloping blocks will increase the quantity of posts and concrete.
The standard haven Kit comes with 3 Double Glazed Timber Windows.
The ‘New Haven” cabin has 2 Double Glazed Windows plus the 3.9m Glass Sliding Door Opening.
Double Glazed” Half Glass French Door with handles and locks is included in the standard Haven package.
The ‘New Haven’ cabin has 2 Glass Sliding Doors with 2 Fixed Glass panels totaling a 3.9m Full Glass frontage as a choice.
21mm solid treated timber floor at 5 metres wide x 1.5m deep with vertical verandah rails as main per photo.
Easy to Follow Building Plans are included with the cabin kit. We also have a comprehensive 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 listed above, Why? Sub Floor Base kits vary in price due to your site specifications. Certain 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. Sloping blocks also make a difference to the lengths of posts both in and out of the ground which leads to more quantity of posts and concrete. We provide an estimate and a cutting list based on a flat level site. You can adjust the post lengths when you order your base kit locally. We are here to help. We can guide you through what’s required, and you purchase locally which saves substantial $$ in freight.|
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, as the additions or deletions need to be catered for at the factory as a one off build.
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 come and install it for you. Prices for installation are located on this page. 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. If you cant wait for a cabin and want it now, check out our ‘In-Stock’ cabins page on this website
DeliveryAnywhere in Australia Possible
- Delivery price depends on a few factors. Your Geographical Location, Crane truck access on your site and the exaqct content of your cabin kit.
Steel PostsUpgrade from H4 Timber Posts
- 800mm 75mm x 75mm galvanised steel posts
- Longer posts add cost per linear metre
InstallationOur Installers build it to lock-up stage
- Cabin is installed to lock-up stage
- price does not include electrical, plumbing, painting, or any kitchen or bathroom fixtures or fittings.