Forest Classics Portable Cabins

by Kent Griswold on June 4th, 2009. 10 Comments
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As many of you know I am a big fan of the old fashioned log construction. My dream for years was to have a log cabin in the woods. I just discovered a company in Colorado who just might make it possible and I wanted to share it with those who have a similar dream.

Forest Classics Log Homess portable cabins are the perfect addition to any property. Easily place these cabins anywhere you want-usually with no building permit required. Our portable cabins are real, hand-crafted log homes mounted on a permanent trailer frame. Starting at just $12,000 and up.


Here at Forest Classics Ltd., we understand building small and portable. We originally built our little cabin as a “show cabin” to take to Expo’s and Home/Living shows to demonstrate and promote our custom homes and craftsmanship. As it turns out this little portable cabin turned into quite a “hit.”

Since Forest Classics Ltd is a completely custom builder, we do not have any other “models” or plans.  However we do have several clients that we are helping to design their own little cabins. If you have an idea that you drew on a napkin, we can take it from there.

This particular cabin is an 8 ½ x 20 170 square foot with a 8 ½ x 4 ft covered deck, Dovetail Style Full Log, hand hewn, with an Adze finish. The ceiling is Aspen T&G, the door & windows are Sierra Pacific and the flooring is a beautiful Hickory. Since this one was built for show it does not have any plumbing or heating, however it is wired for electricity. This size of a cabin is perfect for any size lot.

The weight of the cabin is approximately 10,000 pounds.  Our custom cabins can be made lighter if needed.

As far as the chinking is concerned we use and are a provider of Sashco Products. This is a high quality acrylic rubber variant that is made to look like cement. This life time product is very flexible and durable. The Cabin is held together by structural notches.

Please view more of our beautiful projects on our website: Forest Classics Log Homes. If you have any questions or just would like more information please contact: Brandon Horner, President or Matthew Boisen, Construction Manager.

19911 Hwy 550 S
Montrose, CO  81403

Portable Cabin Construction

Portable Cabin Construction

Completed Portable Cabin

Completed Portable Cabin

Interior Portable Cabin - more photos coming soon!

Interior Portable Cabin - more photos coming soon!

Portable Cabin at the Show

Portable Cabin at the Show

At the Show Entrance to Cabin

At the Show Entrance to Cabin

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10 Responses to “Forest Classics Portable Cabins”

  1. Tim R says:

    They don’t seem to make any mention of how much it weighs. I wonder why?

  2. There is one size there but I would assume they have more sizes to suite the requirements of the consumer. They look really great, you could either have one as a summer house in your garden or possibly buy a plot on a log cabin park and rent them out.

  3. Kent says:

    Hi Tim – Brandon sent me the weight and I have inserted it above. Here is what he said: The weight of the cabin is approximately 10,000 pounds. Our custom cabins can be made lighter if needed.

  4. Tim R says:

    Thanks Kent. Yeah, that’s pretty heavy.

  5. [...] Forrest Classics Log Homes in Colorado builds tiny log cabins on trailers. They don’t just look like traditional log cabins, they are log cabins. At first I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the photos because those things must weigh a ton! As it turns out they weigh 5 tons and the trailer has been beefed up to account for the massive weight of the log walls. Continue Reading… [...]

  6. [...] Forrest Classics Portable CabinsAs many of you know I am a big fan of the old fashioned log construction. My dream for years was to have a log cabin in the woods. [...]

  7. I love this site – it’s just full of cool stuff. Tiny cabins! Brill! :)

  8. Linda says:

    So far what I have seen I love it,I am downsizing and this seems to be just what I would like. How much comes complete,or do we have to finish the inside.Also interested in a price range. Anxious to get info and get started. Thank You

  9. wayne carr says:

    what kind of logs do you used for your cabins

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