Cabin Fever Shelter Series

The modern prefab cabin company, Cabin Fever, in partnership with award-winning architect, Ed Binkley, has designed a new series of homes called the Shelter Series. The basis of these homes begins with the question: “We don’t buy cars by the pound, so why should we buy homes by the square footage?”

This series of homes meets all of the fundamental criteria in a house. The space is sized to be functional while also allowing flexibility. The uses for these homes include high density small lot urban and suburban infill, relief housing, student housing, auxiliary dwelling units, and specifically, affordable housing.

The Shelter Series homes range in size from 340 square feet to around 1,400 square feet and are also designed to meet a variety of green certification programs with the real emphasis being on energy and water savings along with a superior exterior shell.

Available now is the Shelter 640. This small home features 2 bedrooms, a full bath, generous kitchen, and ample storage/closet space. The interior is filled with light from the standard and clerestory windows. The lot for this design may be as small as 30 feet by 60 feet, and the 640 can be built on a concrete foundation or a raised floor system. The Shelter 640 is priced at $47,300.

Also included in the Shelter 640:

  • Prefabricated, insulated wall sections
  • Insulated windows
  • Metal SIP panel roof
  • R-17 wall insulation and R-22 roof insulation
  • Bamboo flooring
  • IKEA brand cabinets and sinks
  • Maple countertops
  • Water conserving toilet
  • On-demand, tank-less hot water heater

The Cabin Fever building packages contain everything that’s needed to build a modern cabin: pre-assembled wall panels, doors and windows, the roof system, siding, trim and the interior parts. Everything is precision cut and precisely labeled. Their prefab cabins and cottages can be assembled by an owner with building experience or by a professional contractor.

Photos courtesy of Cabin Fever

By Christina Nellemann for the [Tiny House Blog]

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Steve Jones - May 9, 2011 Reply

I like some of their ‘in development’ plans where they have paired two structures together to form a small compound of sorts. This is a great idea and integrates indoor and outdoor areas into an almost seamless home.

deborah - May 11, 2011 Reply

By the time you had a contractor build this, (as most people would not be experienced enough to do it for themselves) then add the cost of a lot/land, the price would be $$$. No thanks!

Bob H - May 11, 2011 Reply

This may be my new favorite small home. Since my wife & I already live small (about 650 sq ft) Paid as we built, we can afford one of these on the beach or in the mountains. It needs an outdoor area with a hot tub. Real nice small house.

Brand - May 11, 2011 Reply

Very nice, and very affordable. It’s a great solution to urban infill.

Clay MacInnes - May 11, 2011 Reply

“The lot for this design may be as small as 30 feet by 60 feet.”

I bought an urban infill lot in a fantastic neighborhood, the problem I’m facing is that it’s only 1000 sq ft (25×40′). Perfectly buildable with the right design, but it doesn’t look like there’s any design work being put into lots this small. I’ve got some preliminary designs of my own that I’m going to be shopping around design/build firms, but the cost will likely soar well above what these designs cost.

I’m eagerly awaiting the smaller models…

belmont nc real estate - May 28, 2011 Reply

This is the perfect size for me. I saw that a toilet is included in this price. Are the prefab walls already wired for electric? I wonder if the package includes supply and drain lines for plumbing. I’ll have to check their site out for more info.

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