April 23, 2008

Cavco Cabin

Tim Gage of Cavco Park Home & Cabins located in Phoenix, AZ and whose company we mentioned in the Tiny Cottages to Go article written a few weeks ago states that they have received many inquiries from the Tiny House Blog readers and found the blog to be very informational. Tim says that Cavco has been manufacturing park models, cabins and small houses for many years. For the past few years we have ventured into the Green Building applications and materials.

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Following is a list of items stating what green building techniques are per Building Green Inc. and the U.S. Green Building Council that are being used in the Green Cavco Cabin models:

Recycled tires and axles, I-beam manufactured from scrap, recycled steel. J M’s formaldehyde free fiberglass insulation, finger jointed 2 X 3’s and 2 X 4’s. Low VOC paints. Acrylic caulks. PEX water systems (recyclable with no solvent connections) (Litchfield and RV). DR 24 PVC and ABS drain lines (Durango and RV), less materials with recycled contents. OSB sheathing. Smart Side Siding. Cemplank siding. Rebond (recycled) carpet pad. Type 6 nylon carpet from Shaw. Gypsum panels (recycled paper). Energy Star appliances (most standard models and all up grades). Whole hose attic ventilation system (ventalaire 4). Title 24 lighting (Durango and RV option). Insulated windows (low e on some models both in recyclable aluminum and vinyl). Insulated fiberglass (50 year warranty) exterior entry doors. Water saver toilets, tub and shower diverters. Quick recovery water heaters and tank-less (gas and electric) option at both Durango and RV. Aluminum (recyclable) mini-blinds. Recyclable shower doors (listed in both publications). Concrete tile roofs (manufactured locally saving fuel to deliver). Congoleum vinyl flooring. Hamilton mud’s and joint compounds. LP radiant barrier OSB. Broan whole house venting system and low sones quite fans. Solar package (As Durango is proto typing). FSC grade stamped lumber (UFPI California division) AVAILABLE.  No formaldehyde fiberglass insulation. Cellulose (recycled paper) insulation with Borax for flame retardants. Pressure balance tub/shower fixtures (anti-scald) are used in our IRC products.

Below are two pictures featuring the green cabins designed and available from Cavco Park Home & Cabins. Please visit their site to learn more about them.

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Shelley - April 27, 2008 Reply

I’m so impressed with the style and craftmanship. It evokes that warm feeling – I would love one of these!

Pat - July 1, 2008 Reply

you can bid on this unit at http://www.parkmodelauctions.com.

Vince - July 16, 2008 Reply

Impressive product. We stayed in one of these over the weekend at El Capitan Ranch, it seemed to be a very well built and comfortable cabin……..and don’t be fooled by Pat’s link, it’s an imitator trying to piggyback on Cavco’s success.

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Akil Shaikh - May 3, 2010 Reply

Please send some more details & interior photo’s regarding Eco – House.

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brat - June 30, 2011 Reply

sweet. i love small and cozy. this house has a nice, open look. i wonder if there is one that has a victorian gingerbread look.

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Trevor - April 23, 2012 Reply

I visited their site, but couldn’t quite find the exact floor plan for the model shown in the pic. I tried the smallest of the cabins and creeksides but not a matching plan. The bed in the photo sits up against a wall which difffers from the smallest of the plans. If anyone could point me in the right direction i would appreciate it. I apologize if i have completely overlooked where it is.

    Kent Griswold - April 24, 2012 Reply

    Hi Trevor, I would contact Tim Gage at Cavco. He supplied me with these pictures and could direct you to the floor plan, pricing, etc. They may have customized this unit for the customer. -Kent

Wonderful home uk - September 11, 2012 Reply

I really like this small wooden house. It seems so cozy and warm. I relax just by watching the photo! 🙂

Tim Scholfield - December 21, 2012 Reply

I’d like to see one of these small houses that could have a plumbing system that could recycle the household water rather than having it go down the drain to the ocean or down the mountain to the desert with the capability of being purged when necessary. It looks really comfortable for a single person or a couple with no children in the nest.

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Laura Graff - November 8, 2013 Reply

Have been looking @ tiny homes for years. This is, undeniably, the best of them all. Kudos to your craftsmanship.

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Mike - March 1, 2015 Reply

Is there any tiny homes in the Phoenix area that I could look at. Thanks. 602-432-7163. Mheagy1@cox.net

    Kent Griswold - March 2, 2015 Reply

    Hi Mike, you need to contact Cavco directly, this is just a blog post about the company.

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