Summerwood Tiny Cabins

by Christina Nellemann on December 29th, 2008. 13 Comments
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Summerwood Products in Toronto, Canada has a fantastic website that is very detailed, and provides some excellent foder for the tiny house enthusiast. Summerwood sells finely crafted outdoor products such as garden sheds, pool cabanas, gazebos, garages, playhouses, home studios and spa enclosures, but I really fell for their tiny backyard cabins which don’t have to stay in the backyard.

Canmore Cabin

You can buy a pre-cut kit, a pre-assembled kit or the plans for the tiny cabins. The pre-assembled format is designed for quick, convenient assembly, with most of the components pre-assembled and ready for you to put together on site. The pre-cut format is ideal for the consummate do-it-yourselfer. Summerwood designs the product, purchases and cuts all the materials, builds the doors and windows and ships the pieces to the buyer. Pre-cut structures will likely require about 50% more assembly time, but they are also less expensive and may offer greater satisfaction once the job is done.

Canmore Cabin 16x16

Canmore Cabin 16x16

The tiny cabins range in price from about $9,000 to $30,000 for pre-cut, to $10,000 to $34,000 for pre-assembled. The plans are about $160. Until December 31, 2008, they are offering free plans. The buyer can customize their own cabin on the website.

Canmore Cabin

Canmore Cabin

I really fell in love with the Canmore cabins which come in both small and large sizes. Less than 144 square feet for the small and 145 and up for the large. The largest is 20×20 feet. The Canmore has about 16 styles to choose from. Some of the larger styles of cabins are the Cheyenne cabins which are from 168 to 540 square feet and the Mountain Brook cabins from 168 to 512 square feet. The Breckenridge cabins are 12×18 or 14×24 feet.

The Summerwood website also lists the tools you will need to build your own tiny cabin, your assembly time, types of foundations to use, a breakdown of the cabin dimensions and materials and cut-away views of the construction. They offer different floor plans, 3D tours of the structures and options for customization. The homes can be fitted with electrical, plumbing and insulation.

After purchasing the base model, materials upgrades are available, including:

  • Cedar siding to beautifully finish interior walls and ceilings
  • 2-sided partition walls to create separate rooms and more private spaces
  • Steel doors for a modern and stylish look
  • Insulation for warmth and protection
  • An array of available cedar upgrades for rafters, trusses, studs, floor boards, and roof boards

Summerwood ships to anywhere in the world, but if you live in the U.S. shipping is included in your kit price.

By Christina Nellemann

Breckenridge Cabin

Breckenridge Cabin

Canmore Cabin

Canmore Cabin

Camore Cabin

Camore Cabin

Cheyeene Cabin

Cheyenne Cabin

Cheyenne Cabin

Cheyenne Cabin

Canmore Cabin 20x20

Canmore Cabin 20x20

Telluride Cabin

Telluride Cabin

Telluride Loft

Telluride Loft

13 Responses to “Summerwood Tiny Cabins”

  1. Darrell says:

    I went to their site, and they do have a 16 x 30 and a 16 x 36 also.

  2. Darrell says:

    Sorry, they also have a 22 x 24 and a 26 x 34.

  3. Darrell says:

    Excuse me, I miss spoke. the first one was 18 x 24, and 18 x 30.
    540 square feet with 2 lofts. One over the huge front porch.

  4. Cute cabins!

    However, I think their so-called “free plans” offer is misleading. You have to buy the plans first, then send them pictures of the completed cabin within six months to get a refund. At a minimum, you lose the money would’ve earned in interest, not to mention the hassle of applying for a refund. You could call an offer a “rebate”, but not “free”

  5. Christina says:

    Thanks Darrell. I was mostly looking at the cabins that were considered to be “tiny” rather than small. But they do have a nice range of sizes to choose from.

    Christopher, you are right about the “free” part. Nothing is ever free, is it? :-)

  6. Darrell says:

    Sorry Christina, Guess I was confused as to what you were saying.
    The 16 x 30 is the one I would like to have. It is alrge enough for life and has 2 lofts. And it sure does look nice.

  7. cabinless, shedless, garageless says:

    i would advocate caution when dealing with summerwood. they are refusing to refund our deposit or build a structure claiming that their acquisition by Dacor structures means they are no longer bound by our agreement. would you want to do business in this way?

  8. red elk says:

    maby look into building…n CHEAP. HUB by GHOAST : make a serval cabin on a shoestring budget

    “mine” there (hub)a “Hobbit Hut” built into a dumped mound of dirt. Will cost UNDER $350.oo when done (allmost is). To satisfy County “Regs” its a ROOT CELLER.
    Sleeps 2 adults / baby n young child (on TINY floor)…n CAN b a Root Celler!
    No reason y it cant b bigger. n no $$ to “get the drift”. re

  9. Adrainne says:

    i need one that is an 8 by 10. :/

  10. Travis says:

    Still a good site, but their custom designer is incredibly buggy. I had a tough time coming up with any custom design because something would mess up with the designer before I even got a few options in.

  11. Andrij Klymkiw says:

    what our your hours of operation are you open on saturday

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