Forest Classics Portable Cabins

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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Tim R - June 4, 2009 Reply

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

    JimBonz - May 7, 2012 Reply

    It’s in the article, about 10K lbs

Log Cabin Breaks - June 4, 2009 Reply

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.

Kent Griswold - June 5, 2009 Reply

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.

Tim R - June 5, 2009 Reply

Thanks Kent. Yeah, that’s pretty heavy.

Tiny House Living , Archive » Portable Log Cabins - June 10, 2009 Reply

[…] 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… […]

Portable cabins | BrooZa - January 16, 2011 Reply

[…] 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. […]

portable cabin guy - February 16, 2011 Reply

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

Linda - October 14, 2012 Reply

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

wayne carr - May 19, 2013 Reply

what kind of logs do you used for your cabins

Charles Shay - November 29, 2016 Reply

I was wondering if u could send me literature on portable cabins

    Kent Griswold - November 29, 2016 Reply

    Hi Charles, you need to contact the company, this is just a post about them.

      Scott - October 23, 2017 Reply

      Hi Kent.
      Any idea how to contact the company? I tried the phone number listed on the photos above and it’s been disconnected. Appreciate it.

        Kent Griswold - October 23, 2017 Reply

        Hi Scott, it seems maybe they have gone out of business. I would google search on them and see if you can track them down somehow.

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