If you’re dreaming of living in a log cabin, a small cabin kit could be just what you’re looking for.
Small cabin kits are often the least expensive way to live in a log cabin and come with a variety of designs & options.
About This List of Small Log Cabin Kits
This list is a look at the 4 best small log cabin kits that are budget-friendly & beginner-friendly.
Reading through these options is a great way to start your cabin journey and to discover what’s available. Click through to the different kits to get a feel for various specs and how builders offer their kits.
At the end of the list is what to know before you buy plus additional resources.
4 Best Small Log Cabin Kits on a Budget
1. Conestoga Log Cabins: Check Out a Bestseller
Conestoga has a great variety of small log cabin kits, especially those for those looking for a tiny log cabin. Here’s a look at all of the cabin plans that they offer under 1,100 sqft.
Their best selling small log cabin kit is the ‘Mountain King’ — it’s 2 bedrooms and currently listed at $61,900. This kit gives the best of cabin living: it’s exterior is beautiful and the interior is perfectly charming and rustic.
2. Southland Log Homes: Two Cabin Kits on a Budget
Southland is renowned for their quality log homes. And their small log cabin kits are no different.
Particularly if you’re on a budget, these 2 cabin plans are under $20,000 (one is under $15,000). These are small in square footage, but will have you living the cabin lifestyle at the (significantly) most affordable price on this list.
3. Battle Creek Log Homes: Beautiful Design
There’s only one way to describe Battle Creek Log Homes: BEAUTIFUL. I couldn’t stop staring at each of their plans. Especially because their ‘Bear View’ cabin is the closest I’ve seen to ours!
If you’re just starting your search for a small log cabin kit, start with Battle Creek. They’re a good example of different designs, sizes, and costs.
4. Coventry Log Homes: Picture Perfect
When you think of a log cabin, the homes that Coventry creates are exactly what come to mind. Charming porches, warm wooden logs, and green roofs. All picturesque.
Here’s their list of cabin options, with the least expensive listed under $25,000.
5. (EXTRA): BZB Cabins
Maybe you’re open to prefab cabins that aren’t log cabins. If that’s the case, BZB Cabins has an excellent selection of prefab cabins that are DIY, customizable, eco-friendly, and very affordable.
Know Before You Buy: Building with a Small Log Cabin Kit
Kits Aren’t ALWAYS Cheaper
Building with a cabin kit (instead of hiring a builder) can be a great cost-saving option. But it can also be one that ends up costing more than if you use a builder from start to finish.
Do Your Research Before You Buy
There’s a few things that you should know before you choose to use a cabin kit. You’ll want to have some knowledge of log homes, how they’re built, and general building practices.
An Alternative: Source Labor or Materials Locally
Another option when building with a cabin kit is to hire out part of the labor or source some materials locally. This can be a great in-between option if you aren’t ready to commit to a full DIY cabin kit build.
If You Need More Help: Read This
For more on how to build a cabin and costs associated with building, be sure to read: How Much Does It Cost To Build a Log Cabin? With Real Examples.
How to Choose The Right Small Cabin Kit Plan For You
There’s nearly endless options when it comes to cabin kits on the market. The most determining factors will be budget and size.
So if you read this list and are feeling unsure where to start — begin by nailing down those two details. Then you’ll be able to narrow your search for your dream cabin.
Cabin living is beautiful, simple, and charming. But if you’ve never experienced it before — there may also be some surprises waiting for you!
Consider reading some of the below articles to learn about cabin life, picturing the cabin you see yourself in, and then finding it in the list of kits above!
- FAQ About Cabin Life
- A Day in the Life in the Cabin: Summer Edition
- A Day in the Life in the Cabin: Winter Edition
- 5 Lessons Learned From Our First Month of Cabin Life
- 5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Moving to a Log Cabin
- What No One Tells You About Cabin Life
- Why We Gave Up Our Jobs & Things to Move to a Cabin Year-Round