If you’ve always wanted to build your own tiny home but are on a limited budget, Arched Cabin’s kit might just be the answer you’re looking for. The family-owned and operated company based in Cypress, Texas, delivers metal cabin kits complete with step-by-step build instructions nationwide.
The small business describes its Arched Cabin kits as “efficient, cost-effective, durable, attractive, and easy-to-build.”They are available in multiple sizes and manufactured in Texas before being shipped to the customer’s location. You would only have to wait four to eight weeks from the order date for your kit to arrive.
As for the price, you won’t have to shell out that much. For as low as $1,440, you can already have your own 64 square feet cabin. While you might not want to live in a home that small, the cabin could make for a pretty awesome workshop, office, animal shelter, vacation home, RV shelter, retirement home, hunting lodge, student housing, tiny house on wheels, granny pod, man cave, she sheds, or investment property. The possibilities are endless․
But if you’re willing to spend more, you can also opt for their 1,200 square-foot model, which retails for around $23,800. According to the website, each cabin kit comes with a “build manual, floor plates, ribs, ridge beam, standard R13 insulation for the arched walls, galvalume color metal roof paneling, color-matched ridge cap, rubber trim, foam inserts to use by the end caps, and color-coordinated fasteners needed to assemble the cabin.”
However, keep in mind that the kit doesn’t include the foundation, installation, interior, end caps, or delivery. The company also offers DIY upgrade options such as a color upgrade on the roofing panels, where clients can choose from 23 colors, an insulation upgrade to R25 for the arched walls, and a fireplace thimble.
The advantage of having an Arched Cabin is that you may build one quickly and completely personalize it to your specifications. Here’s an illustration of how to look inside. The company takes pride in being “green.” Super Span roof paneling produced from 32-50 percent recycled steel is used by Arched Cabins. A 40-year warranty is also included. Because the company promotes the use of alternative energy, their cottages were designed with water collection in mind.
For energy conservation, each cabin has a least R13 insulation rating. The cabin is designed to be energy efficient, with window units, wood-burning stoves, and mini-split systems making it simple to heat and cool. If you have any problems constructing an arched structure, please let us know.
An Arched Cabin can be built over a basement or a concrete slab because the company provides steel embeds to place on top of the concrete before the cabin is welded. If you can’t pay for a kit upfront, you’d be glad to know about Arched Cabins’ friendly payment terms. The company requires a 50% downpayment at the time of placing an order, with the remaining 50% to be settled one week before their truck leaves for delivery or before you pick the kit up with your own trailer.