Why I chose Portable Cedar Cabins

In Models of PC Cabins, The Caretaker's Cabin by Janet Thome

Portable Cedar Cabins on wheels

I am hopefully going to get my new Portable Cedar Cabin  by Thanksgiving. Dave is amazingly fast. He has sent me pictures throughout the construction stage. You can see the different stages on the gallery pages. The cabin will be a model I show by appointment and a living space.

The Caretaker’s Cabin

Dave, the owner of Portable Cedar Cabins  is building a cabin for me that is actually going to be for a caretaker on my property in Marlin, Wa. My next post will be about my dream of finding an incredible caretaker that will take care of my property and who will also have the opportunity of creating tiny house furniture. The cabin is 18 by 8 and is built on a custom made steel frame on wheels.

It will have one loft for sleeping, a brand new stack-able washer and dryer, lots of windows, a small deck, a shower and a compost toilet. The interior has  rustic tongue and groove and the exterior is cedar. There is a small kitchen with a rustic counter top, two burner electric stove and track lighting. The heating source will be radiant floor heating.

There is a sink, a small frig in the cabin and a larger frig in the shop. There is an on demand propane hot water heater for endless hot water. The counter top is large enough for a convection oven. Dave is also building rustic shelves in the kitchen for me.

The cabin will come wired and plumbed with a 25 foot RV cord to safely plug into a 4 prong RV outlet.

Why I Chose Portable Cedar Cabins

I chose Portable Cedar Cabins for many reasons, but mainly because they are certified and inspected just like an RV and built by a credible  contractor. Because I am a homeowner, I want to make sure that it is safe if I put someone in there and up to code. Dave is experienced  in electrical, gas and all aspects of construction.

At first, I was thinking about getting a used RV for my caretaker, but I felt concerned about safety, not knowing the history of it, so I started looking at tiny houses. I have loved tiny houses for years, in fact, we just finished one as a rental house on my property.

The greatest advantage of buying a Portable Cedar Cabin instead of a standard RV is that it is the quality of a log home that will not only hold it’s value, but increase in value.

I talked to many dealers and some seemed way over priced, they would not customize.

I appreciate the fact Dave goes the extra mile and does everything to code which is not actually required because of the size, but to me gives him great credibility. Dave is also so pleasant to work with and is  passionate about his work. Even though he is busy, he takes the time for questions and is so flexible on the design.

The Spokesman- Review Interview with Dave Bates

The Spokes-man Review interviewed Dave, the owner of Portable Cedar Cabins this last April


Made In The Northwest

Portable Cedar Cabins was just featured on the news and actually shows my cabin being built. It is a very exciting process.

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