Video: Portable Cedar Cabin Shell

In Cabin Shell by Janet Thome

New Video Featuring Dave Bates and The Portable Cedar Cabin Shell.

I am very excited to share our first video that is the first of a series of videos of the cabins built by Dave Bates. The videos were produced by Brandon White of HossProductions  It was a very easy, pleasant experience working with him. He helped me on the fly, listened carefully and did exactly what I asked for. Brandon is in the Spokane area and I highly recommend him.

Unfinished Shell Starting At 8.6 X 24 $ 24,000

Dave wants to offer this  service to customers who want to finish the interior of the cabin them-self. This is also perfect for someone who is on a budget and needs to finish it as their  finances allow or wants to use local  materials. The cabin is on a custom trailer on wheels and the outside is finished.

You will not be limited to the floor plan, design or roof style. Dave is very flexible in his designs.

  The Unfinished  Shell Includes

Custom Built Steel Trailer
Metal Roof ( Your Choice Of Color )
8” Cedar lap siding or ( Siding Options)
7/16 OSB sheet vapor wrap
2 X 6 walls 16” 0/C
2 x 6 floor joist 16” O/C
32 ” Shower
Various Windows included

Shower is included

A shower needs to be included in the shell if you plan on having a shower because it will be impossible to get in after it is built.

Rough Plumbing And Rough Electrical  Can Be Added

Rough plumbing and rough electrical is an option that can be added to your cabin. Specify in your quote for any additions you would like.

Sizes Available

The cabins that Dave builds are from 144 to 400 square feet. The cabins  can be no larger than 400 square feet because they are certified park models.


Width : 8.6, 10, 11, 12 or 14′

Length: 18 to 40 ‘

Standard Height : 13.6

Insurance Tip

If you are going to do a lot of the interior work yourself, it is important to know that insurance companies want electric heat as the primary heat and propane and a wood stove as a secondary heat. They also prefer to have them professionally installed.

Additional Upgrade Options

Radiant Floor Heat / $1500.00
EPA Certified Wood or Pellet Stove/From $1500.00 to $ 1800.00  : Includes Slate or Stone
Dickinson’s Propane Marine Heater: Installation and inverter $ 1100.00
Propane OR Natural Gas Log Fireplace With TV Mantle 30” or 36”-$2200.00  to $2400.00
Washer & Dryer / $1250.00 ( $ 200.00 extra to convert gas dryer to propane)
Washer Dryer In One $1800.00 ( Includes Installation )
Propane on demand hot water heater / $950.00
10′ Cubic Refrigerator $599.00
17′ Cubic Refrigerator $799.00
20” 4 Burner Gas  Stove And Oven $800.00
24” 4 Burner Gas Stove And Oven $950.00
30″ 4 Burner Gas Stove And Oven $1050.00
Dishwasher $ 600.00
AC / $550.00
Sliding Barn Door $ 600.00
French Doors 6′ $ 800.00
Sliding Patio Door 6′ $ 500.00
Nature’s Head Compost Toilet $960.00
Two 5 Gallon Propane Tanks with gauge and regulator $ 250.00 ( propane not included )
Utility Shed for propane tanks $ 800.00
Stairs with storage $ 1000.00
Built In Desk $ 250.00
Breaks and lights on trailer $350.00

Pick your siding choices, roof colors and roof style options

Roof Style Options

Colors For Metal Roofing And Siding

Please contact Dave directly, if you want a shell and you also want your cabin to be  certified .

Dave Bates 208 255 9640

Additional Upgrade Options: Add To Your Quote Notes

  • Decks
  • Lofts
  • One Inch Foam Insulation
  • Wainscotting
  • Granite Counter Tops

Custom Upgrades
Blue Pine Accents

Insurance is available while you are building your cabin.  Please see my Insurance page. 

Request A Quote

509 770 1694

509 345 2013