Need a little privacy, a place to escape from noisy kids or house chores?
You can have it better than the doghouse. You can build yourself a prefabricated little hide-away from Modern Cabana .
The company, founded in 2004 by Casper Mork-Ulnes and Nick Danmer in San Francisco, CA, provides a variety of prefab buildings that can be assembled by as few as two people. The buildings come in pre-assembled panels, making for easy construction. As they rest on top of piers, much like a deck, there’s no need to pour a concrete slab.
The variety of buildings offered is quite impressive. The smallest unit is called the “Kiddo.” As the name implies, it’s a kid’s playhouse. It measures a mere 48″ x 65″ x 52″ tall. The largest is the “Studio,” a 12′ x 25′ building complete with a kitchen (including counters, a stovetop, and a refrigerator) and a complete bathroom. This unit also includes sliding glass doors, multiple windows, and flooring made of tile and bamboo. I don’t know about you, but I could call that home. All of the cabanas are modular, which means they can be connected together to form larger units.
Prices range from $500 to $67,500, not including shipping, which can get a bit pricey (up to $3,000). That $500 model – that IS the doghouse.
While Fix-It-Yourself-ers can build these units themselves using instructions provided with the kit, Modern Cabana can also send out a member of their team to ease in construction. Or you can use a contractor, of course.
The following video will give you more in-depth information about the company and its products:
Pretty nice, eh?
by John Barker