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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

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