20m² Haven Timber Cabin
The “Haven” cabin kit is definitely our most popular designed cabin. It has a multitude of uses in the backyard, combined with the attention to detail and ensuring all our beams, posts, bearers, joists and all other timbers exceed Australian building codes to ensure this cabin when built, will last a lifetime. It is the best timber cabin on the market in Australia today.
Some of our clients use this cabin kit as a home office with a toilet and hand basin, whilst others have used it as an art studio and used the allocated bathroom space just for storage. The “Haven” is also great for a overnight guests as there is plenty of room for a toilet, corner shower, vanity and a kitchenette. It also comes with a 5m x 1.5m covered verandah with rails.
This cabin comes as a kit only. Kitchen, bathroom, electrical, plumbing, painting and other items are not included in the kit price.
NSW council regulations allow cabins up to and including 20m² timber cabin in your back yard without council approval. Conditions apply. Click here to see a more thorough explanation
Usage Ideas for your Timber Cabin
This size is common to be used as a home office for 1 or more people. Plenty of room for several desks and a meeting table with a small kitchenette and bathroom.
This is a broad catergory. Visiting relatives from out of town, expanding families needing more room, teenage retreat, divorcee accomodation (it happens), even Air BnB rentals or local traveling workers accomodation. Use for your own needs or rent it out as an income source.
A great space for a pool table, or a big lounge and TV, so you can kick back and enjoy family and friends in a safe, casual and entertaining environment.
Enjoy the ability to potter in your favourite hobbies in your own dedicated space. Art Studio’s, Pottery, Sewing, Beauty Rooms, Massage. It makes a great ‘chill out’ space to read a book, Tutor Music or even Home Schooling. Relax and Recharge with some soft music and a cuppa tea to have a break from the day to day grind. Plenty of clients say their cabin is their favourite “Happy Place” away from the day to day grind.
Nothing beats a dedicated space to work on your favourite hobbies. If your current shed is full of family “items” and doesn’t look like changing anytime soon, enjoy the new dedicated workspace and great size for your gardening passion or computer repairs, or whatever you like doing. Its really up to you.
Detailed List of Cabin Specs
Complete Cabin Kit
Overall Floor Space 5m x 4m = 20m² in total. Also included is a 1.5m x 5m wide Verandah. Total combined area = 27.5m²
With timber sliding door. Enough space for a corner shower, toilet and small vanity if they are required.
140mm x 45mm H3 treated, resistant to moisture and termites.
Cut to size, 44mm T&G (Tongue & Groove) Timber. Ready to Assemble, then Seal and Paint. 70mm timber walls are available as an option. We recomend 70mm walls when council approval is required.
21mm Tongue & Groove (T&G) Solid Timber Flooring.
136mm x 70mm, Full Span for N3 wind rating.
18mm Tongue & Groove (T&G) timber. Colourbond is an optional extra that we recommend for all cabins.
Used in the sub-floor construction. 125mm round treated pine H4 posts at 800mm in length per post.
The standard haven Kit comes with 3 Double Glazed Timber Windows. The ‘New Haven” cabin has 2 Double Glazed Windows plus the 3.9m Glass Sliding Door Opening.
“Double Glazed” Half Glass French Door with handles and locks is included in the standard Haven package. The ‘New Haven’ cabin has 2 Glass Sliding Doors with 2 Fixed Glass panels totalling a 3.9m Full Glass frontage.
21mm solid treated timber floor at 5 metres wide x 1.5m deep with vertical verandah rails as main per photo.
Easy to Follow Building Plans are included with the cabin kit. We also have a range of instructional videos to help DIY’ers build the cabin step by step.
Sub Floor Base Kits
|Our standard base kit is included in the price, But Note: Base kits can vary in price due to site specifications. Cabin heights off the ground can add additional post length. If soil tests are required, some hole diameters and depths may vary and some site specific engineering may be required depending on your cabin usage. We will advise if any variation in price is required, but it is not common that we need to add some to the cabin kit price.|
Additional Windows and Doors
Additional Windows and Doors can be added into one of our standard designs. We would advise the price once we have discussed the options available. Adding or removing items from a standard kit may result in a significantly longer delivery time, as the additions or deletions need to be catered for at the factory as a one off build. This can add around 20-25% to the price of a cabin for a one-off design.
DIY - Handy Info
If you have had reasonable experience in DIY projects, then our cabin kits are very straight forward and easy to assemble. If your kit does require council approval then you can DIY as a licensed ‘Owner Builder’ or enlist the help of a licenced, local Carpenter or Builder.
Sometimes it is a better use of your valuable time and more cost effective to have our installation team come and install it for you. Prices for installation are located on this page. This cabin takes about 1 week onsite for our installers to complete the cabin build to lock-up stage.
Cabin Kit delivery in included in the price quoted. There is exceptions to this cost depends on several factors. We will confirm this once we know the delivery address for the cabin. There may be additional charges for travel distance, your geographical location, site inspections, crane truck access to your site and the exact content of your cabin kit.
DeliveryIncluded within 30min of Newcastle
- Delivery price is “normally” included in the listed price. We will confirm this once we know the delivery address for the cabin. There may be additional charges for travel distance, your geographical location, site inspections, crane truck access to your site and the exact content of your cabin kit.
Colourbond & InsulationYour choice of colours
- Colourbond Roof Sheeting with Matching Facia and Ridge Capping. Guttering is not included.
- Your Choice of Colourbond Colours – see colour chart
- Roof Battons Included
- 55mm sisolation R2 Roof Blanket between roof and ceiling for thermal layering.
Steel PostsUpgrade from H4 Timber Posts
- 800mm 75mm x 75mm galvanised steel posts
- This upgrade feature is an additional cost and subject to change. Sometimes required on sloping blocks.
InstallationOur Installers build it to lock-up stage
- Cabin is installed to lock-up stage. Roof, Doors, Windows and Cabin is built on a suitable base frame.
- price does not include electrical, plumbing, painting, or any kitchen or bathroom fixtures or fittings.