Inspired by the Canadian Rockies - at home anywhere.
Inspired by the Wild West - tamed by you.
The Kepler Creek
Spreads itself out in a relaxed wide open manner.
The Mountain Brook
A desirable country escape wherever you choose to enjoy it.
A down-home look to be enjoyed all year round.
From the Governor's grounds - to the mountainside.
The Glen Echo
Plenty of space to work or relax with an inviting porch and canopy.
The genius is in the details.
When you want a little more, think Creemore.
Your little house on the prairie – or hill, forest, lake, mountain, even backyard.
Prefabricated Cabin Kits, Cottages & Guest Houses
You finally have land for your rustic escape. Or you’re thinking of a quaint prefab guest house or a small cottage kit. Whatever your reasons for needing a cabin, Summerwood is the expert manufacturer when it comes to weekend cabins.
You’re at the right site!
Our cabin kits create the home away from home you’ll enjoy for decades. And no wonder; you help design it! Choose from beautiful cabin styles then customize with design options you’ll only find
right here. And through it all, we’re here to help. Read about the Summerwood way.
A new cottage on your property is a major decision and
investment. You want it to last your whole life. Summerwood has a long
history of building lasting relationships with our cottaging friends, going
back over 15 years. Over the time we've created and shipped prefab cottage and
cabin kits to every corner of the world. Pre-fab cabins that look and feel
custom-designed, by you! With our many cabin styles and almost unlimited
design options, your choices for creating the perfect prefabricated cabin kit for your
home are virtually infinite.
Think of Summerwood as your partner in your cabin's creation. As such,
we're there every inch of the way. You can email anytime or call and get a
live response when you need advice. It's what we do. That's probably why
over 1,500 "partners", from proud new cottagers to busy architects and
contractors, have taken the time to thank and reward us with pictures of
their completed Summerwood cabins kits and other structures. Read about
The Summerwood Advantage.
Choosing the Perfect Cabin Kit for Your Home
Buying a pre fab cabin doesn't mean you're compromising. In
fact with the design flexibility that we offer, you may wonder why you ever
considered starting from scratch. Begin your journey by browsing our cabin
styles section above. All of our designs can be thoroughly customized in our
drag and drop cabin Custom Design Center,
just Imagine the possibilities. And if the cabin you're picturing isn't
there, use our design center to invent your own. You'd be surprised how fun
and easy it is to do. You can even forward a drawing of what you'd love to
build and we'll work with your specs and try and accommodate you in any way
The earlier you involve our Summerwood design experts the better. They've
designed scores of cabin kits for countless different landscapes. They know
the decisions you're facing and questions you'll need answered before
getting started. Put them to work for you today. Just
phone to speak with a live
The Complete Package, With Delivery on the
Our cabin kits contain absolutely every thing you'll need
to ensure a lifetime of fun memories. We're very fussy about how we do
things, and your cabin kit represents years of striving for perfection. To
you, this means a positive experience. Our designs are usually available in
pre-cut cabin kits as well as
pre-assembled cabin kits, depending on how
much of the work you want us to do. Either way, your cabin kit comes with
the thinking all done and includes pretty much all you'll need, from wood
and hardware to doors, windows and more. Every last piece is cut with
The price of your cabin kit even includes
delivery. Remote location? No problem, it may cost a little
more, but we'll get it there. There's even a professionally quoted estimate
of the labor hours you'll need to assemble it your cabin. Again, you've paid
for the thinking to be done, so you can concentrate on construction.
We are based in beautiful Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and serve the following surrounding Canadian cities: Alax, Whitby, Oshawa, Pickering, Markham, Vaughan, Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, Burlington, Guelph, Hamilton, Kitchener and Barrie, to name a few. We also ship to the USA, UK and worldwide.
Labor. Look closely at the labor estimate that comes with
your cabin kit. Depending on your level of skill and number of helpers, you
could have your new cabin up within a couple of days or as little as a
Foundation materials. While we don't offer supplies, we do supply
suggestions. See some ideas for this crucial element
Shingles for the roof. For your convenience, you purchase our cedar
shingles. But otherwise you'll need to supply your own shingles. We supply a detailed
estimate of how many
you will require
Finishes. Western red cedar is a gorgeous wood that should be protected.
While we don't supply the stain, we do supply advice. We also offer a
maintenance free Canexel siding option in many attractive outdoorsy colors.
View our Canexel color picker.
Building Your Cabin Yourself
Our cottage kits can be assembled by home projecteers of
varying skill levels. With a few friends or family members, you could have
your cabin have up in just a few days. It really depends on the size of the
structure and the experience of the assemblers. Either way, it can be a very
Assembling a cabin kit is a major undertaking but you can do it! Every
stage of the project is explained in order in our easy-to-follow directions.
They make it easier to plan your cabin's construction. Best of all, you can
begin right now, on your schedule ? not some contractor's who's squeezing
you in between a dozen other jobs.
You'll have access to an online
construction video that illustrates how our structures go together. Then when you have any questions at all,
ask an expert by email or phone Summerwood's
toll-free customer service help line. We'll walk you through any issues. At
the end you may not be actually be a master carpenter but you'll sure feel
To construct your own cabin you have to have the time and
inclination (which many don't). Perhaps you'd rather hire a contractor? Even
if you do, a Summerwood Cabin kit is still unbeatable value. (In fact, many
of our cabin customers are contractors.)
One look at your cabin's estimate for labor hours and your contractor
will be able to provide you with a quick quote. We may even be able to
recommend a trustworthy contractor near you. Our
hiring a contractor package includes everything you'll need to
make choosing a contractor a snap. With Summerwood as your partner, and a
good contractor by your side, you'll be enjoying your cabin retreat before
you know it
You're Memories Will Last a Lifetime, So Should
A cottage is an investment that you hope to have forever.
That means good design, solid engineering, and only the best materials. At
Summerwood we promise all that and more. Our cabin kits are constructed
using a premium grade
western red cedar,
or you can opt for our
Canexel siding in a variety of attractive outdoorsy colors at no extra
charge. Our hardware is all name brand and our fasteners all zinc plated to
prevent corrosion. In fact, our pre-assembled walls are even constructed
using stainless steel nails. Our cabins also include our "enhanced siding package" for moisture
protection and insulation value. Why? Because that's how it should be done.
Learn more about our cabin
Choosing and Preparing a Site
This is a stage that deserves plenty of attention. Do you
want to maximize sunlight in the morning but have shade in the afternoon?
How close to the road to you want to be? Would it make sense to lay a
parking pad at the same time as your foundation? Speaking of which, we
recommend a concrete foundation for stability. If you install plumbing, a
slight pitch at the back encourages draining. This list of thought-starters
for cabin foundations has helped a lot of
people just like you.
If your Cabin is over 110 sq. ft. it may require a permit.
We recommend that you enquire with your local government inspection office
to be sure. We can help here too. This
of regional listings may include your local permit office. Get in touch
with them and see what they say. When the time comes, we'll work with you to
ensure that the process goes smoothly. Remember, we're your partners in
this. If we can't make your Cabin meet your local code, we'll refund your
deposit. Read more about zoning and permits
Some Tips to Help You Design Your Dream
How you'll use your cottage affects how you design it. Is
it to be an occasional bunkie, used mostly for storage? Will you want a loft
with stairs? Will it be a second cabin on your property for special guests
and family, needing complete plumbing, wiring, and ventilation? Will people
be sleeping there all year round? If so you'll want to insulate throughout.
Our thermal windows and doors retain heat and increase value. You may want
to consider our attractive
vinyl or pine
windows. Right now, you have a lot of questions. These
cabin tips and ideas have been compiled over
years of helping people like you create their dream cottage.
So let's not wait any longer. You can start on your cabin right now. Your
dream cabin is truly just clicks away!
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Our cabin kits come with all the bells & whistles. We leave the finishing to you.
Easy to follow instructions make building your cabin a fun family project.
Have something custom in mind? Let us know and we can probably help out.
Enjoy the long lasting beauty of western red cedar construction.
Sono tube footings are ideal for uneven terrain and to elevate your cabin for a better view.