Talk to One of Our Design Specialists
Now that you have determined the style of your mountain cabin or lake cabin, the floor plan layout and the options that you’d like to add, call our design specialists at (610) 595-4650. We will put together a final set of drawings for you and give you a to-the-penny quote.
You will receive the full set of prints either by direct mail or email (whichever you prefer) along with a formal to-the-penny quote, which will show the entire mountain cabin or lake cabin broken down by line items. This is your opportunity to look over everything one last time and see if there is anything you would like to change or ask us any questions. In designing custom homes, we prefer to be upfront with our customers and give them the exact amount the project costs rather than working from an estimate, like many builders who run over their budgets. The quote you receive from us is exactly what you will pay!
Place a Down payment on your Lake or Mountain Cabin
In order to get your cabin into our construction schedule, you will need to place a down payment on the building. Typically, we ask for 50% down. The balance is due upon delivery. However, when we ship larger models more than 500 miles, we will often request a 50% down payment, 25% after completion, but prior to delivery and the balance upon arrival. We also need you to sign off on our terms and conditions prior to delivery.
We do not offer financing at this time, but can provide you with any information that you need for your bank or lender.
Check out our page on log home financing, which walks you through a variety of ways you can pay for your mountain cabin or lake cabin and how to secure proper financing.
Preparing Your Site For Delivery Of Your Lake Or Mountain Cabin
Now that you have your mountain cabin plan selected and have a tentative delivery date in mind, it is time for you to start preparing your site for your new cabin. You want to make sure that you check and see exactly what you need for a foundation. Single wide buildings can be set on a stone pad, but larger double wide buildings require a concrete slab. We will provide you drawings showing you exactly where you need to make an access pit to be able to get to your water and sewer. If hiring a local contractor in your area for the job, we would be more than willing to talk to them and explain exactly how the site needs to be prepared. If the delivery location is close to our facility, we can recommend local contacts if you are interested.
There are three types of foundations that customers will use:
Stone Base: Base will be framed out with 4″ X 6″ beams and then filled with 3/4″ stone. You need to make sure that the whole area is as level and compact as possible. Using a transit is the best way to ensure that the pad is level.
Concrete Slab: The key to the concrete slab is ensuring that it is absolutely level. We require at least a concrete slab on most of our double wide buildings and some customers prefer a slab even on the single wide buildings. We will provide the necessary drawings for your site work to be completed. If your slab is not level, it can be very difficult to get a double wide building together. It is very important to select a contractor that has experience in working with concrete. A poor job on the pad will make the rest of your project very difficult. Therefore, you should talk to a few contractors and select the one you are most confident will do the best work, not necessarily the contractor who has the lowest price.
Crawl Space: Some customers prefer to build their mountain cabins on either a full basement, or a crawl space and this is perfectly acceptable. If you are planning a basement or crawl space, we will build your cabin slightly differently. You will be provided with drawings letting you know exactly what is needed for the foundation. Make sure that you use a reputable contractor for your foundation work.
You will also want to make sure that there is sufficient access for our trucks to get into your site. Occasionally it is necessary for a customer to trim back or even cut down a few trees. If you have any questions as to whether access is too limited, email us some pictures of the site and we will take a look and identify any problem areas that might exist. Visit the delivery page for details as to the space needed for delivery. If you have any questions email us at [email protected].
Schedule Your Delivery
When orders are placed for custom homes, we will give an approximate completion date and expected delivery date. We also give you the cell phone number for the delivery driver, so that you can stay in contact with him.
We deliver Monday through Friday from about 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Our times vary slightly depending on the time of year. Keeping you informed is our top priority and we will make ourselves available to you at all times.