Matt went on to say,
“Aside from quality and limits in design, cabin kits take some serious effort to construct even if you consider yourself relatively handy. You are looking for a log cabin as a retreat and break from work not an additional stress and toll on your time that you could otherwise spend enjoying hunting, fishing and outdoor activities with your family. I’m not kidding. The cabin kits on the market don’t include many extras and there are a myriad of surprises in store for you. Truly, we are going to try and talk you out of it but for very good reasons. Zook Cabins could but does not offer a cabin kit and we know that offering a kit is simply not a good approach for the buyer. There’s lots of information on our website you can check out and testimonials from people that have gone for a cabin kit from other companies and found out the hard way.”
I do confess it does sound tempting to buy kits instead of prebuilt cabin homes. It just seems a cheaper option and you don’t want your log cabin to cost an arm and a leg even if you can get some tax deductions for a vacation home under certain conditions. Money is hard earned and time is somewhat of the essence when you want a place to relax and enjoy without stress.
Stick Built Cabins
So I suggested that I could have a builder come in and do a stick build on site and leave the work to the construction company and be hands off. Matt had this to say about that suggestion.
“You have to be realistic about price. You can have a stick built log home. It will take a long time and cost a lot of money. You may or not recoup that investment. With the huge variety of styles and customization in modular Zook Cabins you can have your cake and eat it too! You can have all that you want. We bring lots of fresh ideas to the table and walk you through it all making it an enjoyable experience for you and your family. We take care of the build and deliver the building to your site and put it together to your complete satisfaction with attention to detail. As we buy top quality materials and build log homes all day everyday our experience is a fundamental benefit to the homeowner. Add to that our Amish workmanship which is renowned as first class and you can be happy that everything will be as you like it.”
Prebuilt Modular Cabins by Zook Cabins
The idea of the instant installation of a log home is tempting indeed. As you can see from the beautiful Zook Cabins website, there is an impressive array of prebuilt cabin home styles and designs they offer. To make the process as easy as possible they include a 12 step program to help you plan and execute your dream hunting cabin or year round log home. To get a taste of how straightforward working with Zook Cabins is, check out Fred Eiblings case study where he shares his experience first hand.
We asked Matt how much of the build is completed at their facility and how much is done on site.