If it’s your dream to build your own home but you’re also ready to downsize, here’s the perfect solution. Arched Cabins, a family-owned company based out of Cyprus, Texas, ships tiny house kits nationwide.
It only takes four to six weeks for your kit to arrive, and prices start from an affordable $1,440 for 64 square feet.
OK, so you might not want to live in a house that small, but it could make a pretty awesome guest house, workshop or man cave/she shed. And if you have the cash to splash, prices go up to around $23,800 for a 1,200-square-foot model. You can review the current pricing grid here.
Check out this completed arched cabin, which measures 24 feet by 32 feet:
The interior is remarkably spacious for such a small structure.
Look at how beautifully one cabin was decorated on the inside:
And the lofted bedroom area looks cozy and peaceful:
Each kit comes with a build manual, floor plates, ribs, ridge beam, standard R13 insulation for the arched walls, metal roof paneling, rubber trim and foam inserts to use by the end caps, and color-coordinated fasteners needed to assemble the cabin.
However, the kit price doesn’t include the foundation, installation, interior, end caps or delivery cost.
Still, there are many benefits to choosing this kind of build-it-yourself small cabin. As this Facebook post explains, these structures are perfect for DIY types who want the freedom and pride that comes from building their own customized small home.
Arched cabins are being used in lots of imaginative ways, like this retreat community in Houston where the cabins are rented by artists.
Depending on where you live and where you want to build your cabin, you might need a permit from your county or parish.
According to Arched Cabins, the process starts with a realtor who can confirm zoning and permitting requirements in your area. Sometimes, drawings from an architect and engineer might be required, and you may need to provide a soil sample from your proposed build site in order to create a custom foundation to suit your soil composition.
So, there’s a lot more to owning an arched cabin than ordering a kit and following the build instructions. But the finished product is clearly worth the effort.