Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Deluxe Lofted Barn Cabin

There's a little place that sells Derksen portable buildings in Dayton and I always have a hard time passing it by, without stopping to roam thru the cabins and sheds, whenever I venture to town. Last week we stopped by again and got more information about the options and pricing of these little darlings.

This is a Derksen Deluxe Lofted Barn Cabin. This one is 12'x30', the smallest of their 'Deluxe Lofted Barn Cabin' style which come as large as 16'x32'. It's the most expensive style with the unique corner porch and bumped out windows, but also eats up more interior square footage than the others.

The price is $7,925 before tax, free delivery within 50 miles. It comes standard with 2 lofts, but the lofts are high and have little headroom above them. Optional extras to make the lofts more usable would cost extra. 8' walls are $500, lower loft (which come standard at wall height) $100 each. You can add more windows, 2x3's are $75 and 3x3' windows $100, a 2nd door is $200. So there's lots of options.
I was asked to check the 'rent-to-own' deal, so here's how it works. Monthly payments would be apx $360 for 36 months. Each month $260 of the payment goes to pay down the principle and $100 goes to 'rent'. I believe the down payment was one month's rent, and there is no penalty for early pay-off.

I found it difficult to arrange an interior lay-out that functioned well for us. It's hard to use that bumped out space. Possibly a kitchen/eating area, maybe a large built in window seat and extra bed. You'll notice I don't have ladders or stairs figured out. The door being so far into the cabin is awkward as well, in my opinion at least. 

 These are photos of the same style cabin only 4 feet longer at 12x34. They can be finished out really nice. The bathroom is behind the kitchen, and bedroom beyond at the end of the back of the cabin.

Nook in the front of cabin


  1. Do you have pics of the finished bathroom, bedroom, and lofts? What are the measurements of those?

    1. Hi! Finished interiors are hard to find, here's a video link (not mine) to a slightly longer cabin. It has a tiny bedroom downstairs and shows the bathroom. Hope this helps.

  2. Sam Granger27 April, 2016

    Do you have the files for this "deluxe lofted cabin" uploaded on 3D Warehouse? I'm new to SketchUp and would love to mess around with this!

    1. Absolutely. Enjoy!!!

    2. How about in the biggest model of this? I want to purchase the biggest one and want to play around with it. I have so many great ideas.

    3. Maybe 16x32, 16x40(?), 14x32, 14x40(?)

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  4. what design tool did you use for your layouts?

  5. Is the wood chemically treated or heat treated?

  6. Anonymous20 June, 2017

    Please upload this cabin to 3D warehouse, you currently only have the regular "lofted barn cabin" uploaded. Nice work by the way! I just ordered a 12x32 with the porch like the picture in the article, 8ft walls and lower loft. I chose to get a personal loan instead of lease-to-own which will save over $4,000 by the end of the 36 months. I calculated the interest to be around 37% if you go the lease/rent-to-own route for 36 months.

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