Allwood products are created from wood that is imported from Scandinavia and the Baltic States. The business offers top quality products at prices that are reasonable, whether they are premanufactured or kits for do-it-yourself people.
A cabin kit will come with the required materials, but it is the responsibility of the property owner to check into local regulations about needed permits, codes to be met, and other local restrictions or rules.
Generally, a foundation should be prepared for any building. While a concrete foundation is the best choice, anything firm and sturdy that can support the weight of the cabin is sufficient.
Assembly of these kits is doable by anyone with the included instructions. Some building experience will make it easier, but the process is clearly delineated, and the instructions are complete. The instructions are primarily visual with a parts list and drawings. Going through the information ahead of time is a good plan, as it allows assemblers to be sure they understand them.
Basic building tools are necessary, such as hammer, tape measure, level, screwdriver, pliers, safety glasses, gloves, a ladder, etc. Getting a group together to build it will go faster, but two people can handle the construction of most of the kits from Allwood. Immediate assembly is highly recommended, as prolonged storage can result in the wooden parts warping.
Once the Allwood getaway cabin is assembled, paint or stain it as soon as possible to help protect the wood from the weather.
These cabins range in size from tiny (113 square feet) to expansive (1100 square feet). Because most of these are small, it is possible to build a cabin for under $10000. Allwood also offers add-ons such as storage, extra rooms, and extra wall or floor planks.
Allwood Escape (113 square feet)
This kit features windproof walls, a front door and a window, and enough room to make a great little getaway, home office, hobby shed, or whatever is needed. The solid wood fits together neatly to prevent wind or weather from getting inside.
Allwood Mayflower (117 square feet)
This adorable little garden house on wheels is easy to assemble, and in most areas, is exempt from permits due to its wheeled base. The solid wood structure has an arched roof, a double door, and double paned glass in the windows (which do not open). One window can be opened, and it can be installed at either end of the cabin. Roof shingles are sold separately.
Allwood Chloe (123 square feet)
This garden house kit has four windows on the front and sides and a door with windows. All hardware is included as well as pre-hung doors and windows, and floor and roof materials.
Allwood Estelle 5 (157 square feet)
This cabin has a layout that divides the space into two rooms: one with 106 square feet and the other with 51 square feet. The smaller room could be storage, a bathroom, a small bedroom or something similar.
Allwood Dreamcatcher (205 square feet)
This beautiful little cabin has an additional terrace outside the front French door, and two windows allow light to shine in and occupants to look out. It is a great size for a guest house or a tiny house.
Allwood Claudia (209 square feet)
This cabin is taller as well as larger, with a wall height of 7’3” and a ridge height of 11’11” which can be increased by an extra layer of wall planks. Its roof has been strengthened to support more weight for areas where there is snowfall.
Allwood Arlanda XL (227 square feet)
With an indoor floor area of 193 square feet and a stylish yet businesslike exterior, this cabin makes a great home office. Plenty of windows allow for natural light and there is an extra wall that can divide the space into two rooms.
Allwood Bella (237 square feet)
This cute cabin has a porch as well as three downstairs rooms and an 86 square foot loft. It has two exterior doors and one interior and four windows. This very cute cabin would make an excellent off-grid home.
Allwood Arlanda XXL (273 square feet)
This cabin also comes with an optional divider wall to make the inside 238 square feet into two rooms. Its overall layout and structure are the same as the above cabin with the same name, just with a bit more space.
Allwood Timberline (483 square feet)
Three rooms in the 354 square foot downstairs and a loft of 129 square feet offers enough space for a couple or a small family. Steel storm rods are included for the corners to keep the planks together and to anchor the cabin to the ground. This cabin is made to order.
Allwood Eagle Point (1108 square feet)
The largest Allwood cabin available, this two-story home has 712 square feet downstairs and 396 square feet upstairs. Additional wall planks can increase the ceiling height on both floors. This cabin can be custom designed for walls, doors, and windows to allow for the desired rooms and lighting. Its contemporary look allows it to be built in urban locations as well as on off-grid property.
Extra Layer of Wall Planks for Escape
To add about 5.5” to the height of the walls of the Escape, order one of these with the kit. Two may be used to increase the height by about 11”; however, for stability, it is not recommended to add more than that. This will give enough height to add a stand-alone loft inside the cabin.
Extra Layer of Wall Planks for Claudia
3 extra layers of wall planks add an additional four inches per layer to the top of the walls of the Claudia cabin to make room for a loft area for storage or sleeping.
8’ Open Canopy Storage
This canopied area can be added to any Allwood building. Easy to assemble, the storage area is made from Nordic Spruce and provides enough area for items such as bikes or lawn implements.
Add a closet or bathroom or other small space to the inside of an Allwood cabin. About 12 square feet of floor space inside this room kit will allow a variety of possibilities. A sliding door is made with frosted plexiglass. The included ceiling can be applied and used for storage area, or left off to help the room integrate.