Camp Business sent out surveys to companies who provide camps with a variety of different structures for use as cabins, temporary shelter, recreation, arts and crafts, performing arts, outdoor adventure… the list goes on.
Companies were asked to provide products and prices, sizes, typical uses, length of construction time, mobility, ease of build, amenities offered, most appropriate climates, the lifespan of the structure and support and warranty information.
Here we’ve published some of the key information to get you started — products and prices, sizes/dimensions, typical uses and each company’s contact information.
The full report is available on our Web site at www.camp-business.com. Here we’ve published some of the key information to get you started — products and prices, sizes/dimensions, typical uses and each company’s contact information.
Given the product scope of many of the builders, the options and pricing plans available and the diversity of camp needs, we hope to have provided a good snapshot of what’s being offered to camps. Specific information will come from the manufacturer, and each company’s complete contact information is provided.
We’ll publish an annual update each year to keep you informed of changes and upgrades. Your input is valuable and we invite you to let us know if there’s any other information we can help provide.
Anchor Industries Inc.
Products and prices: Permanent Camp Tents, Woodsman Supreme, Universal Wall Tents, International Pyramidal, Fiesta Frame Tents and Tee Pees. Contact Anchor for quotes as prices vary greatly by product and size.
Sizes/dimensions offered: 8′ x 10 up to 16′ x 32′, custom sizes available.
Typical uses: Summer camps, hunting shelters, luxury retreat accommodations.
Length of construction/build/installation time: Varies.
Mobility: All are temporary and mobile, except the Permanent Camp Tents.
Ease of installation: No professional required. Assembly instructions are available.
Amenities offered: Flys, screen windows, floors, stovepipe holes, and more.
Site preparation required: Level ground, free of debris, height clearance.
Lifespan of structure: Approximately eight to ten years, if properly stored, cleaned, assembled and maintained.
Support and warranty policies: Sales and technical support available by phone, fax, email and online.
Contact information: Anchor Industries Inc., 1100 Burch Dr., Evansville, IN 47725, (800) 322-8368, (812) 867-2421, fax (812) 867-0547, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.anchorinc.com
Cedar Forest Products
Products and prices: Offers a wide variety of customizable products
Sizes/dimensions offered: Each shelter and building has a variety of sizes, which can be customized
Typical uses: Public and private parks, camps and recreation building needs
Length of construction/build/installation time: The line comes in kit form with each piece labeled for easy construction by volunteers or contractors. Steel kits are bolt-together construction. Laminated bridges up to 60′ in length just need to be lifted into place
Mobility: All products are permanent structures
Ease of installation: Can be installed by professionals or volunteers under supervision of a professional
Amenities offered: Building package options, stainless steel or china fixtures, plumbing fixtures, electrical fixtures, and with certain models of cabins, everything including the kitchen sink
Most appropriate climate: All types of climates
Site preparation required: Site preparation will depend on each location and building being installed
Lifespan of structure: The lifespan varies on each product.
Contact information: Bruno Kapacinskas, Cedar Forest Products, PO Box 98, Polo, IL 61064, (800) 552-9495, (815) 946-2479 (fax), email@example.com, www.cedarforestproducts.com
The Colorado Yurt Company
Products and prices: Yurts: Modern interpretation of the Mongolian nomadic structure. Averages $17 per square foot without deck. Custom options available. Tipi: Classic and elegant Lakota style tipi. Averages $4 per square foot. Platform Pitched Wall Tent: A camp classic. Adirondack style affordable housing. Averages $4 per square foot
Sizes/dimensions offered: Yurts: 16′, 20′, 24′ and 30′ diameters. Tipis: From 12′-28′, diameters in 2′ increments. Platform Pitched Wall Tents: 10′ x 12′ to 16′ x 20′, 5′ sidewalls and 8′ peak height
Typical uses: Yurts: Cabins, staff lounges, camper/staff housing, health centers, meeting rooms, offices, backcountry shelters, bathhouses and overflow housing. Tipis: Camper/staff housing, interpretive centers, meeting rooms, backcountry shelters, cultural/historical exhibits, promotional exhibits.
Platform Pitched Wall Tents: Camper/staff housing, backcountry shelters, staff lounges and overflow housing
Length of construction/build/installation time: Yurts: 1-2 days, once the deck/platform in built. Tipis: 1-4 hours depending on size. Platform Pitched Wall Tents: 1-4 hours depending on size
Mobility: Yurts: Semi-permanent/permanent. Can be moved from deck to deck. Easy to install and remove seasonally. Tipis: Temporary. Easily moved from location to location. Platform Pitched Wall Tent: Temporary. Simple to relocate
Ease of installation: All structures are easy to install and do not require professional installation. Each structure comes with detailed, easy-to-follow pitching instructions.
Amenities offered: Yurts: Over 30 different options are available with yurts, including French doors, awnings, insulation for year-round use, snow and wind reinforcing, stove pipe outlets and screen doors. Bathrooms, kitchens and bedrooms can be easily installed. Platform Pitched Wall Tents and Tipis: These structures can easily accommodate bunk beds, sleeping lofts, wood stoves bathrooms. Canvas room dividers are available
Most appropriate climates:
Yurts, tipis and Platform Pitched Wall Tents can be used in all climates. Yurts are especially well suited for winter use.
Site preparation required: Yurts and Platform Pitched Wall Tents require simple decks. Tipis require relatively level pitching sites
Lifespan of structure: Yurts: Lifetime structure. Fabric roofs and walls can be replaced as they wear out. Roof and wall life expectancy is 15-30 years. Tipis and Platform Pitched Wall Tents can last up to 15 years, depending on use
Support and warranty policies: Custom work and support is available. Yurts come with an eight-year factory warranty. Heavy-duty roof material available with a 15-year factory warranty. Tipis and Platform Pitched Wall Tents feature a full one-year warranty and a limited five-year warranty
Contact information: The Colorado Yurt Company, P.O. Box 1626, 28 W. South 4th St., Montrose, CO 81401, (800) 288-3190, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.AdvanceCanvas.com
Conestoga Log Cabins Inc.
Products and prices: Conestoga offers log bunkhouses, bathhouses, housekeeping cabins, offices and concession buildings ranging from $6,045 to $53,995. Larger multi-purpose structures for lodges, stores, dining halls, among other uses, are also available starting at $45 per square foot. Cabin kits and multi-purpose structures ship complete with everything necessary to assemble the structure, including an electrical package.
Sizes/dimensions offered: Cabins range in size from 13′ x 9′ to 24′ x 42′. Bathhouses 14′-7″ x 27′ to 20′ x 36′. Bunkhouses14′ x 20′ to 20′x42′. Multi-purpose stuctures 40′ x 40′ to 44′ x 106′. All cabins are tongue-and-groove logs with an interlocking corner system. Multi-purpose structures use a Double-Log Wall technology. Custom plans are available for all products.
Typical Uses: No typical use; people have used the cabins for anything from the normal rental units and bunkhouses to offices, snack bars and bathhouses.
Length of construction: 2 days to 4 weeks depending on size of structure.
Mobility: The smallest units can be moved, but they’re true log cabins, not park models.
Ease of construction: The units are easily assembled and include a video about the assembly, a manual, engineered drawings and technical support. Crews are available for cost to assist with assembly, if needed.
Amenities offered: Structures can be customized, from basic one-room cabins to full-service units with lofts, baths and kitchens
Most appropriate climates: All.
Site preparation required: Smaller cabins are constructed on skid joists that are provided with the kit. The larger cabins should be put on a slab, pier or block foundation.
Lifespan of structure: Indefinite, dependent on maintenance.
Support & warranty policies: Most components come with a 10-year or lifetime warranty. Metal roofing material has a 35-year warranty.
Contact information: Conestoga Log Cabins Inc., 246 N. Lincoln Ave., Lebanon, PA 17046, (800) 914-4606, (717) 306-4495 (fax), email@example.com, www.conestogalogcabins.com
Country Log Cabins
Products and prices: Log Cabin Kits prices from $7,600 to $100,000+. Price per square foot varies considerably depending on the size and design of the structure.
Sizes/dimensions offered: Standard cabins range from 142 square feet to 2,200 square feet. Custom designs are also welcome.
Typical uses: Camping cabins, bunkhouses, troop houses, bath houses, pavilions, vacation homes and residences.
Length of construction/build/installation time: Varies depending on the size and design of the structure and the crew assembling the structure.
Mobility: Temporary and permanent structures are available.
Ease of installation: Professional installation not required.
Amenities offered: Complete structure only. No electrical, plumbing, heating and cooling or masonry included.
Most appropriate climates: All climates.
Site preparation required: Depends on the structure purchased.
Lifespan of structure: 100 years+.
Support and warranty policies: Technical support provided.
Contact information: Country Log Cabins, 390 Swartz Road, Lewisburg, PA 17837, (877) 295-0085, (570) 568-1187 (fax), www.countrylogcabins.com
Diamond Brand Canvas Products
Products and prices: Standard Wall Tents with steel frame: 7′ x 9′, $385; 10′ x 12′, $610; 12′ x 16′, $720. Permanent Wall Tents with steel frames: 12′ x 14′, $795; 14′ x 14′, $830; 14′ x 16′, $955. Deluxe Wall Tent with steel frame: 16′ x 16′, $1,065. Prices offered include tents and steel frames. Optional components — like liners, floors and alternate pole configurations — are priced separately. All prices are available from the company
Typical uses: These soft-wall structures are typically used to house campers and/or staff in either short-term or long-term sessions. They may also be used in wilderness settings for housing, remote First Aid stations, classrooms, etc. Available optional equipment (see Amenities) provides a myriad of possibilities for use of these shelters.
Length of construction/build/installation time: Erection time for basic structures depends upon the frame configuration and pitching location chosen. A smaller tent (e.g. 7′ x 9′) with a steel frame can be set up by two people in 15-20 minutes, while a larger unit (e.g. 12′ x 16′) with a steel frame would probably take twice as long. These same units, pitched on wooden or aluminum poles, would require approximately 30 minutes additional time to install and adjust guy ropes. The addition of liners or tub floors obviously adds to the installation time.
Mobility: Tents pitched with wooden or aluminum poles are usually temporary structures. Units equipped with steel frames can easily be moved, since these frames are self-standing. However, the steel frames may also be affixed to a permanent structure (platform, etc.) with screws or nails installed through steel plates, which are provided with the poles. Since the steel is coated with a baked-on powder paint, the frames can be left standing year-round, even if the tents are removed.
Ease of installation: Complete installation instructions are included with each steel frame. Instructions for pitching the tents with wooden or aluminum poles are available upon request.
Amenities offered: Each tent is offered with a choice of frame: steel, wood, or aluminum. The wooden and aluminum frames consist of two upright poles and one ridgepole. The steel frames are constructed with rafters, ridges and uprights in the shape and size of each tent. Because there are no upright poles in the centers of the doors, these frames are ideal for use on handicapped accessible sites. Full-size screen liners are and tub floors are optional items for each size tent. However, these components require steel frames for satisfactory use. NOTE: Screen liners successfully address health issues related to mosquitoes, birds and bats. Vinyl flies, which prolong the life of the tent roof, are available for the tents. The 16′ x 16′ Deluxe Wall Tent only may also be equipped with a stovepipe hole and a winter liner.
Most appropriate climates: The standard units are suitable for three-season use in most climates, assuming occupants are adequately equipped with cool-weather gear. The Deluxe model, if equipped with a stove and a winter liner, can be used in even the most brutal temperatures. In hot, humid climates, the screen liners will allow both doors and both sides of the tents to remain opened around the clock. These liners may be attached to a platform, to the ground (with stakes) or to a tub floor to minimize access for crawling and/or flying pests.
Site preparation required: For permanent structures, wooden platforms provide the most convenient and practical base for wall tents. If the tents are pitched temporarily, any level area (outside a ravine) which is large enough to provide space for the tent and any guy ropes required is suitable. It is advisable to choose an area where the earth will accept tent pegs.
Lifespan of structure: As with any fabric structure, care and regular maintenance are critical to the lifetime of the product. Tears should be repaired promptly and debris should be kept from the roofs of the tents. Fabric may be treated periodically with commercially available products to renew water resistance capability. Typically, it is recommended that the tents be cycled for replacement approximately every five years. Replacement parts are available for frames as needed.
Support and warranty policies: Warranty does not cover normal wear and tear, damage from accidents, neglect, unreasonable use, improper care, or other causes that are not attributable to defects in workmanship and/or materials.
Contact information: Diamond Brand Canvas Products, 5414 Asheville Highway, Post Office Box 249, Naples, NC 28760, (800) 258-9811, (828) 687-0965 (fax), firstname.lastname@example.org, www.diamondbrand.com
Fun Camp Company
Products and prices: Covered Wagon Kit, $3,617; Tee Pee Kit, $2,135
Sizes/dimensions offered: Covered Wagon sleeps around eight, 9′ x 18′. Tee Pee is 18′ (custom), 24′ (standard), up to 55′ (custom)
Typical uses: Sleeper accommodations, large Tee Pees for dinning and assembly halls
Length of construction/build/installation time: Covered Wagon, 26 hours. Tee Pee, 24′, eight hours
Mobility: Wagon can be trailored. Tee Pee, depending on floor, is dismantilable, but is intended to stay up year-round
Ease of installation: Wagon Kits require one instructor for laymen volunteers. Tee Pees are standard installation with laymen
Amenities offered: Tee Pee has a washroom option. Other portable and permanent plans available
Most appropriate climate: Seasonal (summer) facilities
Site preparation required: Wagons, none. Tee Pee, leveling
Support and warranty policies: Limited warranties
Contact information: Fun Camp Co., Box 7, Oro, ON, Canada LOL 2X0, (888) 297-5551 (phone/fax), email@example.com, www.funcampco.ca
Oregon Yurtworks Inc.
Products and prices: Custom round prefabricated buildings, in small, mid-range and large structure sizes. The kits come as complete packages — floors, walls, windows, doors and roofs — pre-stained, pre-insulated and pre-roofed. Prices range from $20 per square foot to $40 per square foot, and vary based on options
Sizes/dimensions offered: 14′ (158 s.f.), 17′ (224 s.f.), 19′ (291 s.f.), 24′ (454 s.f.), 29′ (650 s.f.), 31′ (762 s.f.), 34′ (883 s.f.), 36′ (1,013 s.f.), 41′ (1,300 s.f.), 45′ (1,566 s.f.), 50′ (1,937 s.f.), 55′ (2,346 s.f.), 60′ (2,796 s.f.) and 70′ (3,812 s.f.) diameters. With the ability to add wings in sizes from 6′ to 20′, the final sizes can be anywhere up to 10,000 square feet. Heights of walls, and window and door placements can also be customized
Typical uses: In the camp market the structures are most often used for six to 26 campers in one structure. Structures have also been used for staff housing, with individual bedroom spaces arranged around a central group space. Outside the camp market, the structures have been used for bed and breakfast, state park interpretive centers, meeting rooms, seminar spaces and group spaces for over 250 people
Length of construction/build/installation time: Typically two days and up to install the shell kits. Larger and more complex structures will take more time, but the company says the pre-fab format saves 25 to 50 percent on the normal setup time for building
Mobility: The structures can be disassembled and moved, but the most common use of the structures is in permanent settings
Ease of installation: Structures can be set up by a laymen crew, but the company’s setup specialists are recommended to assist in larger or complicated designs. The buildings come with a setup video, an instructional manual and unlimited phone support
Amenities offered: Pre-fabricated exterior decking, and many aesthetic options and upgrades. Other amenities are not provided by Oregon Yurtworks even though they are easily and reasonably installed in a conventional site-specific manner
Most appropriate climates: With the ability to supply the kits in un-insulated to super insulation values, the structures can be used in tropical to arctic climates.
Site preparation required: Minimal site preparation is necessary with a post and pier foundation, whereas standard site preparation is required with other foundation types. Can be used with a post and pier design, conventional stem wall, slab or basement foundations.
Lifespan of structure: 50-100 years. The things that can and will wear out are normal items such as the stain on the siding (needs to be re-done every 5-10 years depending on type chosen and exposure) and the composition roofing (a 20-40 year lifecycle). The windows included carry a lifetime warranty
Warranty policies: The building itself has a one-year warranty and many of the components incorporated into the buildings carry their own extended warrantees (doors, the windows, skylights and roofing)
Contact information: Oregon Yurtworks Inc., 1285 Wallis St., Eugene, OR 97402, (800) 211-8470, (541) 343-5330 (phone and fax), firstname.lastname@example.org, www.yurtworks.com
The Original Log Cabin Homes Ltd.
Products and prices (basic price per square foot): Bison/Cody Log Cabin Park/RV Trailers. Pricing ranges from $10,000 and up
Sizes/dimensions offered: Our joineries are equipped with the latest technological advancements. A high-tech integrated saw system is at the heart of the operation. The walls are solid white pine 12″ high Tennessee Chink with dovetail corners, or solid white pine 8″ high Classic “D” profile logs with Notch & Pass corner. Dimensions are 12×12 to 12×44
Typical uses: Recreational, camping, family outings, hunting/fishing cabins, and rentals
Length of construction/build/installation time: From time of order, 30-60 days. May be more, depending on size and options purchased
Mobility: Can be set up temporary or permanent
Ease of installation: Someone with good handyman skills, or can be professionally installed
Amenities offered: The Log Cabin Park RV Trailers offer amenities such as kitchenettes, full baths, microwaves, hot water, refrigerator, stove, oven, stack washer/dryer combo, dishwasher, garbage disposal, loft retreats, handcrafted railings for porches and lofts, closet space, exterior faucets, metal roofs, French doors, sliding doors, numerous types of heating and cooling, including fireplaces with mantles, gas furnaces, wood burning fireplaces and more. Bison/Cody Log Cabin Park Rv Trailers can be customized to the limitations of imagination
Most appropriate climates: Log Cabin Park RVs are sold in all 50 states
Site preparation required: Non-permanent -– set and block. Permanent –- set, block… Dependant on state and local codes
Lifespan of structure: Lifetime
Support and warranty policies: Limited one-year warranty. Log Cabin Homes warrants, to the original purchaser, all log wall materials manufactured by Log Cabin Homes to be free from defects in manufacturing workmanship, for one year to the original purchaser. This warranty does not include labor, installation and shipping costs related to repair or replacement, or damages from improper maintenance, handling or installation, or failure to seal-treat the log materials. All other materials included in Log Cabin Park/RVs, such as windows, doors, roofing, etc., are warranted by their respective manufacturers. All customer requests for repair or replacement of materials covered under this warranty must be made in writing and sent directly to Log Cabin Homes. This warranty is in lieu of all other warranties expressed or implied
Contact information: Bison Log Cabin Park RV Travel Trailers
Manufactured for The Original Log Cabin Homes, P.O. Drawer 1457, 513 Keen Street, Rocky Mount, NC 27802, (800) 562-2246, (252) 454-1500, (252) 454-1550 (fax), email@example.com, www.logcabinhomes.com
Products and prices: 12′, 14′, 16′, 20′, 24′, 30′. All sizes are given in diameters. Prices available at www.yurts.com.
Typical uses: Unique rental cabin, meeting hall, classroom, fitness room, hot tub/spa enclosure
Length of construction/build/installation time: The 12′ yurt takes a few hours to set up; the 30′ yurt takes a couple of days
Mobility: The yurt can be installed and removed as needed, or left in place
Ease of installation: The Pacific Yurt can be installed by the owner. Complete, easy-to-follow instructions are provided
Amenities offered: Options include screen doors, additional windows, snow and wind kits, insulation and more
Most appropriate climates: Options are available to me the yurts adaptable to virtually any climate
Site preparation required: Plans are provided for a post-and-beam platform to be built on-site. The yurt will attach directly to the platform
Lifespan of structure: The wood frame can provide a lifetime of use with minimal but regular maintenance on the exterior parts. Several fabrics are offered for the outer covers. The average lifespan of the fabric covers in ten years or more. The heavy-duty top cover has a 15-year manufacturer’s warranty
Support and warranty policies: Fifteen-year heavy-duty top cover warranty, 10-year standard top cover warranty, five-year standard side cover warranty
Contact information: Pacific Yurts Inc., 77456 Hwy 99 South, Cottage Grove, OR 97424, (800) 944-0240, (541) 942-0508 (fax), firstname.lastname@example.org, www.yurts.com
Products: Platform Wall Tents, Tipis and Scout Tents. Pricing varies greatly depending on size, canvas type, etc. There is something for all budgets.
Size/dimensions offered: Platform Wall Tents, 9’6″ x 12′ to 16′ x 20′ plus custom sizes. Tipis, 8′, 12′, 14′, 16′, 18′, 20′, 22′, 24′, plus custom sizes. Scout Tents — All sizes are available.
Typical Uses: Platform Wall Tents — Housing, base camps, changing rooms. Tipis — Housing, nature centers, craft centers, Native American studies. Scout Tents — Housing.
Length of construction/build/installation time: Platform Wall Tents — 1-2 hours after platform is in place. Tipis — 1-3 hours, depending on size. Scout Tents — Less than one hour.
Mobility: All three are temporary and can be easily relocated.
Ease of installation: All three types are easily installed by camp staff. Complete, easy-to-follow written instructions accompany the Tipis and Platform Wall Tents.
Amenities offered: Platform Wall Tents and Tipis can be fitted for wood burning camp stoves, screen windows, different types of canvas, floors and custom items.
Most appropriate climates: All.
Site preparation required: Minimal. All that is required is flat ground. Even the Platform Wall Tent can be set up on the ground with no platform needed.
Lifespan of structure: Varies depending on use, but the lifespan should vary from five to 15 years.
Support and warranty policies: Toll-free customer service and support. Two-year materials and lifetime workmanship warranty.
Contact information: PO Box 32-CB, Normantown, WV 25267, (800) 487-2684, (304) 462-7718, (304) 462-7755 (fax), email@example.com, www.pantherprimitives.com
Reese Tipis LLC
Products: Indian tipis (tepees, teepees)/Native American Lodges, Tipi Accessories, Wall Tents, Canopies and Apache Instant Tents
Size/dimensions offered: 9′ children’s tipi to 24′ counsel tipi (9′, 13.5′, 15.75′, 17.5′, 19.5′ 22.5′, 24′). Tipi size is the distance from the center of the door to the back of the tipi at ground level when the tipi is properly set up
Typical Uses: Camping, Permanent living, guest lodging, display, child recreation, sleep-overs, birthday parties, native culture classes
Length of construction/build/installation time: Tipis, 2-5 hours. Wall tents, 1-2 hours. Apache Instant Tents, 2-4 minutes
Mobility: All products can easily be moved. Tipis and wall tents can be set on permanent or moveable decks of platforms. Modular wooden floors are also available
Ease of installation: Tipi and wall tent setup requires 1-2 adults. Complete setup and maintenance instructions are provided (see www.tipisetup.com) with each tipi and tent. Professional installation is available but not required
Amenities offered: Custom paint, floors, canopies, gas fireplaces, chemical toilets, and wrought iron accessories.
Most appropriate climates: They can be used in a variety of climates. Properly equipped, they are as comfortable in hot areas as they are in cold weather
Site preparation required: A reasonably level spot 3′ larger than the tipi size, 1′ larger than tent sizes. Tipi can be adjusted for slope. Custom decks can be built on slopes to set the tipis on
Lifespan of structure: 4-10 years. Lifespan is dependent on climate, altitude, and care
Support and warranty policies: Full warranty against defects in workmanship or materials.
Contact information: Reese Tipis LLC, 2291-J Waynoka Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80915, (866) 890-8474, (719) 265-6519, (719) 265-1018 (fax), firstname.lastname@example.org, www.reesetipis.com, www.tipisetup.com, www.apachetents.com
Reliable Tent & Tipis
Products and prices (basic price per square foot): Tents, $2.45-$4.55 per square foot (depending on size and fabric). Tipis are $25-$35 per foot of diameter (depending on size and fabric)
Sizes/dimensions offered: Tents — 8′ x 10′, 10′ x 12′, 12′ x 14′, 12′ x 16′, 12′ x 18′, 14′ x 16′, 16′ x 20′ (with either 5′ or 6′ walls). Tipis — 12′, 14′, 16′, 18′, 20′, 22′ and 24′ diameter
Typical uses: Camps (both summer and winter)
Length of construction/build/installation time: One to two hours
Mobility (permanent or temporary — list by each product): Tents and tipis are temporary structures
Ease of installation (professional install required?): Easy installation; non-professional
Amenities offered (such as bathrooms, fireplaces, etc.): Options available for tents and tipis, like snap-in floors, screened windows, aluminum frame, vinyl roofs and more.
Most appropriate climates: All climates
Site preparation required: Tents require level ground or platforms and tipis require level ground
Lifespan of structure: Depending on climate and term of use, five to seven years is average
Support and warranty policies: One-year warranty on any defects in material and workmanship
Contact information: Reliable Tent & Tipis, 120 North 18th St., Billings, MT 59101, (800) 544-1039, (406) 252-6508 (fax), email@example.com, www.reliabletent.com
Products and prices: Prefabricated and portable tent cabins. Kits include frame structure (wood or metal), fabric walls, windows and a door, starting at $25 per square foot.
Sizes/dimensions offered: Four models and three sizes (10′ x 12′, 12′ x 14′ and 14′ x 20′), ranging from 120 square feet to 280 square feet. Wall height varies from 5′ to 7′ and a peak height from 9′ to 11′.
Typical uses: Camp lodging and bunkhouses, staff housing, campground rental, eco-tourism and guest quarters.
Length of construction/build/installation time: Platform, six to eight hours with two people. Bungalow kit, six to eight hours with two people.
Mobility: Semi-permanent — can be disassembled and moved when needed.
Ease of installation: Pre-fabricated for simple assembly, which does not require skilled professionals.
Most appropriate climate: Three seasons. Not designed for heavy snow loads. One model with a metal frame allows quick disassembly during the winter.
Site preparation required: Bungalow platforms sit on pier footings (cement blocks) that can be placed on level ground or poured cement footings for severely sloped surfaces
Lifespan of structure: 12-15 years for the fabric.
Support and warranty policies: Technical support for kit assembly and one-year warranty for product.
Contact information: Sweetwater Bungalows, PO Box 9684, Truckee CA 96162, (530) 587-0303, (800) 587-5054, (530) 587-5638 (fax), firstname.lastname@example.org, www.swbungalows.com
Visscher Specialty Products
Products and prices: Pricing per square foot depends on the size of the cottage. It ranges from $25 to $35 per square foot, depending on installed options. Buildings are supplied to your specifications. Custom orders are welcome, providing they can be constructed safe and according to building code.
Sizes/dimensions offered: Sizes of cottages and cabins range from a small unit at 100 square feet up to 1,200 square feet.
Typical uses: Many campgrounds use the units for daily or weekly rentals. Hunting and fishing lodges like the structures for ease of building, quick construction time and easy transport by air or road. Some use the structures for hobby, extra accommodation, granny suites and retail outlets.
Length of construction/build/installation time: Construction time depends on the size of the unit. For example, a 14′ x 20′ cottage can be constructed in eight hours with two people. Everything is precision cut and ready to build with interlocking corners, tongue and groove design and Redi Rod steel rod in each wall.
Mobility: Any of the buildings can be constructed on skids, thereby making the unit movable. The company suggests the larger units to be fixed on concrete foundations or wood supported floors with pier blocks supporting the frame of the floor.
Ease of installation: Professional help is not required for any of the buildings. Step-by-step instructions will walk you through the complete construction of each unit. Each of the units is supplied with blueprints and step-by-step instructions.
Most appropriate climate: The structures lend themselves to all climates, and are supplied in the far north in Alaska and Canada and the far south climates where it is hot and humid. All cabins are designed to withstand substantial snow and wind load. The lumber is Northern Ponderosa Pine, which grows very slow, resulting in a very hard pine with very small growth rings.
Site preparation required: Depends on the unit size. The base must be level. Any of the structures can be built on pier block, cement foundations, cement slabs or wood floors. You must be sure the ground is stable, with a rock or gravel base.
Lifespan of structure: Lifespan depends on the maintenance of the cottage. If you treat it with respect and keep up regular maintenance then any of the cabins can be enjoyed for generations.
Support and warranty policies: All buildings are supported by a manufacturer’s warranty. Support is available by qualified technical support staff.
Contact information: Visscher Specialty Products, #6-44565 Yale Road West, Chilliwack, BC, Canada or 200 West 3rd Street, PO Box 8001, Sumas 98395, email@example.com, www.visscherspecialty.com