FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When searching for your log cabin, know the questions to ask before you buy.
Consider the big difference between handcrafted log cabins and manufactured cabins. You will find it almost impossible to compare the two because of the way each style is produced.
Montana Mobile Cabins provides you with a complete log cabin. Each cabin we build is uniquely designed for each customer, with the customer actually becoming part of the design process. Don't be taken in by the low price of some log cabin kits. Judge, compare, and see for yourself.
Montana Mobile Cabins (Shotgun Construction) understands that the decision to purchase a log cabin requires extensive time and research. There is a wide variety of log cabin/home construction styles and each builder brings something unique to the handcrafted log cabin/home. Below are some frequently asked questions to give you a sense of what makes a Montana Mobile Cabin unique.
What is a handcrafter?
Can I help design my cabin?
Log home/cabin handcrafters have traditionally been small operations. We produce your cabin much the way the settlers and homesteaders did, by carefully selecting each individual tree. We use hand-held tools such as a draw knife to hand peel the logs, as well as chisels and scribes to notch and shape each log. The manner in which we select and cut our logs differs significantly from the methods used by manufacturers. Generally, in a manufactured kit you will find milled logs which have been cut to uniform shape and size. Our logsmiths select logs to span the full length of the wall; they cut and shape every log to fit a specific location in your cabin. When we work with full round logs, the log retains the natural shape of the tree. Our logsmiths are skilled individuals, who custom build each and every cabin in the traditional way. Each handcrafter is an artisan, and the finished cabin is a work of art.
Yes! Each cabin we build is uniquely designed for each customer, with the customer actually becoming part of the design process. Click here for sample floorplans to get an idea of how a Montana Mobile Cabin can be staged.
What is a mobile cabin?
At Shotgun Construction we have developed Montana Mobile Cabins, the concept of constructing a fully complete cabin onsite at our location and transporting that complete cabin to your location. Our mobile cabins range in size from a 6'x9' child's playhouse up to an 18'x24' "Retreat" cabin which can be delivered inside Montana. Please contact us for additional information regarding custom sizes or deliveries.
Where can a mobile cabin be delivered?
Our complete mobile cabins are currently only delivered within Montana.
What is the price of a mobile cabin?
Montana Mobile Cabins are priced per square foot. Our cabins start at $165.00 per square foot. Options such as plumbing, electrical, interior walls, cabinetry, appliances, and side porches or porches off the "long" side of the cabin add to the base price of the cabin. Prices fluctuate based on the cost of materials and labor. Please contact us for additional pricing information or to inquire about current specials or available cabins.
What is included in a mobile cabin?
Our mobile cabins offer you a completely finished cabin. Electric and plumbing are available for an additional cost. See our brochure for other optional add-ons.
Are there delivery charges?
Delivery charges are calculated based on mileage from Montana Mobile Cabins shop in Whitehall, Montana, current fuel costs, and difficulty of accessing the site.
What type of foundation is needed for the mobile cabin?
Our mobile cabin package comes complete with a pier block foundation or you may choose, at your own expense, a wide variety of foundations: crawl space, slab, full basement, etc. The price of the cabin package includes a pier block foundation and setting of the cabin on the same. Additional charges may apply if the cabin is set on anything other than the pier block foundation that is part of the cabin package.
What is the difference between a complete mobile cabin and a log wall package?
A mobile cabin is a fully assembled cabin, which is built at our location and transported fully finished to your location. These cabins can be completed to the stage of offering plumbing and electricity, much like a modular home. A log wall package is a set of all the crafted logs (the shell) needed for the complete construction of your cabin/home.