Bedford, PA
Serving: Pennsylvania,
and West Virginia

Recreational Log Cabins

Recreational cabins are designed for seasonal weekend retreats. Pennsylvania and some other states have cabin exemptions. Exempt cabins do not need to be inspected or follow housing codes. Our recreational cabins are ideal for exempt cabins.

Link to PDF PA Cabin Exemption form.

Cabin Construction
Recreational Cabin Standard Construction
  • 4x4 pressure treated skids
  • 2x4 pressure treated floor joist 16" OC
  • 5/8" plywood floor
  • 2x4 walls 16" on center
  • 2x6 rafters with 1/2" sheeting
  • 30 year architectural shingles
Cabin Details
Insulation on Recreational Cabins
  • Floor R-10
  • Walls R-13
  • Ceiling R-19
  • Insulated Windows
  • Fully Vented eaves and ridge vent with air baffles in roof as needed.
Stone pad for log cabin
Site Preparation For Recreational Log Cabins

We recommend a level gravel area 2' larger than cabin. Example a 14' x 36' cabin requires a 16' x 38'.

Site must be within 1-2" of perfectly level. SITES MORE THAN 2" OFF LEVEL VOIDS ALL WARRANTIES.

Delivery of cabin
Delivery of Recreational Cabins

Recreational cabins are delivered with a truck and trailer and are unloaded with trailer that tilt back similar to storage shed deliveries. Single wides can be delivered up to 40' long. Double wides are limited to 28' long.


Access area for Plumbing

Log Cabins on a stone or concrete pad with plumbing in it will need an access pit for water and sewer connections. Pit can be approximate. 3' x 6' and 3' deep, with half the pit under the cabin and half outside the cabin. The sewer and water can be brought into this pit allowing access for a man hole to go under and make connections. The location of this access varies for each floor plan. Since it's 3' deep or below the frost level in your area the ground temperature should keep pipes from freezing.

Trail Blazer Cabin
Trailblazer Single Wide Cabin

Trailblazers have loft above porch. This area can be used as storage.

Interior of single cabin
Interior of Single Cabin

Interior of cabin is available with pine walls and ceiling.

Pine Floors

Pine tongue and groove floors are standard on the finished cabins.


Single wides as Certified homes

Most of the single wide recreational cabins can be upgraded to certified cabins for about $4,000 -$6,000 depending on the style. Single wide cabins can also be set on foundation similar to our double wide cabins (upgrade to 2x10 floor joist required). Single wides set on foundation require a crane.

Finial Quote

Shawnee Structures does its best to make sure that all price sheets are accurate. We are not responsible for typographical errors. Shawnee Structures can provide a quote which includes delivery and taxes. Quotes are guaranteed for 60 days.

Deposit on Log Sided Cabins.

30% non refundable deposit on order, 60% payment with certified check 3 business days before scheduled delivery, Finial balance when delivery and installation is complete.

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Last updated on January 2, 2014

6231 Lincoln Hwy., Bedford, PA 15522