Amish Made Cabins, LLC     
Shepherdsville, KY
   502-921-0002  
800-289-0988

Q: Do the cabins include plumbing?

 

A: Yes, plumbing fixtures, water lines, drain lines, venting and all required interior plumbing will be complete and stubbed to the floor. The customer is responsible for running the plumbing from that point after delivery. We recommend hiring a licensed plumber.


Q: Are they insulated?


A: Yes, the walls and ceiling are insulated to meet you state/county code requirements provided by the engineer on your site specific plans. However the floor insulation is the customers responsibility to have installed after delivery. Due to on site plumbing connections and road/weather conditions we're unable to insulate prior to delivery. Floor insulation requirements will be noted on your engineered plans.


 

Q: Do you install the HVAC?

 

A: Yes, while not included in the cost we have an optional Gibson ductless mini split system designed to meet the needs of your specific area and floor plan. If you opt to install your own heat and air source we can provide the necessary preparation for it's installation. Ex: Running electric for customer installed base board heat. 


*We do not offer or install fire places, propane heaters, wood burning stoves, etc. These can be installed per the customer by a third party after delivery.

 

Q: What do you recommend for the foundation and can you provide it?

 

A: We always recommend a full concrete block foundation, but cabins can be set on a concrete pad, gravel, concrete blocks (For leveling purpose only), basement or a pier foundation. Yes, in select areas of Kentucky we can provide you with a contact for the foundation, but for all other areas we can only provide drawings for you to contract locally for the foundation. Please visit our cabin foundation page for more information.


Customers located outside of Kentucky are responsible for hiring a licensed contractor to secure the cabin to the foundation.

 

Q: Where can I see a cabin display?

 

A: Our main office is in Shepherdsville, KY where we keep displays on site. Please call ahead for appointments.

 

 

Q: What is your lead time?
 
A: Depending on the time of year and the order your placing most portable cabins are built and delivered within 3-4 months from date ordered. Need something quick? Check out our "Display Sales" page.

*Lead time is also based on the length of time your county/city/state takes to approve the submitted engineered plans.
 
Q: What size are the logs?
 
A: 1 1/2" X 5" Half logs
 
Q: What is the upkeep?
 
A: Depending on your location, weather conditions, sun exposure, etc. it's hard to give an exact time frame for re-staining your cabin. Our pre-finished log siding comes with a 10 yr. warranty. Our Lap Siding has a 50 yr. warranty to keep exterior maintenance to a minimum.
 
Q: Who is responsible for local building permits? Are you a certified modular dealer/manufacturer?
 
A: The buyer is responsible for all code compliance and permits. You will be provided with site specific engineered plans coded and stamped for your state. If architect's services are required beyond what is standard, buyer is responsible for fees. All cabins are inspected in shop by a third party. In Kentucky each cabin model is approved through KIBS (Kentucky Industrialized Building Systems) as modular residential units. 

*Some states may require an additional square footage fee to meet code for that state. Especially coastal areas and areas located in higher altitudes.

Yes, as each state takes on it's own modular program we're required to obtain certifications for those states based on program requirements. We're currently certified for Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, Georgia, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Colorado and other surrounding states. Don't see your state listed? Not a problem we have applications in place to meet your needs for your state.
 
Q: What is the Kentucky Industrialized Building Systems (KIBS) modular residence approval which these cabins each have and why is it important?
 
A: This approval is subject to a rigid application process and ongoing inspections during construction, ensuring that the model meets the current Kentucky-adopted building codes. Full architectural drawings are required for submission in the application for each model and inspections are performed during construction by a certified third party inspection agency. Our KIBS approval is renewed every 5 years to make sure ours cabins meet all current state requirements.
 
 
Q: What if I'm outside the 200 miles?
 
A: No problem. We delivery/ship to all corners of the U.S. Please visit our cabin delivery page for more info.
 
Q: What if I want a cabin larger than 14x48?
 
A: Two or more cabins can be connected on site for additional square footage. 
 
Q: Do you offer financing?
 
A: No. However many banks, credit unions and other financial institutions do offer financing on our cabins which are deeded real estate, depending of course upon your personal financial situation.
 
Q: Where are the cabins made?
 
A: Our cabins are made by the Amish in a custom off-grid facility on an Amish farm in Kentucky. The floors are radiant heated by wood-fired furnaces to ensure proper application of stains inside the facility. The CNC machines and all other tools are powered by an onsite diesel generator.
 
Q: What kind of roof is included, and what is the roofing warranty?
 
A: You have your choice of a metal roof, with 40 year warranty or 25 yr. Owens Corning Duration Series shingles. Your choice of roof color.  http://www.everlastroofing.com/build-your-own-residential/
 
Q: Do you offer appliances?
 
A: No, it's not ideal to haul cabins with the appliances. Also to help keep cost low it's more cost effective for the customer to purchase them from their local store and have them installed. 

Q: Do you offer lofts?
 
A: Yes, lofts are now an available option and include a standard loft ladder, railing and loft window. Loft height is between 2'6" - 3' at peak depending on the chosen model and delivery state. Customers outside of Kentucky may require a ridge beam, larger joists, etc. to meet code. These items determine the amount of available loft space. Please contact someone in our office for additional information. 

Q: Is the porch included? Will it be stained?
 
A: Yes, some models include an inset porch while others do not include a porch, but are ideal for adding an extended porch kit. We offer porch construction in select areas for an additional fee. Additional porch kits can be added for a rear porch or even a full wrap around. Customers outside Kentucky are responsible for hiring a licensed contractor to construct the porch. Built on site porches available in Kentucky only.

No, we do not stain the porch. Due to the pressure treated lumber used for the porch it needs to dry before stain is applied. We recommend a minimum wait time of 6 months and a maximum of 1 year. Porch staining is the responsibility of the customer.