Stylish New Green Prefab from FabCab


The accessory dwelling unit is in style these days, especially in the Pacific Northwest.  We’ve seen this with Backyard Boxes in the Seattle and laneway houses in Vancouver, and now FabCab would like to help this market out in Seattle, too.  FabCab – short for fabulous cabin –- is a new endeavor by Emory Baldwin to sell eco-friendly prefab and kit dwellings.


Pictured here is FabCab’s first home, which was on display at the Seattle Home Show in late February.  The 538 square-foot home has an open kitchen, living space, bedroom, and bathroom, all for the price of about $85,000.

The Seattle Home Show model was built with locally sourced and sustainably harvested Douglas Fir, low-VOC paints and finishes, and water efficient fixtures and components.

FabCab loaded the show model with Kirei panels, Flor carpet tiles, Lutron lighting controls, Ramblewood cooktop, Raydoor sliding doors, bamboo flooring, Takagi on-demand hot water heater, Toto bathroom fixtures, Vetrazzo counters, and Yolo paints.

The startup company offers Small FabCabs from about 300-450 square feet, Medium FabCabs from about 450-600 square feet, and Large FabCabs from about 600+ square feet.  Which means, there’s probably a size for most anyone looking for a contemporary addition or small house.






Photo credits: FabCab; Dale Lang.

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  • Anonymous

    What a nice little cabin! It appears to be much larger than it really is.

  • Hannah

    Gorgeous and it does look far bigger. Lovely design.

  • David Doucette

    great little design. i could see that tucked away in the mountains somewhere or on the backside of a mountain.

  • Mike

    This definitely goes the extra mile. A structurally green built cabin! The design is beautiful and its eco-friendly approach is perfect when considering home additions mentined above.

  • MrSteve007

    I agree, I love the look of this place and the universal design touches are awesome to see. But that $85,000 cost appears to be specifically for this individual (used) trade show model. That works out to be $157 a sq/ft.

    I have a feeling a ‘new’ home would be in the range of > $200 a sq/ft. It is nice that it’s fully furnished, but at that price, you can have an identical non-prefab built a good bit cheaper.

  • Deann

    In the 550 sqft model, the bathroom isn’t placed right for me…and there appears to be some wasted space. Other than that, it looks awesome :)

  • Snowden

    Is this still available?

  • Snowden

    Is this still available?

  • Snowden

    Is this still available?

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  • Tom Webber

    This is exactly what I’m looking for…thanks!

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