It’s been a couple years since we last checked in on the work of Seattle-based FabCab, a company that makes prefab and kit-built, eco-friendly homes and accessory dwelling units. Short for “fabulous cabin,” FabCab has several timber-frame houses under construction in Washington and recently shared photos of this two-level cabin on Camano Island. It has a timber frame, SIP panels, and a soaring water-front wall of windows.
FabCab frames are CNC milled with douglas fir in a factory and labeled for assembly. Once the timber frame is assembled, dual-pane windows and pre-cut structural insulated panels are installed (R24 walls, R40 roof). The roof is a 24-gauge, standing steam metal.
Inside the home, FabCab assembles a package of Energy Star appliances, bamboo flooring, water-saving fixtures, non-slip cork tile bathroom flooring, recycled-content countertops, and telescoping pocket doors, etc. The result is an open plan with high ceilings and ample natural light.
FabCab has home designs from about 550 square feet to 1,400 square feet, not counting custom projects, and pricing from about $95,000 through $172,000, respectively, not including delivery, permitting, site prep, foundation, or contractor assembly. The construction phase generally takes less than three months.