Introducing Tuff Shed Cabin Shells

28 Comments | Sep 26, 2014 |  Building of the Month

TUFF SHED is committed to creating backyard buildings that are more than just typical sheds. Continuing on that mission, we recently added to our already expansive lineup of standard buildings by introducing a new line of cabin shells this month.

While we have been building cabins for customers for quite some time now, this new product includes standardized layouts and prices, making it easier for you to get exactly what you want.

Each of these new cabin shells comes standard with interior floor plans similar to those provided by homebuilders, allowing our customers to choose their building by layout or square footage, as they would a home. And although we don’t finish the interior of the buildings, we can help customers plan their building layout by providing interior wall framing that will be ready to be finished either by the customer themselves or their contractor of choice. This approach helps keep TUFF SHED cabin shells surprisingly affordable.

Ten standard cabin shell designs are available from TUFF SHED, with prices starting at under $30,000 for several models. The variety of floor plans range from one bedroom models starting at 576 square feet to three bedroom models at just under 1,500 square feet.

Plus, you still have the ability to customize the cabin shells, as you would any other TUFF SHED building, with standard pricing for typical exterior cabin upgrades, such as porches, siding, roofing and dormers also provided.

28 thoughts on “Introducing Tuff Shed Cabin Shells

    1. Hi Amy – Unfortunately, we don’t have a rent-to-own option right now. However, we do offer financing options. If you’d be interested in this, please email me at with your location and contact information and I will have a local sales representative reach out to you as soon as possible. Thanks!

  1. how much square footage is upstairs? Is this tuff shed tuff enough for a residential home or guest house of 1,500 square footage? Does it have to have an upstairs?

    1. Hey Petra,

      We have many different options and we love working with our customers to customize their sheds and cabins. Tuff Sheds can be used as residential homes and guest houses. If something like that interests you, you might want to check out our different cabin series.

      Thank you,
      Tuff Shed

    1. Hi Randy, This was a custom Cabin, but there are several models it could have been based off. It looks like it might have started out as the Cimarron, and then the customer made changes from there.

        1. Hi Juanita,

          Thanks for checking into our cabin shells! You can get more information on our Build-A-Quote page here: For more detailed answers we recommend speaking with your local Tuff Shed team; they’ll be able to provide a more detailed quote for the cabin you have in mind.

    1. Good morning Anne,

      I’m not sure what the price of this cabin came out to in the end. The customer worked with a local Tuff Shed Sales & Design Consultant to create this custom cabin. If you would like to email me your zip code and a good contact number to, I can have a local sales & design consultant contact you and put together an estimate for you. Thanks.

  2. My daughters lot is limited to only 12 feet wide. She needs a small house. She wants an upstairs but…. You have a 16X16 but can you build at 12 feet?
    Also if not, what is you 12 feet by 24 feet? 12 feet by 30 feet?

    1. Hello Linda,

      These are questions a sales and design consultant in your local area needs answer. You can locate the closest Tuff Shed retail location via our location map on this page, or you can email me at with your zip code and a good contact number, and I will have a local rep. contact you.

      Thanks for your interest in Tuff Shed.

    1. Hi John,

      The Columbia is an awesome model! You can visit the cabin shells page on our website here, http://tsretail.local/product/the-columbia/, and enter your ZIP code to have a quote emailed directly to you. Or you can email your ZIP code and a good contact number to, we’ll put you in contact with a local representative who can put together a quote for you and answer any questions you may have. Have a great day!

  3. It would be nice if there were a base price list. I dont want to waiste my time or yours when I am just getting ideas for my yard shed. I do not want to talk to anyone yet either. Consider the price list.

  4. Do you have a site that offers interior views of your building? In many pictures we see the building, or the shell, but I haven’t been able to find any interior views

  5. Do you have locations around the asheville, nc area and what are your prices? Also do you build on site,or can you deliver?

    1. Hi Larry, unfortunately we don’t have any retail locations near Asheville but we do offer our buildings through the Home Depot in Johnson City, TN. We apologize for the inconvenience but if you’d like to take a look at our locations page for Home Depot locations you can take a look here: As always if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us. Thank you!

    1. Hi Miss Agee,

      Thank you for contacting us about our Cabin Shells. In order for you to get the most accurate quote for a cabin shell in your area, we recommend speaking with your local Tuff Shed team. They’ll be happy to provide you with our brochures and quotes for the cabin shell style you have in mind. You can find your local team here, on our locations page:

    1. Hi Barbara,
      Great question! We install the shell of the building, so additions like electric or solar panels are installed by our customers. That being said, many of our customers have installed solar panels onto their buildings. If you’d like to see a great example, this home office is one of our favorites:

    1. Hi Don, great question. We recommend speaking with your local Tuff Shed team about pricing for our cabin shell line. They’ll be able to provide you with quotes for the style you have in mind and help to customize the cabin shell to fit your style. You can find the contact information for your local office on our Locations page here:

  6. I know you can pick from one of the floor plans on the website and customize it but is it possible to have a completely custom cabin built from the ground with your own design instead of starting with one of the pre designed plans?

    1. Hi Jakeb, you can most certainly work with your local team to customize a cabin shell. We recommend contacting them to set up an appointment to discuss the style and specs you’re looking for and they’ll take care of the rest. You can find the contact information for your local team on our website here:

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