Kanga Room: Prefab Sheds and Studios from Austin

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Here’s another prefab company to add to the list of affordable small-scale builders. Based out of Austin, Texas, Kanga Room makes cabins, guesthouses, and backyard studios in a few styles: modern, country cottage, and bungalow.

A basic exterior package for an 8×8-foot shed starts around $5,900 and you can add on features like a bathroom, kitchenette, and front porch for additional cost. There are three sizes: the shed is the smallest, followed by a mid-sized studio, and a large-ish (minimum 16′ x 18′) cabin.

The standard foundation for a shed is a floor joist panel on top of 4×4 treated lumber skids, although sheds can also be built on top of concrete slab or pier and beam foundations — often required for structures with plumbing. Floors, walls, and roofs arrive as panelized pieces, and Kanga Room estimates that “a skilled construction crew” would take about 3 days or less to assemble a shed or studio kit.

For more information about pricing, delivery, and installation, check out Kanga Room’s FAQ.

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