How it Works

  • Reserve Build Date
  • Secure Financing
  • Choose Your Cabin Plan
  • Personalize Your Cabin
  • Build and Deliver

Once you’re fully committed and comfortable with MRLC as your log cabin builder we urge you to reserve your production slot. Our plant is normally  backlogged, so reserving your cabin’s build date is an important step in the planning process ~ At the time of your order and deposit, we will provide an approximate time frame for delivery. To reserve your build date we require a 2000.00 deposit, this goes towards the purchase of your cabin and It’s fully refundable for 60 days from your initial order. After 60 days $1500.00 is refundable. If a customer cancels 45 days prior to starting the cabin, the deposit is forfeited.

Once your slot is reserved and you’ve signed off on your design, there may be an opportunity to move your production date up or down. If the opportunity presents itself, Mountain Recreation Log Cabins will call whoever is next in line. Your Mountain Recreation Log Cabins sales professional will give each customer the opportunity to move up until we find a willing party. *You must have your plan finalized and funds available to qualify. You also may delay or “move back” on the production schedule if you run into unforeseen problems.

NOW THAT YOU HAVE ORDERED A PARK MODEL, WHAT IS THE PROCESS?

  1. SIGN UP FOR A BUILDING SLOT WITH A $2,000 REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT WHICH IS APPLIED TO THE COST OF THE CABIN.
  2. WORK YOUR DESIGN WITH OUR SALES STAFF
    • a. THE SALES STAFF IS WORKING WITH APPROX 20 CUSTOMERS AT ALL TIMES.
    • b. WHEN YOU ARE UNDECIDED ABOUT AN OPTION, WE “TURN IT RED” IN THE SPREADSHEET. THIS HELPS US FOCUS ON WHAT WE HAVE TO DO TOGETHER TO “GET THE RED OUT.”
    • c. WE WILL DESIGN THE FLOOR PLAN UP TO 3 TIMES. AFTER THAT YOU WILL INCUR DESIGN CHARGES.
    • d. ONCE YOU GET THE RED OUT AND DECIDE ON WHAT YOU WANT, WE WILL ASK YOU TO SIGN OFF ON THE DESIGN.
    • e. WE’LL ALSO REVIEW THE DOCUMENT “WHO DOES WHAT” (BELOW) AND ASK THAT YOU SIGN OFF ON THAT.
    • f. LAST, WE’LL ASK YOU TO REVIEW THE LEGAL USE OF THE PARK MODEL AND SIGN OFF ON THAT.
  3. AFTER THIS POINT, CHANGES WILL INCUR A CHANGE ORDER FEE OF $75 + COST OF THE CHANGE.
  4. DO YOU OR YOUR DEALER THINK THE DELIVERY IS CHALLENGING ENOUGH TO REQUIRE A SITE VISIT? TALK THIS THROUGH WITH YOUR SALES PERSON.
  5. THIRTY (30) DAYS PRIOR TO THE START OF YOUR CABIN,  A PAYMENT EQUAL TO 50% OF THE REMAINING BALANCE IS DUE.
  6. THEN WE BUILD YOUR CABIN. YOU CAN SEE THE CABINS ON OUR CAMERAS BY LOGGING INTO THE CABIN CAMS – ASK YOUR SALES PERSON TO SHOW YOU HOW.
  7. AFTER THE CABIN IS DONE, WE’LL ASK YOU TO INSPECT IT AND ONCE APPROVED, WE ASK FOR ALL OF THE REMAINING BALANCE.
  8. WHEN THE CABIN IS PAID, AS PART OF THE “CLOSING” WE GIVE YOU THE OWNERS PACKAGE WHICH INCLUDES A LOT OF INFORMATION, WARRANTIES, FOR EXAMPLE.
  9. SHIPPING:
    • a. THE CABIN IS ELIGIBLE FOR DELIVERY WHEN IT’S PAID FOR.
    • b. DELIVERY IS A MOVING TARGET BETWEEN US, THE TRUCKING COMPANY, AND YOU. WE JUST WORK TOGETHER TO MAKE THE DATE WORK OUT.
    • c. MOST FOLKS ARE ON SITE WHEN THE CABIN IS DELIVERED BUT IF YOU AREN’T THERE OR IF YOU AREN’T REPRESENTED BY YOUR DEALER, THEN WE ASK THAT YOU “MARK” THE FRONT OF THE CABIN WITH FLAGS SO WE KNOW WHERE TO SITE IT.
  10. WARRANTY – THIS IS A HUMAN SYSTEM AND MISTAKES HAPPEN. IF SOMETHING IS NOT WORKING RIGHT, PLS CALL US AND GIVE US AS MANY DETAILS AS POSSIBLE. WE’LL SCHEDULE THE WARRANTY WORK AS SOON AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE.
  11. REFERRALS – WE LIKE TO PAY FOR REFERRALS. TYPICALLY WE PAY 1% OF THE COST OF THE NEW CUSTOMER’S CABIN AS A REFERRAL FEE.

Obtaining financing is a big step in any home-building project – Since we offer (2) different product lines the financing is simple; it’s either a Personal loan, RV loan, or Mortgage.

RV PARK MODEL CABINS: RECREATONAL CABIN

A park model RV (PMRV) is a unique trailer-type RV that is designed to provide temporary accommodation for recreation, camping or seasonal use. PMRVs (also sometimes referred to as recreational park trailers) are built on a single chassis, mounted on wheels and have a gross trailer area not exceeding 400 square feet in the set -up mode. They are certified by their manufacturers as complying with the ANSI A119.5 standard for recreational park trailers.

RV Park Models are classified as personal property so banks typically lend on them under their RV programs, HELOC’s, or personal loans. These are typically 5% to 20% down depending on your credit score with terms up to 15 years.

So if you plan to retire in this cabin for full time use, or in the future would plan to sell it as a residential home, the Certified Modular Cabin is the way to go.

**Customers should always check with the local code office to make sure RV’s are allowable and what the requirements are in your location. This varies by town and municipality, as well as structure size.

MODULARS: CERTIFIED MODULAR CABIN

These cabins are treated as real property and are certified by the state in which it is delivered. They are built to the same codes as an on-site cabin would be. Each cabin includes a specific detailed set of stamped, eng. plans, and each home is inspected in our facility to ensure complete code compliance. The insulation values are higher in the floors, walls, and ceilings in comparison to the RV Park Model cabins. Certified Modular Cabins are also inspected by a third party that is registered with the state in which it is delivered .

There are many pieces to the puzzle when building a Certified Modular Cabin. Traditional construction lending is common on Mountain Recreation Log Cabins and once construction is complete, your loan will be converted into a traditional home loan mortgage. Construction Loans are short-term and often structured as interest-only lines of credit. They are distributed in disbursements, or “draws”, as work on the project is completed, so it is important that you choose a financial institution that can accommodate the draw schedule associated with your shorter build time (2-4 weeks).

Many of our clients choose to take advantage of the numerous green incentives for which our homes may qualify in certain areas. Combined with lower monthly utility costs from living in an energy-efficient home, these incentives provide yet another benefit of green living. Please contact our Mountain Recreation Log Cabins Sales Staff for an overview of the incentives that might be available to you.

 Our Services Included

  • Introductions to any lender on our Lender’s List, appropriate for your geography
  • Initial detailed estimates for your lender on our costs
  • Upfront line by line detailed pricing identifying every cost

Outside Vendor Services

As part of this process, you will be required to start speaking with potential Site Contractors and work on local pricing for the site work components of your project. We’ll walk you through the process for helping with initial site bids but we do not manage this process for your site work, except in the case that we have outlined a formal Services Contract with you. Please refer to our line by line estimate for an outline of what items are included in our products vs. what items are provided by your site contractor.

Many of our clients manage their Site Contractors, but we are happy to provide this management with an upfront cost estimate.

We make it easy for the customer. MRLC offers a variety of plans that can be downloaded from our website. Once you decide on a plan, we’ll personally sit down and make changes to fit your needs. We understand that your land dictates design of window placement, entry doors, etc. So we don’t charge extra to move things around.

Remember, all of our homes are solid log cabins and we offer three products lines;

RV: PARK MODELS: RECREATIONAL CABINS

A park model RV (PMRV) is a unique trailer-type RV that is designed to provide temporary accommodation for recreation, camping or seasonal use. PMRVs (also sometimes referred to as recreational park trailers) are built on a single chassis, mounted on wheels and have a gross trailer area not exceeding 400 square feet in the set -up mode. They are certified by their manufacturers as complying with the ANSI A119.5 standard for recreational park trailers.

These are classified as personal property and must be 400 sq. ft or less. A trailer type unit that is primarily designed to provide temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, travel or seasonal use. Park Model Cabins are built to ANSI 119.5 codes.

However, if you plan to retire in this cabin for full time use, or in the future would plan to sell it as a residential home, the Certified Modular Cabin is the way to go.

**Customers should always check with the local code office to make sure RV’s are allowable and what the requirements are in your location. This varies by town and municipality, as well as structure size.

CERTIFIED MODULAR Mountain Recreation Log Cabins:

These can stay on the frame or be taken off the frame. It’s really up to the customer. However, if you plan to sell as a residential home, taking it off the frame is the way to go so there’s no misunderstanding that it’s not a mobile home.

We offer these in (3) sizes:

12 wide up to 54′ in length

14 wide up to 54′ in length

16 wide. (Case by case). Up to 54 ‘in length

CERTIFIED MODULAR LOG CABINS IN TWO SECTIONS:

Two single box modular cabins “married” together on your existing foundation. These are normally single-level living or two-stories, and you can add extras like a loft or bedroom upstairs. We offer a variety in floor-plans or if you have something in mind we’ll be glad to price it out.

We make it easy for the customer. MRLC offers a variety of plans that can be downloaded from our website.

We offer a variety of plans to choose from with top notch standard features. We understand you may want to change a faucet, pendant light, or the newest high tech appliance. It’s simple, give us the item number or model number for the item you’ve chosen and we’ll ADD IT IN AND PURCHASE IT. We do it line by line, so you’re in complete control. We charge cost plus 15% for any spec’d item and $75.00 per change order.

Once you have purchased land, secured financing, selected your home design and finishes, and have the local zoning/building approvals, it is time to build! Mountain Recreation Log Cabins will construct your home within our controlled factory environment, and then will ship and set the home on your site. It takes approximately three weeks to build your cabin and we encourage you to watch the entire process from start to finish by logging on to our cabin cam. We give you a personal user ID and Pass code once it hits the plant floor. During the manufacturing, ship and set process, Mountain Recreation Log Cabins: • Confirms foundation connection details with you or your site contractor. • Details factory production drawings for the factory building process. • Maps the plan for shipping the home to your site. • Manufactures your custom cabin to get ready for shipping. • Deliver to your final destination, our crew transfers it onto a prepared foundation, Or, if an RV Model, will block, level and tie-down directly on your prepared site. Destination site is built or prepared at the owners expense.

How Our Delivery Works

Simple, give us your delivery address or zip code and we’ll quote you a delivery charge. Remember, after our cabins are delivered long distance, and we aren’t able to visit every site, so this charge may increase if we run into a difficult site that was not disclosed on the front end. Mountain Recreation Log Cabins’ ships each home on a custom steel framed trailer. Our team then unfolds (if necessary) and sets the home on site. This narrow, simple shipping technique is a key advantage for MRLC, allowing us to deliver to many more sites than traditional modular homes, and to have wider, more open spaces with higher ceilings. If it’s an off-frame modular, a crane is required to install the home onto the foundation.

Our Included Services

We build a completed log cabin ready to hook up to your site, ship and set of your cabin. Any other services are case by case. The customer is responsible for applying for building permits and coordinating site work such as foundations, utilities, etc.