A New Prefab Company Is Offering a Cluster of Scandinavian-Inspired Cabins Starting at $70K

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Latvia’s My Cabin has created three prefab structures—a sauna, an office space, and a home—that can be purchased à la carte, or as one turnkey retreat.

My Cabin launched after Draugs couldn't find a prefab structure he'd want to vacation in. The exterior is made of spruce, which can be stained according to customer specifications.

All Girts Draugs wanted was a place to relax—but making that happen turned out to be far from a vacation. “I tried to renovate a country house, but it was a long and expensive process,” he says. “After that, I was trying to find something I could buy.” But he knew he didn’t want a finished home.

My Cabin launched after Draugs couldn't find a prefab structure he'd want to vacation in. The exterior is made of spruce, which can be stained according to customer specifications.

When he struggled to find an easy way to build a vacation home, Girts Draugs launched My Cabin. The company offers three Scandinavian-inspired prefab designs, each with a gable roof and a spruce exterior that can be stained according to customer specifications.

Photo by Lauris Galsons

Instead, he envisioned buying ready-made products that would make it possible for him to quickly construct and customize an address. In other words, he was on the hunt to buy a seamless prefab vacation home. “There were unintelligible products on the market with unspecified costs, and there was no possibility to see the products for myself,” he says. “So I decided to design my own.”

The most popular cabin, My Milla, is a two-floor structure that has space for a living area, kitchen, and bathroom.

The most popular cabin, My Milla, is a two-floor structure that has space for a living area, kitchen, and bathroom.

Photo by Lauris Galsons

Girts founded My Cabin as an unlikely solution for needing a comfortable yet customizable hideaway. “I developed three products with the idea that they can be purchased either individually or together,” he says. There’s My Milla, a two-floor structure that can accommodate a kitchen, bedroom, living space, and bathroom across about 265 square feet. Next is My Kalmus, an open space of about 187 square feet that can be used as a private office or detached den. And finally, My Galia is intended as a sauna across 110 square feet. 

After establishing My Cabin earlier this year, Girts built his own retreat that includes each of the three structures, which are now available for purchase in Latvia. “We’ve sold 17 houses so far,” he says. “The most popular product has been My Milla, for living.”

My Kalmus was designed with a workspace in mind. A cast-iron stove, electric heater, and terrace can be added to the basic structure.

My Kalmus was designed with a workspace in mind. A cast-iron stove, electric heater, and terrace can be added to the basic structure.

Photo by Lauris Galsons

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