Top 5 Reasons to have a Backyard Cabin

There are many factors involved in building a a backyard office, shed, cottage or guest cabin. Also known as accessory dwelling units (ADU), having one is beneficial to both your lifestyle and your pocket. In celebration of the launch of our Urban Cabin series, we have the top 5 reasons why you should have one in your backyard.

Multipurpose space possibilities

When you build a cabin with us, your cabin’s structural system allows for continual upgrades. Additional panels and other plug-in solutions can turn your cabin into a structure that can adapt to your lifestyle changes. This means that if the original purpose of the cabin is to provide additional work space for your hobbies, you can then transition it to a backyard guest room, complete with a bath and living space.

DIY installation

Another advantage of building with Rising Barn is that DIY installation is a simple and streamlined process. Our shed arrives in a flat package, so any household can receive it. Most other products require you to create a 10 foot wide access path to your back yard in order to drop in a shed that you then need to renovate to make it inhabitable. Should you choose to install it yourself, it will take you and a friend an average of 4 hours to install an 8’ x 10’ shed. We have multi-media guides that you can use and can also provide you with an installation team should you not have the time to install your cabin.

Increased productivity

With the increase of people working remotely or at home, a dedicated office space is often desired in order to keep away from distractions. With a backyard office, you have a private sanctuary that allows you to focus, yet not too far away from the house to connect with friends and family. In a study of employees who work outside the traditional office, more than half believe they were more productive and other benefits included getting more sleep and driving less.

Nature infused design

With a backyard office, it is your private sanctuary where you can experience a calm and stress free environment. Research shows that looking absorbing sights of nature can improve your ability to focus by 20 percent, as well as improve your mood and reduce stress.

An extra income source

By having your backyard cabin listed on rental or travel networks such as AirBnb, you can earn additional revenue. Your guests will have great access to urban hotspots in your city while having essential amenities that feel right at home. As an example, if you have a 500 square foot cabin and charge $800 for rent, you can earn a monthly income of $625.

Increased real estate value

Your cabin will not go unnoticed if you decide to sell your home later. By building a backyard cabin, you can increase your home’s value by up to 60 percent. This is a great way to stand out from other homes in the neighborhood.

Lastly, all of our Urban Cabins are sustainable, stylish, durable, and affordable. We are passionate about designing and building high quality structures that fit the needs of your lifestyle. Stayed tuned for our next catalog launch! Please follow us on Facebook or Twitter to get notified of this catalog launch.

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