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Log Cabin Corner Garden House Melanie 2.8m x 2.8m

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This corner garden house is the perfect solution for smaller backyards, just tuck it away in a corner and enjoy a spacious, light filled home away from home in the garden.

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Product overview

Product overview

This corner garden house is the perfect solution for smaller backyards, just tuck it away in a corner and enjoy a spacious, light filled home away from home in the garden.

The front windows are almost full length and let in plenty of sun, making it the ideal spot to work, create or just relax. Double doors give easy access and mean you can open the space right up when the weather is good.

Crafted from kiln dried Nordic spruce, the chalet cut 28mm thick logs offer increased protection against the elements, while the tongue and groove floor and roof construction makes for a precise, quality finish.

With comprehensive instructions, assembly is easier than you might expect, while the house is delivered untreated and unfinished, so you can choose the stain or colour that fits best with your location.

The 5 Year Manufacturer Warranty means you know it’s going to be a standout feature or your garden for many years to come.

Whether you need a quiet space to work, or somewhere to just get away from it all, this log cabin is a stylish, practical addition to any backyard.

Transform that quiet, unused corner of your garden into the perfect backyard hideaway by ordering yours today.

• Traditional Nordic apex roof garden house with double doors
• 6.8m² of floor space
• Renewable kiln-dried Nordic Spruce
• Delivered unfinished – choose your own colour or finish
• 4mm glass door and side windows
• Storm bracing
• Low door sill with stainless steel covers
• Tongue and groove flooring and roof for a quality finish
• Roofing shingles included
• Chalet cut wall logs
• Foundation joists included
• 5 Year Manufacturer Warranty

Dimensions: W 2.8m x D 2.8m x H 2.97m
Floor area: 6.8m²
Ridge height: 2.97m
Eaves height: 2.17m
Door opening size: W 134cm x H 180cm
Window size: W 90cm x H 144cm
Wall thickness: 28mm
Roof panel thickness: 1.6cm
Floor board thickness: 1.9cm
Glass: 4mm
Packaged size: L 320cm x W 120cm x H 70cm
Weight: 903kg

This cabin has a floor area under 30m², this means it is exempt from the consent process when added to your property as a structure for ancillary use. Visit for more information.

Construction Points:

A good foundation is the key to guaranteeing the longevity and quality of your cabin. Only a completely level, rectangular foundation and bearers will ensure problem-free installation of the cabin.

The floor must be a minimum of 50mm off the ground, preferably more. The underside of the floorboards and the joists should be painted thoroughly and care taken to ensure enough airflow under the house. We recommend using Malthoid DPC between joists and the ground.

Your chosen site must be levelled and compacted to minimise ‘settling’. We recommend using strip or spot foundations, concrete foundations or pavers or a cast concrete bed.

If unsure consult with, or have the foundation prepared by a specialist.

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Note: This video shows a similar log cabin from Palmako, however it does not represent this exact product.

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Customer questions

Questions and answers

5 votes
q: is this price new zealand dollars? and is the inside roof flat or pitched?
a: Yes it is, the roof is pitched.
By Trade Tested on April 9, 2020
0 votes
q: Do you build with untreated timbers please
a: Yes this is built with untreated Kiln-Dried Nordic Spruce - this allows you to choose the finish or treatment of your choice, for example CD50X oil that we sell or a premium house paint.
By Trade Tested on February 14, 2021
3 votes
q: Is there an option to upgrade to double glazing?
a: No this isn't an option.
By Trade Tested on March 30, 2020
0 votes
q: Can you move this again once it had been put up?
a: It's a big wooden structure, so yes you could, but it's not the work of a moment.
By Trade Tested on January 24, 2021
2 votes
q: Do you have a plan view of your corner cabin ? meaning a top view, also does it have a floor ? Am I able to stain outside to different color?
a: Yes we do, have a look at the manual link in the description or in the images for a simple diagram. Yes it has a floor. Yes the idea is you paint or stain for your desired finish.
By Trade Tested on May 11, 2020
0 votes
q: Does one come in white?
a: No this comes unfinished - so you can paint it the colour of your choice.
By Trade Tested on June 8, 2020
1 vote
q: The photos of the Melanie 2.8 cabin show Windows and doors with glazing beads (colonial) and with ought. Q is , is this an option selection at purchase?
a: You get both options with the cabin. The glass is single pane, you just add the trim over it if that's the look you want.
By Trade Tested on May 22, 2019
Customer reviews

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
Mae Wellington

Mae's Mini Abode

3 months ago


Here is a picture of how my Melanie Cabin turned out, I love it!

Jane brebner Auckland

Corner Garden Cabin

7 months ago


This cabin in really incredible. It looks stunning once stained and gets comments every time someone sees it. Best value in Auckland. So happy.

Rob Northland

Good sleep out

8 months ago


Great extra room . Quality materials and looks professionally built even though I know nothing about building. Hardest part was laying the shingles

Penny Southland

The best studio ever!!

11 months ago


I purchased this beautiful little studio and could not assemble it my self, but Trade Tested came to my rescue with the name of the company who can help. I absolutely love this little cabin and have had the water connection completed, just waiting for the power to be done now. Thank you very much Trade Tested, l can paint to my hearts content now.

Ruth Christchurch

Log Cabin Corner Garden House Melanie 2.8 x 2.8

about 1 year ago


Not quite finished construction ... got it to this point in two days. Instructions were a little too sparse but with a massive team effort we got there! I love how it sits in the corner of my garden and it really does add something very special and a great spare room!

Penny Southland

Worth the effort.

about 1 year ago


This little studio was the hardest thing l have ever tackled, not being very good at doing jigsaws. But Trade tested came through and advised me that there is a company call Kitset Assembly that is based in Auckland, however has people all over NZ who can come and assemble the studio for you. Living in rural Southland that was the answer for me. Love my studio and have it plumbed and wired, all that is required is the bed and l would never have to leave. Gets all day sun and tons of light for me to paint. Thank you Trade Tested.

RKT Manawatu


about 1 year ago


it's a beauty. it really needed a membrane to go under the roof tiles and a few extra bolts and info for constructing the roof but apart from that it really is a beauty thanks

Jim Whakatane

A great addition to the neighborhood.

about 1 year ago


Very happy with my new summerhouse office. As others have noted it required a lot of effort and some thought as the instructions were pretty generic but I managed to do the whole job on my own. Assembling the walls was great fun. A lot of people asked about it and all love it - I should have taken on the agency . . . and well done Trade Tested!

Carol Auckland

dream cabin

about 1 year ago


What the dream cabin should look like!It took some time to assemble, but it was definitely worth it

Robbos Waikato

Log cabin

over 3 years ago


We love the finished product. We did have help from a clever friend as it was a little tricky to assemble but worth it.

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