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Log Cabin Garden House Lisa 4.5m x 3.3m

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This simple classic from Palmako is the sharp, contemporary garden getaway of your dreams.

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Product overview

This simple classic from Palmako is the sharp, contemporary garden getaway of your dreams.

With a footprint of 14.2m² this spacious summer house can be used as a home office, light-filled workshop, pool house or for entertaining.

The large front facing windows are double-glazed and let in plenty of light, making it the ideal spot to work, create or just relax. The double doors give easy access and mean you can open the space right up when the sun is shining, perfect for getting your thinking cap on or lounging on a sunny afternoon.

Crafted from kiln dried Nordic spruce, the chalet cut 44mm 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.

Whether you want to set up the new (backyard) global headquarters for your business, create an uber-cool entertainment area, or even your very own boutique gym, this stylish log cabin is built to last and look great in any setting. Order yours today.

• Traditional Nordic garden house with double doors
• 14.2m² of floor space
• Renewable kiln-dried Nordic Spruce
• Delivered unfinished – choose your own colour or finish here
• Double-glazed door and large opening side windows
• Rubber door and window seals
• Cylinder door lock
• Storm bracing
• Low door sill with stainless steel covers
• Tongue and groove flooring and roof for a quality finish
• Roofing felt included
• Chalet cut wall logs
• Sustainably sourced wood
• Foundation joists included
• 5 Year Manufacturer Warranty

Dimensions (footprint): W 4.5m x D 3.3m x H 2.39m
Dimensions (incl. overhang): W 4.7m x D 3.5m x H 2.39m
Floor area: 14.2m²
Ridge height: 2.39m
Eaves height: 2.11m
Wall thickness: 44mm
Roof panel thickness: 19mm
Floor board thickness: 19mm
Door opening size: W 151cm x H 175cm
Window size: W 60cm x H 111cm
Glass: 12mm double glazed (3mm glass - 6mm gap - 3mm glass)
Snow load rating: 90 kg/m²
Packaged size: L 600cm x W 120cm x H 70cm
Weight: 1,365kg

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. Please see our 'consent information' button below 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.

Consent information

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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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Questions and answers

5 votes
Can these cabins be insulated? I presume that as they are, they wouldn't be suitable for winter living?
You could insulate by adding batons, insulation and a liner (jib, ply etc). The chalet-cut logs are 44mm thick and the product is designed for and manufactured in Northern Europe - so depending on your location and intended use you may not require insulation.
By Trade Tested on December 09 2018
3 votes
Does it come with a roof cladding, and if so , what material is it. ( ie corrugated iron, color steel, asphalt shingles etc.)
This comes with rolls of roofing felt, that is fine to use by itself, however lots of people will add the roofing that suits them - colour steel etc.
By Trade Tested on November 18 2020
2 votes
Can you add spouting and drainpipes?
Yes, you could definitely improvise and add on your own spouting and drainpipes onto your cabin.
By Trade Tested on July 29 2021
2 votes
Hi - can the interior be left untreated?
You should also treat the interior of the cabin.
By Trade Tested on November 26 2020
3 votes
Can a side window be installed prior to receiving so it matches four?
These are pre-packaged kit-sets, so they can not be modified before delivery. We don't have every design available on our site, but if you give our sales team a call they could look at ordering something that matches your needs more closely.
By Trade Tested on February 11 2019
0 votes
Hi are these made to last long term?
Yes they are. They are made from a durable high quality timber which if properly treated, should last as long as any well constructed wooden cabin.
By Trade Tested on April 13 2023
-1 votes
Can the cabin be placed on piles instead of concrete floor? The Video shown appears to be piles with wooden bearers?
Yes, these cabins can be placed on piles instead of a concrete pad/flooring.
By Trade Tested on July 29 2021
-1 votes
Do you need council consent to put one of these on your property as a hobby room?
Yes as it's over 10m2, we recommend checking with your local council on the requirements for your intended usage.
By Trade Tested on March 04 2019

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Great Product – We love this!

We purchased the kit in mid-2022, but due to flooding and road closures, we didn’t start on the project till December 2022. The package sat on top of a container in our yard till then, and apart from a minor bit of bleaching on a few pieces, unwrapped perfectly. After reading previous reviews about the vague instructions, we researched and found better ones and how-to videos online and would recommend other buyers do the same. We chose to put it on a slab, but if we built another, we would use piles. The actual building was very fast, a day to get the bulk of it up, and then another short one to do the roof. Once we had all the pieces laid out and ID-ed, it was like Lego to put up, and our kids were right into it. A decent team of workers is definitely a must; it would be harder with just 1 or 2 people, no matter how much building experience you have. We gave it a few weeks to settle and then added a colour steel roof. You could maybe get away without one in an urban setting, but it was a must-have addition for our location. We also added insulation to the roof and floor, and we added the deck. The door and window hardware is not great, but was easily replaced. We would also recommend installing door stops early on as this design has the door handles hitting the windows without them. Overall, it was an awesome family project, and we now have a great sleepout that easily fits a Queen bed and bunks with heaps of room to spare.

Jane Marlborough Sounds

No problems with assembling the cabin. Important to provide a solid base. In my case 10 piles (down 800mm) and two 150 x 50 bearers and extra 150 x 50 joists. Only problem was the bitumen felt which I installed to provide temporary roof cover until I can install and iron roof. Despite significant overlapping of sheets and 500 tacks the roof leaked badly in the recent storm ( high winds forced water up under the overlaps).

teecee Auckland
A lovely Cabin

I really like this cabin, and I highly recommend it. This cabin is really easy to install. I did most of the work. My neighbor helped me make the base and roof. The cabin base is supported by 20 big posts and 15 cm to 50cm high to ground. I made a steel roof, flashing and gutter for this cabin, just in case of the heavy rain in Auckland. It is a very wonderful little room for an office or kids playroom.

Tao Auckland

There’s no roof finished materials. Otherwise, it’s great.

Lily Auckland
Log Cabin Garden House Lisa 4.5m x 3.3m

I can highly recommend these cabins, Great project for me to do! Took about 4 solid days to put together myself (excluding the platform), and I still need to get it painted/stained - when it stops raining! I ended up buying a nail gun to put the floor in, if I had my time again, I would have also used it for the roof as that seemed to take the longest during the install. This cabin has made a great office and am warm as toast in here on a 12 degree day.

Kane Auckland
Log Cabin Garden House Lisa 4.5m x 3.3m

Everything was going well until I got to installing the roof joists. The parts were supplied cut to the wrong length If you buy this product not only check the parts but measure before you start.

Andrew Auckland
No, I do not recommend this product.
Reply from Trade Tested This unit had a fault and we have sent replacement parts.
Good fun.

Only thing I’ve built is a tin shed but this has been really fun. The instructions are minimalist but it’s straight forward. I used sleepers on gravel as a foundation- cheap and adjustable. Clamps or soaking helps deal with warped beams. Still got doors and floor to do but done entirely solo- 3 full days so far.

Evan Canterbury
Log Cabin Garden House Lisa 4.5m x 3.3m

Excellent value cabin. Everything went like clockwork from delivery to assembly, which we did ourselves and took 2men 2days. We placed it on a wooden platform rather than a concrete slab. Only comment is the door head is a little low, tall people need to duck.

Rob Auckland
Garden Cabin

The Lisa is a good size, attractive and well priced product but be warned - the instructions are not very clear. Furthermore some of the planks were so warped on arrival that we had to cut them and then grout the cuts to make it fit. It was a real headache and over all took longer than expected to erect - excluding site prep be closer to 3 days than 2. I would recommend this to a friend IF they have a reasonable amount of building skills - which fortunately my friend did.

North Shore Pukeko Auckland
A great studio

Absolutely great product..exceeded all expectations When it arrives take the time to identify all the pieces..there are a lot... then its plain sailing..Make sure the base is level and its plain sailing from there..easy to put together, but you need a good rubber mallet

Crusha Raglan