Questions/Answers

Q. The name of your company is “Amish Cabin Company”.  Are you Amish?

A.  No, we are not Amish and we do not claim to be.  Our company is named as it is because the cabins we offer are designed by and built by Amish crews in an Amish-owned shop in Kentucky, using traditional Amish craftsmanship in an off-grid facility (solar powered and diesel generator powered and heated with outdoor wood furnace).  We are non-Amish (“English” as the Amish call us), who have a close business relationship with our Amish builder.  We respect the Amish faith, and from all indications we’ve received and discussions we’ve had with them, the Amish also respect our personal faith.  We are Christians, as are the Amish.  We have a business relationship of mutual trust with our Amish builder- if we did not, we would simply not do business with them (and vice versa).  Amish business startups are more resilient in general than the typical American business, with 95% of Amish businesses surviving their first 5 years, versus only 50% of non-Amish businesses lasting their first 5 years. (See this interesting book:  http://amishbusinessbook.com/ )  There are some untrue myths about the Amish, answered here:  http://amishamerica.com/what-are-common-myths-about-the-amish/

 

Q.  Is your company experienced with providing quality cabins to satisfied customers?

A.  Yes!  We have an A+ Better Business Bureau rating, 100% positive Ebay user feedback rating, good corporate standing with the Kentucky secretary of state, membership in our local chamber of commerce, and numerous buyers’ positive testimonials to prove it.  Our sales manager has over 43 years of maintenance, production, and construction project experience.  Our company’s owner has over 20 years experience owning small businesses, has a master’s degree in business administration (MBA), and holds Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) and Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) certifications with the Institute for Supply Management.  Over 6 decades of business experience is represented by our sales manager and company owner.  Most importantly however, our cabins are built by experienced Amish craftsmen to high standards of construction quality.  The Amish builder we’ve partnered with, who provides the off-grid cabin production facility and Amish crew which builds our cabins, himself has nearly 4 decades of construction industry experience.  No amount of business experience, degrees or certifications is ever more important than the day to day craftsmanship and quality control going into the actual product.

 

Q.  I like what I see online about your cabins, where can I see one in person?

A.  Our model cabin and office location is 1712 13th Street, Ashland, KY.  Please email us or call us at 606-922-8401 in advance to make an appointment Monday through Saturday.   

 

Q.  Can you mail me a brochure?

A.  We don’t mail brochures, since our website has all pricing, pictures, options, and details.   By not mailing out brochures, we save trees, time, and postage, which keeps our overhead costs low and we pass those savings on to our customers.  We do have a brochure- please click here to see our current brochure in pdf format.

 

Q:  What is the largest prebuilt cabin you can deliver assembled?

A:  14’x40′

 

Q:  What kind of windows are used in the cabins?

A:  Our cabins come standard with double pane insulated windows.

 

Q.  How do I order a cabin?

A.  Please call us at 606-922-8401 or email us at sales@amishcabincompany.com .  We require a 25% non-refundable deposit to begin construction of any cabin not in our inventory.  Remainder is due in full prior to delivery, if cabin is purchased.   For rent to own, you can fill out our free online application for quick approval (no credit check, rent to own available on cabins up to $10,000) by clicking here.   You can apply for purchase price financing (not rent to own, requires a credit check) with free online application with quick approval by clicking here.  We are an accredited A+ rated member of the Better Business Bureau and are members of the Ashland Alliance chamber of commerce.  Our company name is Augeo LLC dba Amish Cabin Company.  Augeo LLC is a Kentucky LLC in good standing with KY Secretary of State, established 2006.  We have a 100% Ebay user rating.  We are a registered user of Escrow.com, the leading national escrow service to protect buyer and seller- https://www.escrow.com/why-escrowcom/about-us.aspx and https://www.escrow.com/services/milestone-escrow.aspx

 

Q:  Do you have any actual cabin buyer testimonials you can share?

A:  Sure, here are a few, and we’d like to count you as our next satisfied customer:

“Thank you for the professional service you have provided for me… You guys are top notch”   Don, cabin buyer in Virginia

We added a [kitchen] island, and a barn door to it! We had the opportunity to go look at our cabin being built, very well pleased with it…!   The cabin is what we wanted, we love it!!”  Arvin, cabin buyer in West Virginia

“I am extremely happy with the product!”  Mike, cabin buyer in Ohio

“The cabin is great!”  Dave and Amy, Olympic T cabin buyers in Virginia

“Just wanted to let you know how much we are enjoying the cabin and I appreciate the ease of working with you and your company.  I definitely want to work with you again.”  Jim, cabin buyer in Tennessee

“We ordered ours ready to go.  All we had to do inside was to sweep out the footprints.”   David, cabin buyer in Kentucky

“We are enjoying the cabin immensely.”  Augusto, cabin buyer in Ohio

“We just got our Amish cabin today!  I am so excited and cannot be more happy with the delivery and construction of our cabin. I put a video on my youtube as well!  kudos and ++++++!  The man who delivered it was excellent and went above and beyond setting it up for us.  I would HIGHLY recommend The Amish Cabin company! A++++ all the way! thanks , Teri” cabin buyer in Texas 
 
 
Q:  Has your company been featured in any national publications?
 
A:  We’re glad you asked.   We sure have, click here for article in “American Survival Guide”, click here for article in “Farm Show”, and click here for article in “Rethink: Rural”.   The cabins shown in these articles are prior cabins we’ve built, different from the recreational and hunting cabins we currently offer.
 
 

Q:  What kind of metal roofing do you use, and what is the roofing warranty?

A: American Roof Products metal roof, with 40 year roof warranty, made in USA.  Your choice of roof color, as shown on our Colors page.

 

Q:  Does the 40 year metal roof warranty mean that the cabin roof is warranted against any roof leaks for 40 years?

A:  No, the warranty is for defects in workmanship of the metal roofing material itself, and covers corrosion-resistance and color loss of the metal roofing.

 

Q:  What kind of exterior stains do you use on your cabins?

A:  Our Amish builder frequently tests various stain brands for durability, and changes such as he finds superior products.  See our “Colors” page for exterior stain colors. We mix “Bee Gone” insect repellent into each exterior stain color, at no extra charge.

 

Q.  Do you offer financing for your cabins?

A:  Yes, we offer “Rent to Own” financing on our unfinished recreational and hunting cabins, with no credit checks, click here for free online application with quick approval with free 90 days same as cash.  Also, we have a financing partner for unsecured financing for qualified applicants:  LightStream, a division of SunTrust Bank.  Home equity loans, cash, and family loans can also be good ways to fund your cabin purchase.  

 

Q.  How does your rent to own program work?

A:  Click here for general information about our rent to own program.

 

Q.  Who is your typical cabin customer?

A.  Anyone who wants a beautiful Amish-made recreational or hunting cabin.

 

Q.  Where can you deliver your cabins?

A.  We deliver the fully built cabins on a custom trailer which can deliver up to a 40′ long cabin.  Delivery includes required wide load permits and escort vehicles to meet state requirements during transport.  We can deliver them about anywhere, if the road is wide enough (16′ access) and no obstructions above  (16′ high with cabin on trailer).  Steep unpaved grades or loose gravel or dirt is possible for delivery, if buyer arranges and pays for local bulldozer standby during delivery.  With our standard 4WD delivery truck pulling the delivery trailer, mud is very bad, as is loose gravel, loose dirt, or any large ruts in road.

 

Q.  Where are your cabins made?

A.  Our cabins are made by the Amish in a custom Amish-owned off-grid facility in Kentucky.  

 

Q.  What kind of wood is used?

A.  We use eastern white pine, sawn in the Amish sawmill.  We also offer optional red cedar for exterior and interior siding, walls, loft railing, and/or trim.   Our standard porch railing is cedar.

 

Q.  Can the dormers be made functional instead of only cosmetic?

A.  Yes, for a reasonable extra charge.

 

Q.  Can I add or delete shutters?

A.  Yes, shutters in your color choice are no extra charge.

 

Q.  Can I choose my exterior stain color?

A.  Yes, we have 5 exterior stain colors.  Our exterior stains include “Bee Gone” insect repellent ree of charge.

 

Q.  Who is responsible for the pier foundation blocks?

A.  The purchaser is responsible for having those onsite during cabin delivery.   If needed, we can provide at time of delivery up to 25 blocks at $4 per block.

 

Q.  Do you offer off-grid power solutions?

A.  Yes, we have partnered with a leading and established regional solar energy company to provide solar power options for our customers, and custom solutions are available.  We can also recommend solar indoor composting toilets, propane tankless water heaters, solar powered portable lighting, and reasonable EPA rated small woodburning stoves.  Please see our “Helpful Links” page.

 

Q.  Can I add an extra loft for more storage space?

A.  Yes, for a reasonable additional charge, please see our “Options” page.  The lofts are 3 1/2′ high from center of loft floor to ceiling peak.  The lofts are for sleeping and storage.  We cannot build the lofts higher and still deliver the cabin prebuilt.

 

Q.  Who is responsible for local building permits?

A.  The buyer is responsible for all code compliance and permits.