RPC—Manufacturer of finely crafted tiny houses and park model RVs

How much do they cost

Depends on size, features and complexity of the design.  Call Rich and he can talk to you about what your cabin might cost, or email throught the contact link.

Can you ship to my state

Yes. The only limitation is the cost of shipping.

Do you build green

Typically I don't use "certified" green materials. But if you require it, I can (and have) built to green specifications. For instance: wool insulation, shielded wire, solid wood construction with no OSB or plywood.

Do you build cabins I can pull with my own vehicle

The smaller cabins such as the Camp Cabin, can be pulled with you own PU truck, but advise against it because they are wide and bulky. The tongue weight on the larger cabins is can be as much as 5000 lb.
8 wide models are designed to be moved with your own vehicle.

Do you have a warranty

I warrant against manufactures defects. 

Do you have references

Yes, I have lots of happy customers. See the testimonial on the home page.

Can I become a dealer

Certainly, but you must purchase at least 2 cabins for display. We do not "floor" cabins.

How much do they weigh

Typical full sized loft cabin is around 21,000 lb.
Full sized non-loft is roughly 18,000.

Can you build for off grid

Yes, I can install inverters with built-in chargers and batteries. Solar panels can go on the roof or mounted on a pole in the ground that can be turned to follow the sun. Composting toilets, water tanks, holding tanks are all possible, but not necessarily practical when dealing with wider floor plans.

Can I use my own appliances

Yes, as long as I know the dimensions.

If I send specific parts will you install them


Can I save money by using drywall

No, I charge more for drywall.

Will you build a shell

Not very often do I build just shells. For some cabin designs it is quite easy to build only a shell, and for others it is not possible. A shell is defined as bare stud walls with no wiring, plumbing, insulation with the roof and exterior done.

Will you sell me a kit

Perhaps. Some cabins are easy to build, while others are difficult. I will sell you the plans and materials if you like

Do you design cabins for others to build

Yes, my fee is $1500

How long does it take to get a cabin

8-12 weeks typically, and depends on what my work load is.

Can you build for my roof loading


Do you have any used models


Do you build custom


Where are you located

Address: Rich's Portable Cabins, 150 bidwell Road, North Powder, Oregon  97867 between Baker City and LaGrande, roughly 250 miles east of Portland.

Can I visit you at the shop to view cabins

Visitors welcome 8-4:30 Monday through Friday. Weekends by appointment only.

Can I put one of your cabins on my property

That would be fine with me, but not necessarily with the county you live in. If you are concerned about such laws, you may want to consider inquiring at the county planning dept. It truly depends on who answers the phone at the planning dept. and the county you want to place the cabin in.

How long have you been in business

15 years building cabins

What do you have in my price range

If you are realistic about the "cost to expection ratio", then I can build within your price range.

Do you take trade-ins

Typically not, however, it is within the realm of possibilities if it is something I can use.

Can you send me a catalog

No I don't have a catalog.

How can I get a discount

Buy 3 or more of the same model with no changes.

do you finance

No. I can point you in the right direction.

Where do I go to get financing

Most banks have RV loan programs. For commercial ventures, you might qualify for a lease program through leasing companies.

Do you take payments


How much does it cost to get it here

Usually around $6.50 per mile. To the east coast is around $14,000. I have no control over the cost of trucking other than by soliciting bids from multiple companies. I suggest you do the same.

How much money do you need to get started

1/2 down with the remainder upon completion.

What options can I choose

Here are some typical options:

Standard features:

1x8 tongue and groove pine for interior walls and ceilings with 2 coats of lacquer.
1/2 OSB wall and roof sheathing
House wrap vapor barrier
Log or cedar lap siding
Green metal roof
Roof vapor barrier
Soffet vents
Steel I-beam frame with axles and tires
2x6 floor joists
2x4 wall studs
Carpet in loft
Factory-built trusses rated tor the location where the cabin will be going
1 coat of exterior stain
Double pane vinyl windows with low E rating (white or almond standard, other colors available)
Recessed lighting
Fully wired
Deep bowl stainless steel sink
Ball valve faucet fixtures
one piece fiberglass tubs and showers
Oval china lav sink
Bathroom ventilation fan
Fiberglass entrance doors
Natural hemlock solid grain trim and sills
Birch cabinets with melamine boxes and shelves
Laminate counter tops
Pex water piping
3" sewer connection
Garden hose water connection

Floor R-19
Walls R-13
Ceiling R-25

In order to get an accurate quote please do the following: Copy and paste the entire options list into a new message. Highlight the
option you desire and email it back to me with your name and phone number. If the feature isn't on the list, it doesn't mean it can't be
done. Standard options are denoted with an asterisk*

Water heater:
*10 gallon propane
10 gallon propane/electric
30 gallon 240v electric
On demand propane

*12-15,000 btu propane Radiant vented to the exterior
40,000 btu propane or natural gas forced air
Electric base board
Electric forced air recessed wall heaters
Propane fireplace
Wood stove
A/C with heat
Electric fireplace

*Plank pattern vinyl
Carpet in bedroom and/or living room
Carpet in loft

*Log (shaped from a 2x8)
Cedar lap
Teton (shaped from a 2x10)
Board and Batten (rough sawn plywood with 1x3 battens 16" oc)
Cement fiberboard lap siding

*Metal exposed screws
Metal hidden screws
Composite shingle

Appliances: *Some cabin models have no range. Cabins can be sold without some appliances. White is standard color
20" propane/natural gas range
30" propane/natural gas range
Propane fridge under counter
Propane fridge full sized
20" electric range
30" electric range
Small under counter electric fridge
Large under counter electric fridge
28" wide 15 cf electric fridge
30" wide 18 cf electric fridge
30" range hood vented to the exterior
30" combination microwave/range hood vented to exterior
18" dishwasher
Waste disposal
Stacked 24" laundry center
Washer/dryer all in one under counter (will wash and dry in the same machine)

*Recessed can lights
*Exterior coach lights at each entrance
Surface mount interior lights certain models
Wall sconce interior lights
Ceiling fans with lights
Surface mount porch lights
*Bar light in bathroom with 3 globes
*Ceiling globe lights at peak

I don't see what I need, can you build my own floor plan


Do you install and set up the cabins

I might, if it is local and I have the time.

Do I need a foundation

No, just a level, compacted surface.

Does my county allow them

Hard to say.  You need to check with the local planning dept. to know with certainty.

Will you come to my location to build it

Only if we can turn it into a vacation (Hawaii for instance).

Will there be any damage to the structure during transport

Not likely. Our drivers are very good and go the extra mile to make sure your cabin is delivered safely. 

How long will your cabins last

As long as a regular stick built home with proper maintenance .

Do they appreciate in value

When attached to the land and sold as a package, they can make the property easier to sell. I am not listed with NADA, and my cabins are not on a depreciation schedule.

Do they come complete with wiring, plumbing and appliances

Yes, they are typically "turn key".

Are they insulated

Yes, minimums are R-13 walls, R-19 floor and R-25

Are they double-paned vinyl windows

Yes, with low E insulating glass.

How long before I need to treat the exterior

The stain usually lasts about 5 years.

Can I get 2x6 walls

On certain models only.

How large and flat a surface does the cabin need to rest on?

Roughly twice the width of the cabin, with the same in the front and back of the cabin.