Portable Buildings of Alberta

Portable Cabin (Deluxe Portable Cabins in Alberta)

Discover our array of portable cabins, ideal for those looking to revel in Alberta's beauty. Our deluxe portable cabins present a fantastic opportunity for you and your loved ones to enjoy getaways beyond your city or town. The best part? They're built for mobility.

Designed to cater to your temporary space requirements, our cabins offer a seamless blend of comfort and functionality. They serve as the perfect living or workspace, ensuring you remain both productive and relaxed.


Prebuilt and Delivered

Our custom sheds are crafted with precision and care to match your specific design preferences. Once you’ve created your ideal shed using our intuitive design tools, we prebuild it to your exact specifications, ensuring every detail is as you envisioned. When it’s ready, we deliver it directly to your location, providing a seamless and hassle-free experience from design to installation.

We deliver throughout Alberta, Eastern BC, and Western SK, offering FREE delivery for the first 70km from our nearest dealership yard. Beyond this, a charge of $3 per KM applies. Please contact us for our dealership locations and more information.

Mobility and Cost-Effective Alternative

With our cabins, you’ll enjoy the benefits of mobility and cost-effectiveness. Our cabins can be easily transported from one location to another, making them an ideal choice for temporary or seasonal use. Portable buildings are also a cost-effective alternative to building a traditional structure, saving you time and money in the long run.

Our cabins are highly customizable, so you can design your own space to meet your specific requirements. Whether you need a temporary office, living space, extra space, storage area, or workspace, we can create a cabin that fits your needs. Our cabins come equipped with a variety of features, such as heating and air conditioning, plumbing, insulation, and lighting, to provide a comfortable and functional space that meets your needs.

Our portable buildings are also highly durable and eco-friendly, making them a sustainable choice for your temporary space needs, while making a great environmental impact. They are made of durable materials, such as a wooden portable building or a steel portable building, which can withstand harsh weather conditions and regular wear and tear. They are also reusable and recyclable, reducing waste and minimizing the impact on the environment.

Don’t settle for less than the best when it comes to your temporary space needs. Invest in a cabin today and experience the comfort, convenience, and cost-effectiveness that it can provide. Contact us today to learn more about our customizable cabin options including our wooden lofted building and start designing your perfect space!

Our high quality buildings can also be used as a storage shed, a country cabin, extra space, or another bedroom.

Contact us for more info or a quote today!


Customer Benefits

  • Engineered Alberta Approved Construction
  • Optimize Wall Space for Storage Without Incurring Additional Costs
  • Every Shed Delivered Fully Prepared for Immediate Use
  • 50 Year Maintenance Free Siding
  • 30 Year Metal or Shingle Roofing
  • Specially Designed Flooring
  • Custom Colour Match Available {Match Your Utility Shed to Your Home/Yard Design}
  • Custom Add on options {Doors, Windows, Lofts, Workbenches, Shelving, etc}
  • Deliver Throughout Alberta, Eastern BC, and Western SK – the first 70km from our Nearest Dealership Yard is FREE {please contact us for our dealership locations}

Want to Custom Design Your Portable Cabin?

Experience the creativity and precision with Old Hickory’s 3D Cabin Builder. It puts the design process in your hands, enabling you to create the cabin of your dreams.

Unlike other brands that rely on generic third-party configurators, their tool ensures that the shed you design is the one we meticulously build and deliver, giving you confidence in the accuracy and quality of the final product. All of our materials are sourced directly through Old Hickory Buildings.

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Deluxe Portable Cabin FAQ'S

What is a Portable Cabin?

A portable, moveable cabin is a small, transportable structure that can be used for a variety of purposes, such as a temporary office, living space, storage area, or workspace. It is typically made of durable materials, such as steel or quality metal building options, as well as wooden portable buildings, all made with high quality exterior paint and designed to be easily moved from one location to another using a trailer or other transportation method.

Portable buildings are often used in construction sites, remote work locations, festivals, and events, as they provide a convenient and cost-effective solution for temporary space needs. They can be customized to meet specific requirements and can be equipped with a variety of amenities, such as lighting, heating, air conditioning, and plumbing.

What are the Benefits of a Portable Cabin?

There are several benefits of using a portable cabin:

  1. Mobility: As the name suggests, portable cabins are highly portable and can be easily moved from one location to another. This makes them an ideal solution for temporary or seasonal use, such as construction sites or events.
  2. Cost-effective: Portable cabins are a cost-effective alternative to building a permanent structure. They can be rented or purchased at a fraction of the cost of constructing a traditional building, and they require less time and labour to set up.
  3. Customizable: Portable cabins can be customized to meet specific needs. They can be equipped with a variety of features, such as heating and air conditioning, plumbing, insulation, and lighting, to provide a comfortable and functional living or workspace. As your needs change, so can the use of a portable building.
  4. Durability: They are typically made of durable materials, such as steel or wood, which makes them resistant to harsh weather conditions, wear and tear and provides weather resistance. They are designed to withstand the rigours of transportation and regular use.
  5. Eco-friendly: They are a sustainable option for temporary or seasonal use. They can be reused and recycled, which reduces waste and minimizes the impact on the environment.

Can you live in a Portable Cabin?

Yes, it is possible to live in a portable cabin, if it’s in the right place. Portable cabins can be equipped with all the necessary amenities to make them suitable for comfortable living. For example, they can be insulated for temperature control, have plumbing installed for running water and sanitation, and be equipped with heating and cooling systems for climate control. Additionally, these buildings can be customized with furniture, appliances, and other features to create a comfortable and functional living space.

Cabins are often used as temporary living quarters for workers on construction sites, for example. They can also be used as a permanent living space for people who prefer a minimalist lifestyle or have limited living space needs. However, it is important to note that these cabins may not be suitable for everyone, as they may not provide the same level of comfort or amenities as a traditional home.

Another part to think of is the floor joists that sit on the portable structure underneath the cabin itself.  These are something to consider when moving the building.

Are Portable Cabins Off-Grid

Porta cabins can be designed to be off-grid, meaning they can function independently of traditional utility services such as electricity and water supply. This is because they can be equipped with their own power sources, such as solar panels or generators, and their own water and waste management systems, such as water tanks and septic tanks.

Off-grid porta cabins are often used in remote locations or areas where traditional utility services are not available. They can provide a self-sufficient and sustainable living or workspace, with minimal impact on the environment.

However, it’s important to note that not all cabins are designed to be off-grid. Some may require a connection to traditional utility services, such as electricity and water, to function properly. When considering a cabin for off-grid use, it’s important to ensure that it is specifically designed and equipped for this purpose.

What are the Best Options for Toilets in a Portable Cabin?

When choosing toilets for portable cabins, several options are available to suit different needs and circumstances. The best option depends on factors such as the intended use, frequency of use, available space, and access to utilities (e.g., water and sewage connections). Here are some of the best toilet options for portable cabins:

  1. Chemical Toilets:
    • Chemical toilets are a common choice for portable cabins because they are self-contained and do not require plumbing connections.
    • They use chemical additives to break down waste and control odours.
    • Some chemical toilets are designed for single-use, while others have larger holding tanks for more extended use.
    • They are relatively easy to maintain and can be placed virtually anywhere.
  2. Composting Toilets:
    • Composting toilets are environmentally friendly options that use natural processes to break down waste into compost.
    • They do not require water or sewage connections, making them suitable for remote locations.
    • Composting toilets may have a larger initial cost but can be cost-effective over time, as they reduce the need for waste disposal services.
  3. Portable Flush Toilets:
    • Portable flush toilets resemble traditional flush toilets but are designed for temporary or mobile use.
    • They require a water source for flushing, which can be provided by a tank or a connection to a water supply.
    • Waste may be collected in a holding tank or directed to a sewage system if available.
    • These toilets offer a more familiar user experience.
  4. Vault Toilets:
    • Vault toilets are simple, non-flush toilets often used in outdoor and remote settings, such as campgrounds and parks.
    • They use a holding tank (vault) to collect waste, which is periodically emptied and serviced.
    • Vault toilets are cost-effective and low-maintenance.
  5. Accessible Toilets:
    • If your portable cabin needs to accommodate individuals with disabilities, ensure that you have accessible toilets that meet ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) or equivalent accessibility standards.

When choosing a toilet for your portable cabin, consider factors such as the location, budget, maintenance requirements, and the expected number of users. It’s essential to also plan for waste disposal and servicing, as well as to comply with local regulations regarding sanitation and waste management.

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