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Chilcotin Modular Cabin “Zombie Cabin”

zombie_facebookChilcotin Modular Cabin: A Remote Build with Significant Barriers to Construction

For years I’ve been wanting to push the boundaries of what we build, build something different, build something really remote, build something really cool.

Pushing the boundaries of design, location and material choices I’ve had a particular interest in RUST. Rusty Weathered Corten Steel siding that is.

Inspired by a recent article I saw on  about a pair of Weathered steel and reclaimed wood-clad cabins on a Navajo reservation I made a post on our Facebook page “Please Lord, help me find a client that wants Corten Steel on their building!” I put it out there into the universe to see what we could find.

Just 4 days later I received an email from one of our recent clients who had referred one of her friends to us. It was the perfect project; an incredibly remote property in the heart of the Chilcotin Valley. The family had owned the 5 acre property for over 30 years but it has three major barriers to construction the last of which turned the families existing cabin into a pile of smoking ashes.  Read more ›

24′ x 30′ Modular Garage

Lifestyle Outbuilding: Modular Garage


Modular Garage,

If you are looking for a Modern Style garage with a Westcoast Craftsman flare then here it is.

Starting from $65,000*  this stunning garage would feel equally as comfortable in a Kerrisdale backyard as it would and Eastvan lane or Gulf Island Acerage.

This modular garage will leave our factory 90% complete in two separate modules and join onsite and fully complete in just TWO DAYS! We delivery anywhere in North America.

Location: Anywhere, North America
Modular (delivered by truck)
 Lifestyle Outbuilding
Size: 24′ x 30′ (720 sq/ft)
Porch: No
Decking: No
Overhangs: Front  36″ | Sides = 12″
Siding: Corrugated Galvalume | 100% Customizable
Door:  9′ Hand Made Douglas Fir Carriage Door w/ Automatic Openers / 36″ Single Douglas fir | 100% Customizable
Windows: Clerestory
Roofing: Standing Seam Galvalume
Electrical: Yes
Heat: No
Project Cost: From $65,000* CDN / $50,000 USD*


(*transportation, site servicing, foundations and permits quoted on a project by project basis.)


All Tough-Structures Sheds are Custom Built – Except this One

All of our Tough-Structures sheds are custom built for each client and it typically takes 1-2 months before we can deliver your building to site.

As luck may have it we currently have as beautiful BRAND NEW 8′ x 12′ Contemporary Shed available for immediate delivery this week! We can even paint it any colour you like!


Tough-Structures: Contemporary Shed

Tough-Structures: Contemporary Shed

Having TWO doors gives easy access to your gear and they are STEEL so it makes it that much hard for thieves.

Our Tough Structures make an excellent:

High Security Bike Storage
Tool Shed
Garden Shed
Storage Shed

Contemporary Tough-Structure:

Size: 8′ x 12′
Siding: Painted 5/8″ Ranch Board
Doors: 36″ Steel Out Swing
Door 2: 48″ Locking Roll-Top Door
Windows: Acrylic Clerestory
Paint: YOUR CHOICE (if paint colours received by 9am Tuesday morning)
Roofing: Standing Seam Galvalume Metal (best roofing you can buy)
Options: Ground Skirt
PRICE: $7997 (taxes and delivery are extra.)


This building will be sold on a first paid gets it basis. 75% payment required on deal signature, balance on delivery.

If you want this building in your backyard before Christmas please get in touch with me right away.

Geoff Baker
Westcoast Outbuildings Inc.

Backyard Office Space: Creating Calm from the Everyday Chaos

Backyard Office Space:

Sometimes all it takes is a little distance to create the calm in the midst of the chaos of every day life and that is exactly what our client did.

Just feet from his backdoor, and tucked away in the tranquil backyard of his North Vancouver property stands this 8′ x 12′ Lifestyle Outbuilding Backyard office space.

8' x 12' Lifestyle Outbuildings: Backyard Office

8′ x 12′ Lifestyle Outbuildings: Backyard Office

Want to read more about this project and view the complete photo gallery?


P.S. We are currently working to obtain CSA Certification for our buildings. Once achieved we will be able to deliver our Lifestyle Outbuildings COMPLETELY BUILT to ANY Canadian Province or Territory and 7 US States including California without a local building inspection being required!

Maple Ridge Modular Office

Sticks Building Products: Maple Ridge Modular Office

For Immediate Release:
North Vancouver BC Canada
July 7, 2014

Westcoast Outbuildings is pleased to announce it’s just signed on to build a 10′ x 24′ Modular Office for Sticks Building Products of North Vancouver BC.

Sticks is relocating their Materials Yard to Maple Ridge BC in the fall of 2014. As part of that relocation they need a Portable Office Buildings.

Sticks went to BC’s largest Modular Building builder but they were unable to supply the right style of building in the timeline required. They couldn’t meet our client’s needs. Ultimately a “Construction Trailer” would not meet the design standards for the Kanaka  Business Park.

Maple Ridge Modular Office

Sticks Building Products: Maple Ridge Modular Office

Sticks President Kevin Bradshaw contacted us and in less than 48hrs Westcoast Outbuildings created concept drawings and had them approved by the business parks architect. Now we are working to obtain the required Building Permits to proceed with the development.

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Comox Valley Modular Office

Comox Valley Modular Office:

Here is one of our newest designs heading to the Comox Valley in September (pending permit). It’s our 10’x16′ Contemporary Building with a 4′ Covered Porch.

This design has our new wrap around clerestory windows.


Comox Valley Modular Office

Comox Valley Modular Office


Everyone of our buildings are made to our clients exact specifications. Choose your colours, door and window configurations, siding types, you name it you can customize it.

This building will be built in our North Vancouver Factory and transported fully built via BC Ferries to the final destination in the Comox Valley.

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Galiano Island Cabin – Weekend Getaway

Modular Galiano Island Cabin

As time goes on we are starting to love working on Recreational Property projects. One like our Mayne Island Modular Cabin or the recent delivery of our Demo Shed to Saturna Island.

There is simply something magical about jumping on a BC Ferry and and heading out to the Gulf Islands. So quick to get there (45 min by ferry) yet a world away once you’re there.

Our most recent project was a Modern / Rustic cabin for a client on Galiano Island.

Galiano Island Cabin - 10'x24' Coastal Cabin

Galiano Island Cabin – 10’x24′ Coastal Cabin


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