60 Home Base Businesses
to run from Prefab Cabins

Home base businesses are a secret goal of most of the population: be your own boss, work your own hours, start early, knock off early and no "management" to complain about. So what we need is a place to carry out our business, and prefab cabins are the answer. They are relatively cheap, easy to get through the local authority as an office or granny flat, are erected in a week or less, and can be made to look rustic, modern, log, yurt or pavilion style.

Starting a business from home obviously requires diligent planning, but first that 'light-globe' moment!! I have listed below 60 ideas for self employment via a real home base business that can be undertaken in a prefab cabin kit next to your house. They range from small cabin plans: around $10,000 delivered, to two bedroom cabins that can reach $20-30,000 depending on added extras. You just fit it out according to your endeavour. Your home business ideas can be made a reality because anyone can build a cabin. And if you don't want to, any handyman will do it.

The following self employment guide is not exhaustive, but your best home based business can be easily adapted to the prefab cabins available at most Kit Home Provider Sites.


  • Art studio and exhibition
  • Interior design consultancy
  • Writers den


  • Tax/acountant
  • Cosmetology Interior designer
  • Technical drawing or draftsman
  • Weight loss 
  • Horticultural
  • Geneology 
  • Astrology


  • Virtual secretary
  • Computer repairs
  • Web site builder 
  • Copy writer/editor
  • Technical writer


  • Singing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Tai Chi
  • Aerobics/Personal gym
  • Yoga
  • Life coach
  • Tutoring: school, remedial, literacy
  • Martial arts


  • Spiritual guidance
  • Clairvoyance
  • Healing
  • Meditation
  • Dreamwork
  • Flower essence

Bodywork therapist

  • Chiropractic
  • Osteopathy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Chiropody


  • Counselling
  • Gestalt
  • Hypnotherapy
  • NLP


  • Manicurist/Pedicurist
  • Masseur: Shiatsu, Sports, Remedial, Swedish
  • Kinesiology
  • Reflexology
  • Accupuncture
  • Dietician
  • Chinese medicine
  • Reiki
  • Feldenkrais
  • Rolfing
  • Naturopathy
  • Homeopathy

Workshop and sales

  • Custom sewing /Clothing repair
  • Dressmaking, tailor
  • Pottery
  • Jewellery creation
  • Woodwork
  • Hairdressor/barber
  • Photographic studio/print sales
  • Collector/Hobbyist/Enthusiast


  • Bed and breakfast
  • Long term Rental

Remember, home based business opportunities will need extensive research and development so don't go into it lightly. Marketing systems to get prospects to your kit cabin have to be thoroughly explored and costed to get your home business ideas floating.

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