A small mountain cabin costs between $125 to $175 per square foot on average, as of 2015. The costs vary based on the features, the location and the contractor working on the cabin. The size of the cabin is one of the biggest factors.
Average-sized cabins are between $175,000 to $350,000 or more. For a small, 1,000-square foot cabin at $150 per square foot, it would be $150,000. Some ways to reduce the cost of the cabin include using a simple floor plan and having consistent finishes throughout the cabin. Use high-quality materials when they are needed, such as weatherproofed windows and doors to reduce repair costs later.