A jackleg cabin is a self-contained, transportable building that comes in a variety of sizes, from 8′ x 4′ to 60′ x 13′. They get their name from the ‘jacklegs’ that feature on the sides of the building.
Jacklegs a telescopic adjustable supports that enable the building to be positioned on uneven ground.
The phrase ‘self-contained’ means that the single building has its own standalone electrics, plumbing and heating. Once connected to the mains services the building is fully operational.