The simple A-frame shape is used to frame twin structures separated by a wide deck for sunbathing, entertaining, or simply enjoying the outdoors.
The cabin's living-dining-kitchen area is located in the structure to the right. There is ample room to cook on an electric stove placed under the slanting roof, eat around a small table, and gather around the wood stove on sofa or chairs. One finds space for a small refrigerator under the counter of this vacation home; and a ladder behind the door can reach a large storage loft covering the room.
Across the deck, the opposite small A-frame holds the bathroom and bedroom area, which easily sleeps four adults. Next to the bathroom is an access panel to the home's pressure tank and water heater; and this side also holds an additional storage loft above the room.
This is a comfortable little leisure home that is the perfect weekend or summer retreat; and it has a design so simple that its 576 square feet of living space may be built by even an amateur carpenter.
All of our plans are designed by licensed architects and residential building designers. Each plan is designed to meet nationally recognized building codes for the year they were created.
No two plans are the same.
We strongly encourage you to contact us for the contents of any plan you may be interested in purchasing.
Below is a listing of sheets typically included in our plans:
shows the foundation details.
shows the placement of interior walls and the dimensions for rooms, doors, windows, stairways, etc. of each level of the house.
show the front, rear and sides of the house, including exterior materials, details and roof pitches.
Building Cross Section
shows details of the house as though it were cut in slices from the roof to the foundation. The cross sections detail the construction of the home, insulation, flooring and roofing.
Interior Elevations (when available)
show the details of cabinets such as those found in the kitchen, bathroom and utility room, fireplaces and other special interior features.
provides a bird’s eye view of the roof's valleys, ridges and dormers, if applicable
Electrical Plan (when available)
shows the suggested locations for fixtures and outlets. Please contact us to see if an electrical plan is included in the plan set.
Notes & Details
provides information for structural specifications, excavating and grading, masonry and concrete work, carpentry and wood specifications, thermal and moisture protection and specifications about drywall, tile, flooring, glazing, caulking and sealants.
All of our plans are designed to provide the information needed to build your home. Because of the wide range of requirements throughout states and municipalities, it is possible that the plans may not have all of the information required by your building department. If this is the case, we recommend hiring a local design professional or engineer who can assist bringing the plans up to your local building code.
Some states require that a licensed architect or engineer review and stamp the plans. If this is the case where you will be building, a local professional will be able to assist you.
Important Extras: Sold separately
Readable reverse Plans
The layout is reversed and all the writing is corrected so you can read the writing. With this option, all of your sets will appear the way you want to build the home. This option is available for an additional charge.
Mirror Reverse Plans
The lettering and dimensions will read backwards, so you will need to order at least one set non-reversed as a reference copy.
Itemized List of Materials (when available)
Includes the quantity, type and size of materials needed to build your home.