The small cabin floor plans featured here have a look and feel that belie their compact exteriors. Vaulted ceilings and efficient arrangement of interior space make them seem much larger than they actually are!
Striking design pictured above by
Shope Reno Wharton Architects
Charming on the outside and spacious on the inside, they provide a great escape from the hectic pace of
day life. Whether a light-filled water-
side retreat or a cozy cottage in the woods, you will relax and "recharge your batteries" in the comfort and convenience of an interior designed
for refuge from today's busy lifestyles.
Traditional designs with a contempo-
rary flair . . . . . or contemporary de-
signs with traditional detailing -- such as those pictured at right and above -- expand the palette of styles to ap-
peal to virtually every taste. Simple yet charming forms, such as that pic-
tured below, make them affordable
and available on virtually any budget.
For some, a convenient backyard re-
treat is all that is necessary to get away from it all -- saving time and energy in making their "escape." The romantic design for a garden shed pictured below (top row) can be ex-
panded to create a charming retreat
or guesthouse at the edge of your
The following design features a large wraparound porch that expands the indoor living area and brings the outdoors "inside." In addition to the porch, the architectural detailing around the windows on the upper level adds a great deal of visual interest to what would otherwise be a rather plain and simple design.
Waterside or lake cabin plans can also be deceiving at first glance. Though compact -- albeit charming -- on the outside, the soaring vaulted ceiling and open floor plan of the cabin pictured below make it seem much larger than its 1,563 square foot interior might otherwise suggest. The dramatic wall of windows at the rear also adds to the feeling of spaciousness inside.
The cabins we have looked at up to this point have horizontal wood siding and/or wood shingles. The cozy cabin pictured below, left, has vertically-oriented board and batten siding. Below, right, is a charming cabin crafted from logs.
The following small log cabin design from Montana Log Homes fits right into its wooded, lakeside setting. The main level floor plan features a great room with a soaring vaulted ceiling, as well as two bedrooms and a bath. A spacious master bedroom suite occupies the upper level.
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