Small cabin plans come in a vast range of styles -- both traditional and contemporary. Timeless designs created for a variety of different settings, the little architectural gems featured here simply ooze nostalgic charm!
Charming porches and spacious
decks expand the indoor living area and "bring the outdoors in." Framed
by prolific blooms of cascading ros-
es, the porch at right opens to vis-
tas of the idyllic countryside sur-
The cozy country cottage on the hobby farm pictured below provides
a perfect weekend escape from the trials and tribulations of everyday ur-
Farmhouse Design above by SALA Architects
If a waterside setting is more to your liking, one of the following designs may be a better choice. Though
somewhat contemporary in style, the design at right incorporates traditional architec-
tural elements and building materials -- such as multi-paned windows and wood shingles -- that tie it to its sur-
roundings and its 19th century archi-
tectural roots. Similarly, though more traditional in style, the bracketed and shingled cottage pictured below takes its cue from its surroundings and its
19th century heritage.
Design above by Shope Reno
Cottage Design above by Michael Greenberg & Associates
Small cabin designs, such as the example pictured below from Cool House Plans, are great for waterside settings.
The wide rear porch provides an ideal spot for relaxing and watching the gently rolling waves on a lazy sum-
For those seeking a view that goes
"on and on," a mountain retreat such as that pictured at right may be the answer. The wraparound porch pro-
vides an ideal outdoor viewing area
of the "miles of mountains" surround-
Right: Design by Kirkland + Associates Architects
If a hideaway in a deeply wooded setting is more to your liking, the shingled cottage by Bernhard & Priest-
ly Architecture, pictured in the im-
ages below, may be just right for you.
Small cabin plans such as that shown in the stone and shingle example be-
low, left, from Rocky Mountain Log Homes, are ideal for western mountain settings. The fieldstone and shingled cottage pictured below, right, is a perfect complement to its wooded setting.
Plans for "fairy tale" cabins and cottages also appeal to many of us. Period revivals such as that pictured
in the English cottage design at right, from Storybook Homes, are timeless .
. . . . and have withstood the test
of time. Similarly, the following two custom plans from TEA-2 Architects evoke an earlier, gentler time and continue to have widespread appeal
to the present day!
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