Shall we talk about these cabin plans? These plans that are getting ever-nearer to completion? The plans that so many of you are waiting on the edge of your seats for?
After having floated back and forth for months between the draftsman’s desk and mine, I think it’s safe to say that the plans are on the downhill slide toward the finish line. I’m fervently burning the midnight oil now, working on final revisions, and I have to say I’m so pleased with how everything is coming together!
My hope and vision for these plans was to re-create our cabin, only better. I’ve taken into account what I’ve been hearing from so many of you in your search for a small, yet livable family home, I’ve mixed that with what I’ve learned by living in ours, and have laid it out across the paper.
So much work has gone into finding the sweet spot of just enough with this one. I’ve used literal and visual tricks to make the design live as large as possible, without wasting a single inch. But it is a small cabin. Not tiny, but small; one that will require its occupants to bring along only the favorite things, and nothing more (the final plan is coming in at just over 900 sq. ft.). It will have three options for the loft area – one of which could accommodate opposite gender siblings. I’ve spent oodles of time contemplating what might be the needs/wishes/wants of the majority of potential homeowners, with a special grace toward families. Hopefully, I’ve translated that well into these plans.
Since a good portion of you who are interested are living outside the US, I wanted this cabin to be as universally buildable as possible. I’m hoping that our strict adherence to the International Building Code will provide for ease of construction anywhere.
Now, then, I’ve got some drawing to do. Happy Monday, friends! I’ll be back later today to announce the winners of the weekend’s give-away!
P.S. If you are interested in having your name added to the first-to-know list when the plans become available, email me at assortmentblog (at) gmail (dot) com.
P.P.S. Just to be clear, these plans are for a permanent, foundation-built cabin. The cabin built from these plans would not be portable.