A home does not have to be huge to still meet your needs. Often we have retired people purchase small cabins to serve as their full time homes. The most common plans which are chosen are the Mica Creek, Calico, Alaska, and Fairweather. These cabins have a very livable floor plan, just simply on a smaller scale. These cabins become like little treasures or ‘jewel boxes’. Small, lovely, and capitalizing on quality.
To some a small cabin is just a place to get out of the weather. I have seen cabins that were little more than a shack. But that is not the case with any of our cabins. Our cabins are just smaller elegant log homes. The handcrafted log style adds a lot to the homes as well. The large logs of up to 15 inches are so attractive. Adding decks, covered porches, and balconies also extends the square footage of the cabin to out of doors.
When choosing a log cabin to serve as your full time home, some essentials are a first floor bedroom, small kitchen, one full bath, some closet space, and a great room area. An open loft becomes appealing if you will have company coming to stay. A loft can be finished with buck beds, a fold out sofa, or other furniture that can maximize the sleeping space.
Another log cabin plan that has been a popular choice is the Honeymoon Chalet. This is a modified A frame cabin plan. The outside is so appealing, but it is SO tiny. Having the first floor bedroom in combined with the kitchen and sitting areas is not very attractive to many. So a good solution is to take the outside elevations of the Honeymoon Chalet and make the floor plan larger. Instead of the tiny 20×18 foot print, we can enlarge it to 24×24 and have a lot more room. If you look at the below plan, this is the first floor of the Queest cabin. It is designed with a large great room, nice size bedroom, and kitchenette. Then for the upper level we can add a balcony to the outside on the right of the plan. This cabin is an overall size of 24×25. So don’t be limited with just what you see. Instead focus on the elevations that you like and the items that you need within the plan. Then we can draw something to match both.
So use your imagination. If you don’t want to have to clean a larger home, then one of our small cabins might be just for you. The use of space can be maximized and the heating and cooling bills will be substantially less than a larger home.
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