A Frame Log Cabin Kits

Sue | March 24th, 2012 - 5:45 am

In our smaller cabins of under 1000 square feet we have several cabins that fit into the A Frame log cabin kit category. One feature that all of our A Frame has in common is an upper balcony. A small cabin is nice but let’s take a look at how to enlarge a plan for a full time residence.

This plan is the Lodge Pole log cabin plan.  It has the traditional upper balcony and covered front porch. It is a great cabin, but if you look at the floor plan it is a bit on the small side unless only a single person is going to live here.

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Lodge Pole A Frame Log Cabin

This floor plan is 24×24 and offers one bedroom upstairs and an open great room downstairs.

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Lodge Pole First Floor Plan

The upstairs offers the front balcony, open loft space, and bedroom.

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Lodge Pole Plan Loft

The cousin of the Lodge Pole Plan is the Ponderosa A Frame log cabin plan. It is designed with a footprint of 24×32 and offers a first floor bedroom, laundry room, and an extra half bath.

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Ponderosa First Floor Plan

On the outside the upper balcony was retained. Then a large shed dormer was added to each side of the loft. Also covered porches were added around three sides.

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Ponderosa Loft Plan

Both plans share a very similar outside elevation. Dormers can also be added to either plan to afford more headroom upstairs. Lofts and steep roof pitches are attractive but headroom is always nice. Our loft in our home is situated under a 12/12 pitch roof across a 20 foot wide great room. The loft has four extra rows of logs added to raise the roof pitch. But still I am constantly running into the exposed log rafters. Dormers would be a nice improvement to this loft.

The Ponderosa is a total of 1,248 square feet of living space. The Lodge Pole is a small A frame with only 966 square feet of space to work with. Both log cabins would turnkey for about the same about, but there is more plumbing included in the larger plan with the inclusion of the laundry room and half bath. Small cabin kits can be custom designed for any of our customers.

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Any projected costs, cost estimates, material costs, and estimated construction/ building costs, are only the opinion of Cowboy Log Homes and are drawn from our experience. Every home is custom tailored to meet our individual client's wants and desires. The construction of a log or timber home is based on two primary costs: material provided by the log home company and construction costs contracted with Cowboy Log Homes as the builder or another builder of the customer's choice. Final costs are obtained and contracted with each respectively. Cowboy Log Homes is simply the "glue" that helps bring these two together to provide a final culmination of a customer's project. * Please note photos and elevations may differ some from accompanying floor plans.
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