One Room Log Cabin Kits are Usually Very Tiny Log Cabin Plans

Sue | December 10th, 2011 - 7:42 am

Log cabin come in every shape and size, but there is one size that is really too small for just about everything! A one room log cabin kit is really small. We do have a few very tiny cabins, but if you look at the floor plan, even with as creative as we are, there is just so much you can fit into this small of space. A one room log cabin kit does have a place in the wide spectrum of log homes, but just don’t over expect.

Chuck Wagon log cabin plan side view

Remote Cabins

A one room log cabin kit is best for a remote trapping cabin or a back country location like a fly-in hunting or fishing lodge. When you are only building 300 or 400 square feet it is not really a home. It is more intended to provide an indoor sleeping place instead of a tent. In some areas, such as Kodiak Island, Alaska, it is not very safe to sleep outside with all of the big bears roaming around. So the park service there does erect some outback cabins with only one door– no windows– to protect campers and deter the large wooly bears.

Tiny Cabins

We have two tiny mini cabins in our cabin lineup. The first is the Chuck Wagon. It is a ranch with an overall foot print of 14 feet wide and 20 feet deep. It can be built as one open room or divided into two separate areas. This cabin was built to be moved as a completed mobile cabin.

One Room Cabin with Loft

The second tiny log cabin that I would like to look at is the Mule Deer Plan. It is 620 square feet and has a sleeping loft. The overall foot print is 20 feet x 20 feet.  It is entirely open. With the narrow width a ladder has to be used to climb up to the loft. It can sleep two people or as many as want to sleep on the floor. For a little hunting cabin way back in the bush this cabin is a dream come true. A small wood burner would heat it up quickly and provide a perfect retreat.

24x24 cabin outside

Cascade Mountains Cabin

One small cabin that we worked on in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State had to roads back to it. All of the property surrounding the cabin site was national forest land and could not be driven on. Instead all of the material had to be airlifted with a helicopter and dropped on the job site. Also tools and a generator were also dropped off for the duration of the project. To reach the job site the builder had to either hike about 1 1/2 hours each way each day (great way to get in shape!) or they had to pitch a tent and stay for the week! This was not a cabin to build in the winter!

Log Cabin Sheds

One final use that some customers have desired for our tiny cabins is for a log cabin shed. Set behind their house as a garden potting shed, it looks really cute. One taxidermist wanted a place for treating hides, so they inquired about a Lariat log cabin plan.

So basically where there is a will there is a way. If you want a remote cabin we are happy to provide it. If your budget will only support a small one room cabin, then go for it. Obstacles such as air lifting, remote locations, no electric, and even bears can make it a difficult enough task to build a small one. You are the only one that can make the final decision and we are happy to help all that we can!

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