Why Our One Room Log Cabin Plans Have Lofts

Sue | December 30th, 2011 - 7:14 am

Based on some of our recent inquiries, I discovered that many homeowners who want just a small cabin for hunting, fishing, or remote accesses are particularly interested in our one room log cabin plans with lofts. We have three plans that fit into this category.

24x24 cabin rear

The smallest cabin is the Mule Deer. When counting rooms bathrooms are not included. So be sure to look at the floor plan before determining which style the log cabin is. In this mini log cabin a ladder or staircase can be used to reach the second floor. A ladder is not a good choice if you or someone that is regularly going to stay in the cabin does not like to climb up and down a ladder. A cabin needs to be a minimum of about 22 feet wide to fit a standard staircase.

The next cabin that is a bit bigger but fits into our one room scenario is the Cowboy. Though this one is laid out with a kitchen, dining, and siting area on the first floor with no walls separating these areas. The upper open loft is reachable with a log staircase To gain more square footage a full upper loft could be added instead of the half loft in the drawings. A small cabin kit can be modified anyway you need it to be.

10 inch log cabin summer

And this principle leads us to our third cabin. The Juniper is a log home sketch with an 8 inch diameter log. It could be put into the one room category if the dividing walls were left out.  This cabin would not be ideal for some remote locations because the ridge beam needs to be set with a crane or lift of some kind. A remote access cabin might not have a road that is passable for a crane.  But don’t let me limit your thinking. One 900 square foot cabin was built in a 12 inch Swedish Cope style and it was shipped, log by log, to some remote expanse of Northern Canadian Territories.

So here is our take on one room cabin plans with lofts. We can also do a custom design based on any of your ideas. Just let us know your thought or jot them down on paper and email them to mike@cowboyloghomes.com

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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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