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Compact cabin ideas

A compact cabin is perfect for the back 40, or that parcel of land you have in the mountains or by the lake. Here are a few floor plan ideas from "Compact Cabins," by Gerald Rowan.
  • Great Outdoors Mini Cabin

    If the outdoor life is your thing, this cabin design is an excellent choice. For cooking outdoors, it offers an expansive porch complete with an outside fireplace. And if you make use of all the sleeping options, it sleeps up to seven people.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 23, 2012
  • Great Outdoors Mini Cabin floor plan

    • 325 square feet
    • Three-quarter kitchen
    • Three-quarter bath
    • Sleeps 2 to 7
    • Outdoor fireplace
    • Adaptable to be off the grid
    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 23, 2012
  • Two-Story Lakeside Cabin

    This two-story cabin is designed with a small footprint to fit narrow lakeside lots. It offers the luxury of a queen-sized bed in the second-floor bedroom, which is accessed by an elegant squared spiral staircase.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 23, 2012
  • Two-Story Lakeside Cabin floor plan

    • 450 square feet
    • Full kitchen
    • Three-quarter bath
    • Sleeps 2 to 4
    • Two full stories
    • Adaptable to be off the grid
    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 23, 2012
  • Laurel Mountain Cabin

    This cabin has a glassed-in porch accessible from the living space through a patio sliding door. This setup offers a great view of the outdoors from the main living area. If oriented to the south, it also allows passive solar heating.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 23, 2012
  • Laurel Mountain Cabin floor plan

    • 703 square feet
    • Full kitchen
    • Full bath
    • Sleeps 2 to 5
    • Fireplace insert
    • Designed for passive solar heating
    • Adaptable to be off the grid

    Reprinted with permission from Compact Cabins, published by Storey Publishing, LLC., January 2010.

    Date Published: April 13, 2012
    Date Updated: April 23, 2012

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